Rockies rough up Giants, Lincecum 17-8

By Arnie Stapleton

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Colorado Rockies baserunner Dexter Fowler (24) slides safely into second base on an extra base single while San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford applies the tag in the fourth inning of their baseball game in Denver, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Joe Mahoney, Associated Press

DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez tripled twice, drove in four runs and scored three times Wednesday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a wild 17-8 win over Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants that recalled the pre-humidor days at Coors Field.

The Rockies collected 22 hits — half of them for extra bases — on a cool, sometimes damp evening, their best offensive output since a 22-hit game at Montreal on Aug. 12, 2000.

Matt Reynolds (1-0) got the win with 1 2-3 innings in relief of Jeremy Guthrie, who failed to hold a 6-0 lead, and Tyler Chatwood picked up his first career save with a three-inning stint.

Guillermo Mota (0-1) took the loss in relief of an ineffective Lincecum, who had his second straight shaky start.

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