May 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) throws the ball to first base against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Rockies Vs. Giants: Colorado Avoids Sweep, Wins On Marco Scutaro Homer

The Colorado Rockies picked up a 5-4 victory after Marco Scutaro homered in the top of the ninth inning.

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Rockies Vs. Giants Final Score: Marco Scutaro's Homer Gives Colorado 5-4 Victory

Marco Scutaro entered Tuesday night's game with zero home runs on the season. After he launched a ball into left field in the top of the ninth, he finally had his first home run with the Rockies. And it gave Colorado a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, ending a four-game losing streak.

Now, the Rockies likely shouldn't have ever reached the point where they needed a hit of that magnitude, but the bullpen faltered once again. With a 4-1 cushion, Josh Outman began the seventh inning by walking the first two batters he faced. After striking out Brandon Belt, Melky Cabrera unleashed a double into right field to score the two runners. Matt Belisle relieved him and picked up the second out on a Buster Posey grounder. However, Angel Pagan struck for an RBI single to tie the game.

The Rockies did get to Tim Lincecum (ND, 5.77 ERA) for four runs. Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez each hit RBI singles while Jordan Pacheco had a sacrifice fly. Michael Cuddyer double in the other run.

Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie (ND, 4.85 ERA) did well by allowing an unearned in 5.1 innings, but he did wind up with four of the team's 10 walks.

The Rockies (14-21, 6-11 away) are back on Coors Field on Wednesday to start a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. Check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the league.

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Giants Vs. Rockies Final Score: San Francisco Pulls Out 3-2 Victory, Spoils Christian Friedrich Start

The Colorado Rockies' losing streak has now extended to four games following a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Christian Friedrich (ND, 1.38 ERA) fell victim to his own offense's ineptitude this night.

Friedrich allowed just one run over seven innings. That one run came on a Gregor Blanco home run in the sixth inning that tied the game at one. By the time he was done, Friedrich has thrown 93 pitches and struck out 10 batters.

Wilin Rosario had given the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season. It was a monster shot to left field that went at least 20 rows deep.

But that was it for the Rockies' offense until the top of the ninth inning, which ultimately proved futile. In the eighth inning, Matt Belisle allowed two RBI singles (one run charged to Rex Brothers) to put the Giants in the lead. In the top of the ninth inning, Jonathan Herrera and Jason Giambi reached base, providing Marco Scutaro with a chance to do some damage.

Scutaro wound hitting a ball toward Joaquin Arias at third base. Arias couldn't field the ball properly, allowing Herrera to score a run and Scutaro to reach second. With one out, Dexter Fowler made the second one by striking out. The Giants intentionally walked Carlos Gonzalez to load the bases. Chris Nelson ground out to third to end the game.

Nelson was in the game because Troy Tulowitzki had to leave the game shortly after a foul ball ricocheted off his leg.

The Rockies (13-21, 5-11 away) close out this two-game series on Tuesday night.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. Check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the league.

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Troy Tulowitzki Injury: Rockies SS Leaves Game After Hit By Line Drive Foul Ball, Single

The Colorado Rockies are locked in a tight 1-1 contest with the San Francisco Giants in the top of the eighth inning, but they just lost shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the remainder of the game. While sitting in the dugout, Tulowitzki's left leg took a blow from a line drive foul ball and was clearly in pain. He tried to rub it out and eventually hobbled to home plate for his at-bat just two batters later.

He picked up an infield single, but by the time he was safe and time was called, he was limping once again. Manager Jim Tracy and the training staff came out to pull Tulowitzki from the game. Chris Nelson came to pinch run for Tulowitzki.

Tulowitzki's status is not yet known.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. Check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the league.

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