Giants edge Rockies in 10
Red Sox send Angels to franchise-worst 14th straight loss
Published: Jun 09, 2022 06:21 PM
Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz (left) fields the throw on June 8, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Photo: IC

Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz (left) fields the throw on June 8, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Photo: IC

Colorado right fielder Charlie Blackmon's misplay with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed the San Francisco Giants to post a 2-1 victory over the visiting Rockies on Wednesday night.

Luis Gonzalez singled to right off right-hander Carlos Estevez (1-3). Designated runner Donovan Walton was stopping at third until Blackmon failed to field the ball and it rolled behind him. Walton then rushed home with the winning run as the Giants defeated Colorado for the 13th time in the past 15 meetings.

Mike Yastrzemski had three hits and Thairo Estrada had a run-scoring single for San Francisco.

Blackmon was enjoying a good night until the game-deciding miscue. He recorded his 1,500th career hit on a double to left in the sixth inning. The milestone occurred one day after Blackmon hit his 200th career homer.

Overall, Blackmon had two hits, drove in Colorado's lone run and also threw out a runner at the plate.

The Rockies' Connor Joe went 2-for-4 to extend his streak of reaching base to 34 games. The streak is the longest by a Colorado player since DJ LeMahieu reached in 38 straight games in 2016.

Giants right-hander Camilo Doval (1-2) pitched a perfect top of the 10th.

San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford was scratched from the starting lineup shortly before game time but popped up as a pinch hitter in the ninth. He exited the Tuesday game in the fifth inning due to right quadriceps tightness.

Giants left-hander Alex Wood gave up one run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked none.

Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela allowed one run and six hits over six innings. He struck out six and issued one walk.

Colorado scored a run in the third inning with three consecutive two-out singles. Elias Diaz and Joe hit opposite-field singles to right and Blackmon hit a run-scoring ground single to center.

The Giants answered in the fourth. Darin Ruf smacked a one-out double to left-center and scored from third on Estrada's two-out single to left.

San Francisco threatened in the fifth as Gonzalez drew a one-out walk and moved to third on a single by Yastrzemski. Wilmer Flores followed by lining out to right field, and Blackmon delivered a strong throw to retire Gonzalez at home.

Nathan Eovaldi threw five scoreless innings, Bobby Dalbec drove in the only run of the game with a sixth-inning double, and the Boston Red Sox ran their winning streak to seven games by beating the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Wednesday night in Anaheim, California.

The Angels took their 14th straight loss, setting a franchise record, including the last two under interim manager Phil Nevin. Los Angeles matched Boston with seven hits but went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

During the losing streak, the Angels have been shut out three times and scored one run three times.

Los Angeles was without center fielder Mike Trout, who is day-to-day due to a tight left groin.

Eovaldi (4-2) gave up six hits but did not walk a batter, striking out five and making 84 pitches.

Four Boston relievers - Tyler Danish, Jake Diekman, John Schreiber and Matt Strahm (third save) - combined for four scoreless innings to finish it off.