By Jeremy Kahn
SAN FRANCISCO-There are not many home runs hit at AT&T Park, but it is rare when all the runs scored by the winning team, it helps a lot.
Kelby Tomlinson hit an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning, and then after a Matt Duffy ground out, Marlon Byrd hit a solo home run into the center field seats and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 before a 41,505, the 407th consecutive sellout at AT&T Park.
The Tomlinson inside-the-park home run was the first by a Giants player since Angel Pagan hit against the Rockies on May 25, 2013.
Brandon Crawford rounded out the scoring for the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning, as he hit his 21st home run of the season. All three home runs came off of Rockies starter Chris Rusin.
Jake Peavy went five innings, allowing just one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out two and finished the 2015 season with a record of 8-6.
Rusin went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out three, as he finished his season with a 6-10 record.
NOTES: Matt Cain will take the ball in the season finale for the Giants, while Christian Bergman will take to the mound for the Rockies.
Prior to the game, there was a retirement ceremony for Tim Hudson, who is retiring after 17 seasons in the major leagues.
In a tribute video to Hudson, Bruce Bochy, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy, Barry Zito, Billy Beane, Bobby Cox and Fredi Gonzalez all spoke to Hudson and thanked him for everything.
Since the opening of AT&T Park on April 11, 2000, this was only the ninth inside-the-park home run.