Seven straight wins for the Rockies over the Giants: Desmond HRs and slugs four RBIs in 10-8 win

June 16, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

Colorado Rockies’ Ian Desmond watches his three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 10-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By Jeremy Kahn

It seems that the rut that the San Francisco Giants are currently in will continue until they find the right timing.

Ian Desmond hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, and ended the game with four runs batted in and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Giants 10-8 at Coors Field.

With the victory, rookie pitcher Armando Senzatela won for the ninth time this season, tying the most wins in the major leagues.

Senzatela tied Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Kuechel and Jason Vargas for the most in the major leagues during the 2017 season.

In his six innings of work, Senzatela gave up three home runs. Denard Span and Joe Panik each hit solo home runs, while opposing pitcher Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run.

The two-run home run by Samardzija gave the Giants a 4-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning; however, that lead would not last long, as the Rockies took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on Desmond’s home run. Trevor Story added a pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Desmond drove in his fourth run of the evening on a sacrifice fly.

The Giants made it a game in the top of the eighth inning, as they scored two runs and then added another in the top of the ninth inning; however, Rockies closer Derek Holland was able to bounce back from his blown save of the season to pick-up his 24th save of the season.

With the victory, the Rockies have now won seven straight versus the Giants, their longest winning streak in their 24-year history.

On the other side of things, the Giants have lost four games in a row and 13 out of their last 17 games and are 17 games below. 500.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected by home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom in the top of the seventh inning after arguing over a ball and strikes call on D.J. LeMahieu.

NOTES: Matt Cain will get his 39th career start against the Rockies on Saturday afternoon, the 39 starts by Cain against the Rockies are the most by a pitcher against any team in major league history. In his career, Cain is 17-10 with a 3.52 earned run average against the Rockies. Kyle Freeland makes the start for the Rockies.


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