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Giants lose to Rockies behind Jake Peavy

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 1:03 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four errors. A balk that scored a run. A manager ejected and an irate starting pitcher.

The San Francisco Giants largely cost themselves a close game because of mistakes, losing 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

Rookie Tyler Matzek outdueled Jake Peavy (2-4), who had won his previous two starts following three straight losses after being acquired in a trade from Boston on July 26.

"We certainly didn't play our best baseball tonight. I could have done things better," Peavy said. "Yeah, you're frustrated. I think you guys saw that unfortunately. I'm an emotional guy and it's all directed at wanting to win and wanting to be as good as we can be as a team. We certainly could have done better all the way around tonight, starting with me."

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the eighth by plate umpire Doug Eddings for arguing a called third strike on Buster Posey. Bochy removed his hat in frustration from the dugout and got tossed before he even got out to argue. He left to chants of "Bochy! Bochy!"

"That's a critical pitch," Bochy said. "You got Posey up there and that's a tough way to end that at-bat."

Matzek struck out seven in seven innings to end a five-start losing streak and help the Rockies to a three-game winning streak.

Colorado also has won four straight games in San Francisco for the first time in club history, kicking off a stretch of 13 straight games against the NL West with an impressive victory.

"It's been a house of horrors for us for a long time," manager Walt Weiss said. "It's great to see us winning some games here, some tight games, some games that in the past we used to lose, those one-run games like tonight."

Matzek did his part, and his defense turned four double plays.

Justin Morneau and Corey Dickerson hit sacrifice flies for the Rockies, who earned just their fourth road win in 27 games since sweeping a three-game series at AT&T Park from June 13-15.

Adam Ottavino pitched a scoreless eighth and LaTroy Hawkins finished for his 21st save in 22 opportunities.

Colorado tied it in the fourth following consecutive wild throws for errors by shortstop Brandon Crawford, then Peavy's balk that scored a run. Crawford's 20 errors lead the majors at his position.

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