November 28, 2023

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The Giants stand up to the Rockies and stop the losing streak

The Giants stand up to the Rockies and stop the losing streak

DENVER — Thero Estrada and Joc Pederson each had two hits in a 10-hit sixth inning in which San Francisco opened a nine-run lead. The Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-10 on Sunday and snap a three-game losing skid that hurt their chances for a wild-card berth.

San Francisco took a 9-0 lead into the sixth inning before Colorado sealed it. After scoring four times in the ninth inning, the Rockies were on second and third with two outs when slugger Charlie Blackmon hit a soft liner for Estrada at second.

The Giants snapped their longest negative streak on the road since 1996 with 9 losses. They are two and a half games out of the last wild-card spot in the National League.

Mitch Haniger put the Giants ahead with a productive double in the fifth inning off Chris Flexen (1-8), and Pederson’s double in the sixth inning made it 2-0. Haniger’s double drove in two more, and Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer off Matt Koch.

Shawn Manea (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 Thiro Estrada went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored.

For the Rockies, Venezuelan Elias Diaz was 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Ezequiel Tovar was 1-for-5 with one run scored; Dominican Elihoris Montero went 1-for-5 with one run scored.

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