Bumgarner solid again as Giants beat Rockies 3-2 - NBC Sports

Bumgarner solid again as Giants beat Rockies 3-2
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 4, 2014, 6:22 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Madison Bumgarner took another positive step in preparation for his first opening-day start, throwing three scoreless innings Tuesday in the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Bumgarner allowed a ground single and a bloop single while striking out one. He's thrown five scoreless innings this spring training. Ryan Vogelsong followed and allowed one run and three hits in three innings.

Ryan Wheeler's double in the sixth scored the first run allowed by the Giants' projected starting rotation in 14 innings.

Tyler Colvin and Tony Abreau drove in runs in the fourth against closer LaTroy Hawkins.

Colorado's Juan Nicasio allowed two hits and struck out four in three scoreless innings as he competes for a starting job.

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