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DENVER -- Frank Morales didnt try to paint corners or make perfect pitches. Instead, his strategy was relatively simple: Just pitch the ball and see what happens. In this instance, a lot of good things. Morales was masterful on the mound as he outdueled Madison Bumgarner, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. "Frankies a tough competitor," manager Walt Weiss said. "He was absolutely huge tonight." Morales (2-1) knew it was his night when he unleashed his first sinker and it danced all over the place. He decided right then and there that he wasnt going to be too fine with his splitter or his cutter or even his sinker, just let the pitch do what it naturally does. The hard-throwing lefty allowed five hits over seven innings, which matches the longest outing of his career. His only mistake was a hanging slider to Hunter Pence in the fifth, which he hit for a homer. "I wanted to make sure the hitter is uncomfortable with my pitches," Morales said. Bumgarner (2-2) was nearly as effective as Morales, his only slipups on fastballs to Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado, whos solo shot in the fifth put the Rockies ahead for good. Bumgarner allowed nine hits in eight innings. It was the first complete game by a Giants starter in 2014 and third of Bumgarners career. "Im not frustrated for myself. We should be winning all these games right now, but just going through a rough patch," said Bumgarner, whose team has dropped five of six. "Its just about getting out of it as quick as you can." Morales hasnt fared all that well against San Francisco in his career, entering the game with a 0-3 mark and a 6.57 ERA. But he handcuffed the Giants most of the game. He worked his way into a jam in his seventh and final inning when he allowed a two-out double to his counterpart, Bumgarner. Morales struck out Angel Pagan with a sinking cutter -- his 99th pitch of the night -- to end the threat. Morales pumped his fist and let out a scream before heading toward the dugout. "All game I was throwing only fastballs away to (Pagan)," Morales explained. "I was like, OK, its time to throw my cutter down and in. Hes not looking for that pitch." No, he wasnt. Pagan wasnt the only Giant guessing at Morales assortment of pitches. "Morales, hes just got good stuff," said Pence, who hit his second homer of the season. "A lot of life on his fastball." Things got a little shaky for Colorado in the eighth, when the Giants had runners on first and second with one out. Rex Brothers was summoned and enticed Pablo Sandoval to hit into a double play to quell the rally. Same thing with the ninth, when LaTroy Hawkins took over after Brothers got the first out of the inning. Hawkins walked pinch hitter Brandon Crawford and allowed a single to Gregor Blanco, who was also pinch hitting. Hector Sanchez, the third straight pinch hitter, struck out and Pagan bounced out to short to end the comeback bid. Arenado hit a solo shot into the seats in left to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games. Hes hitting .365 during the streak, with two homers and six RBIs. Tulowitzki flashed his fielding skills in the top of the fourth and hitting proficiency in the bottom half. With runners at first and second and one out, the smooth-fielding shortstop dove in the hole to snare Joaquin Arias grounder, quickly getting up and throwing to second for a force out. That prevented a potential run from scoring. Tulowitzki then caught Ehire Adrianzas shallow fly to left to get the Rockies out of the sticky situation. Leading off in the bottom of the frame, Tulowitzki homered to left-centre. It was his third homer of the season. Mixing a 93-mph fastball with a late-moving cutter, Bumgarner kept the Rockies off balance most of the night in a hard-luck loss. "Bum pitched great. He did a real nice job," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Complete game, two runs in this ballpark. Thats a nice effort." NOTES: Adrianza wore jersey No. 6 instead of No. 53. ... The last Giants starter to throw a complete game in a loss was Barry Zito on June 18, 2010, at Toronto. ... RHP Matt Cain (0-3) searches for his first win of the season in the series finale Wednesday. The Rockies will throw RHP Tyler Chatwood (1-0). ... The Rockies have won five of six. ... The previous time Morales pitched seven innings was June 28, 2012, at Seattle when he was with Boston. Jeroen Zoet Jersey . Linemates Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves to lead the Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night. Vincent Janssen Jersey . No surprise there. Kershaw, who also earned the title after throwing his first career no-hitter in June, had a 1. http://www.soccernetherlandsshop.us/Qui ... nd-Jersey/. But qualifying for her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts after years of falling short in tough Manitoba provincial championships is as good as consolation prizes get for the 29-year-old from Winnipegs Fort Rouge Curling Club. Patrick van Aanholt Jersey . -- Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the Dodgers starting pitchers in their two-game season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kenny Tete Jersey . Ashton scored a hat trick -- giving him 