David Dahl's two-run homer carries Rockies past Giants 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Colorado Rockies put a forgettable weekend at Dodger Stadium behind them and started fresh.

David Dahl hit a two-run homer in the third that held up for Jon Gray, and the Rockies snapped a three-game skid by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Monday night.

Gray (8-5) struck out six in six innings, allowing four hits and walking two. The Rockies were coming off three straight walkoff defeats to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

''That was a very rough series,'' Dahl said. ''You just have to shake that off and come out and keep grinding, keep battling. We're facing some really good arms right now, good teams. You've just got to come to the park every day and forget about what happened the day before and come out ready to play.''

Giants starter Drew Pomeranz matched his career high with 11 strikeouts over five innings but left trailing 2-0.

The 11 Ks were the most by a Giants pitcher throwing five or fewer innings since the mound distance was established in 1893, according to Elias. The lefty struck out the side in the first, allowing only Nolan Arenado's two-out single. Pomeranz (2-8) has 31 strikeouts in four career starts against Colorado.

The left-hander hadn't allowed an earned run over his two previous home starts - 10 innings with 12 strikeouts - but took his first loss to the Rockies in seven career outings and four starts, despite his sixth career double-digit strikeout game. He last struck out 11 on May 25, 2017, with Boston against the Rangers.

''It just worked out. I had a good fastball. Those guys said I had carry on my fastball. I guess that leads to strikeouts sometimes,'' Pomeranz said. ''I just was thinking attack. I didn't want to walk guys, even though I did walk a couple guys. Some of the other guys had three-pitch strikeouts so it kind of helped balance it out.''

Joe Panik was thrown out at the plate 8-6-2 to end the seventh trying to score from first on Mike Yastrzemski's double. The Giants challenged and the play was confirmed in 1 minute, 57 seconds.

Jairo Diaz and Scott Oberg each pitched a scoreless inning before Wade Davis finished the six-hitter for his 10th save in 12 opportunities.

The Giants, who had won six straight series openers, lost for the fifth time in seven games. Colorado won for just the second time in five games at San Francisco, which was shut out for the ninth time.

Alex Dickerson went 1 for 3 with a strikeout in his first home game since being acquired by the Giants from the Padres on June 10. He singled in the first then stole his first base moments later.

Colorado's Pat Valaika, in his third 2019 stint with the Rockies, was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and is now hitless in his last 30 at-bats since a double on April 8.

BULLPEN BLANKS

San Francisco's bullpen has a 30-inning scoreless streak in the last seven home games against the Rockies.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: CF Ian Desmond was out of the lineup with what manager Bud Black would only call a ''lower-half issue.'' When asked for more specifics, Black said he's sore on ''both sides,'' and had no idea he was describing the condition secretively like it's done in hockey. Desmond is expected to start Tuesday night against Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner. ''He's fine,'' Black said. ... Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki turned up in Colorado's clubhouse postgame. ''Everybody's fine,'' Black said.

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford and 1B Brandon Belt each got a day off, with Donovan Solano playing short and Pablo Sandoval first. Belt came in to pinch-hit in the fifth then stayed in the game playing left field. Manager Bruce Bochy also plans to give 2B Panik a break sometime in the next few games as the Giants play a stretch of 20 games in as many days. ... OF Steven Duggar is swinging a bat and doing baseball activities and should begin a rehab assignment soon as he works to return from a strained lower back.

UP NEXT

RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, on the taxi squad, comes up from Triple-A Albuquerque to make his 14th career start and 18th appearance. It will be his first major league start since 2016 with Texas.

Bumgarner (3-7, 4.28) looks to bounce back after allowing a season-high six runs and 10 hits in 3 2-3 innings Thursday at Dodger Stadium for his shortest outing of 2019.

