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Nady, Lincecum lead Giants past Rockies

6:51 AM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum watches a ball go foul against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Xavier Nady produced two RBI singles and Tim Lincecum pitched masterfully, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, in the second contest of a four-game series at AT&T Park.

It appears Lincecum (10-14) has been saving his best for the home stretch. The right-hander struck out six and did not allow a run in 6 1/3 innings. He has given up just 11 earned runs over his last six starts.

Marco Scutaro added three hits, scored twice and drove in a run as the Giants took one step closer to capturing the NL West title -- cutting their magic number to seven games.

The Giants touched up Jeff Francis (5-6) early and chased him from the game after five innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and lost for the second time in as many starts.

Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth for the Rockies, who have lost 11 of 13.


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