Tyler Anderson put together another dominant start, but late defensive miscues ultimately led to the Giants' 3-2 victory.
Both Tyler Anderson and Jeff Samardzija held the other team's offense quiet through the first two innings, but the Giants eventually broke through in the third inning. Eduardo Nunez launched his 15th homer of the year over the left field wall.
The Rockies countered in the bottom of the third, as Raimel Tapia drew a walk and stole second base. DJ LeMahieu promptly ripped a groundball up the middle that Brandon Crawford was able to field, but dropped the ball trying to transfer it to his hand. Tapia rounded third and scored fairly easy and tied the game at one.
Anderson allowed Kelby Tomlinson to walk in the top of the fifth, but delivered a quick pick-off throw and nabbed him at first base for the first out. Anderson then walked Gorkys Hernandez, but induced a grounder to Nolan Arenado who then turned a double play to end the inning.
The Rockies took the lead in the bottom of the fifth after Tony Wolters ripped a double to right field, and was advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Anderson. Raimel Tapia drove in his first career run with a sacrifice fly to center field. The Rockies had a 2-1 lead after five innings.
The Giants kicked off the bottom of the eighth with a single to right field, and Trevor Brown followed with a rocket line drive to Arenado at third base. Arenado somehow fielding the ball with a diving play, but was unable to make an accurate throw to second base for the out. After a sacrifice bunt that advanced both runners, Jordan Lyles came in on relief and got two groundballs to end the inning. Unfortunately, one of those grounders drove in the tying run.
With the game tied in the ninth inning, Adam Ottavino came in to try and give the Rockies a chance to win it in the bottom of the ninth.
Buster Posey led off the inning and reached first on a throwing error that was out of reach for "first baseman" Gerardo Parra. Hunter Pence followed with a chopper over the pitcher's mound to put runners on first and third with no outs. Boone Logan did his best to bail Ottavino out of the jam, but ultimately allowed the go-ahead run to score and the Rockies trailed 3-2 in the ninth.
David Dahl managed to reach first base via a walk, but Gerardo Parra did what he does and ended the threat with out a double-play groundball to second base. The Giants won this one 3-2.