Giants score plenty to back Samardzija, snap five-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse.

San Francisco finally got Jeff Samardzija back in the win column, too.

Buster Posey hit an RBI double in the first and a sacrifice fly two innings later, Samardzija struck out five pitching into the seventh and the Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Monday night.

''That's the fun thing about this team, even when it's not going well, it's easy to go out there and give everything you've got because you know they're out there doing the same. And it's going to happen,'' Samardzija said of his teammates. ''It's a great lineup, and you can't keep it down for too long.''

Brandon Belt and Denard Span each added run-scoring triples to back Samardzija (3-9), who lost his first three starts against the Rockies this year. He won for the first time in four total starts after losing his previous two decisions since beating the Brewers on June 5.

Joe Panik hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth as San Francisco went ahead 5-0 against Rockies rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-4), then Panik added an RBI single in the eighth. Brandon Crawford played sparkling defense at shortstop and hit an RBI single in the seventh as the Giants ended a nine-game losing streak to Colorado with just their second win in 14 games overall.

''There's a lot of talent in this offense, and there's no reason why we can't get consistent putting runs on the board,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.

Colorado dropped its season-high sixth straight game a day after surrendering a record five runs on wild pitches by Adam Ottavino in a forgettable 12-6 loss to Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. The skid comes on the heels of a six-game winning streak.

''Just a lot of not good,'' Rockies left fielder Ian Desmond said. ''Just seems like things are going bad right now, but we'll turn it around.''

After DJ LeMahieu's third-inning single, Samardzija retired the next 10 Rockies in order before Mark Reynolds singled to start the seventh. Samardzija left to a standing ovation after allowing Trevor Story's one-out single three batters later. The big right-hander didn't walk a batter in 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits.

Tony Wolters also singled in a run for the Rockies.

Marquez, who had allowed only three earned runs in his last three starts, was tagged for five runs and seven hits in four innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled with a strained right shoulder that had kept him out the past three games. Manager Bud Black said neither the training staff nor Gonzalez were sure he would even be ready by the start of a weekend series Friday at Arizona, so this was the best decision. Gonzalez is expected to return next Monday. Colorado also placed LHP Tyler Anderson on the DL with inflammation in the back of his left knee near the hamstring. He felt it during his Sunday start at Dodger Stadium in what had been described as a cramp, but the Rockies thought that could become a strain and made the precautionary move to shut him down. RHP Jairo Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and righty Chad Qualls was activated from the DL. ... LHP Kyle Freeland will start Wednesday. Given the Rockies' short bench, he pinch hit in the fifth.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner, sidelined since spraining his pitching shoulder in a Colorado dirt bike accident, reported ''Yeah, it went good,'' from his Sunday outing at the Arizona Rookie League. He is set to make another rehab outing Friday with Triple-A Sacramento, then at least one more, probably with Class A Stockton. ... LF Austin Slater, who exited Sunday against the Mets in the seventh inning with tightness in his right hip flexor, was set to be available for pinch-hit duties Monday and Tuesday and potentially start again in Wednesday afternoon's series finale.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (4-1, 4.29 ERA) allowed a career-high nine runs his last time out Wednesday against Arizona, but Colorado is 5-1 in his six starts.

Giants: RHP Matt Cain (3-7, 5.54) tries to end a stretch of six straight losing decisions since his last win May 15 against the Dodgers.

