San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Marco Scutaro hit a go-ahead leadoff
homer in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday and the Rockies defeated the
Giants, 5-4, in the finale of two-game series.
The Giants scored three runs in the seventh to tie the game, but left the
bases loaded in the eighth and Scutaro got just enough of a 1-2 fastball from
Santiago Casilla (0-2) to send it over the left field wall in the ninth.
Rex Brothers (2-2) pitched out of the bases-loaded jam in the eighth,
striking out Brandon Belt and Melky Cabrera to end the inning and Rafael
Betancourt fanned Nate Schierholtz with two aboard in the ninth to record his
seventh save of the season.
Jeremy Guthrie returned from the disabled list and allowed one unearned run
over 5 1/3 innings for the Rockies, who halted a four-game skid and earned a
split of the series.
Although Cabrera struck out to end the eighth, he helped tie the game an
inning earlier when he hit a two-run double and later scored on Angel Pagan's
Tim Lincecum gave up four runs in seven innings for the Giants, who saw their
three-game win streak come to an end.
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