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Rockies use late rally to down Giants, sweep series

May 17, 2011 - 10:16 PM Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run single in a four- run eighth to help the Colorado Rockies take a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants and sweep a two-game set.

Dexter Fowler drove in a run in the eighth and Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run for the Rockies, who came into the set having dropped four of five.

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up three runs on eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over seven innings. Matt Belisle (4-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief, while Huston Street recorded his 14th save of the season.

Pat Burrell hit a two-run double and Miguel Tejada drove in a run for the Giants, who have dropped three of four. Jonathan Sanchez (3-3) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits with five strikeouts over seven-plus innings.

Trailing by two runs in the eighth, Colorado got its first two men on base and Alfredo Amezaga laid down a bunt to the left side that Sanchez fielded, but he threw the ball past first base and Ryan Spilborghs scored to make it a one-run game.

Javier Lopez then took the mound and Fowler greeted him with a double that one-hopped the wall in center to tie the contest. After Jonathan Herrera grounded out, Gonzalez laced a single to right for a 5-3 advantage.

Street gave up a one-out single to Cody Ross in the ninth, but Andres Torres hit a grounder back to the mound that was turned into a game-ending double play.

The Giants took the lead in the second when Aubrey Huff doubled and Tejada followed with a single, but the Rockies tied it in the bottom of the inning on a leadoff home run from Tulowitzki, his 11th of the year.

San Francisco plated two more in the third to go ahead. With two outs, Mike Fontenot singled to stay alive and Buster Posey followed with a base hit. Burrell then doubled to center to bring home both runners for a 3-1 lead.

Colorado had runners on base in each of the next three innings, but were unable to get any across and were retired in order in the sixth and seventh.

Game Notes

The Rockies play two in Philly starting on Wednesday...San Francisco has won five of eight over Colorado this season...San Fran plays two in Los Angeles starting on Wednesday...Sanchez fell to 4-5 against Colorado in his career.






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  • Carlos Gonzalez singled to right scoring Alfredo Amezaga and Dexter Fowler with one out. Runner on first and Troy Tulowitzki due up.

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  • Dexter Fowler ground-rule double to center scored Chris Iannetta with none out. On the play, Alfredo Amezaga advances to third. Runners on second and third and Jonathan Herrera due up.

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  • Pat Burrell doubled to center scoring Mike Fontenot and Buster Posey with two out. Runner on second and Aubrey Huff due up.

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  • Ty Wigginton lined out to center. None on with one out and Jose Lopez due up.

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  • Miguel Tejada singled to right scoring Aubrey Huff with one out. Runner on first and Aaron Rowand due up.

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