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DENVER -- Matt Cain's early season success was no match for Ty Wigginton's bat.

Cain was roughed up for six runs, including a three-run homer by Wigginton, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-2 Wednesday to salvage the series finale against the defending world champions.

"Definitley, the big hit by Wigginton kind of put a damper on things and put our guys in a big a hole," said Cain, who allowed nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. "That's not something I wanted to do.

Cain (2-1) struck out six and walked two in his shortest outing of the season. It was in stark contrast to the last time he had pitched at Coors Field when he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning last September. Coming in, he had given up just three runs in 19 innings over three previous outings.

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"He had that one inning there where they put up four runs -- made a mistake there for that three-run homer," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, referring to the Rockies' four-run second. "But he has been throwing the ball so well, and their guy pitched well. That's they way it goes. But it was a good road trip for us. We won a couple of series. Matt was just a little bit off today, that's all."

Jorge De La Rosa (3-0) went seven innings, giving up two runs and four hits to help the Rockies avoid the series sweep after dropping the first two games to their division rival.

Wigginton, hitting .214 entering the game, connected on an inside fastball from Cain for his first homer with the Rockies and the 1,000th hit of his career.

"We felt that was a good pitch to Wigginton," Cain said. "He made a good swing, and a good pass on it and he kind of beat me to it. But I can't be mad about a pitch that was where I wanted to throw it and he hit it."

Wigginton said reaching the milestone hit took a backseat to the homer's significance in the game.

"Absolutely," he said. "I'll take the three-run homer, especially at that time."

Buster Posey had both RBI for the Giants, one on a single in the first and another with a grounder in the sixth.

That's all the damage San Francisco could manage against De La Rosa, who was on the ropes in the opening frame but worked his way out of trouble and never looked back. He tied Jhoulys Chacin for most wins on the staff.

Pinch hitter Ryan Spilborghs added a late three-run homer, backup catcher Jose Morales contributed an RBI double and Seth Smith had a pair of RBI singles as Colorado had a season-high scoring output.

The Giants jumped on Colorado in the first inning yet again, scoring a run on Posey's bloop single to left. That gave them 10 runs in the opening frame during the three-game series.

The damage could've been even more extensive after Aaron Rowand led off the game with a double and Freddy Sanchez drew a walk. But Aubrey Huff, who reached on a fielder's choice, was thrown out at third by Carlos Gonzalez on Posey's RBI hit and Cody Ross hit a fly ball to end the inning.

This was Ross' first appearance of the season after straining his right calf in the final week of spring training. The MVP of the NLCS last season finished hitless in four plate appearances.

The Giants were without Pablo Sandoval, who was a late scratch after straining his right triceps during batting practice.

Notes

Rockies RHP Aaron Cook (broken finger) has started throwing off a slope. Cook has been on the DL since slamming the digit in a door early in spring training. "He's making strides," Tracy said. ... To make room for Ross, the Giants optioned INF Brandon Belt to Triple-A Fresno. Belt turned 23 on Wednesday. ... The Rockies moved to 7-1 in day games this season. ... The Giants finished their road trip with a 4-2 mark. They have an off day Thursday before hosting Atlanta for a three-game set that starts on Friday.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

S. Smith
AB 3
R 3
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
San Francisco

B. Posey
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aaron Rowand, CF4110020 .315
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
Freddy Sanchez, 2B3120100 .329
Aubrey Huff, 1B4000013 .239
Buster Posey, C3022000 .308
    Eli Whiteside, C1000010 .200
Cody Ross, RF4000002 .000
Pat Burrell, LF4000031 .208
Miguel Tejada, SS3000001 .203
Mark DeRosa, 3B2000110 .375
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
    Darren Ford, CF0000000 .000
Matt Cain, P2000011 .000
    Dan Runzler, P0000000 .000
    Mike Fontenot, 3B1000010 .176
Totals31252210  
Batting
2B - Aaron Rowand (5, De La Rosa), Buster Posey (1, De La Rosa)
RBI - Buster Posey 2 (14)
SB - Buster Posey (3, 3rd base off De La Rosa/Morales)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Dan Runzler (1, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Cain (L,2-1) 4.2966261 3.42
Dan Runzler 1.2222030 6.75
Guillermo Mota 0.2222021 3.46
Jeremy Affeldt 1000010 2.45
IBB - Smith by Matt Cain
HBP - Helton (by Matt Cain)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 100-63, Dan Runzler 27-19, Guillermo Mota 20-12, Jeremy Affeldt 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 3-5, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 26, Dan Runzler 7, Guillermo Mota 4, Jeremy Affeldt 3
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF5010041 .274
Jonathan Herrera, 2B5010011 .341
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4000121 .257
Troy Tulowitzki, SS5330003 .343
Todd Helton, 1B3110002 .333
Seth Smith, RF3322101 .333
Ty Wigginton, 3B4114022 .217
Jose Morales, C4121021 .333
Jorge De La Rosa, P3010011 .300
   a- Ryan Spilborghs, PH1113000 .189
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals37101310212  
a-homered for De La Rosa in the 7th
Batting
2B - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (5, Cain, Cain), Todd Helton (4, Cain), Jose Morales (2, Cain)
HR - Ty Wigginton (1, Cain), Ryan Spilborghs (2, Mota)
RBI - Seth Smith 2 (11), Ty Wigginton 4 (8), Jose Morales (4), Ryan Spilborghs 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Morales (3), Ryan Spilborghs 3 (3)
SB - Troy Tulowitzki (1, 3rd base off Runzler/Posey)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Gonzalez 1
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (W,3-0) 7422260 3.00
Rafael Betancourt 1100020 3.24
Huston Street 1000020 2.19
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 98-63, Rafael Betancourt 16-12, Huston Street 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 7-7, Rafael Betancourt 1-0, Huston Street 1-0
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 26, Rafael Betancourt 4, Huston Street 3
Game Information
Attendance - 27758
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 47
Umpires - Home - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Ed Rapuano