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Monday, April 8th (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (5-1) at San Francisco Giants (3-3), 10:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 8.31) San Francisco - Madison Bumgarner (1-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Winners of five straight, the Colorado Rockies turn their attention to the San Francisco Giants on Monday for the opener of a three-game series at AT&T Park.

Colorado has won each of its first two series for the first time since 1995. After taking two of three from Milwaukee, the Rockies swept San Diego over the weekend. Colorado piled up 15 hits in Sunday's 9-1 win, which saw Dexter Fowler go deep for the fourth time already this season. Jhoulys Chacin replicated the line from his Opening Day start by once again allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings.

Meanwhile, the bats have been slow to come around for the reigning world champion Giants, who have combined to hit just 5-for-29 (.172) with runners in scoring position through six games. They lost this weekend's series with St. Louis after getting shelled on Sunday, 14-3. The Cardinals put the game away with a nine-run fourth inning off Matt Cain, spoiling the Giants' afternoon in which they received their 2012 World Series rings.

The Giants are in the midst of playing eight day games in a span of 10 games, but they'll be under the familiar AT&T Park lights in this one.

Madison Bumgarner hopes to pick up where he left off in his season debut against the Dodgers last Tuesday, when he tossed eight shutout innings and scattered two hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter, as 76 of his 101 pitches were strikes.

"That's the best I've felt in a long time," Bumgarner said. "If it's close like that, there's no room for error. I felt like I was careful, and kept the ball out of the middle as much as I could."

Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa got skipper Walt Weiss' hook after giving up four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings against Milwaukee last week. De La Rosa had walked three batters and given up a home run earlier in the game to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, who was due up.

"It surprised me a little bit, because I just had 77 pitches, but they took me out," De La Rosa said. "It's good because we won."

De La Rosa is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA in seven career games at AT&T Park.

The Giants won 14 of 18 meetings against Colorado last season, marking their highest-ever win total against the Rockies in a single season.

04/08 10:34:51 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
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Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
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DET 2
ANA 1
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NYM 4
ATL 3
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MIA 3
SEA 2
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PIT 2
MIL 3
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WAS 3
STL 2
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TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
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CHC 2
CIN 8
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TEX 2
CWS 16
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OAK 4
HOU 1
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LOS 4
ARI 1
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COL 9
PHI 10
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SDP 3
SFG 4
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BOS 6
BAL 5
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BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
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NYM
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8:05pm Tonight
CHC
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MIL
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COL
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10:05pm Tonight
OAK
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SEA
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Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
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NYR 2
PHI 4
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BOS 4
DET 1
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MON 3
TAM 2
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SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
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NOR 6
DUR 3
 
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