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Jamie Moyer, Rockies Beat Giants In Spring Training: 49-Year-Old Pitches 4 Perfect Innings

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer winds up to throw to the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer winds up to throw to the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jamie Moyer pitched four perfect innings and made a case to join the Rockies' rotation by helping Colorado to a 7-0 win over a split squad of San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

The 49-year-old lefty was out of the majors last season while recovering from a torn elbow ligament. He struck out four and only Angel Pagan made solid contact, lining out to center field to start the game.

Former Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer hit his first homer with the Rockies, a long two-run shot in the third to make it 4-0.

Pablo Sandoval had the Giants' only hit -- a one-out double in the seventh, and the Giants made four errors.

Colorado had nine hits, including three by Wilin Rosario, who raised his spring average to. 444 in his bid to win the backup catcher's spot.

 
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