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Posey Leads Giants To Rout Of Rockies

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Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants hits a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at AT&T Park on August 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants hits a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at AT&T Park on August 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a home run and drove in two runs to back Matt Cain’s seven solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 Saturday.

Cain (11-5) gave up two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, and added an RBI single, to win for the first time since July 15. He walked one and struck out six. Angel Pagan hit a two-run triple, and Marco Scutaro, Hunter Pence and Joaquin Arias also drove in runs for the Giants.

D.J. LeMahieu hit his first major league home run or the Rockies, who had won three of four.

Drew Pomeranz (1-7) gave up four runs on five hits over four innings to remain winless (0-4) over his last six starts. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Posey’s 19th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third that landed in the first row of the left field bleachers, gave the Giants a 4-0 lead and was his ninth since the All-Star Break, tied with Chase Headley for second most in the NL.

Cain carried a shutout into the sixth, when the Rockies loaded the bases with no outs. He pitched his way out of it, allowing one run on Rutledge’s infield groundout.

LeMahieu hit Cain’s first pitch of the eighth and Eric Young and Rutledge each singled one out later to end Cain’s day.

Pagan and Arias each tripled, giving the Giants 38 on the season, two shy of the Rockies’ major-league leading total. There have been 27 triples hit in AT&T Park.

Notes: Rockies RHP Will Harris was recalled from Colorado Springs. RHP Edgmer Escalona was placed on the DL with inflammation in his right arm. IF Todd Helton was transferred to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day list. … RHP Alex White (2-6, 5-.75) pitches for the Rockies on Sunday. He’s 0-2 with a 8.38 ERA in two previous starts against the Giants. … Rockies C Ramon Hernandez has eight hits in his last six starts. … Rockies OF Dexter Fowler did not play due to back spasms. … Giants IF Pablo Sandoval (left hamstring) was 0 for 2 in his first rehab start Friday night in San Jose. … LHP Barry Zito (9-8, 4.19) starts for the Giants on Sunday. He is 6-2 with an ERA of 2.93 in 18 appearances, 17 starts, against the Rockies. … Cain is 10-0 when given at least three runs of support this year. … The Giants have won twice in their last 10 home games.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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