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De La Rosa goes 6 scoreless for Rockies, Sanchez hit 2-run homer to win it 8-6 for Giants

  • San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford throws Colorado Rockies' Ryan Wheeler out at second during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford throws Colorado Rockies' Ryan Wheeler out at second during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa throws to the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa throws to the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse can't get a glove on a double by Colorado Rockies Paul Janish during the second inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    San Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse can't get a glove on a double by Colorado Rockies Paul Janish during the second inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.

De La Rosa, 16-6 in 30 starts for the Rockies in 2013, gave up just three hits, walked one and struck out seven against the Giants.

Right-hander Matt Cain, the Giants' No. 2 starter, continued his up-and-down spring by pitching five innings and giving up six runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out a batter.

Trailing 6-2, the Giants rallied to tie it in the eighth on a grand slam by minor league outfielder Jarrett Parker.