Nicasio lifts Rockies to 5-0 win over Giants

7:28 PM, May 19, 2013   |    comments
DENVER, CO - MAY 19: Second baseman Jonathan Herrera #18 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base to complete the double play as Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants slides in during the eighth inning at Coors Field on May 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Giants 5-0. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.

Dexter Fowler tied a career high with four hits to help the Rockies take three of four from the reigning World Series champions. Jordan Pacheco also drove in a run as Colorado captured its first series against San Francisco since May 16-17, 2011, at Coors Field.

Nicasio (4-1) shut down one of the top-hitting teams in baseball, striking out five and allowing only an intentional walk before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth. It was the third time in nine starts the righty has thrown at least six innings.

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