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Colorado (72-66) «0120100116110

Rockies 6, Giants 5

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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies seem to be an afterthought in the NL playoff picture. The Rockies aren't about to give up, however. Not on their season, and not until the final out of a game.

Brad Hawpe singled in the game-winning run with one out in the ninth inning to lift Colorado to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, the Rockies' third straight win.

"This team is resilient no matter what the score or the situation," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "It doesn't matter if we are down 5-1 like we were tonight. We won't give up without a fight."

With their fifth victory in six games, the Rockies improved to a season-high six games over .500. Colorado is now four games behind Arizona in the wild-card race and also four games behind San Diego in the NL West. The Padres are percentage points ahead of the Diamondbacks.

"We know the game is played for nine innings and not seven or eight," Hawpe said. "We play hard for the entire nine and with the strength of this lineup we know we are never out of games."

Todd Helton and Garrett Atkins drew one-out walks from Brad Hennessey (2-4). With Jamey Carroll running for Helton, Hawpe drove a 2-2 fastball into the gap in right field to score Carroll.

"I know his strength is his fastball," Hawpe said. "And in that situation I'm looking for nothing but his heater."

Manny Corpas (4-2) worked a perfect ninth for the Rockies.

Helton was 3-for-3 with two walks and an RBI double and Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo homer, his 19th, for Colorado.

Randy Winn went 2-for-4 with three RBI, including his second home run in two games. Omar Vizquel and Rich Aurilia each drove in a run for the Giants, who lost their fourth straight.

Giants starter Tim Lincecum lasted one batter into the fourth inning, giving way to Scott Atchinson after Kaz Matsui's leadoff single. Lincecum allowed three runs and seven hits in three innings, with two walks and five strikeouts. It was the rookie's shortest outing.

The Giants preferred to talk about the eighth inning ejection of reliever Brian Wilson and Giants manager Bruce Bochy. Both were ejected in the eighth inning after Wilson hit Yorvit Torrealba with a pitch.

"Just like when we hit a guy with the bases loaded earlier. I guess that was on purpose too," Bochy said.

Bochy said home plate umpire Jerry Meals mentioned a May 13 incident involving Torrealba and Steve Kline. Torrealba stole a base with Colorado holding a 15-1 lead and Kline hit Torrealba the next time the teams met in San Francisco.

"There is no beanball war," Kline said. "The thing between me and Torrealba is over and done with, but the umpire thought he was justified in what he did."

Hennessey replaced Wilson and allowed Kaz Matsui's RBI single that tied the game at 5.

Hurdle didn't show any patience with young starter Franklin Morales, pinch-hitting for him in the bottom of the third inning. Morales was roughed up for five runs and five hits.

Barry Bonds, who sat out Monday's game, was 1-for-4, doubling on an 0-2 pitch to center field to start the second inning. One out later, Bonds scored on Aurilia's deep line out to center to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.

The Rockies tied it at 1 in their second on singles by Helton, Atkins and Hawpe.

The Giants made it 5-1 in the third inning when Winn homered to left field on a 2-1 pitch with Rajai Davis and Vizquel aboard. Vizquel had an RBI single in the inning.

Colorado cut it to 5-3 in its third when Helton hit an RBI double and Lincecum hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch with the bases loaded. Tulowitzki's home run off Atchison with one out in the fifth inning to make 5-4.

"We are resilient," Matsui said through an interpreter. "And we won't stop battling until we run out of time."

Notes

LHP Jack Taschner will be sent back to San Francisco on Wednesday to have his left shoulder examined. ... Aurilia was robbed of extra bases in the second inning on Cory Sullivan's diving catch in center field. ... Tulowitzki became the first National League shortstop since Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs in 1954 to hit at least 19 home runs as a rookie. ... RHP Taylor Buchholz had an MRI exam on his sore right elbow.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Helton
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
San Francisco

