San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence's three-run homer in the
eighth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies, 9-6,
in the rubber match of a three-game set at AT&T Park.
Trailing 6-4, the Giants loaded the based with no outs in the eighth. Melky
Cabrera ripped a grounder up the middle and a diving Josh Rutledge got his
glove on the ball but was unable to corral it, allowing Brandon Crawford to
score. Buster Posey followed with a game-tying sacrifice before Pence ripped a
fastball into the seats in left-center field.
Cabrera had two hits and three RBI while Buster Posey, Brandon Belt and Ryan
Theriot each drove in a run for the Giants, who won for the fourth time in six
Clay Hensley (4-3) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits over
two innings of relief. Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo combined for a perfect
ninth to secure the win.
Eric Young went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, while Rutledge, Chris Nelson and
D.J. LeMahieu each doubled and knocked in a run for the Rockies, who fell
to 30 games under .500 (41-71).
Matt Belisle (3-4) gave up four runs in the eighth to absorb the loss.
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