Rockies fend off Giants

11:03 PM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Alex White tossed four effective innings on the mound and blasted his first career home run as the Colorado Rockies knocked off the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Coors Field.

White gave up just one run on six hits with a pair of strikeouts and Guillermo Moscoso (2-1) claimed with win with two innings of relief work. Rafael Betancourt tossed a perfect ninth to secure his 28th save of the season.

Chris Nelson clubbed an RBI triple and Josh Rutledge added an RBI double for the Rockies, who were swept in a three-game set over the weekend by the Philadelphia Phillies. Jordan Pacheco contributed an RBI in the victory.

Buster Posey belted a two-run homer and Hunter Pence blasted a solo shot for the Giants, who took two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend.

Ryan Vogelsong (12-8) absorbed the loss after yielding four runs on six hits over five innings.

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