Posted September 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Brandon Crawford tripled, doubled and scored on a passed ball, and Hunter Pence singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night. Madison Bumgarner (15-10) allowed one run and four hits in six innings while walking a career-high five. The lefty struck out six and relied on a strong defensive effort to extend San Francisco's lead to eight games over the idle Dodgers in the NL West. Pence's RBI single off reliever Guillermo Moscoso (3-2) handed Colorado its 10th loss in 12 games. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin gave up five hits and a run in five innings. He also doubled and scored on Josh Rutledge's triple in the fifth. Four relievers held Colorado scoreless before Sergio Romo struck out pinch-hitter Jason Giambi for his 12th save in 13 chances. San Francisco opened a 10-game homestand and won for the fifth time in six games. Buster Posey went 2 for 4 and threw out Dexter Fowler at second...
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