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Rookie Lewis' cycle highlights romp by Giants

May 14, 2007 - 12:31 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- Although his time in the major leagues has been short, rookie Fred Lewis has shown that his hitting will not be a concern.

Lewis completed the 24th cycle in franchise history as the San Francisco Giants rolled a 15-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday to capture a split of the four-game series.

Recalled from Class AAA Fresno on Thursday, Lewis went 5-for-6 with his first career home run and a career-best four RBI. He completed the cycle with a single in the seventh inning, becoming the first Giant to accomplish the feat since Randy Winn's on August 15, 2005 at Cincinnati.

"I didn't expect this at all," Lewis said. "I was just happy for this and for the team to get the win but I certainly didn't expect a day like this."

Kevin Frandsen added four hits and three RBI as San Francisco recorded season highs in runs and hits with 22.

All of that offense was more than enough for Giants starter Matt Cain (2-3), who pitched quite well in picking up his win in four starts. The 22-year-old allowed a run and five hits in six innings, striking out six and walking three.

My stuff was working today, Cain said. "I felt like I had their guys a little bit off-balanced and guessing at some things. Plus, when you get out to the kind of lead we did, it takes some of the pressure off."

Cain has pitched well in two starts against the Rockies this season, yielding just one run and seven hits with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings.

"Hats off to him," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "You've got to give a guy credit for throwing the kind of stuff he was throwing. He's been very good against us in the past, but we can't take ourselves off the hook either. We didn't produce like I know we can."

Hitting .455 with two RBI in 13 games with San Francisco last September, Lewis has turned into a major run producer in his second stint with the team.

"I think he has all the chance in the world to be a special player," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's got all the tools."

After driving in three runs in his first two games of the season, the 26-year-old Lewis led off the game with a double and later scored on a balk by Colorado starter Taylor Buchholz (1-2).

Although he struck out the second, Lewis connected off Buchholz for a three-run homer in the fourth for a 4-0 lead.

"I got a pitch that was a little bit outside," Lewis said of the home run. "I just was able to put the barrel on the ball. Again, you don't come into a series like this looking for this (the cycle). I got give credit to everyone on this team, my family and coaches. It's unbelievable."

A second-round pick in 2002 out of Southern University, Lewis extended the advantage to 8-0 in the fifth with a run-scoring triple.

"I can't remember a guy having a day like that after coming back up (to the majors)," Giants outfielder Mark Sweeney said. "We know he's a good player and more importantly he's a good guy to have around. I am really proud of him."

As part of a six-run seventh that pushed the lead to 15-1, Lewis had a pair of singles in the frame.

Ryan Klesko, Pedro Feliz and rookie Dan Ortmeier added two RBI apiece for San Francisco, which played without slugger Barry Bonds and veteran Ray Durham.

Buchholz gave up eight runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings in dropping his second straight decision.

"I was very disappointing to say the least," Buchholz said. "I felt good before the game started but I wasn't making any pitches. I chased a lot of them and didn't seem to get anything to work."

The bullpen was not any better for the Rockies, as five pitchers combined to surrender seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 frames.

"That's what can happen here," Hurdle said. "I've said it before. This park when you are not on, you are going to give up some runs. They certainly proved that today."

Willy Taveras opened the scoring for Colorado with a RBI double off Cain in the fifth and rookie Chris Iannetta singled home a run in the ninth to complete the scoring.

Todd Helton, who entered the day second in the National League with a .384 batting average, went 1-for-3 for the Rockies.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 0 0 4 3 1 6 0 0 15 22 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - MATT CAIN, KEVIN CORREIA (7TH), STEVE KLINE (9TH) AND ELIEZER
    ALFONZO
    COL - TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ, TOM MARTIN (5TH), ALBERTO ARIAS
    (6TH), DENNY BAUTISTA (7TH), ZAC

    May 13 6:08 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS IANNETTA SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C IANNETTA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 15
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: S FINLEY (.184, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 6:07 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN FRANDSEN SCORED DANIEL ORTMEIER.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, K FRANDSEN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 15
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: M CAIN (.059, 1-FOR-3, SAC, RBI)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 5:24 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DANIEL ORTMEIER SCORED RYAN KLESKO AND ELIEZER
    ALFONZO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, D ORTMEIER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 14
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: K FRANDSEN (.467, 3-FOR-3, BB, 2 RBI)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 5:23 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN KLESKO SCORED OMAR VIZQUEL AND PEDRO FELIZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R KLESKO ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 12
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: M SWEENEY (.240, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 5:16 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED FRED LEWIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON SECOND, O VIZQUEL ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 10
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R KLESKO (.297, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 5:15 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO KEVIN FRANDSEN SCORED MARK SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K FRANDSEN ON FIRST, D ORTMEIER ON SECOND, E
    ALFONZO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 9
    COLORADO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: M CAIN (.063, 1-FOR-2, SAC, RBI)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:59 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY WILLY TAVERAS SCORED OMAR QUINTANILLA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W TAVERAS ON SECOND, J MABRY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 8
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.242, 0-FOR-2)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:44 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY FRED LEWIS SCORED MATT CAIN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, F LEWIS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 8
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.258, 2-FOR-3)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:36 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT CAIN SCORED KEVIN FRANDSEN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CAIN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 7
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: F LEWIS (.364, 2-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:32 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY KEVIN FRANDSEN SCORED MARK SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K FRANDSEN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 6
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: M CAIN (.000, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:31 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED OMAR VIZQUEL.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, P FELIZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R KLESKO (.306, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:14 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY FRED LEWIS (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ SCORED DANIEL ORTMEIER AND KEVIN
    FRANDSEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 4, COLORADO 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.252, 1-FOR-2)

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 4:12 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 1 2 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SFO - MATT CAIN
    COL - TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: W TAVERAS (.298, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    T TULOWITZKI (.246, 2 HR, 16 RBI)
    M HOLLIDAY (.371, 8 HR,

    Giants vs. RockiesMay 13 3:17 PM