R. Winn
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
San Francisco Giants
Rajai Davis, CF4110000 .295
Omar Vizquel, SS4121000 .242
Randy Winn, RF4123001 .298
Barry Bonds, LF4110001 .276
    Daniel Ortmeier, LF0000000 .255
    Brad Hennessey, P0000000 .000
Bengie Molina, C4010001 .279
Rich Aurilia, 1B2001110 .255
Pedro Feliz, 3B3000021 .249
Kevin Frandsen, 2B2110001 .240
    Scott Atchison, P0000000 .000
    Steve Kline, P0000000 .000
   a- Nate Schierholtz, PH1000000 .356
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
    Dave Roberts, LF0000000 .259
Tim Lincecum, P0000000 .077
    Ray Durham, 2B2000000 .218
Totals3058513  
a-grounded out for Kline in the 7th
Batting
2B - Barry Bonds (14, Morales), Bengie Molina (18, Herges)
HR - Randy Winn (10, Morales)
SF - Rich Aurilia (3)
SH - Tim Lincecum (5)
RBI - Omar Vizquel (40), Randy Winn 3 (49), Rich Aurilia (32)
SB - Rajai Davis (19, 3rd base off Morales/Iannetta), Omar Vizquel (13, 2nd base off Morales/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
DP - Atchison-Vizquel-Durham-Aurilia, Durham-Vizquel-Aurilia, Durham-Vizquel-Aurilia
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum 3733250 4.05
Scott Atchison 2211031 5.03
Steve Kline (H,7) 1000000 4.19
Tyler Walker (H,2) 1000110 0.00
Brian Wilson (H,6) 0.1011100 1.46
Brad Hennessey (BS,3; L,2-4) 1211200 3.12
IBB - Hawpe by Tim Lincecum
HBP - Iannetta (by Tim Lincecum), Holliday (by Scott Atchison), Torrealba (by Brian Wilson)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 81-46, Scott Atchison 28-19, Steve Kline 9-6, Tyler Walker 14-7, Brian Wilson 10-5, Brad Hennessey 22-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 2-2, Scott Atchison 2-0, Steve Kline 1-2, Tyler Walker 1-0, Brad Hennessey 2-0
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 19, Scott Atchison 8, Steve Kline 3, Tyler Walker 3, Brian Wilson 3, Brad Hennessey 6
Colorado Rockies
Kaz Matsui, 2B5021013 .295
Cory Sullivan, CF3110001 .326
   a- Ryan Spilborghs, PH-CF2000001 .293
Matt Holliday, LF4110000 .335
Todd Helton, 1B3131200 .311
    Jamey Carroll, PR0100000 .218
Garrett Atkins, 3B4010135 .281
Brad Hawpe, RF4022111 .286
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4111025 .288
Chris Iannetta, C2001022 .211
   b- Joe Koshansky, PH0000100 .000
    Clint Barmes, PR0100000 .219
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
Franklin Morales, P0000100 .250
   c- Ian Stewart, PH1000003 .241
    Ryan Speier, P0000000 .000
   d- Jeff Baker, PH1000000 .214
    Matt Herges, P0000000 .000
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
   e- Yorvit Torrealba, PH-C0000000 .258
Totals33611669  
a-grounded out for Sullivan in the 6th
b-walked for Iannetta in the 8th
c-popped out for Morales in the 3rd
d-grounded out for Speier in the 5th
e-hit by pitch for Fuentes in the 8th
Batting
2B - Todd Helton (33, Lincecum)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (19, Atchison)
RBI - Kaz Matsui (32), Todd Helton (71), Brad Hawpe 2 (95), Troy Tulowitzki (76), Chris Iannetta (21)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Iannetta (8)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Atkins-Matsui-Helton, Atkins-Matsui-Helton, Atkins-Matsui-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Franklin Morales 3555011 6.23
Ryan Speier 2000000 5.40
Matt Herges 2200100 2.70
Brian Fuentes 1100000 3.47
Manuel Corpas (W,4-2) 1000020 1.96
IBB - Aurilia by Matt Herges
HBP - Feliz (by Ryan Speier)
Pitches-Strikes - Franklin Morales 44-28, Ryan Speier 20-11, Matt Herges 23-15, Brian Fuentes 8-5, Manuel Corpas 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Franklin Morales 4-4, Ryan Speier 1-4, Matt Herges 2-3, Brian Fuentes 1-1, Manuel Corpas 1-0
Batters Faced - Franklin Morales 14, Ryan Speier 6, Matt Herges 8, Brian Fuentes 3, Manuel Corpas 3
Game Information
Attendance - 20553
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Larry Poncino, Third Base - Travis Reininger