Crawford's 9th-inning HR gives Giants 1-0 win over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The only thing that would have made Brandon Crawford feel better about his game-ending homer was if it had come early enough to reward Madison Bumgarner with a win.

Crawford homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth after Bumgarner threw seven scoreless innings, giving the San Francisco Giants their fourth straight victory, 1-0 over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

''It would have been nice to get him a win,'' Crawford said. ''He pitched well enough that he should have gotten one. ... He looked like vintage Bum out there. He had everything working. His slider has been a lot sharper his last couple of outings, his curveball is looking a lot better and he's locating stuff.''

Colorado starter Kyle Freeland matched Bumgarner with seven spotless innings of his own, setting the stage for Crawford's dramatic shot.

Left-hander Harrison Musgrave (0-3) entered in the ninth to face the left-handed-hitting Crawford. The move backfired when Crawford launched a high drive that cleared the wall in right field for his third career walk-off homer, sending the Rockies to their fourth consecutive loss.

''It just kind of kept to the middle,'' Musgrave said. ''Good hitters hit it out of the park and that's what happened. Just didn't execute a pitch and you get punished up here for stuff like that.''

Crawford was mobbed by teammates at home plate as the Giants improved to 42-39 at the halfway point of the season. That's 12 games ahead of their pace from a year ago despite playing the first two months without an injured Bumgarner.

''You always want more,'' Bumgarner said. ''But the spot we're in now is not a bad place to be.''

Reyes Moronta (4-1) got two outs for the win.

Bumgarner retired the first 14 batters he faced before Carlos Gonzalez became the first Colorado hitter to reach, on a broken-bat double that landed just inside the left-field line.

Bumgarner walked the next two batters to load the bases before escaping the jam by striking out Freeland. The 2014 World Series MVP allowed just two hits with eight strikeouts in his second consecutive scoreless start. He pitched eight shutout innings to beat San Diego for his first win of the season last Thursday.

Freeland was just as stingy, permitting only four hits and pitching around a pair of errors by first baseman Ian Desmond. Freeland got Pablo Sandoval to ground out with runners on first and third to end the fourth, and retired Crawford on a popup with runners at the corners to end the sixth.

Freeland has 11 quality starts in 16 appearances this season.

''What a great matchup between two lefties, one just starting his career and getting his feet on the ground, and Bumgarner, obviously we know what he's done in his career,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''Really proud of Kyle.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Scott Oberg and LHP Mike Dunn were activated from the disabled list. RHPs Jeff Hoffman and Brooks Pounders were optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder) will likely need at least one more rehab start after lasting just four innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. Samardzija's outing was cut short because he threw 40 pitches in the first.

WALK IT OFF

Crawford gave the Giants their sixth walk-off homer in a 1-0 win since moving to San Francisco in 1958. The previous one was hit by Steve Decker against Houston in 1991. The others were hit by Bobby Murcer vs. Philadelphia in 1976, Tom Haller in 1967 vs. Pittsburgh, and Willie Mays in 1966 against Houston and 1963 off Warren Spahn in a 16-inning game that Juan Marichal completed against the Milwaukee Braves.

MILESTONE

Bumgarner struck out DJ LeMahieu to open the game, giving him 1,500 Ks for his career in 1,534 1/3 innings. He's the ninth-fastest lefty to reach the mark in the live ball era starting in 1920.

UP NEXT

Jon Gray (7-7) looks to beat the Giants for the first time in six career starts in the series finale. Gray is coming off his third career 12-strikeout game, the most in Colorado history. Chris Stratton (8-5) pitches for San Francisco.

