The Colorado Rockies lost their fifth straight game Wednesday, losing to the San Francisco Giants 7-1. The Giants have now won the first three games of the four-game series and extended their lead in the NL West to eight-and-a-half games.
San Francisco jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and the Rockies were never able to get much going against San Francisco starter Matt Cain. Cain allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings while also striking out eight.
Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood didn't fair nearly as well as Cain. Chatwood lasted four innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. The Giants got to Chatwood early with a three-run home run by Pablo Sandoval in the first inning. Chatwood's replacement, Adam Ottavino didn't fare any better, allowing three runs on four hits in his one inning of work.
The two teams will meet for the final time this season on Thursday. San Francisco has won 13 of the 17 games against Colorado this year.
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