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Giants 10, Rockies 6

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are officially scoreboard watching these days.

In fact, Omar Vizquel glances up every couple of innings to check on the Dodgers, Padres and other NL teams in the thick of things.

Vizquel and Pedro Feliz each hit two-run doubles to rally San Francisco from a four-run deficit, Randy Winn homered and the Giants gained ground in the division and wild-card races with a 10-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

"You're pretty aware of what the other scores are," Vizquel said. "It is kind of exciting to see and the reaction of the fans. We have to keep an eye on the other teams."

The Giants won for the seventh time in nine games to pull within three games of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West and move 1½ games behind the NL wild card-leading San Diego. The Padres lost 5-4 in 11 innings to the Reds in Cincinnati, then Los Angeles also lost in 11 innings, 9-8, to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Fans in San Francisco's waterfront ballpark cheered when the Dodgers score went up, immediately starting the chant "Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!" With the Florida Marlins' 6-4 home loss to the Mets, the Giants stand alone in second place in the wild card.

Winn, who also drove in a run on a groundout, homered for only the 11th time this year and first since Aug. 24 against Cincinnati when he led off the seventh with a towering shot into the bleachers in left field. Moises Alou added an RBI double in the eighth and Feliz singled in a run in the inning, and Vizquel's bases-loaded groundout brought in another run for his third RBI.

Barry Bonds walked and was hit by a pitch in his two plate appearances in the second inning, when the Giants sent out 11 batters and took advantage of five unearned runs of the six they scored. The 42-year-old slugger went 0-for-2 with two called strikeouts and drew his 109th walk before giving way to Todd Linden in left field to start the eighth.

Kevin Correia (2-0) pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out three for the win.

"If you're trusting your pitches, you're going to throw more strikes," said Correia, who wasn't even on the team after spring training.

Jeff Baker drove in two runs and Chris Iannetta hit his first major league home run leading off the second for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped -- which matched the club's longest run of the season.

"It was great to hit a home run, especially my first in the big leagues, but there was still a long way to play," Iannetta said. "I got a ball. I'm pretty sure it's the one. I'm saving all those things to reflect on after the season."

Sanchez fell one out short of reaching five innings to qualify for the win in just his second career start. He allowed four earned runs and five hits, struck out three and walked three in an 87-pitch performance.

The Rockies didn't score against Sanchez in the 1 2/3 innings he's pitched against them in two relief outings this season.

The 23-year-old left-hander fell behind 4-0 after two innings, but the offense came through for him. Sanchez won his first major league start last Wednesday at Cincinnati and is 3-0 this season.

Denny Bautista's Rockies debut was just that: rocky.

Bautista (0-1), making his first career start in the National League after being promoted from the minors, lasted only 1 2/3 innings and was tagged for six runs -- only one earned -- and three hits. He walked three and struck out one.

Colorado acquired the right-hander from Kansas City along with Jeremy Affeldt on July 31.

Kaz Matsui added an RBI double in the ninth for Colorado.

The Rockies are 6-24 away from Coors Field since the All-Star break after going 22-21 on the road in the first half. Colorado won two of three in San Francisco from Aug. 4-6.

Notes

  • San Francisco's Mark Sweeney played in his 1,000th career game when he entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. "That's a lot of fun for me," said Sweeney, who will get the lineup card in a frame. "I would be happy with one game. I'm not a big individual guy but that's pretty special."
  • Bautista became the eighth starter used by the Rockies this season. He was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.
  • Rockies' RF Baker, who made his first start of the year Sunday, stole his first base in the initial inning after an RBI single to get aboard.
  • Winn went 49 at-bats between homers.
 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

J. Baker
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
San Francisco

P. Feliz
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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