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  • W: J. Samardzija (3-9)L: G. Marquez (5-4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100111.320.372.589.9601.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40100003.304.362.383.7451.0
N. Arenado 3B40000012.289.340.545.886-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B41200010.299.389.544.9332.5
R. Tapia RF41100021.271.328.339.6671.0
I. Desmond LF40100013.275.302.387.6900.5
T. Story SS40110011.223.307.409.7161.5
T. Wolters C40210000.297.395.351.7473.0
G. Marquez P10000010.118.118.118.235-0.5
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b- P. Valaika PH10000012.235.259.519.777-0.5
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Amarista PH10000001.295.311.443.7540.0
  • a-struck out for Marquez in the 5th
  • b-struck out (wild pitch) for Senzatela in the 7th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF42210101.282.332.435.7677.0
J. Panik 2B42220000.279.342.411.7536.0
H. Pence RF52300012.266.307.374.6814.5
B. Posey C40330010.347.424.536.9596.5
B. Belt 1B30110224.229.346.451.7975.0
B. Crawford SS40110015.239.283.383.6662.5
R. Jones 3B40000005.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Hernandez LF42100000.218.305.278.5833.0
J. Samardzija P20000020.091.091.212.303-1.0
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Tomlinson PH11110000.262.304.277.5816.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-doubled for Dyson in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - T. Story (29), T. Wolters (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (15), K. Tomlinson
  • 3B - D. Span (4), B. Belt (3)
  • SF - J. Panik (6), B. Posey (3)
  • SH - J. Samardzija (2)
  • RBI - D. Span (15), J. Panik 2 (25), B. Posey 3 (33), B. Belt (34), B. Crawford (36), K. Tomlinson (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (6), B. Belt (11), B. Crawford (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Tomlinson (4)
  • CS - D. Span (3)
FIELDING
  • E - I. Desmond (2)
  • PB - T. Wolters (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 5-4)4.07552204.381.41-6.0
A. Senzatela2.00001204.681.256.0
C. Qualls0.12110005.061.25-3.0
M. Dunn0.21000105.681.70-0.5
J. Diaz1.043202018.004.00-2.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 5-4)4.0
A. Senzatela2.0
C. Qualls0.1
M. Dunn0.2
J. Diaz1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (W, 3-9)6.16220504.631.1422.5
H. Strickland (H, 7)0.21001102.281.45-1.5
S. Dyson1.01000309.672.283.5
K. Crick1.01000104.151.152.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (W, 3-9)6.1
H. Strickland (H, 7)0.2
S. Dyson1.0
K. Crick1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 86-54, A. Senzatela 27-16, C. Qualls 10-6, M. Dunn 16-10, J. Diaz 31-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-5, A. Senzatela 3-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 21, A. Senzatela 7, C. Qualls 3, M. Dunn 3, J. Diaz 8
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Strickland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 112-73, H. Strickland 16-9, S. Dyson 17-11, K. Crick 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 11-3, H. Strickland 1-0, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 25, H. Strickland 4, S. Dyson 4, K. Crick 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100111.320.372.589.9601.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40100003.304.362.383.7451.0
N. Arenado 3B40000012.289.340.545.886-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B41200010.299.389.544.9332.5
R. Tapia RF41100021.271.328.339.6671.0
I. Desmond LF40100013.275.302.387.6900.5
T. Story SS40110011.223.307.409.7161.5
T. Wolters C40210000.297.395.351.7473.0
G. Marquez P10000010.118.118.118.235-0.5
a- K. Freeland PH10000010.259.286.407.693-0.5
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b- P. Valaika PH10000012.235.259.519.777-0.5
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J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Amarista PH10000001.295.311.443.7540.0
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  • a-struck out for Marquez in the 5th
  • b-struck out (wild pitch) for Senzatela in the 7th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF42210101.282.332.435.7677.0
J. Panik 2B42220000.279.342.411.7536.0
H. Pence RF52300012.266.307.374.6814.5
B. Posey C40330010.347.424.536.9596.5
B. Belt 1B30110224.229.346.451.7975.0
B. Crawford SS40110015.239.283.383.6662.5
R. Jones 3B40000005.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Hernandez LF42100000.218.305.278.5833.0
J. Samardzija P20000020.091.091.212.303-1.0
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Tomlinson PH11110000.262.304.277.5816.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-doubled for Dyson in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - T. Story (29), T. Wolters (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (15), K. Tomlinson
  • 3B - D. Span (4), B. Belt (3)
  • SF - J. Panik (6), B. Posey (3)
  • SH - J. Samardzija (2)
  • RBI - D. Span (15), J. Panik 2 (25), B. Posey 3 (33), B. Belt (34), B. Crawford (36), K. Tomlinson (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (6), B. Belt (11), B. Crawford (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Tomlinson (4)
  • CS - D. Span (3)
FIELDING
  • E - I. Desmond (2)
  • PB - T. Wolters (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 5-4)4.07552204.381.41-6.0
A. Senzatela2.00001204.681.256.0
C. Qualls0.12110005.061.25-3.0
M. Dunn0.21000105.681.70-0.5
J. Diaz1.043202018.004.00-2.0
Total8.01498370---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 5-4)4.0
A. Senzatela2.0
C. Qualls0.1
M. Dunn0.2
J. Diaz1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Samardzija (W, 3-9)6.16220504.631.1422.5
H. Strickland (H, 7)0.21001102.281.45-1.5
S. Dyson1.01000309.672.283.5
K. Crick1.01000104.151.152.5
Total9.09221100---
PITCHERSIP
J. Samardzija (W, 3-9)6.1
H. Strickland (H, 7)0.2
S. Dyson1.0
