Posey Homers As Giants Beat Rockies, 7-5

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San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey. (AP)

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey. (AP)

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS / AP) ― Buster Posey hit a two-run homer to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday.

Darren Ford also homered and Ryan Vogelsong threw three hitless innings for the Giants, who won for the third time in four games. Mike Fontenot added three hits, and Emmanuel Burriss had two hits and two RBIs.

Jorge De La Rosa allowed four runs and six hits over three innings in his first spring start for the Rockies. The left-hander pitched in an intrasquad game Sunday.

Colorado’s Todd Helton doubled for his first hit of the spring.

Vogelsong walked one and struck out two. He has thrown five shutout innings this spring as he tries to make a major league roster for the first time in five years.

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