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Rockies 7, Giants 6: Rockies offense outdoes Giants

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It was a home run derby at Coors Field tonight

After a what seemed like a home run derby, the Rockies held the Giants in the ninth to take the first game of the series with a 7-6 win, and continue a two game winning streak.

Offenses get on the board early

Daniel Murphy put the Rockies on the board early in the first with a line drive RBI single to drive in Trevor Story to give the Rockies a 1-0 to end the first inning. Murphy finished yesterdays game with four hits, which is the 22nd time in his career he’s done so.

Home runs on runs on runs

The second inning kicked off what would be a back to back to back home run battle between the Giants and the Rockies. Chad Tromp homered and Mike Yastrzemski followed with a two run home run to drive in another two runs giving the Giants a 3-1 lead.

Alex Dickerson homered again for the Giants in the fifth to add another run to their lead, but the Rockies powered back in the sixth. Nolan Arenado kicked off what became a five run inning for the Rockies with a two-run home run to drive in Charlie Blackmon. Ryan McMahon was driven in by a RBI single from Matt Kemp. The Rockies added two more runs to give themselves a 6-4 lead going into the seventh.

And more home runs

Chris Owings added another home run in the eighth to add another insurance run to the Rockies lead, 7-4. The Giants added two more runs in the top of the ninth, but the Rockies shut them down and took the first game of the series with a 7-6 win.

Pitching Recap

Chi Chi González pitched three innings with three strikeouts in his first outing of the season for the Rockies. His ERA sits at 9.00 after tonights game. Johnny Cueto went five innings for the Giants with four strike outs. He hasn’t gone more than five innings since July 2018 after returning from Tommy John surgery.

Up Next:

The Rockies will continue the series against the Giants tomorrow night at 6:40 p.m. MT. Germán Márquez will take the ball against Kevin Gausman