SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have found some-more than their satisfactory share of ways to remove ballgames this season.
However, when it comes to extra-inning affairs, they continue to play like champs.
Six San Francisco relievers close out a Rockies on 4 hits over a final 8 innings, delivering a Giants a second true win over Colorado and a seventh win in 10 extra-inning games this season.
“The quarrel is there. It’s been there,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s good to see them rewarded for it.”
Hernandez doubled off a Rockies’ seventh pitcher, right-hander Chad Qualls, with one out in a 14th.
After pitcher Cory Gearrin (2-2) struck out, Span grounded a pointy singular into right field, and Hernandez simply kick Raimel Tapia’s chuck to home image for a Giants’ third walk-off win of a season.
The walk-off RBI was a fifth of Span’s career.
“Everyone contributed,” pronounced Gearrin, who close out a Rockies on dual hits over a final 3 innings to get a win. “It’s always fun walking it off like that. It’s since we play.”
The Rockies saw their season-worst losing strain strech 7 games. They had been 45-0 when in front entering a eighth inning this season.
“It’s been a crazy 7 days,” Rockies initial baseman Mark Reynolds pronounced of a losing streak. “It’s been rough.”
Qualls (1-1), who was operative his initial inning in a 14th, took a loss.
Span had 3 hits, and Hernandez and Brandon Belt dual every for a Giants, who available back-to-back wins for a initial time given May 27-28.
“The usually approach we win a diversion like this, we need someone to have a large diversion out of a bullpen,” Bochy said. “They all did.”
Ian Desmond had 3 hits, and Tapia and Reynolds dual every for a Rockies, who have mislaid 5 true to open a nine-game trip.
“It’s baseball, man,” Reynolds said. “Sometimes we get a break, infrequently we don’t. It seemed like we were removing a garland of breaks early. Now all seems to be going a other way.
“We need to have a diversion where we strike good and representation good during a same time.”
The Giants trailed 3-2 before rallying into a tie opposite a Colorado bullpen in a eighth. Pinch hitter Kelby Tomlinson’s one-out singular off a Rockies’ third pitcher, left-hander Jake McGee, brought home Belt with a game-tying run.
McGee rebounded to strike out Hernandez and splash hitter Nick Hundley with a intensity go-ahead run during third to safety a tie.
The Rockies had been close out on 4 hits over 5 innings by Giants right-hander Matt Cain before Reynolds, following an conscious travel to Nolan Arenado, belted a three-run homer in a sixth.
The home run, Reynolds’ 19th of a year, was a initial for a Rockies given Charlie Blackmon led off their diversion Thursday with a homer opposite a Arizona Diamondbacks.
Colorado right-hander Scott Oberg transposed starter Jeff Hoffman with dual on and dual outs in a seventh, and he got Hunter Pence to fly to left.
Neither starting pitcher got a decision.
In attempting to run his highway record to 4-0, Hoffman authorised dual runs and 6 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked 3 and struck out six.
Cain was pulled after 6 innings, carrying yielded 3 runs and 6 hits. He walked 3 and struck out three. He stays winless in his past 10 starts opposite a Rockies dating behind to May 2013.
Cain contributed to a Giants’ initial run, dropping down a two-strike scapegoat bunt that modernized Hernandez to second in a third inning. Span followed with a two-out singular that plated a run.
NOTES: Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu left a diversion in a fourth inning since of a cramp in his right groin. He will not start a array culmination Wednesday, Rockies manager Bud Black announced afterward. … Giants SS Brandon Crawford leads a majors with 8 scapegoat flies. … The Rockies announced Tuesday that LHP Tyler Anderson (strained left knee) would bear arthroscopic medicine and be out approximately one month. … Colorado promoted OF Mike Tauchman from Triple-A Albuquerque and demoted RHP Jairo Diaz. In a analogous move, a Rockies eliminated OF David Dahl (stress greeting in rib cage) to a 60-day infirm list. … The Rockies also announced that LHP Zac Rosscup, acquired from a Chicago Cubs in sell for minor-leaguer RHP Matt Carasiti, would be sent to Triple-A Albuquerque. … The Giants reportedly will foster 3B Jae-gyun Hwang from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday and place 3B Conor Gillaspie (strained reduce back) on a DL.