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Rockies Vs. Giants Final Score: Matt Cain Dominates Colorado In 9-3 Victory

The Colorado Rockies were unable to string together two wins in a row in San Francisco, losing to the Giants, 9-3. The Giants struck early for a 4-0 lead by the end of the third inning and never looked back.

Drew Pomeranz (1-7, 5.04 ERA) failed to follow up his previous four-inning outing with another sterling effort. This time he allowed the first four runs of the game and reached 73 pitches. The big blows came on a two-run Buster Posey home run, a Joaquin Arias sac fly and a Matt Cain RBI single.

Josh Roenicke allowed four more runs after he entered the game in the fifth inning. Hunter Pence doubled in a run in the fifth inning, Angel Pagan triple in two runs and former Rockie Marco Scutaro singled in Pagan, extending the lead to 8-1 in the sixth inning. Rex Brothers allowed the ninth run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning.

Colorado scored its runs on a Josh Rutledge fielder's choice, DJ LeMahieu's first career home run and a Chris Nelson RBI single. Giants starter Matt Cain (11-5, 2.99 ERA) allowed two runs in 7.1 innings and struck out six.

The Rockies (41-70, 20-33 away) conclude this series on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. MT with Alex White facing Barry Zito.

For more on these teams, check out Rockies blog Purple Row and Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the league.

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