National League Game Summary - Colorado at San Francisco
(Saturday, June 14)
Final Score: Colorado 5, San Francisco 4
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Barnes' go-ahead, inside-the-
park two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Colorado
Rockies over the San Francisco Giants, 5-4, in the middle tilt of a three-
game series at AT&T Park.
With the Rockies trailing by a run, Charlie Blackmon singled off Sergio Romo
(3-3) with one out in the decisive frame. Barnes then delivered his second
inside-the-park homer of the season on a two-out slider past a diving center
fielder Angel Pagan to cap off a second consecutive ninth inning rally for
the Rockies, who have won four straight.
"We always talk about the games here and how crazy they are," said Rockies
manager Walt Weiss. "It usually comes down to millimeters and milliseconds.
That was another one today."
Rex Brothers (3-4) struck out the side in the eighth inning to earn the win
while LaTroy Hawkins ended the game with a scoreless ninth to secure his 13th
save of the year.
Michael McKenry went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Blackmon, Josh Rutledge
and Ryan Wheeler each recorded an RBI for Colorado.
Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI and Hunter Pence
added a solo home run for the Giants, who have lost five of their last six.
"This is a tough one for these guys to lose," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
"That's a tough way to lose a game but we have to move on and be ready for
Pence's solo shot over the left-field wall in the first that started the
McKenry led off the second with a base hit and came around to score on
Wheeler's double to center. With Wheeler on third and two outs, Blackmon
singled to left to put the Rockies ahead.
Back-to-back doubles from Justin Morneau and Rutledge, respectively, in the
third extended Colorado's lead to 3-1.
Posey crushed a two-out, full-count fastball for a two-run homer that tied the
game in the fifth two batters after Pagan reached on a base hit.
In the seventh, Pagan lined a single off the glove of third baseman Wheeler.
Pence put runners on the corners with his base hit and Posey's sacrifice fly
to right plated Pagan to break the tie.
Barnes is the first Rockies player to have multiple inside-the-park homers in
the same season. He also joins Ellis Burks and Clint Barmes as only players
with multiple inside-the-park homers in Rockies uniform ... Posey recorded
three RBI in a game for the first time since July 12, 2013 ... Giants starter
Ryan Vogelsong yielded three runs on seven hits and a walk in just five
innings ... Colorado starter Christian Bergman allowed three runs on eight
hits in six innings ... Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who sprained a toe on his
right foot in Friday's game, was not in the Rockies' starting lineup ... Pence
snapped the Giants' home run drought at seven games.
06/14 22:28:29 ET
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