Senzatela wins again as Rockies take 3 of 4 at San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Rookie Antonio Senzatela overcame a rocky start for his second straight victory on a rainy afternoon, and the Colorado Rockies won a four-game series in San Francisco for the first time in club history.

Senzatela settled down after a rough first inning, holding San Francisco scoreless on four hits over the next six innings in the Rockies' 4-3 victory Sunday.

Charlie Blackmon led off the game with a homer and Nolan Arenado celebrated his 26th birthday with a two-run double to cap a three-run first inning as the Rockies took three of four.

''We jumped out to the quick lead, we ambushed their guy, and then they jumped on Antonio,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''A lot of young guys would have let it get to them.''

Senzatela (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings overall. Mike Dunn struck out the two batters he faced in the eighth, Adam Ottavino got another out and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh straight save this season.

Each team scored three times in the first inning.

Though rain fell throughout the first five innings and resumed briefly in the eighth, San Francisco avoided its first home rainout in more than a decade. The last time rain forced cancellation of a game at AT&T Park was in April 2006.

''It was a little difficult, but you need to find a way to lock in in these conditions,'' Arenado said. ''You have to figure out how to be comfortable when you're uncomfortable.''

Blackmon hit the game's third pitch into the right-center stands, extending his club record with his 23rd career first-inning leadoff homer. Colorado began with four straight hits off Jeff Samardzija, capped by Arenado's double.

Samardzija (0-3) struck out eight while allowing four runs in seven innings.

''The balls were in the middle of the plate, especially in the first inning,'' Samardzija said. ''Not to have good stuff out there today was frustrating, and to start out that way makes the rest of the day a lot tougher.''

Brandon Crawford had an RBI triple for the Giants, who also got sacrifice flies from Hunter Pence and Nick Hundley.

DJ LeMahieu had a run-scoring single for Colorado in the second.

DEAL TIME

The Giants traded minor league RHP Clayton Blackburn to the Texas Rangers for minor league INF Frandy De La Rosa and cash. Blackburn made one start for Triple-A Sacramento this season. De La Rosa is hitting .253 over four minor league seasons in the Chicago Cubs' and Rangers' organizations.

LEADOFF CHARLIE

Blackmon's shot was his first leadoff homer this season, after having hit a major league-best 10 as the Rockies' first batter of the game in 2016.

BIRTHDAY BOYS

Arenado went 2 for 4 on his birthday. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy turned 62 - with the loss, he's now 4-7 on his birthday while guiding the Giants.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: OF Jarrett Parker was placed on the 10-day disabled list a day after breaking his collarbone by slamming into the fence while catching a fly ball. Bochy said Parker, who is hitting .143 in nine games this season, had surgery Sunday and will miss about 8-10 weeks.

OKERT PROMOTED

LHP Steve Okert, recalled earlier Sunday by the Giants from Triple-A Sacramento to take Parker's place on the active roster, got one out in the eighth inning - retiring the only batter he faced on a comebacker to the mound. Okert, who also was recalled earlier this season but did not make an appearance, was in 16 games for the Giants last season, allowing five runs on 14 hits in 14 innings.

