DENVER - The Colorado Rockies turned to their Big O's - Ubaldo, CarGo and Tulo - to snap out of their funk and send a message to the San Francisco Giants that they're not going to fade away.

Carlos Gonzalez's two-run single off Javier Lopez capped a four-run, eighth-inning rally, and the Rockies surged back into first place in the NL West with a 5-3 win on Tuesday.

With the two-game sweep, the Rockies, who also got a solo homer from Troy Tulowitzki, moved a half game ahead of San Francisco in the division, and they snapped a streak of nine straight losses in games started by ace Ubaldo Jimenez.

Although he's still searching for his first win since Sept. 17, Jimenez showed signs of his old self, giving up three runs and eight hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking just one.

"It felt really good to have a game like that," Jimenez said. "The last five games that I had been really bad and [Tuesday] I was able to locate the fastball."

Through seven innings it appeared as though the Giants were going to get their sixth win in eight tries against the Rockies and leave town with a 11/2-game lead.

"It's nice to walk out of here being in first place," Tulowitzki said. "They have been beating us up the whole year, so it's nice to kind of answer back, throw a few punches, and prove to them that we're going to be in this thing for the long haul."

Gonzalez, whose three-run homer off Tim Lincecum propelled Colorado past the Giants, 7-4, on Monday night, grounded a fastball to right field to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth and make a winner of Matt Belisle (4-2), who worked one inning of relief.

It was the first time all season that the Rockies won a game in which they trailed after seven innings.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 tries. He gave up a one-out single to Cody Ross but started a game-ending double play on Andres Torres' screaming comebacker.

Rockies 5, Giants 3

San Francisco 012 000 000 – 3 10 1

Colorado 010 000 04x – 5 7 0

San Francisco AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Torres cf 5   0   0   0   0   2   .308

Fontenot 2b 4   1   1   0   0   0   .208

Posey c 4   1   2   0   0   0   .271

Burrell lf 4   0   2   2   0   0   .240

Schierholtz rf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .286

Huff 1b 3   1   2   0   1   1   .229

M.Tejada ss 4   0   1   1   0   0   .206

Rowand rf-lf 4   0   0   0   0   3   .250

Ja.Lopez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Romo p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

DeRosa 3b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .167

J.Sanchez p 3   0   1   0   0   2   .235

C.Ross lf 1   0   1   0   0   0   .246

Totals 36   3   10   3   1   9   

Colorado AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Fowler cf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .253

Herrera 2b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .282

C.Gonzalez lf 4   0   1   2   0   0   .234

Tulowitzki ss 3   1   1   1   0   0   .255

Wigginton 1b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .224

Street p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Jo.Lopez 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .179

Spilborghs rf 3   1   2   0   0   0   .231

Iannetta c 3   1   2   0   0   0   .239

Jimenez p 2   0   0   0   0   1   .000

Belisle p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

a-Amezaga ph 0   1   0   0   0   0   .313

Helton 1b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .322

Totals 30   5   7   4   0   6   

a-reached on error for Belisle in the 8th. E: J.Sanchez (2). LOB: San Francisco 7, Colorado 3. 2B: Burrell (5), Huff (10), J.Sanchez (3), Fowler (12), Iannetta (5). HR: Tulowitzki (11), off J.Sanchez. RBIs: Burrell 2 (11), M.Tejada (11), Fowler (15), C.Gonzalez 2 (25), Tulowitzki (27). S: Amezaga. RLSP: San Francisco 5 (DeRosa, M.Tejada, Huff, Posey, Rowand); Colorado 1 (Herrera). RA: M.Tejada, Rowand, Fowler. GIDP: Torres, Iannetta. DP: San Francisco 1 (DeRosa, Fontenot, Huff); Colorado 1 (Street, Tulowitzki, Helton).

