By Jeremy Kahn
SAN FRANCISCO-In his final start of the 2015 season, this was probably not the way that Chris Heston wanted it to end.
Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run and a double in his first two at-bats, as the Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 before a crowd of 41,505, the 406th consecutive sellout at AT&T Park.
It was the 42nd home run of the season for Arenado, who added two more runs batted in with his double in his second at bat against Heston.
After Arenado hit his home run in the top of the second inning, the Giants tied up the game, when Jarrett Parker doubled to score Brandon Crawford, who singled to lead off the inning.
Heston was out of the game with two outs in the top of the fourth inning, after he allowed eight runs on eight hits, walking just one and striking out three and his season ends with a 12-11 record.
Charlie Blackmon was the last batter that Heston faced this season, and the Rockies planted a Heston offering into the netting that protects the garden in straightaway centerfield.
Kyle Kendrick ended his season on a high note, as he went six innings, allowing one run on five hits, while walking one and striking out six and ended the 2015 season with a 7-13 record.
Prior to the game, the Willie Mac Award was given to third baseman Matt Duffy and it was a historic event for the team and the award.
Duffy is the first Giants rookie to ever receive the Award that annually given to the Most Inspirational member of the team, and is voted on by his teammates.