Blackmon’s 3-run HR caps comeback as Rockies, Giants split

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a three-run, two-out homer off Camilo Doval to cap a comeback from a four-run deficit within the closing inning, giving the Colorado Rockies an 8-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night time for a doubleheader split.

Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead single and a grand slam in a 10-run first inning that propelled the Giants to a 12-4 victory within the opener, then homered once more as the Giants constructed a 6-2, sixth-inning lead within the second recreation. Belt had seven RBIs within the doubleheader, shortened to seven-inning video games below pandemic guidelines.

Pinch-hitter Alan Trejo singled off Jake McGee with one out within the seventh, Garrett Hampson singled with two outs, and Trevor Story’s two-run double reduce the deficit to 6-4.

Ryan McMahon hit an RBI single, Doval (0-1) relieved and C.J. Cron fouled off a 2-2 pitch, labored the rely full and blooped a single to proper. Blackmon hit his second homer of the season, driving a full-count slider into the right-field seats for his fourth game-ending residence run.

Wilmer Flores and Cron had two-run homers within the second recreation.

Belt linked for his slam within the first recreation on the sixth pitch after Jhoulys Chacín relieved starter German Márquez, a 452-foot drive for his third career slam. Buster Posey went deep 4 pitches later.

Márquez (1-3) allowed eight runs and 6 hits in two-third of an inning, an outing that raised his ERA from 4.13 to six.21. He has lost to the Giants 3 times this season.

Colorado allowed double-digit runs in an inning for the seventh time.

Brandon Crawford added a two-run homer within the sixth in opposition to Lucas Gilbreath as the Giants romped within the make-up of Monday night time’s rainout.

Belt and Posey completed with three hits every. Posey reached seven residence runs in simply 19 video games performed this season.

“It was nice to have that cushion but I don’t think at any point did we feel comfortable to take our foot off the gas,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “I thought Craw’s homer was as important as any big hit that we had in the first inning.”

Tauchman, acquired from the New York Yankees final week, hit leadoff for the Giants for the primary time and scored twice within the first, doubling beginning the sport and later strolling.

Matt Wisler (1-2) retired Colorado’s closing 5 batters, Giants starter Aaron Sanchez allowed 4 runs and 7 hits in 4 innings, together with Raimel Tapia’s fourth-inning grand slam, the third of his massive league career.

“You want to go out there and put up zeroes, that’s the main thing,” Sanchez stated. “You don’t want to get caught in one of those back-and-forth, run-for-run games.”

San Francisco despatched 13 males to the plate and had eight hits within the first, its largest inning since scoring 10 runs within the fourth of an 11-6 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2008. It was the fifth time the Giants scored double digits within the first inning, the primary since an 11-run body in opposition to St. Louis on June 29, 1967.

“You’ve got to give credit to the Giants,” Marquez stated by means of an interpreter. “They’re a good-hitting team. I didn’t command the ball as well, and they took advantage of that.”


Giants: RHP Kevin Gausman was positioned on the injured listing after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and experiencing signs. The crew’s medical workers anticipated the after-effects will clear up in a day or two. … C Joey Bart was recalled from the alternate coaching website. … INF Tommy LaStella went on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, due to a left hamstring pressure. Manager Gabe Kapler estimated LaStella may very well be sidelined as much as six weeks. … INF Jason Vosler was recalled from the crew’s alternate website.


Giants RHP Logan Webb (1-2, 4.13 ERA) is slated to begin Wednesday’s collection finale in opposition to Colorado RHP Jon Gray (3-2, 3.15 ERA).

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