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Rockies help Giants in their playoff push, lose 12-3

The Rockies continued to crawl to the finish line after a beatdown from the Giants on Tuesday night.

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The Rockies had a chance to help play spoiler tonight in San Francisco, but lackluster offense combined with poor pitching led to a depressing 12-3 loss.

The Giants offense was strong out of the gate when Hunter Pence drove in Brandon Belt with an RBI single in the first inning.

The Rockies countered in the third when Charlie Blackmon singled in Cristhian Adames, but that was all the Rockies' offense would provide until the top of the ninth.

The game was pretty much over at that point, as the Giants' offense took over. They poured on 12 hits and six runs over just 4 1/3 innings off German Marquez. Marquez allowed two long balls, one from Buster Posey and one from Hunter Pence, while striking out just two. The one positive from the start was that he allowed zero walks.

Jeff Hoffman made an appearance in relief, pitching two innings while allowing three hits and one run. The rookie's season ERA now sits at 5.47

The bullpen's rough season continued, when Justin Miller allowed five earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning to give the Giants a 12-1 lead.

The Rockies showed some life in the top of the ninth, when Stephen Cardullo drove in two runs after a line drive to center field. Unfortunately, the rally died there.

The Rockies will try to bounce back tomorrow at 8:15 PM MST. Tyler Chatwood will face off against Jeff Samardzija.