Jorge De La Rosa struggled in the first inning, allowing a double to Angel Pagan and walking Buster Posey before Hunter Pence hit a three-run home run to give the Giants an early lead. That lead was expanded when De La Rosa walked opposing pitcher Ryan Vogelsong in the second, who came around to score on Marco Scutaro's double, giving San Francisco a 4-0 lead. De La Rosa was removed after the second inning with thumb soreness.
Jeff Manship came on in relief of De La Rosa pitched a scoreless third inning, but allowed two more runs in the fourth thanks to run-scoring hits from Posey and Pence, extending the Giants lead to 6-0.
The Rockies began the comeback in the top of the fifth. Corey Dickerson and DJ LeMahieu each had RBI singles and both scored on Michael Cuddyer's three-run home run that cut the Rockies' deficit to 6-5. The Rockies took the lead in the sixth on Charlie Blackmon's RBI double and Ryan Wheeler's run-scoring single. LeMahieu's sacrifice fly in the eighth extended the Rockies lead to 8-6.
The rubber game of the series is tomorrow. Juan Nicasio will take the mound for the Rockies against Yusmerio Petit.
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