06/08 17:25 CDT Giants beat Rockies for 11th straight time, 6-4 with 3 run 9th
Giants beat Rockies for 11th straight time, 6-4 with 3 run 9th
By MICHAEL KELLY
DENVER (AP) --- Brandon Crawford had a pinch-hit RBI double to spark a
three-run ninth and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies for the
11th straight time, 6-4 on Thursday.
Michael Conforto and Thairo Estrada homered to help San Francisco sweep its
seventh straight series from Colorado. Scott Alexander (5-0) got the win with
an inning of relief and Camilo Doval finished for his 16th save.
Nolan Jones had three hits for the Rockies. They have lost four straight.
San Francisco is 16-3 at Coors Field dating to Sept. 6, 2021, and has won eight
straight in Denver. That streak was in jeopardy until a late rally against
Colorado closer Pierce Johnson (0-3).
Johnson walked the first two batters and Crawford doubled to right-center field
to tie it. LaMonte Wade Jr.'s sacrifice fly put the Giants ahead and Joc
Pederson's run-scoring single capped the rally.
The Rockies got all of their run in the first inning off Alex Cobb. After
Estrada hit his seventh home run in the top of the first inning, Colorado had
three singles and a hit batter to tie it and load the bases. Jones brought two
home with a single and rookie shortstop Ezequiel Tovar doubled off Alex Cobb to
give Colorado a 4-1 lead.
Conforto got the Giants within a run in the sixth when he homered following a
triple by J.D. Davis to end starter Chase Anderson's day.
Anderson was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on May 12 and made his Rockies
debut against Cincinnati four days later, tossing five innings against his
former team. He allowed three runs and struck out a season-high seven in 5 1/3
Giants: C Patrick Bailey (neck tightness) was out of the starting lineup for
the second straight game. Manager Gabe Kapler said Bailey's tightness resulted
from sleeping on his neck wrong the first night in Denver.
Giants: Head home for a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs before going
back on the road. They have not announced a starter for the opener Friday night.
Rockies: LHP Austin Gomber (4-4, 6.99) opens a three-game home series against
the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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