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Rockies lose to Giants 7-4

A rough fifth inning sunk the Rockies, leading to a second consecutive loss to the Giants.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies lost to the Giants, 7-4, this afternoon at Coors Field. The two teams split the four game series with two wins apiece.

This afternoon's game was listless and without much excitement—and based on the broadcast, the crowd mirrored the energy-level of the game.

Yohan Flande opened up the game with a perfect first inning. The Rockies then posted two runs in the bottom of the inning. The exciting part was that the Rockies loaded the bases with nobody out against Madison Bumgarner. But then they scored a couple in a dull fashion: a groundout and a sacrifice fly. The Giants responded by scoring a run with a groundout of their own in the top of the second. Buster Posey tied the game at two with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Things fell apart for the Rockies in an endless top of the fifth. Yohan Flande retired the first batter he faced, but two singles, a triple, an intentional walk later, and two runs later, he was removed from the game. Brooks Brown entered in relief. He allowed a single and another run against the only batter he faced. Rex Brothers then entered. He allowed a walk and a two-run double. Brothers "recorded" the second out of the inning when Brandon Belt was thrown out at home plate on that double. David Hale then relieved Brothers, making him the fourth pitcher of the inning facing the ninth batter. He retired Juan Perez to end the inning. The Giants came away with a 7-to-2 lead.

The Rockies lodged a rally in the bottom of the fifth. They opened the frame with four consecutive singles—courtesy of Brandon Barnes, Rafael Ynoa, Jose Reyes, and Cristhian Adames. Adames's single scored two, making it a 7-to-4 game.. With runners on first and second with Nolan Arenado up as the tying run, Arenado hit a grounder back to Bumgarner. The Giants rudely turned a double play to dampen the rally. CarGo then lined out to end the inning.

There was no more scoring for the remainder of the game.

Source: FanGraphs

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