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A grand mile-high first
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Rockies 6, Giants 4
Jim Tracy embraces Ryan Spilborghs after his grand slam. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Ryan Spilborghs rescued his team with the first walk-off grand slam in Rockies history, snatching victory away from the Giants and giving Colorado a four-game edge in the Wild Card race. The Rockies also crept three games behind the Dodgers in the division hunt.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (67-58)
Lost 3
Colorado 6, San Francisco 4   COL
Colorado (71-54)
Won 3
August 24, 2009
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San Francisco
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   4 11 2
Colorado
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5   6 10 0
Standings thru 8/24/09  |  Recap: SF | COL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Rockies stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 7 2 3 2 0 0 1 .283
Winn, LF 5 0 2 0 2 0 1 .271
Sandoval, 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .331
  Uribe, 3B 4 0 0 1 1 2 2 .269
Molina, B, C 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .261
  2-Lincecum, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164
  Whiteside, C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .222
Schierholtz, RF 6 0 0 0 1 0 5 .284
Garko, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .274
  1-Martinez, J, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilson, Br, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Medders, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
  Miller, Ju, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rowand, CF 6 0 1 0 0 3 1 .278
Renteria, SS 6 1 2 0 0 2 1 .261
Zito, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  b-Ishikawa, PH-1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .258
Totals 51 4 11 4 7 9 22  

a-Struck out for Zito in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Affeldt in the 9th.
1-Ran for Garko in the 9th. 2-Ran for Molina, B in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Winn (30, Marquis), Garko (12, Betancourt, R).
3B: Renteria (1, Eaton), Velez (2, Eaton).
TB: Velez 5; Zito; Molina, B; Rowand; Garko 2; Winn 3; Renteria 4.
RBI: Sandoval (73), Velez 2 (16), Uribe (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sandoval; Lewis, F; Schierholtz 2; Ishikawa; Medders 2.
SF: Sandoval.
GIDP: Wilson, Br.
Team RISP: 1-for-13.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Velez 2 (4, 2nd base off Marquis/Torrealba, 2nd base off Marquis/Torrealba).

FIELDING
E: Uribe (7, fielding), Velez (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Schierholtz (Tulowitzki at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Renteria-Velez-Garko, Renteria-Garko, Renteria-Velez-Ishikawa).

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fowler, CF 6 1 0 0 1 1 6 .270
Barmes, 2B 5 0 0 0 2 1 5 .248
Helton, 1B 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 .322
  1-Gonzalez, C, PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
  c-Iannetta, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .224
Tulowitzki, SS 6 1 1 0 1 2 5 .275
Hawpe, RF 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 .304
  Daley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Quintanilla, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .163
  Eaton, P 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .000
Spilborghs, LF-RF 7 1 2 4 0 1 4 .252
Stewart, I, 3B 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 .224
Torrealba, C 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .261
Marquis, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .189
  Betancourt, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Morales, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
  a-Smith, S, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .297
  Street, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Atkins, G, 1B 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .227
Totals 45 6 10 6 13 10 27  

a-Intentionally walked for Morales, F in the 9th. b-Struck out for Beimel in the 12th. c-Singled for Gonzalez, C in the 14th.
1-Ran for Helton in the 10th.

BATTING
HR: Spilborghs (7, 14th inning off Valdez, M, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Tulowitzki; Iannetta; Atkins, G; Torrealba 2; Hawpe 2; Spilborghs 5; Helton.
RBI: Helton (69), Eaton (1), Spilborghs 4 (44).
2-out RBI: Helton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs; Tulowitzki 2; Marquis; Barmes 2.
SAC: Marquis; Torrealba.
GIDP: Stewart, I, Helton, Spilborghs.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
PB: Torrealba (2).
DP: (Torrealba-Tulowitzki-Barmes).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito 6.0 3 1 0 6 4 0 4.09
Romo 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.44
Affeldt 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89
Howry 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.47
Wilson, Br 2.2 4 0 0 1 3 0 2.73
Medders 2.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.51
Miller, Ju (L, 2-3) 0.0 1 3 3 2 0 0 2.96
Valdez, M (BS, 3) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.10
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marquis 8.0 6 1 1 2 5 0 3.47
Betancourt, R 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.55
Morales, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.49
Street 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.02
Daley 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.93
Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.61
Eaton (W, 3-5) 2.0 3 3 3 5 1 0 8.08

Miller, Ju pitched to 3 batters in the 14th.

Game Scores: Zito , Marquis .
IBB: Uribe (by Eaton), Winn (by Eaton), Torrealba (by Zito), Smith, S (by Howry), Hawpe (by Wilson, Br).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 105-63, Romo 14-8, Affeldt 6-4, Howry 13-5, Wilson, Br 41-26, Medders 42-24, Miller, Ju 18-8, Valdez, M 2-2, Marquis 122-73, Betancourt, R 10-8, Morales, F 5-3, Street 11-8, Daley 27-17, Beimel 5-3, Eaton 55-30.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zito 7-3, Romo 1-1, Affeldt 1-0, Howry 1-0, Wilson, Br 2-1, Medders 2-0, Miller, Ju 0-0, Valdez, M 0-0, Marquis 13-4, Betancourt, R 1-0, Morales, F 1-0, Street 1-1, Daley 1-1, Beimel 1-0, Eaton 3-1.
Batters faced: Zito 27, Romo 4, Affeldt 2, Howry 3, Wilson, Br 11, Medders 9, Miller, Ju 3, Valdez, M 1, Marquis 32, Betancourt, R 3, Morales, F 1, Street 3, Daley 5, Beimel 1, Eaton 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, Br 2-0, Miller, Ju 1-1, Valdez, M 3-3, Morales, F 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 70 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:57.
Att: 27,670.
Venue: Coors Field.
August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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