San Francisco 12, Colorado 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 31875

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 2 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 12 13 1
Colorado 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 83-70 44-34 39-36 W8
Colorado 70-82 38-40 32-42 L4

Recap


Pablo Sandoval homered twice, knocking in four, in the fourth inning as the visiting San Francisco Giants scored eight runs and cruised past the Colorado Rockies 12-5 on Sunday for their season-high eighth straight win.
 
The victory pulled the Giants within four games of the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild-card race, and they stayed five games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West.
 
Sandoval, who also had a triple, had two of the four home runs for San Francisco in the fourth. Brandon Belt and winning pitcher Matt Cain also went deep. It was the first time the Giants had four homers in an inning since 1961.
 
Cain (12-10) allowed five hits and five runs – three earned – in five innings. It was his fifth career homer and first since 2008.
 
Giants’ closer Brian Wilson pitched for the first time since Aug. 15, striking out two in a perfect eighth inning. He had been out with elbow inflammation.
 
It was the first four-game sweep for the Giants at Coors Field since Aug. 26-29, 2002.
 
The Rockies have lost five of their last six games. Colorado starter Esmil Rogers (6-6), who gave up four of San Francisco’s six homers, is 0-5 since Aug. 9.


Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Colorado
Matt Cain Player Esmil Rogers
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.2
3 Strikeouts 0
5 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 22.09
Hitting
San Francisco   Colorado
Pablo Sandoval Player Ty Wigginton
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 1
2 HR 0
11 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 13 6 35 .317 12 4 11 4 0 1
Colorado 6 0 8 .188 19 6 4 6 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Rockies have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .488 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Giants have a W/L % of .566 after a win and .514 after a loss.
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