UP NEXT

Rockies: After a day off on Monday, Kyle Freeland is scheduled to start Tuesday as Colorado continues its road trip at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Giants: Matt Cain makes the start Tuesday at the Royals to open a seven-day trip. It will be San Francisco's first visit to Kansas City since the 2014 World Series.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (2-0)L: J. Samardzija (0-3)S: G. Holland (7)
  • HR: COL - C. Blackmon (3)
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M. Reynolds 1B40100012.306.358.612.9710.5
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    B. Belt 1B41200011.216.333.490.8243.5
    H. Pence RF30010002.296.350.426.7761.0
    B. Crawford SS41110011.298.327.532.8594.5
    N. Hundley C30110020.259.250.407.6572.0
    E. Nunez 3B40000001.313.346.354.7000.0
    J. Panik 2B30100001.302.367.442.8091.0
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    • a-singled for Strickland in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Gonzalez (4), N. Arenado 2 (5)
    • HR - C. Blackmon (3)
    • SH - A. Senzatela (3)
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (9), D. LeMahieu (3), N. Arenado 2 (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Span (4), B. Belt (3), N. Hundley (4)
    • 3B - B. Crawford
    • SF - H. Pence, N. Hundley
    • RBI - H. Pence (7), B. Crawford (8), N. Hundley (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Senzatela (W, 2-0)7.07330302.371.0022.5
    M. Dunn (H, 4)0.20000200.000.001.0
    A. Ottavino (H, 6)0.10000001.420.000.0
    G. Holland (S, 7)1.00000100.000.0010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Senzatela (W, 2-0)7.0
    M. Dunn (H, 4)0.2
    A. Ottavino (H, 6)0.1
    G. Holland (S, 7)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Samardzija (L, 0-3)7.08440816.161.148.0
    S. Okert0.10000000.000.000.0
    H. Strickland0.20000100.000.000.5
    M. Melancon1.00000204.910.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Samardzija (L, 0-3)7.0
    S. Okert0.1
    H. Strickland0.2
    M. Melancon1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-60, M. Dunn 11-7, A. Ottavino 2-1, G. Holland 5-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-7
    • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, M. Dunn 2, A. Ottavino, G. Holland 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 110-72, S. Okert 2-2, H. Strickland 7-6, M. Melancon 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 7-6, S. Okert 1-0, M. Melancon 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29, S. Okert, H. Strickland 2, M. Melancon 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. LeMahieu 2B41210000.280.357.400.7574.0
    C. Gonzalez RF41100001.192.218.327.5453.0
    N. Arenado 3B40220010.327.397.6541.0505.5
    M. Reynolds 1B40100012.306.358.612.9710.5
    T. Story SS40000033.114.264.250.514-1.5
    R. Tapia LF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    T. Wolters C41100021.269.321.308.6291.0
    A. Senzatela P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span CF41100011.237.293.342.6352.5
      B. Belt 1B41200011.216.333.490.8243.5
      H. Pence RF30010002.296.350.426.7761.0
      B. Crawford SS41110011.298.327.532.8594.5
      N. Hundley C30110020.259.250.407.6572.0
      E. Nunez 3B40000001.313.346.354.7000.0
      J. Panik 2B30100001.302.367.442.8091.0
      C. Marrero LF30000002.154.179.269.4480.0
      J. Samardzija P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      S. Okert P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-singled for Strickland in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Gonzalez (4), N. Arenado 2 (5)
      • HR - C. Blackmon (3)
      • SH - A. Senzatela (3)
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (9), D. LeMahieu (3), N. Arenado 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Span (4), B. Belt (3), N. Hundley (4)
      • 3B - B. Crawford
      • SF - H. Pence, N. Hundley
      • RBI - H. Pence (7), B. Crawford (8), N. Hundley (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Senzatela (W, 2-0)7.07330302.371.0022.5
      M. Dunn (H, 4)0.20000200.000.001.0
      A. Ottavino (H, 6)0.10000001.420.000.0
      G. Holland (S, 7)1.00000100.000.0010.5
      Total9.0733060---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Senzatela (W, 2-0)7.0
      M. Dunn (H, 4)0.2
      A. Ottavino (H, 6)0.1
      G. Holland (S, 7)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Samardzija (L, 0-3)7.08440816.161.148.0
      S. Okert0.10000000.000.000.0
      H. Strickland0.20000100.000.000.5
      M. Melancon1.00000204.910.004.0
      Total9.08440111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Samardzija (L, 0-3)7.0
      S. Okert0.1
      H. Strickland0.2
      M. Melancon1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-60, M. Dunn 11-7, A. Ottavino 2-1, G. Holland 5-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-7
      • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, M. Dunn 2, A. Ottavino, G. Holland 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 110-72, S. Okert 2-2, H. Strickland 7-6, M. Melancon 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 7-6, S. Okert 1-0, M. Melancon 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29, S. Okert, H. Strickland 2, M. Melancon 3
      • 2ND INNING
        LeMahieu singled to center, Wolters scored43
      • 1ST INNING
        Hundley hit sacrifice fly to center, Crawford scored33
        Crawford tripled to deep right, Belt scored32
        Pence hit sacrifice fly to right, Span scored31
        Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu and Gonzalez scored30
        Blackmon homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Melancon Pitching:
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Tapia grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Holland Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Crawford popped out to second
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Nunez lined out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Okert Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado popped out to second
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • A. Hill: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hill singled to right center
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        • H. Pence: Ball, Pence flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Foul, Ball, Hundley doubled to left center
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to second, Hundley to third
        • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero popped out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds reached on an infield single to third
        • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Tapia lined out to right
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Span grounded out to second
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt doubled to deep center
        • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to second, Belt to third
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez lined out to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik singled to right
        • C. Marrero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Marrero grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Panik out at second
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
        • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez popped out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado doubled to deep left
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds lined out to second
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • R. Tapia: Tapia lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span grounded out to third
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt grounded out to first
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pence flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wolters singled to left
        • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Ball, Senzatela hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Wolters to second
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first, Wolters to third
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu singled to center, Wolters scored
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
        • C. Marrero: Marrero flied out to deep center
        • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Samardzija lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon homered to right center
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right center
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez doubled to deep right, LeMahieu to third
        • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu and Gonzalez scored
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Reynolds grounded out to pitcher, Arenado to third
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story popped out to shortstop
        • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Span doubled to deep right
        • B. Belt: Foul, Belt singled to center, Span to third
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pence hit sacrifice fly to right, Span scored
        • B. Crawford: Crawford tripled to deep right, Belt scored
        • N. Hundley: Hundley hit sacrifice fly to center, Crawford scored
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)