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Sanchez (L 3-3) 7   5   4   3   0   5   88   3.71

Ja.Lopez (BS 1) 1/3   2   1   1   0   0   16   1.15

Romo 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   10   0.87

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jimenez 7   8   3   3   1   7   116   6.14

Belisle (W 4-2) 1   1   0   0   0   1   18   3.93

Street (S 14-15) 1   1   0   0   0   1   7   3.18

J.Sanchez pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Ja.Lopez 2-2, Romo 1-0. HBP: by J.Sanchez (Tulowitzki). WP: Jimenez. Umpires: Home, Jeff Nelson; first, Marty Foster; second, Bill Welke; third, Tim Tschida. T: 2:37. A: 41,105 (50,490).

Braves 3, Astros 1

ATLANTA - Brian McCann came off the bench in the ninth inning to tie the game with a pinch-hit, two-out home run, then blasted a two-run shot in the 11th to lead Atlanta past Houston.

The Braves were trailing, 1-0, and down to their final strike in the ninth when McCann drove a 1-2 pitch from Mark Melancon the opposite way, the ball just clearing the wall in left-center.

He stayed in the game behind the plate and, two innings later, ended it with his fourth homer of the season - a towering drive down the right-field line, just inside the foul pole against Jeff Fulchino (0-2).

Cory Gearrin (1-1) escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the top of the 11th.

Houston 000 000 100 00 – 1 8 1

Atlanta 000 000 001 02 – 3 7 1

Houston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Bourn cf 5   0   1   0   0   1   .261

Ang.Sanchez 2b 3   0   0   0   1   0   .268

Pence rf 4   0   2   0   1   2   .287

Ca.Lee lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .243

Bogusevic lf 1   0   1   0   0   0   .357

Wallace 1b 4   1   1   1   1   1   .321

M.Downs 3b 5   0   0   0   0   3   .286

Barmes ss 4   0   2   0   1   1   .208

Towles c 5   0   0   0   0   1   .224

W.Rodriguez p 3   0   1   0   0   0   .200

Melancon p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

c-Michaels ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .160

Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 39   1   8   1   4   9   

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Prado lf 5   0   2   0   0   0   .296

Heyward rf 3   0   1   0   2   0   .221

C.Jones 3b 5   0   1   0   0   3   .272

Uggla 2b 5   0   0   0   0   1   .196

Hinske 1b 4   1   1   0   1   0   .349

D.Ross c 2   0   0   0   1   1   .313

b-McCann ph-c 2   2   2   3   0   0   .293

Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   0   0   0   0   2   .245

McLouth cf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .257

D.Lowe p 2   0   0   0   0   1   .133

Sherrill p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Proctor p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

a-Mather ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .286

Venters p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

O'Flaherty p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

d-Conrad ph 0   0   0   0   0   0   .105

Gearrin p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 36   3   7   3   5   8   

One out when winning run scored.a-popped out for Proctor in the 8th. b-homered for D.Ross in the 9th. c-grounded out for Melancon in the 10th. d-sacrificed for O'Flaherty in the 10th. E: M.Downs (2), Ale.Gonzalez (2). LOB: Houston 10, Atlanta 8. 2B: Barmes (4). HR: Wallace (3), off D.Lowe; McCann (3), off Melancon; McCann (4), off Fulchino. RBIs: Wallace (13), McCann 3 (23). SB: Bogusevic (1), Heyward (3). S: Ang.Sanchez, Conrad. RLSP: Houston 5 (Towles 3, Wallace 2); Atlanta 3 (Uggla 2, C.Jones). GIDP: Wallace, Towles, Hinske, Ale.Gonzalez. DP: Houston 2 (Barmes, Ang.Sanchez, Wallace), (W.Rodriguez, Barmes, Wallace); Atlanta 2 (Ale.Gonzalez, Uggla, Hinske), (Ale.Gonzalez, Uggla, Hinske).

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

W.Rodriguez 8   5   0   0   2   6   113   3.45

Melancon (BS 2) 1   1   1   1   0   1   14   2.18

Fulchino (L 0-2) 11/3   1   2   2   3   1   28   4.00

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Lowe 7   5   1   1   0   4   106   3.43

Sherrill 0   2   0   0   0   0   5   2.25

Proctor 1   0   0   0   1   1   20   0.00

Venters 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   0.74

O'Flaherty 1   0   0   0   1   2   14   1.17

Gearrin (W 1-1) 1   1   0   0   2   1   18   3.18

Sherrill pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Proctor 2-0. IBB: off Proctor (Pence), off Gearrin (Wallace). Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; first, Ed Hickox; second, Ed Rapuano; third, Brian O'Nora. T: 3:09. A: 21,085 (49,586).

