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Colorado Rockies offense comes to life in 12-3 win over San Francisco Giants

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The Rockies scored in double digits for the first time in 2017 and took the series win against San Francisco.

Another strong start from Antonio Senzatela and a trio of home runs led the Colorado Rockies to a 12-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Senzatela pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts to earn the win for the Rockies. It was the third straight start in which Senzatela has gotten through the seventh.

The Rockies’ offense staked Senzatela to an early lead as Charlie Blackmon led off the first inning with a triple and scored on an RBI single from Nolan Arenado. Arenado then came home thanks to a two-run home run by Mark Reynolds, giving the Rockies a quick 3-0 lead against Giants starter Matt Moore.

Colorado added more in the fourth inning, which saw solo home runs from Trevor Story and Blackmon sandwiched around a Dustin Garneau RBI double, putting the Rockies up 6-0.

The Giants got to Senzatela for the first and only time on the night in the sixth, when Joe Panik hit his first home run of the year, cutting the Rockies lead to 6-1.

Things got a bit hairy for the Rockies in the top of the eighth, when the Giants scored a pair of runs and brought the tying run to the plate with two outs, but Carlos Estevez, the third Rockies reliever of the inning, struck out Brandon Crawford to end the threat and preserve a 6-3 lead.

After giving up the pair of runs in the top half of the eighth, the Rockies offense responded in the bottom half with six runs of their own against Giants reliever Neil Ramirez, who gave up five hits and a bases-loaded walk in 23 of an inning.

Jordan Lyles mopped things up in the ninth to secure the win in the game and the series. The Rockies are now 5-1 against the Giants this season, 12-6 overall.

The Rockies will go for the series sweep tomorrow as Denver native Kyle Freeland makes his third career Coors Field start against Jeff Samardzija, first pitch is at 1:10 p.m. Mountain time.