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Rockies 6, Giants 4: Parade of doubles powers Rockies to win

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The Rockies hit seven doubles en route to a win over the Giants in the series opener.

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Rafael Ynoa's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the sixth gave the Rockies the lead for good in a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Six Rockies had multi-hit games, including second baseman DJ LeMahieu who was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, as the team collected 15 hits total on the night, more than half of which went for extra bases.

All of the offense was in support of starter Eddie Butler, who was solid but unspectacular on the night, allowing four runs on nine hits in six innings with a pair of walks and three strikeouts. Nolan Arenado, however, was spectacular with the glove, making this diving stop for a double play and rob Giants third baseman Casey McGehee of extra bases:

In addition to their seven doubles on the day, the Rockies got a solo home run from center fielder Charlie Blackmon in the third inning against Giants starter Chris Heston to tie the game at three. Heston allowed six runs on 11 hits in 5⅓ innings, walking one and striking out four.

Also of note was Carlos Gonzalez snapping an 0-for-16 slump with an opposite-field double in the sixth. He followed the double with a sharp single to center in the seventh.

After Butler was removed, Christian Friedrich and Brooks Brown combined for a scoreless seventh, Boon Logan blanked the Giants in the eighth and Adam Ottavino earned his third save in the ninth.

The series continues at 6:10 p.m. tomorrow with Tim Hudson facing Jorge De La Rosa.


Source: FanGraphs

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