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Giants extend NL West lead

Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario, left, catches the relay from the outfield and tags out San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford, who was trying to score on a single from Angel Pagan, during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford tripled, doubled and scored on a passed ball, and Hunter Pence singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night.

Madison Bumgarner (15-10) allowed one run and four hits in six innings while walking a career-high five. The lefty struck out six and relied on a strong defensive effort to extend San Francisco’s lead to eight games over the idle Dodgers in the NL West.

Pence’s RBI single off reliever Guillermo Moscoso (3-2) handed Colorado its 10th loss in 12 games.


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