Cueto seeks to upend Rockies

Cueto seeks to upend Rockies

After making history last weekend at AT&T Park, the Rockies will try to prove their success was no fluke when the teams meet for a three-game rematch beginning Friday at Coors Field.

The Rockies won three of four games at San Francisco for the first time. And they'll be in excellent position to sustain their momentum as Tyler Chatwood, who pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout against the Giants last Saturday, will oppose the Giants and Johnny Cueto on Friday in what could be a superb pitching matchup.

As usual, Coors Field will test the pitchers. Can Chatwood, who induced 17 ground-ball outs during his shutout, approach that command? Will San Francisco's Matt Moore, who yielded six runs in 2 2/3 innings at Coors Field last September, be able to rebound? Can Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who has surrendered four home runs, avoid the long ball?

Three things to know about this game

• The Giants will welcome back manager Bruce Bochy, who missed the club's two-game series at Kansas City after undergoing a mild heart procedure Monday.

• Giants pitchers definitely will concentrate on Colorado's DJ LeMahieu. He recorded multiple-hit efforts in all four games at San Francisco.

• Colorado is 6-0 in one-run games, compared with 1-5 for the Giants.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.