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Giants stop slide, beat Rockies 11-10 to stop slid

DENVER (AP) - Thairo Estrada and Joc Pederson had two hits each in a 10-hit sixth inning as San Francisco opened a nine-run lead, and the Giants hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-10 on Sunday and stop a three-game skid that hurt their wild card chances.

San Francisco opened a 9-0 lead in the sixth inning before Colorado closed. After scoring four times in the ninth, the Rockies had runners at second and third with two outs when pinch-hitter Charlie Blackman hit a soft liner to Estrada at second.

The Giants stopped their longest road losing streak since 1996 at nine games. They had lost the first three games of the four-game series, falling 2 1/2 games back for the last NL wild card.

Mitch Haniger put the Giants ahead with an RBI double in the fifth against Chris Flexen (1-8) and Pederson's double in the sixth boosted the lead to 2-0. Haniger added a two-run double and Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer off Matt Koch.

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Sean Manaea (6-6), making his second start since May 10, gave up three runs - two earned - and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Flexen (1-8) gave up four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Colorado had won a season-high five straight games. The Rockies are 12-33 against the NL West, their worst winning percentage against the division.

San Francisco led 11-6 starting the ninth. Hunter Goodman hit a sacrifice fly and closer Camilo Doval allowed Kris Bryant's roller past his glove for a run-scoring error. Elias Diaz hit a two-run single, and : Taylor Rogers retired Blackmon for his second save.

Haniger entered hitting .133 (6 for 45) with three RBIs since returning Aug. 29 from a fractured forearm. Crawford has 80 RBIs at Coors Field, second-most among visiting players.

Brenton Doyle and Hunter Goodman in the Rockies' five-run sixth inning. It was the first career home run for Goodman, a 23-year-old rookie who had three RBIs.


ROCKIES: Placed RHP Kyle Freeland on the 15-day IL (right oblique strain) and recalled RHP Noah Davis from Triple-A Albuquerque. Freeland sustained the injury in Colorado's 5-2 win Saturday night against the Giants, exiting the game after three innings. ... INF Brendan Rodgers was hit on the head by an 86 mph from Doval in the ninth inning but remained in the game.


Giants: San Francisco opens a two-game series at Arizona on Tuesday.

Rockies: Colorado LHP Ty Blatch (3-1, 4.64 ERA) will start Monday and RHP Michael Wacha (11-4, 3.43 ERA) for San Francisco.



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