The Giants establish a 9-run advantage, manage to hold on, defeat the Rockies 11-10, and halt their losing streak.

DENVER — Thairo Estrada and Joc Pederson had two hits each in a 10-hit sixth inning as San Francisco opened a nine-run lead, and the Giants hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-10 on Sunday and stop a three-game skid that hurt their wild card chances.

In the sixth inning, San Francisco was ahead by a score of 9-0, but Colorado managed to catch up. In the ninth inning, the Rockies scored four times and had runners at second and third with two outs. At that moment, pinch-hitter Charlie Blackman hit a soft liner to Estrada at second base.

“I cannot reword.”

The Giants ended their longest streak of losing on the road since 1996, which lasted for nine games. They were defeated in the first three games of the four-game series and currently trail by two games for the final NL wild card spot, requiring them to surpass three other teams.

Mitch Haniger gave the Giants the lead by hitting an RBI double in the fifth inning against Chris Flexen (1-8). In the sixth inning, Pederson’s double increased the lead to 2-0. Haniger then contributed with a two-run double, and Brandon Crawford sealed the deal with a three-run homer off Matt Koch.

Kapler expressed that the team’s strong offensive performance boosted their confidence. He believes this positive momentum can continue into the upcoming games against Arizona. The players are pleased with how they finished the series, particularly with their batting skills. This is seen as a positive sign for the team.

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Sean Manaea (6-6), making his second start since May 10, gave up three runs – two earned – and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Flexen allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Although Colorado had previously won five consecutive games, they now have a record of 12-33 against the NL West, which is their lowest winning percentage within the division.

In the ninth inning, San Francisco was ahead with a score of 11-6. Hunter Goodman made a sacrifice fly, and Camilo Doval, the closer, made an error by letting Kris Bryant’s roller go past his glove, resulting in a run being scored. Elias Díaz then hit a single that brought in two runs, and Taylor Rogers secured his second save by retiring Blackmon.

Since his return on August 29th after recovering from a fractured forearm, Haniger has had a batting average of .133 (6 hits out of 45 at-bats) and has managed to drive in three runs. Crawford holds the second-highest RBI count at Coors Field among visiting players, with a total of 80 RBIs.

“It’s crucial for us to secure a victory here, despite facing challenging opponents,” Haniger expressed. “We must continue to strive for success in our upcoming games.”

Brenton Doyle and Hunter Goodman hit home runs during the Rockies’ sixth inning, which resulted in five runs. This marked Goodman’s first career home run, as the 23-year-old rookie contributed three RBIs.

“I don’t want to experience a loss, but this particular loss isn’t the worst outcome. It’s especially encouraging considering how much we were trailing and how close we came to making a comeback against a strong team that is in contention for the playoffs,” Doyle expressed. “It’s a small but positive boost to our confidence as we approach the next series.”


The Rockies have made some changes to their roster. RHP Kyle Freeland has been put on the 15-day injured list due to a strain in his right oblique. In his place, RHP Noah Davis has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. Freeland suffered the injury during the team’s 5-2 victory against the Giants on Saturday night and had to leave the game after three innings. Additionally, INF Brendan Rodgers was hit on the head by an 86 mph pitch from Doval in the ninth inning, but he was able to continue playing.


The San Francisco Giants will begin a two-game series against Arizona on Tuesday.

Rockies: Colorado LHP Ty Blatch (3-1, 4.64 ERA) will start Monday and RHP Michael Wacha (11-4, 3.43 ERA) for San Diego.

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