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Colorado Rockies mount comeback in ninth, beat Giants 6-5 in final game of series

The Rockies staged a big rally in the ninth to take another series from an above-.500 team.

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Cristhian Adames hit a two-run double off of veteran reliever Joe Nathan with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 6-5 walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night at Coors Field.

Jorge De La Rosa took the hill against Giants' rookie Albert Suarez to start the game. De La Rosa had a rough outing, lasting six innings while allowing five earned runs on nine hits. Suarez had a similarly shaky outing, going five innings and allowing three runs on six hits.

Both teams posted a single run each in the first inning. The Giants got on the board on Buster Posey's sac fly while the Rockies evened things up on David Dahl's RBI single. Brandon Belt put the Giants up in the second inning with a two-run homer to center before Gorkys Hernandez hit a solo shot in the fourth. With the Giants up 4-1, the Rockies clawed back in the bottom of the fourth on David Dahl's sixth homer of the year and Tom Murphy's second to put the score at 4-3.

The Giants extended their lead in the fifth inning on Hunter Pence's double to put the score at 5-3. The following inning was scoreless and then Justin Miller replaced JDLR to start the seventh and then got one out in the eighth, allowing in total just one hit and a walk. Jake McGee finished the inning, striking out one with two hits allowed. Jordan Lyles then came on in the ninth inning and allowed a single hit while retiring the other three batters he faced.

With the Rockies down 5-3 in the ninth, Nolan Arenado came to the plate and hit his 37th of the year to bring the score to 5-4. David Dahl came up and fought off a number of pitches before going down on strikes, but Tom Murphy followed with a single on a line drive to center to set the Rockies up. Charlie Blackmon came in to pinch hit for Cardullo and Pat Valaika ran for Murphy. Chuck was hit by a pitch before Nick Hundley came in to hit for Descalso and hit a bloop single to shallow center to load the bases for the pinch-hitter Adames.

The rookie infielder crushed a 1-1 fastball from Nathan off of the out-of-town scoreboard to plate Valaika and Blackmon and give the Rox their third walk-off win of the year.