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|Giants Win; Gain Ground on Dodgers, Rockies
|SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brad Penny kept his emotions in check and pitched seven strong innings to beat his former club, Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants avoided a sweep by rival Los Angeles with a 7-2 victory over the first-place Dodgers on Sunday.
Los Angeles' lead in the NL West remained at three over Colorado after the Rockies lost again at San Diego. The Giants moved within 4 1/2 games of Colorado in the NL wild-card race.
The Rockies come to San Francisco for three games starting Monday night. Fans cheered when Colorado's 7-3 loss was shown on the scoreboard before the top of the ninth.
Uribe had three hits, as did Travis Ishikawa, who added an RBI double for San Francisco, which ended a four-game home losing streak that matched its longest of the season.
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