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Colorado (66-74) «0005000000016112

Rockies 6, Giants 5 (12)

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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies are trying to duplicate their incredible run to the 2007 World Series. Ryan Spilborghs gave them a reason to believe they can do it again.

Spilborghs singled home Omar Quintanilla with one out in the bottom of the 12th and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Tuesday night.

The win, coupled with Arizona's 8-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday, moved the Rockies to within five games of the Diamondbacks in the NL West.

"We're right about where we were last year, ready for another crazy run," Spilborghs said.

While the Rockies are still eight games under .500, their position in the division is almost exactly the same as it was last year. Through games of Sept. 2, 2007, the Rockies were five games behind Arizona and San Diego, in fourth place. This year, they're in third.

Colorado won 14 of their final 15 regular season games last year to win the NL wild card, and advanced to the World Series by winning seven straight.

"We're going to play until they shut the lights off and we come up short," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said.

Quintanilla started the winning rally with a single off of Keiichi Yabu (3-6), and Matt Holliday walked. Giants closer Brian Wilson came on and Spilborghs lined a single down the right-field line to end the game.

"I'm confident in those situations," said Spilborghs, who has three game-winning hits this season. "If you get a hit, you're a hero. If you don't, you keep grinding. I feel like I can't fail."

Troy Tulowitzki homered for the Rockies, his sixth of the year.

"Tough loss," Wilson said. "You don't like to lose. Ever. We haven't given up. That's what makes it so tough to lose."

Jason Grilli (3-1), the sixth Colorado reliever, struck out four and walked one in three innings of relief for the Rockies, who have won seven of 10.

"I'm not typically going three innings," Grilli said. "I felt good enough, and I kept telling myself, 'Don't give in and I'm not losing this game. I'm not to be the guy in the loss column in this one."'

Randy Winn and Omar Vizquel had three hits each for the Giants, who have lost five straight and seven of their last eight.

"We hit a few hard balls after we tied the game, but couldn't find a hole," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "They did and that was the difference."

Tim Lincecum dominated Colorado for the first three innings, striking out four and not allowing a hit, but he faltered in the fourth when he gave up five runs and threw two wild pitches.

Quintanilla, who led off the fourth with a single, scored on Holliday's single. Brad Hawpe doubled down the right-field line to drive in Holliday, and Chris Iannetta's single up the middle made it 3-0.

After Garrett Atkins flew out to right and Ian Stewart struck out, Tulowitzki hit a high changeup into the left-field seats to make it 5-0.

"I made a bad pitch to Tulowitzki," Lincecum said. "It was set up for a changeup on the outside and I left it fat in the middle of the plate."

Lincecum struck out six and walked two in five innings.

The Giants got two back in the fifth on Vizquel's double to right made it 5-2. They tied it in the sixth and chased Colorado starter Livan Hernandez.

Nate Schierholtz, called up before the game, led off with a single and one out later Bengie Molina walked. Glendon Rusch relieved Hernandez and walked Pablo Sandoval.

Luis Vizcaino replaced Rusch, struck out pinch-hitter Fred Lewis and had an 0-2 count on Emmanuel Burriss before Burriss singled home two runs. Vizquel singled to tie it before Vizcaino struck out pinch-hitter John Bowker to end the inning.

Hernandez gave up five hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter and walked two.

Notes

Former Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. was in attendance. ... Holliday's RBI in the fourth inning was his first since Aug. 23, a span of nine games.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
San Francisco

