It lasted until the seventh inning, but Tim Lincecum's no-hitter was broken up by Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single. Unfortunately, the Colorado Rockies still lost the game to the San Francisco Giants, 8-1.
Lincecum completely dominated the Rockies with 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball before the Gonzalez hit. Todd Helton hit his 529th double to drive in Gonzalez to end the shutout bid (and he had No. 530 on a ground-rule double to center field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth).
Had Rockies starter Esmil Rogers turned in a better start, this could have been a close game. But Rogers just lost it early in the first inning. After an Aaron Rowand line out to start the game, Freddy Sanchez doubled and then scored on an Aubrey Huff single. Then with two outs in the inning, Pat Burrell hit a two-run home run, which was followed by a Nate Schierholtz blast. According to Tracy Ringolsby, before the home runs Rogers had faced 228 consecutive batters without surrendering a gopher ball.
Rogers would allow three more runs, including a Freddy Sanchez home run, before he left the game after the third inning. Clay Mortensen, who was recalled earlier on Monday, pitched the final six innings of the game. He didn't allow a baserunner until the seventh inning, when he walked two and allowed a single. He saw another single in the eighth, but it was erased on a double play.
The Rockies (12-4) will have Ubaldo Jimenez return to the mound on Tuesday when he faces Jonathan Sanchez and the Giants. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MT.