Rusin (3-3) gave himself an early 1-0 lead when he drove home a run with a single in the fifth. But then he surrendered a solo home run to A.J. Pollock to leadoff the sixth inning.
Rusin then got the next two batters out, but walked Welington Castillo. Aaron Hill reached on an uncharacteristic error by Nolan Arenado. Then David Peralta cashed in with a two-run triple, accounting for the damage done to Rusin on the night.
Still, this makes three consecutive starts of three earned runs or less for Rusin.
Rustin gave up three runs in the third inning, thanks in-part to an error and a two-run double by Buster Posey. Rustin then served up a solo home run to Matt Duffy in the fifth inning, leaving the Rockies with a 5-4 lead at the time.
But the wheels came off in the seventh. Rustin was lifted with a runner on and one out in the inning. But a walk and two doubles later, the Giants grabbed the 7-5 lead, and would hold on for the win.
"We gave them a couple extra outs one inning, but Russ did a great job -- really threw the ball well, commanded it, gave us some length," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, per MLB.com. "He was battling all day. It's a tough lineup to get through multiple times. He certainly gave us a shot to win that game."
Rustin actually lowered his ERA to 4.69 in this one, though it still was not a very effective outing overall.
Rusin allowed seven hits and three earned runs but received plenty of run support in the 10-4 win. He threw just 84 pitches and struck out two batters before being pulled from the game.
Rusin (3-2) has a 5.03 ERA with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks in 34 innings of work this season.
Rusin got beat up by Luis Valbuena, who touched him up for a solo home run in the second inning and a a three-run shot in the third inning.
Rusin (2-2, 5.14 ERA) will look to turn things around in his next start, scheduled for Sunday at home against the Brewers.
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Rusin struggled in the re-match on Thursday, allowing six runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out one, needing 105 pitches to complete his outing.
The left-hander got into early trouble when he gave up a three-run home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning. The Marlins tacked on two more in the second, and Jeff Baker added one more on a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Rusin (2-1) had given up just four runs over three starts prior to Thursday. But after this poor performance, his ERA ballooned from 1.45 to 3.38.
"I just didn't hit my spots," Rusin said, per MLB.com. "The ball was up this time. Not like last time where I kept the ball down with movement. Today, I didn't. Left my pitches up, fell behind early, and I had to force myself to throw strikes. Got hurt with a couple of them, especially falling behind early and walking some guys in the first inning to get to Stanton. That's not what you want to do. I found that out."
He'll look to get back on track in his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Astros in Houston.
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