O. Vizquel
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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San Francisco Giants
Dave Roberts, LF5000122 .224
Nate Schierholtz, RF6120001 .333
Randy Winn, CF6030001 .308
Bengie Molina, C5100105 .281
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
Pablo Sandoval, 3B-1B3200304 .349
Travis Ishikawa, 1B2010000 .250
   a- Scott McClain, PH0000000 .000
   b- Fred Lewis, PH1000013 .282
    Ryan Rohlinger, 3B1000000 .103
   c- Rich Aurilia, PH-3B1000012 .276
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B5112013 .284
Omar Vizquel, SS5033000 .195
Tim Lincecum, P2000002 .172
   d- John Bowker, PH1000012 .246
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
   e- Aaron Rowand, PH1000010 .278
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
    Billy Sadler, P0000000 .000
   f- Eugenio Velez, PH1000010 .229
    Keiichi Yabu, P0000000 .000
    Steve Holm, C0000000 .256
Totals45510558  
a-announced for Ishikawa in the 6th
b-struck out for McClain in the 6th
c-struck out for Rohlinger in the 10th
d-struck out for Lincecum in the 6th
e-struck out for Romo in the 9th
f-struck out for Sadler in the 11th
Batting
2B - Omar Vizquel (7, Hernandez)
RBI - Emmanuel Burriss 2 (17), Omar Vizquel 3 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Emmanuel Burriss 2 (9), Omar Vizquel (4)
CS - Omar Vizquel (2, 2nd base by Hernandez/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Emmanuel Burriss (9, Missed catch of throw)
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum 5555261 2.60
Sergio Romo 3200230 3.00
Tyler Walker 1000120 4.41
Billy Sadler 1100000 4.66
Keiichi Yabu (L,3-6) 1.1211100 3.81
Brian Wilson0100000 4.00
IBB - Tulowitzki by Sergio Romo
WP - Tim Lincecum 2 (15)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 92-55, Sergio Romo 46-27, Tyler Walker 14-8, Billy Sadler 12-8, Keiichi Yabu 25-14, Brian Wilson 4-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 6-3, Sergio Romo 3-2, Keiichi Yabu 1-3
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 22, Sergio Romo 12, Tyler Walker 4, Billy Sadler 3, Keiichi Yabu 7, Brian Wilson 1
Colorado Rockies
Scott Podsednik, CF2000210 .261
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
   a- Seth Smith, PH1000011 .256
    Jason Grilli, P0000000 .000
   b- Clint Barmes, PH1000000 .289
Omar Quintanilla, 2B6220022 .248
Matt Holliday, LF5111111 .331
Brad Hawpe, RF5121021 .292
    Dexter Fowler, PR0000000 .000
    Ryan Spilborghs, RF1011000 .312
Chris Iannetta, C3121110 .276
    Willy Taveras, PR-CF1000001 .259
Garrett Atkins, 1B5010013 .289
Ian Stewart, 3B5010024 .300
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3112201 .247
Livan Hernandez, P2000000 .154
    Glendon Rusch, P0000000 .053
    Luis Vizcaino, P0000000 .000
   c- Joe Koshansky, PH1000002 .174
    Manny Corpas, P0000000 .000
    Taylor Buchholz, P0000000 .000
    Adam Melhuse, C2000002 .154
Totals436116611  
a-struck out for Fuentes in the 9th
b-lined out for Grilli in the 12th
c-grounded out for Vizcaino in the 6th
Batting
2B - Brad Hawpe (23, Lincecum), Ian Stewart (16, Romo)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (6, Lincecum)
RBI - Matt Holliday (79), Brad Hawpe (75), Ryan Spilborghs (34), Chris Iannetta (53), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (35)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (11)
SB - Willy Taveras (66, 2nd base off Romo/Molina)
CS - Scott Podsednik (4, 2nd base by Romo/Molina), Dexter Fowler (1, 2nd base by Sadler/Molina)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Atkins
E - Scott Podsednik (2, Misplayed grounder), Ian Stewart (9, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
Livan Hernandez 5.1544200 6.16
Glendon Rusch0011100 5.17
Luis Vizcaino (BS,1) 0.2200020 4.93
Manny Corpas 1100100 4.02
Taylor Buchholz 1000000 1.84
Brian Fuentes 1000020 2.59
Jason Grilli (W,3-2) 3200140 2.98
Pitches-Strikes - Livan Hernandez 76-43, Glendon Rusch 4-0, Luis Vizcaino 14-11, Manny Corpas 13-7, Taylor Buchholz 7-6, Brian Fuentes 17-10, Jason Grilli 48-29
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Livan Hernandez 9-6, Taylor Buchholz 2-1, Brian Fuentes 1-0, Jason Grilli 3-2
Batters Faced - Livan Hernandez 22, Glendon Rusch 1, Luis Vizcaino 4, Manny Corpas 5, Taylor Buchholz 3, Brian Fuentes 3, Jason Grilli 12
Game Information
Attendance - 23710
Game Time - 3:52
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Mike Reilly, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez