Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8

DENVER (AP) Ian Desmond picked a good time to get his first home run at Coors Field as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

Desmond hit a game-changing three-run homer in the fifth and finished with four RBIs to help the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Friday night.

Colorado rookie Antonio Senzatela battled through six innings to tie for the major league lead in wins, and DJ LeMahieu had four hits for the second straight game for the Rockies, who have won seven straight over the Giants.

Desmond, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason, hasn't showed much power after starting the season on the disabled list. Friday's homer was just his fifth but it gave the Rockies a lead they never ceded.

''Our pitchers have been carrying us all year long and I just want to pick them up,'' Desmond said. ''That's all we want to do. To be able to deliver with two strikes, we needed that. For me it was nice to help out Senzatela and the team.''

Senzatela (9-2) tied Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Jason Vargas for the most wins despite giving up three home runs. Joe Panik, who also doubled twice, and Denard Span had solo shots and starter Jeff Samardzija (2-9) hit a two-run homer that gave the Giants a 4-1 lead in the fifth.

''It wasn't a really good game for me but we won. That's good,'' Senzatela said. ''I tried to keep the game close and we were hitting good. I pitched six innings but I put the team in a bad situation but they support me and put us back in the game.''

The Rockies rallied for five runs in the bottom of the fifth, three on Desmond's homer. Trevor Story hit a pinch-hit homer in the sixth and Desmond had a sacrifice fly in Colorado's three-run seventh.

The Giants got two in the eighth and one more in the ninth off closer Greg Holland, who earned his major league best 24th save.

San Francisco has lost four straight and 13 of 17 to fall 17 games below .500.

''We had the winning run up there,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We just can't finish it off.''

Bochy was ejected by home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom in the top of the seventh for arguing balls and strikes after Samardzija walked LeMahieu in a seven-pitch battle.

''Listen, we're in the seventh inning. Lot of emotions,'' Samardzija said. ''I was out there fighting. That's the way it goes sometimes.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in Arizona on Saturday. He has been out since mid-April with a left shoulder AC strain suffered in a dirt bike accident in Colorado.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday in his road back from cancer treatment. Bettis, who led the Rockies pitchers in wins last season, has been out while receiving chemotherapy for testicular cancer. ''He's feeling good, there's a smile on his face,'' manager Bud Black said. ''We love having him around.''

BEST-CASE SCENARIO

Giants catcher Buster Posey and infielder Eduardo Nunez were feeling fine after both left Thursday's game with injuries. Posey hurt his left ankle hitting a home run but didn't need an MRI or X-ray. He walked as a pinch-hitter Friday.

''I don't know if we could have gotten better news because he was in a lot of pain,'' Bochy said. ''I thought it was going to be quite a while but we got the news much later that he's doing so much better. It was a little bit of an impingement, maybe some scar tissue.''

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Matt Cain (3-5, 5.22 ERA) will make his 39th career start against the Rockies, the most by any pitcher in major league history. He is 17-10 with a 3.52 ERA all-time against Colorado.

