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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Moyer had another strong outing in his bid to earn a spot in the Colorado Rockies' rotation.

    The 49-year-old left-hander struck out four in four perfect innings Thursday night to help the Rockies beat a split squad of San Francisco 7-0.

    Moyer, a 24-year veteran who has won 267 major league games with seven teams, went to a three-ball count only twice and 30 of his 45 pitchers were strikes.

    "Was I quick enough for you tonight," Moyer joked after a typical outing with pin-point control and a below 80-mph fastball. "At this stage it's all about progress, making a little bit each time. I feel I moved forward tonight."

    Angel Pagan was the only Giants player to make solid contact against him, lining out to center field to start the game.

    Moyer spent last season as an analyst for ESPN while recovering from a torn ligament in his left elbow. He signed with Colorado as a minor-league free agent in January.

    With his strong spring, which includes giving up just one earned run in nine innings against full squads, Moyer is in the mix for what looks to be three open spots in the Rockies' rotation.

    Asked if he feels he has earned a spot, he replied: "You got to ask the guy down the hall (manager Jim Tracy). I've always looked at spring training as a place where you work to win a job.. It's back to work tomorrow."

    Overall, it was a good day for the Rockies' uncertain starting pitching. Jerry Guthrie, acquired in a trade with Baltimore during the offseason, worked six innings in a minor league game, giving up one run and striking out six.

    Guthrie could be the Rockies' opening-day starter, a role he had three times during his five seasons in Baltimore.

    "I felt good out there tonight, I kept the ball down in the zone. An overall good outing, 87 pitches and 57 strikes, I'll take that," Guthrie said.

    Former Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who signed a three-year deal with Colorado, hit his first spring homer, a long two-run shot in the third to make it 4-0.

    Pablo Sandoval had the Giants' only hit - a one-out double in the seventh, and the Giants made four errors.

    Colorado had nine hits, including three by Wilin Rosario, who raised his spring average to. 444 in his bid to win the backup catcher's spot.

    NOTES: Giants ace and two-time NL Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum got in some extra work Thursday, pitching 5 1-3 inning against the Angels' Double-A team. He gave up six hits, four earned runs and struck out six while throwing 91 pitches. He had only 14 innings of work in regular spring games with eight days left before the Giants break camp. ... The Giants lead all teams in stolen bases with 26 this spring, and have been caught only 13 times (a 67 percent success rate). ... The Giants and Padres lead NL teams with 12 victories. Coming in, the Giants were tops among NL squads in batting (.295) and ERA (3.11).

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Angel Pagan, CF3000011 .225
        Ramon Ortiz, P0000000 .000
        Brandon Belt, LF1000000 .326
    Melky Cabrera, LF3000000 .381
        Brett Pill, 1B1000000 .267
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B3010010 .217
        Conor Gillaspie, 3B0000000 .207
    Aubrey Huff, 1B3000011 .265
        Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
        Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
    Nate Schierholtz, RF3000001 .235
    Joaquin Arias, SS3000000 .179
    Mike Fontenot, 2B3000000 .269
        Robert Haney, 2B0000000 .000
    Eli Whiteside, C2000000 .227
        Justin Christian, CF1000000 .214
    Brian Burres, P1000010 .400
        Andrew Kown, P0000000 .000
       a- Hector Sanchez, PH-C2000011 .444
    Totals2901005  
    a-grounded out for Kown in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Pablo Sandoval (3, Rogers)
    Team LOB - 2
    Fielding
    DP - Fontenot-Arias-Huff, Huff-Arias
    E - Joaquin Arias (3, Throwing), Melky Cabrera (1, Throwing), Aubrey Huff (1, Misplayed grounder), Pablo Sandoval (3, Throwing)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Brian Burres (L,0-1) 3.1764131 4.76
    Andrew Kown 1.2100110 3.48
    Ramon Ortiz 1000200 3.38
    Jean Machi 1211000 3.00
    Dan Otero 1000010 1.50
    WP - Brian Burres 2 (2)
    Pitches-Strikes - Brian Burres 35-28, Andrew Kown 11-7, Ramon Ortiz 10-2, Jean Machi 5-5, Dan Otero 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Burres 6-4, Andrew Kown 2-1, Ramon Ortiz 2-0, Jean Machi 2-1
    Batters Faced - Brian Burres 21, Andrew Kown 6, Ramon Ortiz 4, Jean Machi 5, Dan Otero 3
    Colorado Rockies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Marco Scutaro, 2B2012200 .160
        Cristhian Adames, PR-SS1000000 .000
    Dexter Fowler, CF4110003 .121
        Michael Mitchell, RF1000000 .500
    Carlos Gonzalez, LF3100023 .233
        Brendan Harris, SS-2B1000110 .364
    Troy Tulowitzki, SS3011002 .357
        Andrew Brown, LF1000001 .375
    Todd Helton, 1B2110102 .333
        Brandon Wood, 1B1000000 .250
    Michael Cuddyer, RF3122001 .286
        Tim Wheeler, RF-CF1000000 .263
    Casey Blake, 3B3100010 .000
        Nolan Arenado, 3B1110000 .192
    Wilin Rosario, C4131000 .444
        Zach Simons, P0000000 .000
        Zach Putnam, P0000000 .000
    Jamie Moyer, P2000004 .000
        Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
       a- Jason Giambi, PH1000010 .300
        Mike Ekstrom, P0000000 .000
        Esmil Rogers, P0000000 .000
       b- Lars Davis, PH-C1000001 .250
    Totals35710645  
    a-struck out for M. Reynolds in the 5th
    b-grounded out for Rogers in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Marco Scutaro (2, Burres), Todd Helton (4, Burres), Nolan Arenado (4, Machi), Wilin Rosario (2, Burres)
    HR - Michael Cuddyer (1, Burres)
    RBI - Marco Scutaro 2 (2), Troy Tulowitzki (2), Michael Cuddyer 2 (6), Wilin Rosario (8)
    2-OUT RBI - Wilin Rosario (5)
    SB - Dexter Fowler (1, 2nd base off Burres/Whiteside)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    E - Brendan Harris (2, Throwing)
    Colorado Rockies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jamie Moyer (W,2-0) 4000040 1.00
    Matt Reynolds (H,3) 1000000 3.60
    Mike Ekstrom (H,1) 1000000 4.50
    Esmil Rogers (H,2) 1100000 6.00
    Zach Simons (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Zach Putnam 1000010 9.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Jamie Moyer 20-20, Matt Reynolds 3-3, Mike Ekstrom 4-4, Esmil Rogers 4-4, Zach Simons 3-3, Zach Putnam 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jamie Moyer 5-3, Matt Reynolds 1-2, Mike Ekstrom 3-1, Esmil Rogers 3-0, Zach Simons 2-1, Zach Putnam 1-1
    Batters Faced - Jamie Moyer 12, Matt Reynolds 3, Mike Ekstrom 4, Esmil Rogers 4, Zach Simons 3, Zach Putnam 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 12455
    Game Time - 2:40
    Temperature - 82
    Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Derryl Cousins