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Giants 9, Rockies 1
Eugenio Velez strokes a three-run triple in the eighth inning. (Dino Vournas/AP)
Tim Lincecum's back spasms appeared to be a thing of the past as he struck out 11 in seven strong innings to help the Giants gain ground in the Wild Card race. Aaron Rowand belted a two-run single, Bengie Molina homered and Eugenio Velez put the game away with a bases-loaded triple.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 09/14: SF 9, COL 1
  • Tue. 09/15: SF 10, COL 2
  • Wed. 09/16: Tickets vs COL, 7:15 PM PT | Tix
COL
Colorado (82-63)
Lost 3
San Francisco 9, Colorado 1   SF
San Francisco (78-66)
Won 2
September 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
San Francisco
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 X   9 10 0
Standings thru 9/14/09  |  Recap: COL | SF  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Giants stats
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Young Jr., 2B 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .325
Gonzalez, C, CF 5 1 2 0 0 3 2 .284
Helton, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .323
Tulowitzki, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
Smith, S, LF 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .310
Hawpe, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .290
Torrealba, Y, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .281
Stewart, I, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .231
  b-Atkins, G, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
Hammel, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  a-Fowler, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
  Rincon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Flores, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Peralta, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-McCoy, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 1 6 0 5 15 17  

a-Flied out for Hammel in the 7th. b-Struck out for Stewart, I in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Peralta, J in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Gonzalez, C (5, Lincecum).
TB: Torrealba, Y 2; Young Jr.; Smith, S; Gonzalez, C 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tulowitzki; Hammel; Smith, S; Helton; Stewart, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gonzalez, C (14, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B), Young Jr. (3, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF 4 0 1 4 0 2 1 .270
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .294
Winn, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .265
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .321
  Rohlinger, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Molina, B, C 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 .263
  Whiteside, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Uribe, SS 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 .287
Ishikawa, 1B 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 .264
Rowand, CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 .269
Lincecum, P 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .153
  a-Schierholtz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  b-Lewis, F, PH 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .266
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 9 10 9 4 7 11  

a-Grounded out for Lincecum in the 7th. b-Walked for Affeldt in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Velez (5, Peralta, J).
HR: Molina, B (18, 3rd inning off Hammel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Velez 3; Sanchez, F; Ishikawa 2; Molina, B 5; Uribe 2; Rowand; Winn.
RBI: Rowand 2 (59), Velez 4 (24), Molina, B (71), Uribe (43), Lewis, F (17).
2-out RBI: Molina, B; Lewis, F; Velez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanchez, F 2; Molina, B.
SAC: Lincecum.
SF: Velez.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Winn 2 (15, 2nd base off Hammel/Torrealba, Y, 2nd base off Rincon/Torrealba, Y).

 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hammel (L, 8-8) 6.0 7 4 4 1 5 1 4.38
Rincon 1.1 1 3 3 2 2 0 6.11
Flores, R 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.40
Peralta, J 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.46
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (W, 14-5) 7.0 6 1 1 4 11 0 2.30
Affeldt (H, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.83
Howry 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.43

Flores, R pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Hammel 46, Lincecum 68.
WP: Lincecum.
IBB: Molina, B (by Rincon).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 91-63, Rincon 25-14, Flores, R 5-3, Peralta, J 19-9, Lincecum 116-72, Affeldt 14-7, Howry 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hammel 8-4, Rincon 1-1, Flores, R 0-0, Peralta, J 0-2, Lincecum 7-2, Affeldt 0-1, Howry 1-0.
Batters faced: Hammel 26, Rincon 7, Flores, R 1, Peralta, J 4, Lincecum 31, Affeldt 4, Howry 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores, R 2-0, Peralta, J 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 31,307.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 14, 2009
September 14, 2009

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