Recap: San Francisco vs. Colorado

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Susac hit a go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

 

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left the game with what the team called a right forearm contusion after being hit in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the second inning.

 

"It got me mid-forearm," Lincecum said. "It kind of tightened up and locked up on me immediately ... and right now it just feels like a bruise, but a little stiffer than usual."

 

The struggling two-time Cy Young Award winner, coming off the shortest outing of his career -- 1 1/3 innings last Sunday against the Dodgers -- gave up three runs in the first inning to Colorado.

 

Yusmeiro Petit replaced him and pitched through the sixth inning, yielding two runs on three hits and a walk. George Kontos (2-0) then worked around a single in a scoreless seventh inning, Sergio Romo escaped a walk in the eighth and Santiago Casilla stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his 20th save.

 

Buster Posey had a two-run double and Matt Duffy stroked a solo homer for the Giants, who bounced back from an 8-6 loss in the series opener on Friday to win for the third time in four games.

 

Rockies starter Chris Rusin was tagged for five runs -- just two earned -- in 6 1/3 innings as Colorado lost for only the second time in its last seven.

 

Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI double in the loss.

 

"Good game, we just came up on the short end," said Rockies manager Walt Weiss.

 

Rafael Betancourt (2-3) replaced Rusin with one out and a runner at first base in the bottom of the seventh inning and surrendered a double to Duffy before intentionally walking Posey.

 

Susac then doubled inside the left-field line and over a mound in the Giants bullpen to bring home all three runners for a 7-5 lead.

 

Lincecum's struggles continued in the first inning as LeMahieu walked, stole second base and scored on Troy Tulowitzki's single. After Lincecum threw a wild pitch that allowed Tulowitzki to move up, Arenado doubled to the wall in left field and then scored on Wilin Rosario's single to make it 3-0.

 

There were runners on second and third base with one out when Lincecum was hit in the second inning. He spun around and put his head between his legs after being struck near his elbow by LeMahieu's the line drive. The ball ricocheted to the first baseman Posey, who threw home for the second out.

 

The Giants tied the score with a three-run third, scoring the last two runs on Posey's double to center field that was touched in the air by a fan reaching over the wall. The Rockies challenged the play, but it stood as a two-run hit.

 

Colorado regained the lead with two runs off Petit in the fourth on Rusin's single through the right side and Charlie Blackmon's sacrifice fly.

 

Duffy's two-out homer to left in the fifth inning, his seventh of the season, pulled the Giants within 5-4.

 

The Rockies are 7-4 against the Giants this season ... Lincecum made his 30th career start against Colorado. He threw 41 pitches before leaving ... The Rockies stranded eight runners on base.

 

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