Pitching
Tim Lincecum
ERA3.27

TimLincecum

SEASON CAREER
W8 77
L14 55
G29 185
IP163.2 1191.0
BB78 457
SO169 1296
Wednesday, September 12th 8:40 PM ET
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
 

JeffFrancis

SEASON CAREER
W5 66
L4 70
G19 200
IP92.0 1157.0
BB19 345
SO62 756
Pitching
Jeff Francis
ERA4.83
San Francisco Giants VS. 

Jeff Francis

Career vs. San Francisco
7-7
5.21 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Emmanuel Burriss 3 .667 2 0 0 0 0 .667 1.334 .667
Melky Cabrera 3 .333 1 0 0 0 0 .333 1.000 .667
Matt Cain 3 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .250 .000
Clay Hensley 4 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Aubrey Huff 5 .400 2 0 1 0 0 .400 .800 .400
Angel Pagan 6 .333 2 2 5 1 0 .429 1.762 1.333
Buster Posey 2 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.000
Pablo Sandoval 6 .333 2 0 1 0 0 .333 1.000 .667
Nate Schierholtz 3 .667 2 0 0 0 0 .667 1.334 .667
Ryan Theriot 12 .250 3 0 0 2 3 .357 .607 .250
Barry Zito 7 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Colorado Rockies VS. 

Tim Lincecum

Career vs. Colorado
9-7
3.68 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Jhoulys Chacin 4 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Colvin 5 .200 1 0 0 1 0 .333 .533 .200
Michael Cuddyer 5 .600 3 0 0 0 1 .600 1.600 1.000
Dexter Fowler 21 .238 5 0 1 5 7 .385 .766 .381
Jason Giambi 9 .111 1 1 1 2 3 .273 .717 .444
Carlos Gonzalez 29 .310 9 2 6 2 9 .355 1.079 .724
Jeremy Guthrie 4 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Todd Helton 35 .371 13 1 4 7 5 .476 1.019 .543
Ramon Hernandez 2 .500 1 0 1 0 0 .500 1.000 .500
Jonathan Herrera 9 .444 4 0 2 0 0 .400 .844 .444
Jamie Moyer 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Nelson 1 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 1.000 2.000 1.000
Esmil Rogers 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Marco Scutaro 3 .333 1 0 1 1 0 .500 .833 .333
Troy Tulowitzki 40 .200 8 1 8 2 8 .238 .513 .275
Eric Young 13 .231 3 0 1 2 6 .333 .564 .231

Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies 8-3

DENVER (AP) -- No question, Tim Lincecum is getting better. Especially away from San Francisco.

Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings to extend his road winning streak to a career-best five straight, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Wednesday night, opening a seven-game lead over the Dodgers atop the NL West.

Marco Scutaro added three hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles, to help the NL West-leading Giants take two of three from the Rockies and improve to 21-7 on the road since the All-Star break, best in the NL. They are unbeaten in their last nine series on the road (8-0-1).

Lincecum (9-14), who allowed three runs on six hits, has figured prominently in that run of success, going 5-0 with a 2.61 ERA in his last five road starts. The two-time NL Cy Young award winner had struggled on the road earlier, going 1-6 with a 9.00 ERA through his first 10 starts away from home.

"Right now, I'm not pitching great but I am getting out of jams," said Lincecum, who finished with four walks and eight strikeouts, punching out the final batter he faced, Dexter Fowler , on three pitches to end a one on, two-out threat in the sixth.

"I'm playing with a fine line there, walking a lot of guys, but getting out of it gives me the confidence to know that if I get into a jam, I can get out of it and my team is going to get me out of it, too."

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum has been coming on strong, along with the rest of the team.

"He has really elevated his game," Bochy said. "He's gotten on track, which is huge for us. Some of the other guys have had some hiccups and he has picked us up."

Jeff Francis (5-5) couldn't recover from a tough first inning and took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in three innings. He struck out five and walked none.

"A few bad pitches and they came out ready to swing," Francis said. "It wasn't anything about me not feeling good or not trying to be aggressive. I made some mistakes, they hit them. That turns it into a long inning."

Down 6-2 in the sixth after Crawford doubled for the second time and scored on Scutaro's second single, the Rockies added a run in their half of the sixth on Charlie Blackmon 's pinch-hit RBI double.

But the Giants added a pair of runs in the ninth on a run-scoring triple by Hunter Pence and Joaquin Arias ' sacrifice fly.

"That's what we've been doing," Crawford said of a Giants offense that had each starter except the pitcher get at least one hit. "Pretty much 1-through-9 has been coming through for us and that's what we did again tonight.

"I think we're a confident group right now whether it's at home or on the road. It's definitely good that we feel comfortable on the road and we're getting those wins and hopefully we can keep it going."

The Giants had grabbed a 5-0 lead by batting around in the first inning. Gregor Blanco tripled off Francis to start the game and scored when Scutaro followed with a single. Buster Posey and Arias each singled around Pence's fielder's choice to account for another run and Hector Sanchez hit an RBI single ahead of Crawford's two-out, two-run double that rolled to the right field wall.

Colorado pulled to 5-2 behind Wilin Rosario 's RBI single in the first and his solo homer in the third. Rosario drove Lincecum's 83 mph changeup deep into the left field bleachers for his team-leading 24th homer, one shy of the Rockies' rookie record set by Todd Helton (25) in 1998.

NOTES: The Giants last lost a series on the road July 6-8 when they dropped two of three in Pittsburgh. ... Giants CF Angel Pagan was held out of the starting lineup after a callous on his left hand cracked, causing a cut. He made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and finished the game in center. ... The Giants have an off day Thursday. ... RHP Matt Cain (13-5) is slated to start Friday night's game at Arizona against the Diamondbacks' Tyler Skaggs (1-1). ... Since July 1, Crawford is hitting .441 (15 for 34) against left-handed pitching. ... Slumping Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval was given the night off. ... The Rockies also have Thursday off, their final off day of the season. ... Penny Chenery, a resident of nearby Boulder who owned and bred 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, attended the game. ... With his 24th homer, Rosario tied Troy Tulowitzki for second-most homers by a Rockies' rookie in team history.

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