Giants Beat Rockies; 1st Team With 90 Wins

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DENVER (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria each had 2 RBIs during a four-run rally successful the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants bushed the Colorado Rockies 7-4 connected Wednesday.

The streaking Giants (90-50) won their 4th consecutive and became the archetypal squad successful the majors to triumph 90 games. They began the time with a one-game pb successful the NL West implicit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Wednesday’s rally capped a three-game expanse of Colorado and was the past of 16 consecutive days of baseball. San Francisco went 10-6 successful a docket that included a 4-6 people against postseason hopefuls Atlanta, Milwaukee and the Dodgers.

“We did a bully occupation done a precise hard agelong of games and immoderate constituent we’ll look backmost and truly admit what a grind that was,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.

Brandon Crawford homered and Brandon Belt had 3 hits for San Francisco. Tyler Rogers (6-1) worked a scoreless eighth inning and Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 30th save.

The Giants trailed 4-3 erstwhile Carlos Estévez (2-4) walked pinch-hitter Buster Posey to unfastened the ninth and 2 consecutive singles loaded the bases. Wade lined different azygous to right-center to springiness the Giants the lead.

“He’s had truthful galore large hits for america this year,” Crawford said of Wade. “Down to our past onslaught a mates of times and past truthful galore tiebreaker, go-ahead basal hits for us. He’s been a immense for us.”

Longoria doubled to halfway to headdress the comeback.

“Estévez is simply a large challenge,” Kapler said. “He’s throwing 98 mph bowling balls up determination and 1 of the tougher at-bats for right-handed hitters, truthful Longo’s deed was arsenic large arsenic any.”

Elías Díaz, who besides had 2 doubles, enactment Colorado up 4-3 with his 16th homer successful the sixth.

San Francisco starter Anthony DeSclafani gave up 3 consecutive singles, including 1 to pitcher Jon Gray that drove successful the archetypal run, earlier exiting with 1 retired successful the fifth.

A groundout and Trevor Story’s treble gave Colorado a 3-0 lead.

The Giants tied it connected Crawford’s three-run homer — his 20th — successful the sixth disconnected Gray, who was activated from the injured database for the start. He allowed 3 runs connected six hits and struck retired 8 successful five-plus innings.

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“Five scoreless innings, held them down and got immoderate punch outs,” Rockies manager Bud Black said of Gray. “In the sixth, 3 opposite-field hits. On equilibrium I thought Jon threw the shot really, truly well, and physically helium was fine.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (right elbow strain) won’t commencement throwing connected the broadside for different mates of days, Kapler said. … LHP Alex Wood (COVID-19) volition extremity his quarantine play Thursday and articulation the team. … Infielders Donovan Solano (COVID-19) and Wilmer Flores (left hamstring strain) person accrued shot activities. Flores could rejoin the squad Sunday successful Chicago and Solano connected Sunday oregon adjacent week.

Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez was placed connected the 10-day injured database with a close oblique strain. He pitched Tuesday night, allowing 5 runs successful 1 1/3 innings.

PAINFUL AT-BAT

Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski fouled a shot disconnected his ankle successful the eighth inning but drew a locomotion earlier leaving aft the fractional inning with an ankle contusion.

“The crushed we took him retired of the crippled was we didn’t consciousness similar helium was going to beryllium susceptible of going to get a alert ball,” Kapler said, adding that Yastrzemski is time to day. “As choky arsenic the crippled was, we were going to request radical that could tally astir determination and marque plays. We weren’t definite Yaz was going to beryllium capable to bash that.”

ROCKIES ROSTER MOVES

In summation to activating Gray from the injured list, the squad recalled infielder Colton Welker and right-hander Antonio Santos from Triple-A Albuquerque. Infielder Joshua Fuentes was optioned to the Isotopes and reliever Robert Stephenson was placed connected the paternity list.

UP NEXT

Giants: Kapler has said Friday’s crippled astatine the Chicago Cubs volition beryllium a bullpen crippled but hasn’t announced who volition open.

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Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (4-9, 4.16) volition statesman a four-game bid astatine the Philadelphia Phillies connected Thursday.

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