Senzatela, Rockies hold playoff position, top Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Leave it to Antonio Senzatela to end Colorado's longest scoring drought this season with his first hit in nearly five months.

The right-hander pitched a pretty good game, too.

Senzatela pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and also hit a two-run single as the Rockies topped the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Sunday and moved back into first place in the NL West.

Colorado jumped a half-game in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 5-0 at St. Louis on Sunday night.

''I knew they were big moments but I just really tried to stay in the moment and execute my pitches and then roll with it,'' Senzatela said. ''That at-bat I just tried to put the ball in play and I did. I got a good result and I helped the team to win.''

The Rockies, blanked the previous two days, avoided a three-game sweep.

Colorado also improved to 41-34 on the road this season, tying the franchise record for wins away from Coors Field set in 2009 and matched in 2017.

Ian Desmond added two hits and DJ LeMahieu had a sacrifice fly for Colorado.

The Rockies scored three times in the second against Dereck Rodriguez (6-4).

Senzatela (5-6) pitched out of jams in the second and third, and left after giving up a single and a walk to open the sixth. The right-hander allowed one run and struck out five with two walks for his first win since July 28.

''He's still growing as a pitcher,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''He's still learning a lot. What we like about him is just the competitive streak he has and the toughness.''

Four relievers finished, with Wade Davis retiring three batters for his NL-leading 40th save.

The Rockies snapped their longest scoring drought this season in the second after a one-out error by first baseman Austin Slater.

Desmond singled and Rodriguez walked Chris Iannetta to load the bases. Senzatela followed with his second hit of the season, a single to left. After Charlie Blackmon walked, LeMahieu hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.

Black called Senzatela's single the biggest hit of the series for Colorado. Senzatela's only other hit this season was on April 27 at Miami.

''We had those opportunities on Friday and Saturday but we couldn't capitalize,'' Black said. ''Today we did and ironically it's just the pitcher.''

Chris Shaw had a two-out RBI single in the sixth for the Giants.

Slater singled in Joe Panik in the eighth to make it 3-2.

Rodriguez allowed five hits and one earned run in six innings.

''It's a tough one to lose when you're getting pitching like that,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We had some chances but we took a series. You try to take something from that and hopefully carry that into the next one.''

ROOKIE LUCK

Rodriguez has yielded three runs or fewer in all 11 of his starts at AT&T Park this season. He has received two runs or fewer in support in his last four starts overall. ''I just go out and throw the best game I can regardless of what's happening offensively,'' Rodriguez said. ''The rest I let it take care of itself.''

ODDS AND ENDS

Colorado has not been swept on the road this season. . The Giants lost to the Rockies for only the second time in the last eight home games between the two division opponents. . San Francisco 2B Joe Panik is hitting .364 (12 for 33) in his last 11 games. . Desmond has 26 multi-hit games this season, tying Gerardo Parra for fifth-most on the Rockies.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LF Matt Holliday, in a 3-for-20 slump, was held out of the starting lineup. . RHP Seunghwa Oh (hamstring) threw in the bullpen and could be available to pitch at some point on the road trip.

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt remains day to day with a sore right knee.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (11-7, 4.80 ERA) pitches against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday. Gray is 4-0 in 11 starts since returning from the minors.

Giants: LHP Andrew Suarez (6-11, 4.33) faces the San Diego Padres on Monday in the opening game of San Francisco's final road trip this season. Suarez's 121 strikeouts are the 10th-most by a rookie starter in franchise history.

