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Rockies lose to the Giants, 7-3

Chad Bettis was shaky in the Rockies 7-to-3 loss.

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The Rockies lost to the Giants 7-to-3 tonight.

Chad Bettis did not have his best stuff tonight. He threw 83 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, during which he gave up four runs on eight hits. He walked and struck out one. The first Giants run came in the second inning, when first baseman Nick Noonan, who is a baseball player and a member of the San Francisco Giants and definitely not the team's bus driver, doubled home Hector Sanchez. Angel Pagan then homered to right field in the third inning, and Matt Duffy followed that up by knocking in two in the fifth inning. An Alejandro De Aza single knocked Bettis out of the game in the fifth inning with runners on the corners and one out. Rex Brothers relieved Bettis. He threw one pitch and induced a double play to end the inning.

At that point, it was 4-to-1 Giants. The Rockies got their run in the second inning, when Bettis, who singled, scored on a Jose Reyes triple. Peavy made it a 5-to-1 game in the sixth, when he doubled home a run off of Simon Castro. But the Rockies cut into the Giants lead in the bottom half of the frame. It was then that Nolan Arenado hit his 36th home run of the season. It was a two-run shot that made it a 5-to-3 game.

Arenado has now homered in six consecutive games, and he's the first member of the Rockies to ever do so. In 1995, Dante Bichette hit a home run in five straight games. Larry Walker did it in 1999. Tomorrow, Arenado will try to become the first player to homer in six consecutive games since Chris Davis did it in 2012. As is, Arenado is now the only active National Leaguer to have dingered in six straight. The last time it was done in the National League was in 2006, when it happened twice. Jason Bay homered in seven straight, and Morgan Ensberg went deep in six straight. (Relevant reminder that Baseball Reference's Play Index is great).

The Rockies didn't sustain the rally. Gregor Blanco led off the seventh with a solo home run, and after a couple of singles and an intentional walk, Noonan was unintentionally walked to force in a run and make it a 7-to-3 game, which ended up as the final score.

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