The Giants hold on against the Rockies and snap a losing streak
DENVER — Tyro Estrada and Joc Pederson each had two hits in a 10-hit sixth inning as San Francisco opened up a nine-run lead. The Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 11-10 on Sunday and ended a three-game losing streak that hurt their chances of a wild card berth.
San Francisco took a 9-0 lead into the sixth inning, and Colorado closed it out. After scoring four times in the ninth, the Rockies took second and third with two outs when pinch-hitter Charlie Blackmon hit a soft liner to Estrada at second.
The Giants snapped their longest losing streak on the road since 1996 with 9 losses. They are two and a half games back of the last wild card spot in the National League.
Chris Flexen (1-8) homered in the fifth to give the Giants the lead as Mitch Haniger (1-8), and Pederson’s double in the sixth made it 2-0. Haniger’s double drove in two more, and Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer off Matt Koch.
Sean Manaea (6-6) made his second start since May 10, allowing three runs — two earned — and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
For the Giants, Venezuelan Tyro Estrada was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
For the Rockies, Venezuela’s Elias Diaz was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and Ezequiel Dover was 1-for-5 with a run scored; Dominican Elijuris Montero went 1-for-5 with a run scored.