National League Game Summary - Colorado at San Francisco|
(Monday, April 8th)
Final Score: San Francisco 4, Colorado 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence hit a three-run home run to
help the San Francisco Giants take a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in the
opener of a three-game set.
Buster Posey drove in the other run while Pablo Sandoval added two hits and a
run scored for the Giants, who stopped a two-game slide. Madison Bumgarner
(2-0) gave up two runs on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 5
"He's got some of the most power I've ever seen," Posey said of Pence. "I get
to hit with him in batting practice every day, and I try to make sure I hit
before him so I don't have to follow up his moonshots."
Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run while Chris Nelson drove in a run for the
Rockies, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1)
gave up three runs on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts over six
innings of work.
The Giants jumped out on top on the first inning. Marco Scutaro and Sandoval
hit one-out singles, but Posey then struck out. Pence, though, slammed a pitch
over the wall in left for his third home run of the season and a 3-0 lead.
"It was supposed to be away," De La Rosa said of his pitch to Pence. "That one
cut a little bit to the middle. He hit it very good. ... That's a mistake from
me. I paid for it."
Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the third inning to cut the Rockies deficit to
In the sixth, Colorado made it a one-run game. With one out, Michael Cuddyer
singled to center and stole second after Josh Rutledge struck out. Nelson then
punched a single to left to plate Cuddyer.
The Giants gave themselves an insurance run in the eighth when Posey singled
in Angel Pagan, who had reached base on an infield single and had stolen
Sergio Romo gave up a leadoff double to Rutledge in the ninth, but struck out
the next three batters to pick up his fourth save of the season.
San Francisco won 14 of the 18 games with Colorado last season ... Colorado
went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven ... Tim
Lincecum pitches for San Francisco on Tuesday while Juan Nicasio takes the
mound for the Rockies.
04/09 02:53:40 ET