Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence had his best game since joining the
Giants, knocking in three runs, as his new team completed a three-game sweep
of the Rockies with an 8-3 win Sunday at Coors Field.
Pence, who was acquired from the Phillies on Tuesday, had a pair of RBI
doubles and a run-scoring groundout while San Francisco's other trade-dealline
pickup, Marco Scutaro, added a two-run double against his former team.
The NL West-leading Giants had lost seven of eight games entering the series,
but exploded for 35 runs in the set, including a season-high 16 in Friday's
Tim Lincecum (6-11) earned the win in the finale, allowing one run on five
hits with five walks and three strikeouts over six innings. The two-time NL Cy
Young Award winner has struggled this season, but is 3-1 in five starts since
the All-Star break.
Jordan Pacheco, Carlos Gonzalez and Matt McBride each had an RBI single for
the Rockies, who concluded a 1-8 homestand.
Tyler Chatwood (1-2) was recalled from Double-A Tulsa prior to the game and
lasted just 3 1/3 innings in his first start of the season. The 22-year-old
righty gave up three runs -- one earned -- on two hits with four walks and a
strikeout in the loss.
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