Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Andres Torres and Pablo Sandoval brought in runs during a go-ahead two-run seventh, capping a wild back-and-forth affair at Coors Field as the Giants held on for a 11-8 win over Colorado to snap a season-high seven-game skid.
The Giants tagged 14-game winner Ubaldo Jimenez for seven runs — all in the third inning — but saw that lead vanish as Giants starter Barry Zito was also rocked to the tune of eight hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings.
Aubrey Huff provided some insurance with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth while Travis Ishikawa punctuated the big third inning with his first career grand slam.
Sandoval had two total RBI and Torres chipped in two hits and scored twice for San Francisco, which dropped the opener of this three-game set, 7-3, on Friday. Brian Wilson locked down the win with his 22nd save.
Carlos Gonzalez blasted a two-run homer and knocked in three for the Rockies, who had won four of five entering play. Dexter Fowler added a two-run single.
Jimenez allowed five hits and four walks over six innings. He had turned in eight straight winning decisions and saw his minuscule 1.83 earned run average shoot to 2.27. Manuel Corpas (2-5) suffered the loss.