Sep 27, 2011 2:48 AM by Lee Douglas

Rox lose opener to Giants in final series of the season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night.

Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with their fifth straight home win.

Mark Ellis had two hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who lost for the 10th time in 12 games and have dropped six in a row to
the Giants. Seth Smith also had two hits.

Vogelsong (13-7) won his third consecutive start following a five-game losing streak. He allowed four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. He retired 17 of 18 at one point.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-14) took the loss despite a decent outing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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