Brandon Crawford smacked a three-run home run, his fourth of the
season, as the Giants celebrated former great Willie Mays' 85th
birthday by snapping a two-game losing streak.
Bumgarner (4-2) overcame a four-run second to pitch 7 1/3 innings en
route to his third consecutive win.
The left-hander shut out the Rockies on four hits after the second
inning before handing the ball to right-hander Cory Gearrin with one
on and one out in the eighth.
Bumgarner's double-digit strikeout game was the 26th of his career.
He allowed a total of seven hits and four runs, three earned, in his
7 1/3 innings. He issued just one walk.
Guerrin gave up a one-out single to Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado in
the eighth, but then struck out Mark Reynolds and got Ryan Raburn to
ground out with the potential tying run on base.
Closer Santiago Casilla pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save.
Right-hander Chad Bettis (3-2) couldn't hold an early 4-0 lead and
suffered the loss for the Rockies, who were coming off a
record-breaking 17-7 win in the series opener.
Bettis allowed eight hits and five runs in six innings. He walked
two and struck out four.
Hunter Pence, returning from a sore back that sidelined him for
Thursday's series opener, had three of the Giants' nine hits, all
Matt Duffy had two hits, including an RBI triple, and Brandon Belt
added a run-scoring double for the Giants.
Reynolds had three hits, all singles, for the Rockies, who fell to
5-3 on their current 10-game trip.
Arenado added a single and a double in Colorado's eight-hit attack.
After falling behind by four runs early, the Giants rallied for a
5-4 lead in the fifth on Duffy's tying triple and Pence's
tiebreaking single. Denard Span set up the two-run inning with a
leadoff bunt single.
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The Giants' rally began with Crawford's homer in the bottom of the
second. It followed a walk to Belt and Pence's first hit, a single.
San Francisco was forced to fight an uphill battle after its defense
for the fourth night in a row let it down and helped Colorado build
a big inning.
This time, it happened in the top of the second after Nolan Arenado
had doubled and came home on Mark Reynolds' single to open the
Consecutive throwing errors by Duffy at third and second baseman Joe
Panik allowed a second run to score.
Dustin Garneau followed with a sacrifice fly and Bettis a safety
squeeze that plated Gerardo Parra, completing the four-run uprising
that produced a 4-0 lead.
NOTES: After Colorado's 17-7 win on Thursday night, the winning team
had averaged 11.3 runs in the first four games between the Rockies
and Giants this season. ... The Rockies scored 13 runs in a single
inning Thursday. They totaled just 12 while Saturday's starter, RHP
Jon Gray, has been on the mound in his last nine starts dating to
last August. ... After six times through their rotation, the Giants
began play Friday 12-6 in games started by LHP Madison Bumgarner,
RHP Johnny Cueto and RHP Jeff Samardzija, but just 3-9 when RHP Jake
Peavy or RHP Matt Cain have started. ... Before the game, the Giants
designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment. Mazzaro retired only one
of the 10 batters he faced in the Rockies' 13-run fifth inning
Thursday, watching a 0.00 ERA become 63.00 in the process. ... The
Giants promoted RHP Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento to fill
the roster spot.
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