The Colorado Rockies tallied 16 runs through the first five innings by scoring in each of them en route to a wild 17-8 victory at Coors Field over the San Francisco Giants. The Rockies broke the game open by scoring seven runs in the fifth inning. The Rockies did not hit a home run in the game, but tallied 22 hits on the night. The win improves Colorado to 2-3 overall, while the Giants fall to 1-4.
Colorado chased Giants ace Tim Lincecum out of the game after just 2.1 innings by tagging the pitcher for eight hits and six runs. Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie wasn't much better, lasting just 3.1 innings and surrendering nine hits and six earned runs.
Offense ruled the day. Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez finished 3-of-5 with four RBI and four runs. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-6 with two RBI and two runs. Right field Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs. Catcher Ramon Hernandez also drove in two runs in the win.
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more on these teams, visit Giants blog McCovey Chronicles and Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to MLB Daily Dish and Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the majors.