13 goals in 16 AHL games this season -- to power the Toronto Marlies to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Lake Erie Monsters in AHL action on Sunday.BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- As usual, Aksel Lund Svindal was super fast on this hill. And it didnt matter that organizers altered the layout. The Norwegian star still navigated it to near perfection, even with falling snow, freezing temperatures and low visibility. Oh, yeah, he also is getting over a sinus infection. "Hes the king," Hannes Reichelt of Austria said. Here, Svindal definitely wears the crown. Svindal flew through the hybrid course -- one that was hard to see through the low-lying clouds -- to capture a World Cup downhill Friday. Svindal finished in 1 minute, 44.50 seconds, beating Reichelt by 0.17 seconds. Peter Fill of Italy was third. Canadas Manuel Osborne-Paradis came agonizingly close to his first World Cup podium in three years.The three-time World Cup winner from Vancouver finished four-hundredths of a second out of third. Jan Hudec of Calgary was seventh and Erik Guay of Mout Tremblant, Que., was 16th as the Canadian Cowboys put on a show. "Another fourth! Its just a matter of time before I get a podium," said Osborne-Paradis. "Im skiing better and Im skiing faster and more confidently. Its really just about putting it all together. My run was pretty clean. I made a mistake on the pitch and came out a little low and that probably cost me the race, but thats racing." Hudec, who also virtually secured his spot on the plane to Sochi with a 10th-place finish in the super-G at Lake Louise last weekend, skied well but made a few mistakes. "Im stoked to have another top 10," said Hudec. "Manny and I both owe a big thank you to our serviceman, who absolutely nailed the wax and did a great job on the skis. "It was a good day," said Martin Rufener, head coach of Canadas mens alpine team. "Manny was so close to the podium. Its a really technical downhill so it was a nice result for him. Erik has still not had many training days on the speed side but he was skiing well. To have two in the top seven and to just miss the podium - were very happy." American Bode Miller finished a solid 13th, rounding back into form after missing all of last season with a knee injury. This was Svindals fourth career win at this venue. No wonder he holds Beaver Creek in such high regard, even if it is the site of one of his most horrific crashes. In 2007, Svindal lost control over a jump and landed on his backside, sliding into a fence. During the fall, one of his razor-sharp skis went over him, leaving a 6-inch laceration of his left buttock. The cut so concerned doctors they went into his stomach to make sure everything internally was still intact. A distant memory, he said. He holds no animosiity toward a venue thats otherwise treated him so well.ddddddddddddOf his 52 career podium finishes, 11 have taken place at Beaver Creek. "The crazy thing is I dont really have bad memories, even from the year I crashed and spent two weeks in the hospital," said Svindal, who leads the overall World Cup standings after five races. "Its a good place to be in the hospital. There are super good doctors." Reichelt thought he turned in a good run in deteriorating conditions, maybe a winning run. Six skiers later, Svindal powered out of the starting gate, gaining ground on Reichelt at every interval. When Svindal finished and saw his time, he pumped his poles in the air in exultation. No one was going to catch him. This is his course, no matter how they lay it out. Usually, this is a familiar downhill course for the racers. Only this season, it was a hybrid path that featured part of the new womens downhill before switching over to the more traditional mens setting. "I like the old course better, I have to be honest," Svindal said. "This is a good course. But the old course is one of the best courses in the world. "I just decided to get after it. No one is going to ski this perfect in these conditions. So if you cant ski it perfect, you have to ski it aggressively." That was Millers approach, too. He showed flashes of his old form, the one that won him many races before sitting out last season with a surgically repaired knee. With Pink Floyds "Another Brick in the Wall" blaring over the loudspeaker, Miller charged full speed ahead, his arms flailing in places and one of his skis lifting into the air at one point. Miller, of Franconia, N.H., wound up 1.04 seconds behind Svindal. That hardly mattered to him. In this race, Miller actually felt really good on skis. He was enjoying it. "Even though the course is pretty basic and not that challenging in a way, I was fun today," Miller said. "I knew I had a bunch of intensity, so I tried to ski dynamic." He thinks his equipment and the weather held him back more than anything, not his knee. "I thought I skied pretty well," said Miller, who scooped up his young daughter and hugged his wife after finishing. "Even though its not a great result, Im happy with it. I skied the way I needed to ski. "I think the races have not been a good representation of where my skiing was at. In training, I was winning runs against everyone, Aksel and the Canadians and everybody. 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