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Balk burns Giants
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Rockies 3, Giants 2
Tim Lincecum watches as a run scores on his balk. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Tim Lincecum kept the score knotted through six innings, but in the seventh, a leadoff double became the decisive run when the right-hander was called for a balk with a runner on third base. Bengie Molina and Aaron Rowand had RBI hits, but baserunning blunders doused chances for several Giants rallies.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (11-16)
Won 1
Colorado 3, San Francisco 2   SF
San Francisco (12-16)
Lost 1
April 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 8 1
San Francisco
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 1
Standings thru 4/29/08  |  Recap: COL | SF  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Giants stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF3110110.270
Helton, 1B4010001.279
Holliday, LF4020002.317
Atkins, 3B-2B3010102.330
Hawpe, RF4010024.241
Tulowitzki, SS0000000.152
  Iannetta, 3B3221100.324
Barmes, 2B-SS3000012.290
Torrealba, C4000002.240
Cook, P3000010.214
  Buchholz, P0000000.000
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
Totals313813513 

BATTING
2B: Atkins (7, Lincecum), Holliday (8, Lincecum), Iannetta (4, Lincecum).
HR: Iannetta (2, 2nd inning off Lincecum, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Taveras; Helton; Holliday 3; Atkins 2; Hawpe; Iannetta 6.
RBI: Iannetta (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hawpe 2; Atkins.
S: Barmes.
GIDP: Holliday; Torrealba.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Holliday (1, 2nd base by Lincecum/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Helton (1, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Atkins-Barmes-Helton, Atkins-Helton).
Pickoffs: Cook (Velez at 1st base).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF4020002.337
  b-Ortmeier, PH1000011.250
Velez, RF-2B4110001.262
Durham, 2B4010014.250
  Chulk, P0000000.000
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  Valdez, P0000000.000
Molina, C4111002.299
Rowand, CF4021001.317
Bowker, 1B4000012.208
Castillo, 3B2010200.219
Bocock, SS2000102.157
Lincecum, P2010011.333
  a-Winn, PH-RF2010001.241
Totals3321023417 

a-Doubled for Lincecum in the 7th. b-Struck out for Lewis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (6, Cook), Durham (6, Cook), Winn (6, Cook).
3B: Castillo (1, Cook).
TB: Lewis 2; Velez; Durham 2; Molina 2; Rowand 2; Castillo 3; Lincecum; Winn 2.
RBI: Molina (17), Rowand (13).
2-out RBI: Molina; Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Molina; Bocock; Durham; Ortmeier.
S: Bocock.
GIDP: Bocock; Bowker.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lewis 2 (4, 2nd base off Cook/Torrealba, 2nd base off Cook/Torrealba).
CS: Lewis (2, home by Cook/Torrealba).
PO: Velez (1st base by Cook).

FIELDING
E: Bowker (1, pickoff).
DP: 3 (Bocock-Durham-Bowker, Castillo-Bowker, Molina-Bocock).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cook (W, 4-1)7.010202302.41
Buchholz (H, 6)1.00000001.65
Fuentes (S, 2)1.00001102.08
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lincecum (L, 4-1)7.08331411.73
Chulk 0.20002001.93
Taschner 0.10000005.40
Valdez 1.00000101.38

Balk: Lincecum.
Pitches-strikes: Cook 107-68, Buchholz 8-4, Fuentes 18-8, Lincecum 86-55, Chulk 21-9, Taschner 1-1, Valdez 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cook 14-2, Buchholz 1-2, Fuentes 1-1, Lincecum 9-7, Chulk 2-0, Taschner 1-0, Valdez 1-1.
Batters faced: Cook 30, Buchholz 3, Fuentes 4, Lincecum 27, Chulk 4, Taschner 1, Valdez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 2-0.
EjectionsSan Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy ejected by HP umpire Gary Darling. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 56 degrees, clear.
Wind: 21 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 32,176.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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