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Rockies Vs. Giants: Chacin, Tulowitzki Deliver Colorado 2-1 Victory

Despite a 32-minute rain delay, the Colorado Rockies pulled out a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, improving to 7-12 in one-run games. This was the Rockies' fourth win in 10 games against the Giants this season, and they moved back to 4.5 games behind the Giants in the NL West standings.

Through four innings the Rockies allowed Madison Bumgarner to pitch to the minimum number of batters because of a Jose Morales double play in the third inning and a Carlos Gonzalez caught stealing in the fourth inning. However, the fifth inning turned things in favor of the Rockies. Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Spilborghs both singled, though Ty Wigginton recorded the first out in between those two. Then Chris Nelson grounded into a fielder's choice, which started with Ryan Spilborghs out at second, but Troy Tulowitzki moved to third and then to home on an error by shortstop Brandon Crawford. In the sixth inning, Tulowitzki singled in Eric Young Jr., who started the inning off with a single.

Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on four hits and three walks in six innings. That one run came on a Cody Ross home run in the sixth inning. Huston Street picked up his first save since May 17, his 15th of the season. Street was saved by a Ryan Spilborghs catch on the final out, coming up with the ball on a shot by Brandon Crawford.

The Rockies (27-30, 14-15 away) finish this series on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Jason Hammel and Ryan Vogelsong are scheduled to start.

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