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Rockies face Giants next in serious series

Troy E. RenckThe Denver Post

SAN DIEGO – Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. The Rockies left their heart in a blender in San Francisco.They were swept by the Giants two weeks ago, leaving the teams squared in the National League wild-card race at the time. Everything will be different tonight when the clubs begin a three-game series at AT&T Park – except it’s not. The Giants remain the Rockies’ main competition for the wild card, but now trail by 4 1/2 games.The way the math sets up, if the Rockies win even once the next three days, they will put the Giants in a tough spot.”All the pressure is on them,” said Ubaldo Jimenez, who will pitch Tuesday for the Rockies. “We are in a better position. We are leading and can really make it hard on them if we play well.”The Rockies hit a pothole on their way back to China Basin, where they have lost five of six games this season.The fell 7-3 on Sunday to San Diego, only their third loss in 10 games, but their second straight. It was easy to diagnose. The Rockies aren’t hitting enough and are striking out too much, a lingering problem for a month.For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_13331187


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