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Vogelsong pitches Giants past Rockies

Sep 27, 2011 - 6:34 AM San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Vogelsong fittingly capped his comeback season with seven shutout innings, tossing the Giants past the Rockies, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game set.

Vogelsong (13-7) made 28 starts in his unlikely All-Star campaign after spending four seasons out of the big leagues. He even singled and scored on Mike Fontenot's two-run triple in the third.

"I'm not as taxed innings wise for being 34 years old," said Vogelsong, who was a middle reliever with the Pirates in 2005-06.

The Giants, who were eliminated from postseason contention over the weekend, snapped a four-game slide.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-14) took the loss after allowing two runs on eight hits in seven innings for the Rockies, who were coming off a four-game split in Houston.

"If he's able to do what he did tonight, he's a 200-inning guy and potentially a big-time winner," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said of Chacin.

Vogelsong reached on a two-out base hit in the third and Andres Torres walked prior to Fontenot tripling over Dexter Fowler's head in center.

Colorado, coming off a club-record 25 hits in Sunday's 19-3 win over Houston, only managed one run Monday on Mark Ellis' RBI single in the eighth.

Brett Pill got the run back in the bottom half with a sacrifice fly, and Santiago Casilla recorded the final two outs to earn his sixth save.

Game Notes

Chacin lost his final four starts...The Giants have won six straight meetings...Ellis' run-scoring single ended Sergio Romo 21 2/3 scoreless inning streak.






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