August 3, 2019 / 3:56 AM / 3 months ago

Rockies rally to turn back Giants

EditorsNote: Adds Denver to lede; removes Steven from 9th graf

Aug 2, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert (23) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan McMahon and Trevor Story each homered, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Friday night in Denver.

Rockies outfielder David Dahl was carted off the field in the top of the sixth inning with what looked like a serious injury to his right ankle. Dahl was hurt when he tried to plant his left foot to reach back and catch Scooter Gennett’s liner.

Dahl made the catch, but his right ankle buckled in the process. Head trainer Keith Dugger came out and, soon afterward, a cart was brought out to wheel Dahl off the field.

Mike Yastrzemski homered, and Steven Duggar had two hits for San Francisco. The Giants had won four straight against the Rockies.

Colorado got the winning run in the seventh inning off of reliever Reyes Moronta (3-6). Charlie Blackmon led off with a single, Story walked and Ian Desmond, who came on for Dahl, doubled to put the Rockies up 5-4.

Jairo Diaz (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win, and Scott Oberg, named the closer before the game, worked the ninth for his fourth save.

The Rockies grabbed the early lead in the second inning, when McMahon reached on a one-out single, moved up a base on a groundout and scored on Tony Wolters’ single to center field. Story made it 2-0 when he led off the bottom of the third with his 23rd homer.

The Giants got a run back in the fourth. Yastrzemski and Buster Posey led off with walks, Yastrzemski advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a fielder’s choice.

San Francisco took the lead in the fifth against starter Peter Lambert. Duggar led off with a single and scored on Austin Slater’s triple to right. Two outs later, Yastrzemski hit his 10th homer to put the Giants ahead 4-2.

Colorado got even in the sixth. Daniel Murphy led off with a single off starter Shaun Anderson. Sam Selman came on in relief and allowed McMahon’s 12th home run to tie it 4-4.

In five-plus innings, Anderson allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and no strikeouts. Lambert went six innings, giving up four runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out five.

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