Rodon strikes out 12 in 6 innings, Giants beat Rockies 8-5
Tue, May 10, 2022
MLB News (AP)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carlos Rodon matched his season high with 12 strikeouts in six innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Monday night.
Mauricio Dubon had three hits, including his second homer in three days, and drove in three runs as the Giants won their eighth straight against the Rockies dating to last season. Austin Slater added a pair of singles.
Rodon (4-1) pitched around traffic much of the game but benefited from two double plays and a steady fastball clocked at 97 mph in the sixth, when the left-hander whiffed NL home run leader C.J. Cron and Elias Diaz.
San Francisco's top offseason acquisition, Rodon finished with 11 swinging strikeouts and allowed six hits and two walks in his first start against the Rockies since 2017.
Yonathan Daza had two RBIs for Colorado. Connor Joe and Jose Iglesias each got three hits. The Rockies have lost three of four.
Dubon got the Giants going with a sacrifice fly off Austin Gomber (2-3) in the first inning, then extended the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer to center field in the third. Dubon also homered in Saturday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals, his first since June 22, 2021.
After Daza's two-run single off Rodon in the sixth cut San Francisco's lead to 3-2, Dubon reached on an infield single leading off the bottom half and scored on Darin Ruf's single. A second run scored when Diaz chased down a wild pitch but threw wildly into left field, allowing Wilmer Flores to trot home. Joc Pederson's sacrifice fly made it 6-2.
Gomber remained winless in four career starts at Oracle Park after he allowed five runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Giants: Brandon Belt was a late scratch because of neck stiffness caused by a swing Saturday night. Ruf was scheduled to be the DH but replaced Belt at first base.
Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 3.75 ERA) is 5-1 in 10 career appearances against San Francisco. Giants LHP Alex Wood (2-2, 4.38) has lost his past two starts and allowed eight runs over his last 10 1/3 innings.
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