DENVER, April 12 (UPI) -- Carlos Gonzalez drove in four runs Wednesday and was one of five Colorado players with three hits in the Rockies' 17-8 romp over San Francisco.
Both teams had a seven-run inning, but Colorado scored in each of the first five frames and produced 22 hits to break a three-game skid.
Gonzalez drove in a run in four different at-bats -- with a triple in the first, another triple in the third, a groundout in the fourth and a single in the fifth. He was one of seven players to produce an RBI in the Colorado fifth inning, at the end of which the Rockies had built a 16-7 lead.
San Francisco scored seven times in the fourth to take a brief 7-6 advantage. Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Crawford both had a solo homer in that inning and Hector Sanchez had a two-run single.
Tim Lincecum started for the Giants and gave up six runs on eight hits in just 2 1/3 innings without figuring in the decision. The loss went to Guillermo Mota (0-1), who gave up four runs in just one inning of work.
Matt Reynolds (1-0), the second of four Colorado pitchers, got the win after surrendering a run in 1 2/3 innings. Tyler Chatwood worked the final three innings and was thus credited with a save even though Colorado had a nine-run lead when he entered the game.