Reds 7, Cubs 5

CINCINNATI - Reliever Kerry Wood's throwing error let two runs score and Chris Heisey followed with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth that sent Cincinnati past sloppy Chicago.

The Cubs self-destructed with four errors in a game accompanied by steady rain. All seven of Cincinnati's runs were unearned.

Wood (1-3) threw wide of third while trying to get a forceout on Ryan Hanigan's sacrifice bunt, allowing the catcher to go all the way to third base while the tying runs scored. Heisey put the Reds ahead and Joey Votto added an RBI double.

The Reds won for the 11th time in 13 games, sweeping the two-game series.

Chicago 300 000 110 – 5 8 4

Cincinnati 000 300 04x – 7 9 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Fukudome rf 4   0   1   0   1   0   .323

Barney 2b 4   1   1   1   1   0   .343

S.Castro ss 5   0   1   0   0   2   .327

Ar.Ramirez 3b 4   2   1   0   0   0   .286

C.Pena 1b 3   1   2   3   1   0   .231

Byrd cf 4   0   0   0   0   4   .309

A.Soriano lf 2   0   0   0   1   1   .259

2-Campana pr-lf 1   1   1   1   0   0   1.000

Castillo c 4   0   1   0   0   1   .125

Garza p 2   0   0   0   0   2   .050

b-Re.Johnson ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .385

Marshall p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

c-DeWitt ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .265

K.Wood p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 35   5   8   5   4   11   

Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Stubbs cf 5   0   1   0   0   1   .279

Janish ss 5   1   1   0   0   0   .248

Votto 1b 4   0   1   1   1   1   .342

B.Phillips 2b 3   1   2   0   2   0   .329

Bruce rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .243

Rolen 3b 3   2   2   0   1   0   .288

F.Lewis lf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .300

Masset p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

R.Hernandez c 2   1   1   0   1   0   .353

1-T.Wood pr 0   0   0   0   0   0   .063

Hanigan c 0   1   0   0   0   0   .273

Volquez p 2   0   0   0   0   0   .000

a-Cairo ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .277

Arredondo p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Jor.Smith p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Bray p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

d-Heisey ph-lf 0   0   0   1   0   0   .259

Totals 33   7   9   2   5   4   

a-reached on a strikeout and error for Volquez in the 6th. b-struck out for Garza in the 7th. c-grounded out for Marshall in the 8th. d-hit a sacrifice fly for Bray in the 8th.1-ran for R.Hernandez in the 6th. 2-ran for A.Soriano in the 7th. E: K.Wood (1), C.Pena (2), Garza (2), Castillo (1), Janish (4). LOB: Chicago 8, Cincinnati 9. 2B: S.Castro (9), Campana (1), Votto (12), Rolen (9). HR: C.Pena (5), off Volquez. RBIs: Barney (19), C.Pena 3 (17), Campana (1), Votto (24), Heisey (16). SB: Barney (3), Stubbs (14). CS: F.Lewis (1). S: Hanigan. SF: Heisey. RLSP: Chicago 5 (Byrd, S.Castro, DeWitt 2, Ar.Ramirez); Cincinnati 5 (Bruce, Votto, Stubbs 2, B.Phillips). RA: S.Castro, C.Pena, F.Lewis. GIDP: S.Castro. DP: Cincinnati 1 (Rolen, Votto).

