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Bumgarner dominates Dodgers over eight in win

Since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 21, Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin has yet to be figured out by an opponent.

In his four starts since he was injured in May, the 24-year-old has allowed four runs (three earned) over 21 1/3 innings.

When Chacin takes the mound Tuesday for the Rockies, the Giants will aim to break up the righty's hot streak as they continue their run for the postseason.

San Francisco last saw Chacin in April when the team tallied four runs off him in four innings of a 7-0 win.

In his last start, Chacin was the victim of no run support and a self-inflicted error, as he surrendered just an unearned run over his 3 1/3 innings and took a hard-luck loss, 1-0.

"I didn't have my best command today, but I could still make my pitches to get out of the inning, especially in the third when I had bases loaded and no outs," Chacin said after the game. "I'm really happy for that part."

Opposing Chacin for the Giants will be left-hander Madison Bumgarner. The 23-year-old has already beat the Rockies twice this season, giving up just one run in both times.

Bumgarner, however, is coming off a loss in which he allowed four runs to the D-backs over 6 1/3 innings.

"I didn't feel that good tonight," Bumgarner said after the game. "I just tried to pitch with what I had, get through some innings, keep us in the game. You have games like that throughout the year, where you don't feel like you have any life on your ball."

Giants: Hensley set for return
The Giants are set to get a key arm from their bullpen back in action starting Tuesday.

Right-handed reliever Clay Hensley has been on the DL with a right groin strain since Aug. 27. He last pitched against Atlanta on Aug. 26, and went to the DL to make room for Jeremy Affeldt.

"He's going to take a bullpen today during BP, so he's set to come off," manager Bruce Bochy said before Monday's 6-5 win in the series opener. "He feels good."

Hensley has been a workhorse in the 'pen, throwing in 54 games and posting a 4.37 ERA and a 4-3 record.

Rockies: Tulowitzki back in Denver
With Double-A Tulsa eliminated from the Texas League playoffs after its first-round series with Springfield, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to Denver Monday to have his progress in returning from a left groin injury evaluated by team trainers.

Tulowitzki, who hasn't played for the Rockies since late May and underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from the groin area in June, played nine innings Sunday for Tulsa.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy still hopes to have Tulowitzki return before the Major League season is done, but only if Tulowitzki and the medical staff fully believe that he is no longer at risk.

"I cannot tell you guys any definitive date," Tracy said. "There are still some things that he's trying to work out, and I mean that physically. That being the case, I do not feel like we're sending this guy out in a Major League game less than himself because of the risk of something else happening and there being another visit into my office and them telling me it will be well into 2013 or late in 2013 before we see him again.

Worth noting
• The Rockies are 2-5 in home games against the Giants this season. Comments