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  • W: J. Gray (8-5)L: D. Pomeranz (2-8)S: W. Davis (10)
  • HR: COL - D. Dahl (9)
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C. Blackmon RF41100021.330.374.6371.0121.0
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N. Arenado 3B20100210.326.390.587.9772.5
D. Murphy 1B40100012.273.317.449.7660.5
R. McMahon 2B40000023.257.336.401.737-1.0
R. Tapia LF40100002.261.301.442.7440.0
P. Valaika SS40000031.050.156.075.231-1.5
T. Wolters C30000101.302.374.395.7691.0
J. Gray P20000011.061.088.061.149-0.5
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Gray in the 7th
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M. Yastrzemski RF40100022.244.296.456.7511.0
A. Dickerson LF30100012.265.286.471.7562.5
D. Holland P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
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B. Posey C40000021.239.299.370.668-1.0
P. Sandoval 1B30000110.282.321.551.8730.5
K. Pillar CF40100002.242.267.409.6763.0
E. Longoria 3B40000011.226.304.383.687-0.5
J. Panik 2B40200000.237.317.328.6453.0
D. Solano SS30100002.280.327.320.6471.0
D. Pomeranz P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- B. Belt PH-LF10000111.229.359.424.7840.5
  • b-struck out for Pomeranz in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Holland in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dahl (9)
  • RBI - D. Dahl 2 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia (19), T. Wolters (21)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (2), J. Panik (14)
  • 3B - K. Pillar
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dickerson (5), K. Pillar (21), E. Longoria (24)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. Tapia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Dickerson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Dahl
FIELDING
  • E - D. Solano (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 8-5)6.04002603.921.3525.0
J. Diaz (H, 5)1.02000105.191.101.5
S. Oberg (H, 6)1.00000202.151.044.0
W. Davis (S, 10)1.00000004.911.7710.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 8-5)6.0
J. Diaz (H, 5)1.0
S. Oberg (H, 6)1.0
W. Davis (S, 10)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 2-8)5.052221116.791.756.5
D. Holland3.00001106.281.558.5
T. Gott1.00000103.660.973.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (L, 2-8)5.0
D. Holland3.0
T. Gott1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-60, J. Diaz 17-11, S. Oberg 16-12, W. Davis 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 9-3, J. Diaz 1-1, S. Oberg 0-1, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, J. Diaz 4, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 93-59, D. Holland 37-22, T. Gott 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-4, D. Holland 5-3, T. Gott 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, D. Holland 10, T. Gott 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF41100021.330.374.6371.0121.0
D. Dahl CF41121030.318.368.531.8995.5
N. Arenado 3B20100210.326.390.587.9772.5
D. Murphy 1B40100012.273.317.449.7660.5
R. McMahon 2B40000023.257.336.401.737-1.0
R. Tapia LF40100002.261.301.442.7440.0
P. Valaika SS40000031.050.156.075.231-1.5
T. Wolters C30000101.302.374.395.7691.0
J. Gray P20000011.061.088.061.149-0.5
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J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Gray in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Yastrzemski RF40100022.244.296.456.7511.0
A. Dickerson LF30100012.265.286.471.7562.5
D. Holland P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
c- S. Vogt PH10000000.244.320.430.7500.0
T. Gott P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C40000021.239.299.370.668-1.0
P. Sandoval 1B30000110.282.321.551.8730.5
K. Pillar CF40100002.242.267.409.6763.0
E. Longoria 3B40000011.226.304.383.687-0.5
J. Panik 2B40200000.237.317.328.6453.0
D. Solano SS30100002.280.327.320.6471.0
D. Pomeranz P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- B. Belt PH-LF10000111.229.359.424.7840.5
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  • b-struck out for Pomeranz in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Holland in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dahl (9)
  • RBI - D. Dahl 2 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia (19), T. Wolters (21)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Yastrzemski (2), J. Panik (14)
  • 3B - K. Pillar
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dickerson (5), K. Pillar (21), E. Longoria (24)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. Tapia (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Dickerson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Dahl
FIELDING
  • E - D. Solano (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 8-5)6.04002603.921.3525.0
J. Diaz (H, 5)1.02000105.191.101.5
S. Oberg (H, 6)1.00000202.151.044.0
W. Davis (S, 10)1.00000004.911.7710.0
Total9.0600290---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 8-5)6.0
J. Diaz (H, 5)1.0
S. Oberg (H, 6)1.0
W. Davis (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 2-8)5.052221116.791.756.5
D. Holland3.00001106.281.558.5
T. Gott1.00000103.660.973.5
Total9.05223131---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (L, 2-8)5.0
D. Holland3.0
T. Gott1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-60, J. Diaz 17-11, S. Oberg 16-12, W. Davis 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 9-3, J. Diaz 1-1, S. Oberg 0-1, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, J. Diaz 4, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 93-59, D. Holland 37-22, T. Gott 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-4, D. Holland 5-3, T. Gott 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, D. Holland 10, T. Gott 3
  • 3RD INNING
    Dahl homered to left, Blackmon scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Trevor Gott pitching
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Valaika struck out on foul tip
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Wolters lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis relieved Scott Oberg
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
    • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Panik grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy reached on fielder's choice to second, Arenado out at second
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, McMahon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg relieved Jairo Diaz
    • Stephen Vogt hit for Derek Holland
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Vogt flied out to deep center
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to shortstop
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jon Gray
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Panik reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. Solano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Solano flied out to center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • M. Yastrzemski: Yastrzemski doubled to left center, Panik out at home
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Derek Holland pitching
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, McMahon flied out to left
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia grounded out to second
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Valaika flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Posey grounded out to first
    • P. Sandoval: Sandoval fouled out to left
    • K. Pillar: Pillar tripled to deep right
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Panik doubled to deep left
    • D. Solano: Ball, Solano grounded out to second
    • Brandon Belt hit for Drew Pomeranz
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • J. Gray: Pickoff attempt, Gray popped bunt out to catcher
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pillar lined out to center
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Longoria lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gray struck out on foul tip
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to left center
    • D. Dahl: Dahl homered to left, Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy singled to left, Arenado to second
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Yastrzemski grounded out to first
    • A. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to first
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tapia singled to shallow center
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Tapia to second on shortstop Solano fielding error, Wolters lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to third
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
    • D. Solano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Solano singled to right
    • D. Pomeranz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pomeranz struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to shallow center
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson singled to shallow left
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dickerson stole second, Ball, Sandoval walked
    • K. Pillar: Pillar flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)