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Garza 6   5   3   0   4   3   105   3.72

Marshall (H 8) 1   0   0   0   1   1   12   1.59

Wood (L 1-3,BS3) 1   4   4   0   0   0   24   2.25

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Volquez 6   3   3   3   1   9   97   5.59

Arredondo 1/3   1   1   1   3   1   25   6.75

Jor.Smith 11/3   3   1   1   0   1   19   5.40

Bray (W 1-0) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   1.26

Masset (S 1-4) 1   1   0   0   0   0   7   4.38

IR-S: Jor.Smith 3-0, Bray 2-0. IBB: off Garza (R.Hernandez). HBP: by Volquez (Ar.Ramirez). WP: Garza. Umpires: Home, John Hirschbeck; first, Laz Diaz; second, Scott Barry; third, Sam Holbrook. T: 3:16. A: 18,861 (42,319).

D'backs 6, Padres 1

PHOENIX - Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra both had two hits and drove in two runs to help Arizona beat San Diego.

Only 16,365 fans were on hand for the Diamondbacks' third win in four games, the fourth-lowest mark in franchise history.

Daniel Hudson threw seven strong innings for Arizona, allowing a run just two batters into the game before posting six scoreless innings.

Hudson (4-5) gave up eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Stephen Drew added an RBI single.

Tim Stauffer (0-2) gave up four runs and seven hits with a walk, six strikeouts, and a hit batter over 51/3 innings for the Padres, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

San Diego 100 000 000 – 1 9 1

Arizona 100 102 20x – 6 11 0

San Diego AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Denorfia rf 4   1   3   0   0   0   .348

Bartlett ss 3   0   1   1   0   1   .260

Headley 3b 3   0   0   0   1   2   .264

Hawpe 1b 4   0   2   0   0   0   .246

Ludwick lf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .219

E.Patterson cf 3   0   2   0   1   0   .185

Ro.Johnson c 3   0   0   0   0   1   .212

Luebke p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Neshek p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

b-Cantu ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .210

Alb.Gonzalez 2b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .200

Stauffer p 2   0   0   0   0   1   .125

K.Phillips c 1   0   0   0   0   0   .214

Totals 32   1   9   1   2   7   

Arizona AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

K.Johnson 2b 5   1   1   0   0   3   .184

R.Roberts 3b 2   1   0   0   1   1   .277

J.Upton rf 4   2   2   1   0   0   .259

S.Drew ss 4   0   1   1   0   2   .276

C.Young cf 4   1   1   0   0   2   .225

Montero c 2   1   2   2   1   0   .268

Miranda 1b 4   0   1   0   0   2   .209

G.Parra lf 4   0   2   2   0   0   .259

D.Hudson p 2   0   1   0   0   1   .294

Heilman p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .000

a-Branyan ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .197

Demel p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 32   6   11   6   2   11   

a-flied out for Heilman in the 8th. b-flied out for Neshek in the 9th. E: Bartlett (5). LOB: San Diego 7, Arizona 7. 2B: Denorfia (3), Hawpe (7), K.Johnson (7), J.Upton (10), C.Young (12), Montero (10). 3B: Denorfia (1), E.Patterson (1). RBIs: Bartlett (16), J.Upton (21), S.Drew (26), Montero 2 (15), G.Parra 2 (10). SB: Headley (4), E.Patterson (3). CS: Ludwick (1). S: R.Roberts, D.Hudson. SF: Bartlett. RLSP: San Diego 4 (Ludwick, Ro.Johnson 2, Bartlett); Arizona 3 (Miranda, J.Upton, K.Johnson). RA: J.Upton. GIDP: Ludwick, Miranda. DP: San Diego 1 (Bartlett, Hawpe); Arizona 2 (J.Upton, J.Upton, Montero, D.Hudson, R.Roberts), (K.Johnson, S.Drew, Miranda).

San Diego IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Stauffer (L 0-2) 51/3   7   4   4   1   6   97   3.81

Luebke 1   3   2   2   1   2   28   3.86

Neshek 12/3   1   0   0   0   3   23   1.86

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Hudson (W 4-5) 7   8   1   1   2   6   110   4.03

Heilman 1   1   0   0   0   1   13   6.94

Demel 1   0   0   0   0   0   15   1.93

IR-S: Luebke 3-2, Neshek 1-1. HBP: by Stauffer (Montero). WP: D.Hudson. Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; first, Angel Campos; second, Chad Fairchild; third, Joe West.

T: 2:37. A: 16,365 (48,633).