K. Crick1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 86-54, A. Senzatela 27-16, C. Qualls 10-6, M. Dunn 16-10, J. Diaz 31-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-5, A. Senzatela 3-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 21, A. Senzatela 7, C. Qualls 3, M. Dunn 3, J. Diaz 8
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Strickland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 112-73, H. Strickland 16-9, S. Dyson 17-11, K. Crick 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 11-3, H. Strickland 1-0, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 25, H. Strickland 4, S. Dyson 4, K. Crick 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Posey singled to left, Panik scored, Pence to second29
    Panik singled to left center, Tomlinson scored28
    Tomlinson doubled to shallow right, Hernandez scored27
  • 7TH INNING
    Crawford singled to left center, Pence scored, Posey to third26
    Wolters singled to shallow center, Tapia scored, Story to second25
    Story singled to shallow left, Reynolds scored, Tapia to third15
  • 4TH INNING
    Panik hit sacrifice fly to center, Span scored05
    Span tripled to deep right center, Hernandez scored04
  • 3RD INNING
    Belt tripled to deep center, Panik scored03
    Posey hit sacrifice fly to center, Span scored, Panik to second02
  • 1ST INNING
    Posey doubled to deep center, Pence scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Wolters singled to shallow center
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Jairo Diaz
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Amarista reached on fielder's choice to second, Wolters out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson relieved Hunter Strickland
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow center
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tapia struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jairo Diaz relieved Mike Dunn
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez safe at first on left fielder Desmond fielding error, Hernandez to second
    • Kelby Tomlinson hit for Sam Dyson
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson doubled to shallow right, Hernandez scored
    • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Span popped out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Ball, Tomlinson stole third, Ball, Panik singled to left center, Tomlinson scored
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Panik to second on passed ball, Ball, Pence singled to shallow left, Panik to third
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey singled to left, Panik scored, Pence to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds singled to left center
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia singled to right, Reynolds to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond grounded out to second, Reynolds to third, Tapia to second
    • T. Story: Story singled to shallow left, Reynolds scored, Tapia to third
    • Hunter Strickland relieved Jeff Samardzija
    • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Foul, Wolters singled to shallow center, Tapia scored, Story to second
    • Pat Valaika hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story to third, Wolters to second on wild pitch
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chad Qualls pitching
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik flied out to left
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pence reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Ball, Posey singled to shallow right, Pence to second
    • Mike Dunn relieved Chad Qualls
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford singled to left center, Pence scored, Posey to third
    • R. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Jones flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon lined out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Samardzija: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Samardzija struck out looking
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Span lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Kyle Freeland hit for German Marquez
    • K. Freeland: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Antonio Senzatela pitching
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to second, Belt out at second
    • R. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Strike (foul tip), Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • J. Samardzija: Samardzija hit sacrifice bunt to first, Hernandez to second
    • D. Span: Span tripled to deep right center, Hernandez scored
    • J. Panik: Foul, Panik hit sacrifice fly to center, Span scored
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters lined out to center
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to shallow center, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Span walked
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Panik reached on an infield single to shortstop, Span to second
    • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pence flied out to center, Span to third
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey hit sacrifice fly to center, Span scored, Panik to second
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Belt tripled to deep center, Panik scored
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford hit by pitch
    • R. Jones: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Desmond out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones popped out to third
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez lined out to right
    • J. Samardzija: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Samardzija struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Samardzija Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Span singled to right center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Span caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to pitcher
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey doubled to deep center, Pence scored
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Belt walked
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)