Rockies: Rookie RHP Kyle Freeland (7-4, 3.57 ERA) tossed seven shutout innings in his only start against San Francisco on April 23 at Coors Field.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (9-2)L: J. Samardzija (2-9)S: G. Holland (24)
  • HR: SF - D. Span (4), J. Samardzija (1), J. Panik (4), COL - I. Desmond (5), T. Story (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Crawford SS40000022.249.294.399.693-1.0
N. Hundley C40100020.236.259.391.6500.0
A. Hill 3B30000001.161.273.286.5580.0
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- G. Hernandez PH11100000.202.276.272.5484.0
A. Slater LF31110110.400.467.5501.0173.5
J. Samardzija P21121010.103.103.241.3456.5
K. Tomlinson 3B10000000.279.311.279.5900.0
b- B. Posey PH00000100.356.443.545.9871.0
T. Blach PR0000-000.190.280.238.000-
  • a-tripled for Dyson in the 9th
  • b-walked for Tomlinson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF52210020.330.380.618.9987.0
D. LeMahieu 2B42420100.299.361.385.74612.0
N. Arenado 3B51200023.288.343.546.8893.0
C. Gonzalez RF41100005.216.295.335.6292.0
I. Desmond 1B31141012.284.317.420.7378.5
R. Tapia LF41200000.313.389.375.7642.0
A. Amarista SS40110001.317.325.476.8013.0
T. Wolters C41100021.295.397.357.7541.0
A. Senzatela P10000000.160.160.200.3600.0
a- T. Story PH11111000.215.311.414.7256.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Rusin P0000-000.400.400.400.000-
b- P. Valaika SS10000010.232.260.493.753-0.5
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-homered for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Rusin in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik 2 (15)
  • 3B - D. Span (2), G. Hernandez
  • HR - D. Span (4), J. Panik (4), J. Samardzija
  • RBI - D. Span (13), J. Panik 2 (20), H. Pence 2 (22), A. Slater (8), J. Samardzija 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Span (6), H. Pence (5), J. Samardzija 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (17), D. LeMahieu (13), N. Arenado (25), A. Amarista (7)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (10)
  • HR - I. Desmond (5), T. Story (9)
  • SF - I. Desmond (2)
  • SH - A. Senzatela (6)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (54), D. LeMahieu 2 (35), I. Desmond 4 (25), A. Amarista (16), T. Story (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Desmond 3 (11), A. Amarista (6), T. Story (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - H. Pence
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu (4)
  • CS - R. Tapia (2)
FIELDING
  • E - H. Pence
  • PB - N. Hundley (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - I. Desmond, T. Wolters, D. LeMahieu, A. Amarista
  • E - R. Tapia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 2-9)6.011881424.811.18-5.0
D. Law1.03220204.201.50-1.0
S. Dyson1.010002010.612.573.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 2-9)6.0
D. Law1.0
S. Dyson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 9-2)6.06551634.101.2116.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.00000202.961.404.0
C. Rusin1.03220002.681.00-2.0
G. Holland (S, 24)1.02111101.691.016.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 9-2)6.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.0
C. Rusin1.0
G. Holland (S, 24)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Law (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 110-78, D. Law 18-12, S. Dyson 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 7-6
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29, D. Law 6, S. Dyson 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 86-50, A. Ottavino 18-12, C. Rusin 20-12, G. Holland 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-1, C. Rusin 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, A. Ottavino 3, C. Rusin 6, G. Holland 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Span CF52211012.265.311.420.7319.5
J. Panik 2B53321002.267.336.407.74313.0
B. Belt 1B40000022.221.340.414.754-1.0
H. Pence RF40220000.242.285.331.6163.0
B. Crawford SS40000022.249.294.399.693-1.0
N. Hundley C40100020.236.259.391.6500.0
A. Hill 3B30000001.161.273.286.5580.0
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S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Hernandez PH11100000.202.276.272.5484.0
A. Slater LF31110110.400.467.5501.0173.5
J. Samardzija P21121010.103.103.241.3456.5
K. Tomlinson 3B10000000.279.311.279.5900.0
b- B. Posey PH00000100.356.443.545.9871.0
T. Blach PR0000-000.190.280.238.000-
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  • a-tripled for Dyson in the 9th
  • b-walked for Tomlinson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF52210020.330.380.618.9987.0
D. LeMahieu 2B42420100.299.361.385.74612.0
N. Arenado 3B51200023.288.343.546.8893.0
C. Gonzalez RF41100005.216.295.335.6292.0
I. Desmond 1B31141012.284.317.420.7378.5
R. Tapia LF41200000.313.389.375.7642.0
A. Amarista SS40110001.317.325.476.8013.0
T. Wolters C41100021.295.397.357.7541.0
A. Senzatela P10000000.160.160.200.3600.0
a- T. Story PH11111000.215.311.414.7256.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Rusin P0000-000.400.400.400.000-
b- P. Valaika SS10000010.232.260.493.753-0.5
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Rusin in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik 2 (15)
  • 3B - D. Span (2), G. Hernandez
  • HR - D. Span (4), J. Panik (4), J. Samardzija
  • RBI - D. Span (13), J. Panik 2 (20), H. Pence 2 (22), A. Slater (8), J. Samardzija 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Span (6), H. Pence (5), J. Samardzija 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (17), D. LeMahieu (13), N. Arenado (25), A. Amarista (7)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (10)
  • HR - I. Desmond (5), T. Story (9)
  • SF - I. Desmond (2)
  • SH - A. Senzatela (6)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (54), D. LeMahieu 2 (35), I. Desmond 4 (25), A. Amarista (16), T. Story (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Desmond 3 (11), A. Amarista (6), T. Story (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - H. Pence
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu (4)
  • CS - R. Tapia (2)
FIELDING
  • E - H. Pence
  • PB - N. Hundley (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - I. Desmond, T. Wolters, D. LeMahieu, A. Amarista
  • E - R. Tapia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (L, 2-9)6.011881424.811.18-5.0
D. Law1.03220204.201.50-1.0
S. Dyson1.010002010.612.573.0
Total8.0151010182---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (L, 2-9)6.0
D. Law1.0
