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Rockies blow past Giants

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SAN FRANCISCO – Troy Tulowitzki had three hits and drove in a run, Jhoulys Chacin pitched six effective innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday.

Chacin (6-4) allowed one run and four hits to end a personal two-game losing streak and help the Rockies win in San Francisco for the first time in five games.

Cody Ross homered on his bobblehead day but the Giants still lost a three-game winning streak. Madison Bumgarner (2-7) yielded an earned run and seven hits over seven innings.

Tulowitzki singled and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Brandon Crawford in the fifth, then added an RBI single in the sixth that gave the Rockies a 2-0 lead. The star shortstop is a career .298 hitter in San Francisco.

Ross hit his fifth homer with two out in the bottom half of the sixth.

Matt Lindstrom and Rafael Betancourt each threw a scoreless inning before Huston Street got three outs for his 15th save in 17 chances.

The Rockies found a way to win despite their continued lack of production. They have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of their last 14 games and are 4-10 over that span.

Bumgarner faced the minimum through four innings. He struck out six and walked one, but is 0-3 with a 4.39 ERA in five home starts this season.

The Giants have lost five of their last six one-run games after winning their previous 10 such contests.


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