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  • W: R. Moronta (4-1)L: H. Musgrave (0-3)
  • HR: SF - B. Crawford (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100000.278.355.474.8291.0
N. Arenado 3B40000001.310.396.580.9760.0
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C. Iannetta C20000110.231.346.385.7310.5
N. Cuevas LF20000110.260.294.337.6300.5
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  • a-struck out for Freeland in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez CF40100000.284.336.478.8141.0
B. Belt 1B40000001.292.381.511.8920.0
A. McCutchen RF30100111.261.348.430.7781.5
B. Posey C30000102.282.362.416.7781.0
H. Pence LF40100002.206.257.237.4941.0
B. Crawford SS41211003.319.375.507.8837.0
P. Sandoval 3B30000003.260.327.416.7430.0
J. Panik 2B30000010.244.325.343.668-0.5
M. Bumgarner P30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Gonzalez (10)
    BATTING
    • HR - B. Crawford (9)
    • RBI - B. Crawford (36)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
    • E - I. Desmond 2 (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Freeland7.04001403.291.2221.0
    S. Oberg1.10001003.791.212.0
    H. Musgrave (L, 0-3)0.01110014.631.20-7.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Freeland7.0
    S. Oberg1.1
    H. Musgrave (L, 0-3)0.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Bumgarner7.02002802.511.0224.0
    W. Smith1.10000101.170.743.5
    R. Moronta (W, 4-1)0.20000002.021.077.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Bumgarner7.0
    W. Smith1.1
    R. Moronta (W, 4-1)0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 104-67, S. Oberg 22-14, H. Musgrave 3-2
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 13-5, S. Oberg 3-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, S. Oberg 5, H. Musgrave
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 101-66, W. Smith 13-10, R. Moronta 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 5-8, W. Smith 2-1, R. Moronta 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, W. Smith 4, R. Moronta 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Blackmon CF40100000.278.355.474.8291.0
    N. Arenado 3B40000001.310.396.580.9760.0
    T. Story SS40000011.264.330.511.842-0.5
    I. Desmond 1B30000030.215.296.433.729-1.5
    C. Gonzalez RF30100000.275.327.446.7732.0
    C. Iannetta C20000110.231.346.385.7310.5
    N. Cuevas LF20000110.260.294.337.6300.5
    K. Freeland P20000013.094.147.125.272-0.5
    a- T. Murphy PH10000010.317.333.439.772-0.5
    S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Musgrave P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-struck out for Freeland in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Hernandez CF40100000.284.336.478.8141.0
    B. Belt 1B40000001.292.381.511.8920.0
    A. McCutchen RF30100111.261.348.430.7781.5
    B. Posey C30000102.282.362.416.7781.0
    H. Pence LF40100002.206.257.237.4941.0
    B. Crawford SS41211003.319.375.507.8837.0
    P. Sandoval 3B30000003.260.327.416.7430.0
    J. Panik 2B30000010.244.325.343.668-0.5
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    W. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Gonzalez (10)
      BATTING
      • HR - B. Crawford (9)
      • RBI - B. Crawford (36)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
      • E - I. Desmond 2 (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland7.04001403.291.2221.0
      S. Oberg1.10001003.791.212.0
      H. Musgrave (L, 0-3)0.01110014.631.20-7.0
      Total8.1511241---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland7.0
      S. Oberg1.1
      H. Musgrave (L, 0-3)0.0
      Total8.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Bumgarner7.02002802.511.0224.0
      W. Smith1.10000101.170.743.5
      R. Moronta (W, 4-1)0.20000002.021.077.0
      Total9.0200290---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Bumgarner7.0
      W. Smith1.1
      R. Moronta (W, 4-1)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 104-67, S. Oberg 22-14, H. Musgrave 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 13-5, S. Oberg 3-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, S. Oberg 5, H. Musgrave
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 101-66, W. Smith 13-10, R. Moronta 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 5-8, W. Smith 2-1, R. Moronta 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, W. Smith 4, R. Moronta 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Crawford homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • W. Smith Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon lined out to center
        • Reyes Moronta relieved Will Smith
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to left
        • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Story grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Oberg Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence grounded out to pitcher
        • Harrison Musgrave relieved Scott Oberg
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford homered to right
      • 8TH INNING
        • Will Smith relieved Madison Bumgarner
        • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Ball, Cuevas grounded out to third
        • Tom Murphy hit for Kyle Freeland
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Scott Oberg pitching
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt grounded out to first
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen walked
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
        • M. Bumgarner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bumgarner struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to left center
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to center
        • T. Story: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt popped out to third
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, McCutchen singled to right center
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to catcher, McCutchen to second
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence safe at first on 1st baseman Desmond fielding error, McCutchen to third
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story flied out to center
        • I. Desmond: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
        • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez doubled to left
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
        • N. Cuevas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cuevas walked, Gonzalez to third, Iannetta to second
        • K. Freeland: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik flied out to center
        • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bumgarner struck out looking
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to center
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Posey walked
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Pence fouled out to right
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford singled to center, Posey to third
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Sandoval grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Crawford out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
        • N. Cuevas: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cuevas struck out swinging
        • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Freeland grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
        • M. Bumgarner: Strike swinging, Bumgarner grounded out to second
        • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to right
        • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Belt grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story popped out to first
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Ball, Posey lined out to right
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Pence singled to left
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to first, Pence out at second
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval grounded into fielder's choice to second, Crawford out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Belt: Foul, Belt safe at first on 1st baseman Desmond fielding error
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Belt out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)