S. Dyson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 9-2)6.06551634.101.2116.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.00000202.961.404.0
C. Rusin1.03220002.681.00-2.0
G. Holland (S, 24)1.02111101.691.016.5
Total9.01188293---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 9-2)6.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.0
C. Rusin1.0
G. Holland (S, 24)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Law (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 110-78, D. Law 18-12, S. Dyson 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 7-6
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 29, D. Law 6, S. Dyson 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 86-50, A. Ottavino 18-12, C. Rusin 20-12, G. Holland 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-1, C. Rusin 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, A. Ottavino 3, C. Rusin 6, G. Holland 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Slater singled to center, Hernandez scored810
  • 8TH INNING
    Pence singled to left, Panik scored, Pence to second on left fielder Tapia fielding error710
    Panik doubled to deep right, Span scored610
  • 7TH INNING
    Amarista doubled to deep right center, Tapia scored510
    Tapia singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Tapia to third on right fielder Pence fielding error59
    Desmond hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored58
  • 6TH INNING
    Story homered to center57
    Pence grounded out to second, Panik scored56
  • 5TH INNING
    Desmond homered to right, LeMahieu and Arenado scored46
    LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon scored43
    Blackmon tripled to left center, Wolters scored42
    Samardzija homered to right center, Slater scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    LeMahieu doubled to deep right, Blackmon scored21
    Span homered to right20
  • 1ST INNING
    Panik homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • N. Hundley: Hundley fouled out to first
    • Gorkys Hernandez hit for Sam Dyson
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez tripled to deep right center
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Slater singled to center, Hernandez scored
    • Buster Posey hit for Kelby Tomlinson
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked, Slater to second
    • Ty Blach ran for Buster Posey
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin relieved Adam Ottavino
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Ball, Tomlinson grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Span tripled to deep right center
    • J. Panik: Foul, Panik doubled to deep right, Span scored
    • B. Belt: Belt flied out to center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence singled to left, Panik scored, Pence to second on left fielder Tapia fielding error
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Sam Dyson relieved Derek Law
    • Patrick Valaika hit for Chris Rusin
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • A. Hill: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hill popped out to shortstop
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • Kelby Tomlinson at third
    • Derek Law pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to right center, LeMahieu to third
    • I. Desmond: Desmond hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Tapia singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Tapia to third on right fielder Pence fielding error
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista doubled to deep right center, Tapia scored
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Amarista to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Panik doubled to deep right
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt grounded out to first, Panik to third
    • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to second, Panik scored
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Strike looking, Amarista grounded out to first
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Trevor Story hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story homered to center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hundley singled to shallow left
    • A. Hill: Ball, Hill grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hundley out at second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Slater walked
    • J. Samardzija: Ball, Ball, Samardzija homered to right center, Slater scored
    • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Span grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to center
    • A. Senzatela: Ball, Foul, Senzatela hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon tripled to left center, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado singled to right, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez flied out to center
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond homered to right, LeMahieu and Arenado scored
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence singled to shallow right
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond lined out to center
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Slater grounded out to second
    • J. Samardzija: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Samardzija struck out swinging
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Span homered to right
    • J. Panik: Panik grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Senzatela grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon doubled to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep right, Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado popped out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to first
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • A. Hill: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hill flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike looking, Tapia singled to center
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Amarista grounded out to pitcher, Tapia to second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tapia picked off at third, pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wolters flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Span: Span grounded out to first
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Panik homered to right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pence grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Gonzalez lined out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)