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MLB: Colorado 10, San Francisco 9

May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, May 18 (UPI) -- Jordan Pacheco hit a grand slam and drove in five runs Friday, giving Colorado enough of a cushion to pull out a 10-9 win over San Francisco.

Pacheco's home run came during a five-run fifth and he also drove in a run with a ground out in the second.

Colorado took a 10-4 led through six innings and fought off a Giants' rally that ran out of steam after Buster Posey hit a solo shot in the eighth.

Pacheco, in his third season with the Rockies, hit his first home run of the year and his eighth in 179 major league games.

Carlos Gonzalez also had a two-run single for the Rockies in the third and contributed a solo homer in the sixth.

Pablo Sandoval and Posey had two RBI each for the Giants, who outhit the Rockies 15-10.

Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa (5-3) collected the victory despite giving up five runs on nine hits in five innings. Rafael Betancourt struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save.

Madison Bumgarner (4-2) was roughed up for seven runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 to take the loss.

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