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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Black in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Moronta in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (26)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (57), A. Senzatela 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado 2 (2), D. Dahl, A. Senzatela 3 (3)
BATTING
  • RBI - A. Slater (23), C. Shaw (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (11), C. Shaw (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Crawford, C. Shaw, A. Garcia 2 (2), D. Rodriguez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (19)
  • CS - D. Dahl (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Blanco (5), J. Panik (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (LeMahieu-Story-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Panik-Crawford-Slater)
  • E - A. Slater (4)
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A. Senzatela (W, 5-6)5.05112504.811.4416.5
C. Rusin (H, 7)0.10000106.531.550.5
S. Oberg (H, 13)1.21000302.220.973.5
A. Ottavino (H, 31)1.01111102.250.990.5
W. Davis (S, 40)1.00000204.481.1111.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 5-6)5.0
C. Rusin (H, 7)0.1
S. Oberg (H, 13)1.2
A. Ottavino (H, 31)1.0
W. Davis (S, 40)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)6.05313502.301.079.5
R. Black1.00001104.501.002.5
S. Okert0.01000000.000.33-1.0
S. Dyson1.00000102.891.123.5
R. Moronta1.01000202.611.133.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)6.0
R. Black1.0
S. Okert0.0
S. Dyson1.0
R. Moronta1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 86-51, C. Rusin 8-5, S. Oberg 18-14, A. Ottavino 24-13, W. Davis 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 5-4, S. Oberg 2-0, A. Ottavino 1-1, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 21, C. Rusin, S. Oberg 6, A. Ottavino 5, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Rodriguez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 91-59, R. Black 17-9, S. Okert 1-1, S. Dyson 6-5, R. Moronta 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 5-9, R. Black 1-0, S. Dyson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 27, R. Black 3, S. Okert, S. Dyson 2, R. Moronta 4
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T. Story SS40000010.289.344.551.895-0.5
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I. Desmond 1B41200010.236.301.424.7254.5
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  • a-singled for Ottavino in the 9th
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G. Blanco RF-CF30100110.227.277.338.6153.5
J. Panik 2B32200101.254.310.343.6537.0
E. Longoria 3B30000124.249.290.424.7140.0
B. Crawford SS40000016.254.319.388.707-0.5
A. Slater 1B40110012.268.348.328.6761.5
C. Shaw LF40210001.115.172.231.4033.0
A. Garcia C40100012.368.368.6841.0530.5
G. Hernandez CF20000022.240.290.402.692-1.0
a- A. Hanson PH-RF20000010.257.281.441.722-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Black in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Moronta in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (26)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (57), A. Senzatela 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado 2 (2), D. Dahl, A. Senzatela 3 (3)
BATTING
  • RBI - A. Slater (23), C. Shaw (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (11), C. Shaw (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Crawford, C. Shaw, A. Garcia 2 (2), D. Rodriguez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (19)
  • CS - D. Dahl (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Blanco (5), J. Panik (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (LeMahieu-Story-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Panik-Crawford-Slater)
  • E - A. Slater (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 5-6)5.05112504.811.4416.5
C. Rusin (H, 7)0.10000106.531.550.5
S. Oberg (H, 13)1.21000302.220.973.5
A. Ottavino (H, 31)1.01111102.250.990.5
W. Davis (S, 40)1.00000204.481.1111.0
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PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 5-6)5.0
C. Rusin (H, 7)0.1
S. Oberg (H, 13)1.2
A. Ottavino (H, 31)1.0
W. Davis (S, 40)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)6.05313502.301.079.5
R. Black1.00001104.501.002.5
S. Okert0.01000000.000.33-1.0
S. Dyson1.00000102.891.123.5
R. Moronta1.01000202.611.133.0
Total9.0731490---
PITCHERSIP
D. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)6.0
R. Black1.0
S. Okert0.0
S. Dyson1.0
R. Moronta1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 86-51, C. Rusin 8-5, S. Oberg 18-14, A. Ottavino 24-13, W. Davis 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 5-4, S. Oberg 2-0, A. Ottavino 1-1, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 21, C. Rusin, S. Oberg 6, A. Ottavino 5, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Rodriguez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Rodriguez 91-59, R. Black 17-9, S. Okert 1-1, S. Dyson 6-5, R. Moronta 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Rodriguez 5-9, R. Black 1-0, S. Dyson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Rodriguez 27, R. Black 3, S. Okert, S. Dyson 2, R. Moronta 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Slater singled to shallow center, Panik scored32
  • 6TH INNING
    Shaw singled to right, Panik scored, Longoria to second31
  • 2ND INNING
    LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to center, Iannetta scored30
    Senzatela singled to left, Gonzalez and Desmond scored, Iannetta to second20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Sam Dyson
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Adam Ottavino
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Parra singled to right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson grounded out to first
    • Nick Hundley hit for Reyes Moronta
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Steven Okert pitching
    • D. Dahl: Dahl singled to shallow center
    • Sam Dyson relieved Steven Okert
    • T. Story: Ball, Dahl caught stealing second, catcher to second, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Scott Oberg
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik stole second, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater singled to shallow center, Panik scored
    • C. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Shaw flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ray Black relieved Dereck Rodriguez
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alen Hanson hit for Gorkys Hernandez
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • Hunter Pence hit for Ray Black
    • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • G. Blanco: Blanco grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story flied out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to left center
    • I. Desmond: Desmond singled to center, Gonzalez to third
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Desmond stole second, Iannetta intentionally walked
    • A. Senzatela: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik singled to shallow left
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria walked, Panik to second
    • Chris Rusin relieved Antonio Senzatela
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Scott Oberg relieved Chris Rusin
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • C. Shaw: Shaw singled to right, Panik scored, Longoria to second
    • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • D. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike looking, Rodriguez grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond flied out to right
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Slater popped out to shortstop
    • C. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shaw grounded out to first
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia flied out to deep left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Story flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • J. Panik: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Panik singled to center, Blanco to second
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria lined out to center, Blanco to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop, Panik out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez safe at first on 1st baseman Slater fielding error
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond singled to right, Gonzalez to second
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked, Gonzalez to third, Desmond to second
    • A. Senzatela: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Senzatela singled to left, Gonzalez and Desmond scored, Iannetta to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked, Iannetta to third, Senzatela to second
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to center, Iannetta scored
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Arenado flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Slater grounded out to third
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw singled to left center
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to center, Shaw to second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • D. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon doubled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to right
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Strike looking, Dahl flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blanco singled to left
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik lined out to left
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blanco stole second, Crawford grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)