Colorado at San Francisco

W: J. Marquis (4-1) L: M. Cain (2-1)
HR: COL - R. Spilborghs (2), R. Spilborghs (3), B. Hawpe (3)   SF - P. Sandoval (2)

Rockies 5, Giants 1 wire reports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ryan Spilborghs just loves playing behind Jason Marquis.

Spilborghs homered twice and drove in three runs, Marquis pitched a five-hitter and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Saturday.

"He's the ultimate competitor," Spilborghs said. "We want him to have the ball. He's like the Little League kid who wants to catch everything, and make every play. You can even see it when he's hitting."

Marquis (4-1) struck out five and walked one in his fifth career complete game and first since a 1-0 victory for the Chicago Cubs on May 9, 2007, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"I am the type of guy who wants to do everything," Marquis said. "I'm tough-minded and I believe in myself. I feel like I don't have to look over my shoulder here if something goes wrong. I can go out every fifth day and battle every time I step on the mound."

Brad Hawpe also connected for Colorado in his first start since getting hit in the neck on Monday. Garrett Atkins hit an RBI single in the third for the Rockies, who have won four of six.

Pablo Sandoval hit a leadoff homer in the ninth for the Giants.

"We just got shut down," manager Bruce Bochy said. "[Marquis] threw strikes and we had a lot of guys chasing the ball down. We pounded the ball into the ground."

Matt Cain (2-1) allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings for the Giants. He walked four and struck out three.

"I just wasn't locating my fastball," Cain said. "I was not able to get ahead with it so I was almost pitching backward. I paid for it."

Spilborghs hit Cain's second pitch into the left-field bleachers for his first career leadoff homer. He added a two-run shot in the fifth.

"I'm facing a guy who throws hard and the only thing I think about is putting my foot on the ground and taking a short swing," Spilborghs said. "I wasn't trying to do anything other than slap the ball and make contact. Sometimes it works better when you don't think so much."

Marquis gave up a leadoff single to Randy Winn before retiring 14 of the next 15 hitters he faced. After giving up consecutive singles to Emmanuel Burriss and Cain in the fifth, he retired 13 of the final 15 batters he faced.

"I like the mound here," Marquis said. "I feel right on top of the hitters and I like the cold. I got early outs and kept the ball down."

Marquis is 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA in eight career games against San Francisco, allowing more than two runs just once in seven starts.


  • Cain lost for just the second time in his last eight home starts against the Rockies.
  • Colorado 1B Todd Helton went 2-for-5 for his fifth straight multihit game.
  • Marquis improved to 4-0 this season and 18-5 overall in day games since 2007.
  • Winn left the game early with a cramp in his side.
  • The Giants are 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position in two games against the Rockies.
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Players of the Game

R. Spilborghs
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 2

J. Marquis
IP 9.0
H 5
ER 1
BB 1
K 4

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Ryan Spilborghs, CF-LF4333100 .309
Seth Smith, LF4000001 .286
    Dexter Fowler, CF1000001 .284
Todd Helton, 1B5020002 .320
Garrett Atkins, 3B3011101 .250
Brad Hawpe, RF4111003 .317
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4020010 .221
Ian Stewart, 2B3000111 .235
Yorvit Torrealba, C4010022 .208
Jason Marquis, P3100112 .364
2B - Yorvit Torrealba (1, Cain)
3B - Troy Tulowitzki (2, Miller)
HR - Ryan Spilborghs 2 (3, Cain, Cain), Brad Hawpe (3, Cain)
RBI - Ryan Spilborghs 3 (13), Garrett Atkins (12), Brad Hawpe (17)
2-OUT RBI - Garrett Atkins (7)
SB - Ryan Spilborghs 2 (4, 2nd base off Cain/Molina, 2nd base off Matos/Molina)
Team LOB - 7
Colorado Rockies
Jason Marquis (W,4-1) 9511141 3.31
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Marquis 113-72
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Marquis 14-9
Batters Faced - Jason Marquis 33
San Francisco Giants
Randy Winn, LF3010003 .220
   a- Fred Lewis, PH1000001 .296
    Osiris Matos, P0000000 .000
Edgar Renteria, SS4000003 .250
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4111000 .313
Bengie Molina, C4000001 .301
Aaron Rowand, CF4000010 .250
Nate Schierholtz, RF4000010 .318
Travis Ishikawa, 1B3000010 .236
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B2020100 .200
Matt Cain, P2010001 .125
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
   b- Eugenio Velez, PH-LF1000011 .133
a-fouled out for Winn in the 8th
b-struck out for Miller in the 8th
HR - Pablo Sandoval (2, Marquis)
RBI - Pablo Sandoval (7)
SB - Emmanuel Burriss (6, 2nd base off Marquis/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 5
Outfield Assists - Nate Schierholtz 1
DP - Renteria-Burriss, Schierholtz-Ishikawa
San Francisco Giants
Matt Cain (L,2-1) 6755433 3.09
Justin Miller 2200020 2.16
Osiris Matos 1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 102-61, Justin Miller 38-26, Osiris Matos 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 3-10, Justin Miller 2-2
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 27, Justin Miller 8, Osiris Matos 4
Game Information
Attendance - 30166
Game Time - 2:26
Temperature - 54
Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Casey Moser, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Paul Emmel