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Rockies Beat Giants 5-4

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Marco Scutaro’s pinch-hit, game-winning home run in the top of the ninth gave the Colorado Rockies (14-21) a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants (18-18) last night at AT&T Park. The Rockies begin a five game home stand tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks (16-21) at 6:40 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

The game marked the return of starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list after a shoulder injury from a bicycle accident.  He went 5 1/3 innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and four walks while striking out four, throwing 90 pitches, 50 for strikes, and said he felt fine physically despite feeling a bit “rusty” to start the game. After issuing two walks to begin the contest, Guthrie settled down and eventually left the game with a 3-1 lead, with the only run he allowed coming via a Brandon Belt sacrifice fly.

“I just didn’t have much of a feel to start the game,” Guthrie said. “I was trying not to overthrow it, trying not to underthrow it. I just couldn’t locate my fastball, but then I got more comfortable.”

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As Guthrie worked his way through the Giants’ lineup, his teammates were busy chipping away at Giants righty Tim Lincecum. Using seven hits and four walks, the Rockies pushed across four runs against Lincecum. Tulowitzki’s RBI single tied things up at 1 in the fourth before the Rockies added two in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Giants tied things up in the bottom of the seventh, before Scutaro put the Rockies up for good in the ninth.

Tickets are available for tonight’s game at Coors Field vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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