Matzek (3-9) allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out
seven in as many innings as he snapped a personal five-game losing
streak. Charlie Blackmon contributed a single and scored a run as
Colorado won its fourth straight game in San Francisco.
The Giants tied a season high with four errors, all within the first
four innings, in their third consecutive loss. Jake Peavy (3-13)
gave up three runs (one earned) in seven frames and Andrew Susac hit
a solo homer for San Francisco, which saw its lead over Atlanta in
the race for the second National League wild card reduced to
Blackmon reached on an error to open the game and later scampered
from second to third on an errant pickoff attempt by Peavy before
scoring on Morneau's sacrifice fly. Buster Posey singled in a run in
the bottom of the first inning and Susac homered to center in the
second to put the Giants up 2-1.
Two more errors and a balk helped the Rockies tie it in the fourth
and Corey Dickerson's sacrifice fly later in the frame made it 3-2.
Adam Ottavino worked around a leadoff single in the eighth and
LaTroy Hawkins overcame a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 21st
save in 22 chances.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Blackmon had an RBI in the seventh taken away
after a replay review ruled that DJ LeMahieu was out at home trying
to score on Blackmon's single to right. ... Giants manager Bruce
Bochy was ejected in the eighth for arguing a called third strike
against Posey. ... San Francisco RHP Tim Lincecum will have his next
turn in the rotation, scheduled for Thursday versus Colorado,
skipped in favor of RHP Yusmeiro Petit. A two-time Cy Young Award
winner, Lincecum has a 9.49 ERA over his last six starts and will
pitch out of the bullpen for now, Bochy said Monday.
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