San Francisco 7, Colorado 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:15 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 41292

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
San Francisco 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 58-90 31-43 27-47 L5
San Francisco 86-63 43-31 43-32 W3

Recap


Giants 7, Rockies 1:
Pablo Sandoval smacked a three-run homer among his three hits and Matt Cain won his career-high 15th game as host San Francisco lowered its magic number to win the National League West to five with another victory over Colorado.

Gregor Blanco also had three hits and drove in a pair while Buster Posey and Brandon Belt each had an RBI for the Giants, who increased their lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers to nine games. Los Angeles split a doubleheader at Washington on Wednesday.

Cain (15-5) stretched his winning streak to five over his last eight starts. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out eight as the Giants won their fifth straight over the Rockies and improved to 13-4 against them this season. Cain is 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last six home starts against Colorado.

Tyler Chatwood (4-5) fell to 0-2 with an 8.08 ERA in four September starts. He allowed three runs - all of them coming on Sandoval's homer off the right-field foul pole in the first inning - and eight hits in four frames. Chris Nelson, the reigning NL Player of the Week, and Charlie Blackmon had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who have lost 12 of their last 14 overall and on the road.

After DJ LeMahieu's sacrifice fly made it 3-1 in the fifth inning, the Giants scored three in the bottom half, capped by Blanco's two-run single. Posey added an RBI single in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez (left hamstring) returned to the lineup and went 0-for-4. He missed Tuesday's game and was limited to a pinch-hitting role Monday. ... Giants INF Marco Scutaro, who was acquired from Colorado on July 27, is 13-for-27 (.481) against his former team and is hitting .353 with 32 RBIs in 50 games since joining San Francisco. ... Cain, who walked four after issuing a season-high five against Arizona on Friday, improved to 15-7 lifetime against Colorado.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   San Francisco
Tyler Chatwood Player Matt Cain
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 8.0
2 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 4
6.75 ERA 1.12
Hitting
Colorado   San Francisco
Charlie Blackmon Player Gregor Blanco
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 4 0 4 .138 10 10 1 4 0 1
San Francisco 14 1 19 .389 19 7 7 2 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Giants have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Rockies have a W/L % of .379 after a win and .400 after a loss.