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Tuesday, August 27th (All times Eastern)

San Francisco Giants (58-73) at Colorado Rockies (62-71), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38) Colorado - Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50)

(Sports Network) - Rookie right-hander Chad Bettis gets a sixth chance at a first major league victory on Tuesday night when the Colorado Rockies host the San Francisco Giants in the middle game of a three-game series at Coors Field.

A 24-year-old from Texas, Bettis debuted with the Rockies on Aug. 1 and allowed five runs in six innings of an 11-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

No-decisions against the New York Mets and Pittsburgh followed, before he was roughed up for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings against Baltimore while taking an 8-4 loss on Aug. 17.

His most recent outing, at Philadelphia on Aug. 22, saw him surrender just a run on six hits in 5 1/3 innings of a game the Rockies ultimately lost, 5-4.

Colorado has been outscored in his five starts, 29-15, losing four.

Giants journeyman right-hander Yusmeiro Petit makes his first start of the season and the 38th of his career across parts of six seasons.

The Venezuelan was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take the spot of injured starter Matt Cain after posting a 4.52 earned run average in 15 starts in the minors.

He threw 5 2/3 innings of relief in his lone big-league appearance of 2013, allowing two runs on six hits in the Giants' 9-3 loss to Cincinnati on July 23.

In four career meetings with the Rockies, Petit is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in 18 complete innings.

On Monday, Todd Helton hit a two-run home run and Juan Nicasio pitched six shutout innings as the Rockies took a 6-1 win.

Nicasio (8-6) gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out nine for the Rockies, who have won three of their last four.

Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer and drove in two while Nolan Arenado added three hits and two runs scored in the win.

Barry Zito (4-10) continued to struggle as he remained winless over his past 16 appearances. He pitched four innings and was touched for five runs on nine hits to drop his second straight start for the Giants, who were coming off a split of a four-game series with Pittsburgh.

The Giants won seven of the first 13 games with the Rockies in 2013, though Colorado took two of three when they let met, from June 28-30, at Coors Field.

08/27 10:37:21 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:35pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
Final
CWS 2
CLE 3
Final
KAN 5
MIN 11
Final
HOU 4
TEX 2
9th
ANA 3
OAK 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
MIN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
PHI
 
7:35pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
WAS
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
Final
MISS 35
BSU 13
Final
TULSA 38
TULA 31
 
4th
WASU 38
RUTG 41
 
4th
ARST 45
WEBER 7
 
3rd
VANDY 7
TEMPL 34
 
7:00pm Tonight
UCONN
BYU
7:30pm Tonight
WKENT
BGU
7:30pm Tonight
MSU
JVST
9:00pm Tonight
COL
COLST
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
TXSANANTO
10:30pm Tonight
ARZ
UNLV
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
Final
BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
Final
SDC 12
ARI 9
 
Final
OAK 41
SEA 31
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
5:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:35pm Tonight
NOR
DUR