Sports - Colorado Rockies

Sep 18, 2011 7:37 PM by Jordan Mason

Sandoval's 2 HRs lead Giants past Rockies 12-5

DENVER (AP) - Pablo Sandoval homered twice in the fourth inning, part of a six-home run barrage that led the late-charging San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-5 Sunday for their eighth straight win.

On its longest winning streak since April 2007, San Francisco closed within four games of Atlanta, the NL wild-card leader.

Pitcher Matt Cain, Mike Fontenot, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford also homered for the Giants, who began the day five games back of Arizona in the NL West.

Cain (12-1) allowed five runs - three earned - five hits, four walks and two hit batters in five innings. He helped himself with two hits, including his first home run since May 13, 2008, against Houston.

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

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