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Giants 9, Rockies 3

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants' offense broke out at home, and Matt Cain settled in and pitched like the ace of the staff.

It all added up to a one-sided win over the Colorado Rockies.

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Posey hit a two-run homer, and Cain tossed seven solid innings in the Giants' 9-3 victory against the Rockies on Saturday.

"We know what our offense is capable of doing," Posey said. "We were coming off a good road trip, and it was nice to see us do the same at home."

Cain (11-5) gave up two runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings, and added an RBI single to win for the first time since July 15. He walked one and struck out six. Angel Pagan hit a two-run triple, and Marco Scutaro, Hunter Pence and Joaquin Arias also drove in runs for the Giants.

"I felt like I was able to make better quality pitches this start," Cain said. "My direction was better and I was able to pitch to the outer parts of the plate."

D.J. LeMahieu hit his first major league home run for the Rockies, who had won three of four.

"The wind was blowing out a little bit and that kind of helped it," LeMahieu said. "But to hit it off Matt Cain and here in San Francisco, it was pretty special."

Drew Pomeranz (1-7) gave up four runs and five hits over four innings to fall to 0-4 in his past six starts. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

"We had to come from too far back against a very good pitching staff," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "You can't beat this team that way. You simply can't do it."

Posey's 19th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third that landed in the first row of the left field bleachers, gave the Giants a 4-0 lead. It was Posey's ninth homer since the All-Star Break, tying him with San Diego's Chase Headley for the second most in the National League.

"I'm comfortable hitting here and see the ball well," Posey said. "The park is big but all the gaps are big, too."

Cain carried a shutout into the sixth inning, when the Rockies loaded the bases with no outs. He pitched his way out of it, allowing one run on Rutledge's infield groundout.

LeMahieu hit Cain's first pitch of the eighth inning, and Eric Young and Rutledge singled one out later to end Cain's day.

Pagan and Arias tripled, giving the Giants 38 on the season, two shy of the Rockies' major league leading total. There have been 27 triples hit in AT&T Park.

Notes

  • Rockies RHP Will Harris was recalled from Colorado Springs. RHP Edgmer Escalona was placed on the DL with inflammation in his right arm. IF Todd Helton was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
  • RHP Alex White (2-6, 5-.75) pitches for the Rockies on Sunday. He is 0-2 with a 8.38 ERA in two previous starts against the Giants.
  • Rockies C Ramon Hernandez has eight hits in his last six starts.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler didn't play due to back spasms.
  • Giants IF Pablo Sandoval (left hamstring) was 0 for 2 in his first rehab start Friday night in San Jose.
  • LHP Barry Zito (9-8, 4.19) starts for the Giants on Sunday. He is 6-2 with an ERA of 2.93 in 18 appearances, 17 starts, against the Rockies.
  • Cain is 10-0 when given at least three runs of support this year.
  • The Giants have won twice in 10 home games.
 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

D. LeMahieu
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
San Francisco

B. Posey
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., CF5020022 .296
Josh Rutledge, SS4011000 .324
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4000004 .319
Ramon Hernandez, C4010014 .213
Jordan Pacheco, 3B-1B3010011 .302
Tyler Colvin, 1B-RF4110002 .278
Matt McBride, RF2000001 .222
    Josh Roenicke, P0000000 .100
   a- Jonathan Herrera, PH1000000 .252
    Mike Ekstrom, P0000000 .000
    Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
   b- Wilin Rosario, PH1000000 .239
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4221012 .253
Drew Pomeranz, P1000010 .250
    Chris Nelson, 3B2011100 .260
Totals3539316  
a-fouled out for Roenicke in the 7th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Brothers in the 9th
Batting
HR - DJ LeMahieu (1, Cain)
RBI - Josh Rutledge (19), DJ LeMahieu (5), Chris Nelson (25)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Nelson (14)
CS - Jordan Pacheco (1, 2nd base by Cain/Posey)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Ekstrom-Rutledge-Pacheco
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Pomeranz (L,1-7) 4644031 5.04
Josh Roenicke 2544200 2.65
Mike Ekstrom 1100000 6.46
Rex Brothers 1111220 4.50
IBB - Posey by Josh Roenicke
WP - Josh Roenicke (5), Rex Brothers (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Pomeranz 73-45, Josh Roenicke 43-23, Mike Ekstrom 13-7, Rex Brothers 27-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Pomeranz 5-4, Josh Roenicke 4-2, Mike Ekstrom 2-0, Rex Brothers 1-0
Batters Faced - Drew Pomeranz 18, Josh Roenicke 13, Mike Ekstrom 3, Rex Brothers 6
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF5112023 .278
Marco Scutaro, 3B3111200 .278
Melky Cabrera, LF5110002 .348
Buster Posey, C4122113 .330
Hunter Pence, RF4111011 .258
Brett Pill, 1B4120002 .222
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Brad Penny, P0000000 .000
Ryan Theriot, 2B4120001 .265
Joaquin Arias, SS3221000 .262
Matt Cain, P2011011 .173
    Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
    Brandon Belt, 1B0000100 .249
Totals34913845  
Batting
2B - Hunter Pence (19, Roenicke)
3B - Angel Pagan (7, Roenicke), Joaquin Arias (4, Brothers)
HR - Buster Posey (19, Pomeranz)
SF - Joaquin Arias (4)
SH - Matt Cain (4)
RBI - Angel Pagan 2 (43), Marco Scutaro (45), Buster Posey 2 (75), Hunter Pence (67), Joaquin Arias (18), Matt Cain (4)
2-OUT RBI - Hunter Pence (24), Matt Cain (3)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Joaquin Arias (7, Missed catch of throw)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Cain (W,11-5) 7.1722161 2.99
Jose Mijares 0.1000000 2.45
Sergio Romo 0.1000000 2.04
Brad Penny 1210000 4.74
HBP - Pacheco (by Matt Cain)
WP - Matt Cain (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 90-62, Jose Mijares 6-3, Sergio Romo 2-1, Brad Penny 24-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 1-13, Brad Penny 2-2
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 29, Jose Mijares 1, Sergio Romo 1, Brad Penny 6
Game Information
Attendance - 42483
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi