Rockies beaten by Buster Posey, Giants again

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 28, 2014 at 1:43 am •  Published: August 28, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For two nights, the Colorado Rockies have had no answers for Buster Posey. Or San Francisco's stellar starting pitching, either.

Posey hit a game-ending two-run shot for his third homer in two nights, sending the Giants past the Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.

Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer of the year and second career walkoff homer. He also had one on May 3, 2013, against the Dodgers.

"He's locked in for sure," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "He's been a great hitter for a long time. When he gets locked in, it's tough to get him out. He got a huge hit for them there at the end."

Santiago Casilla (2-3), who was ill Tuesday, plunked leadoff hitter Drew Stubbs in the back to start the ninth. Justin Morneau then doubled him home to tie the game at 2. Casilla got a key double play to get out of the inning.

"He didn't let the game get away," Bochy said. "I compliment Casilla for not losing his poise."

Hudson's impressive eight-inning, eight-strikeout outing was wasted on a night the right-hander reached the 2,000 strikeout mark when he fanned Franklin Morales in the sixth.

Posey followed his two-home run performance a night earlier with a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, then an even bigger hit. He has hit safely in 12 of his past 13 games.

After Madison Bumgarner's one-hit gem in a 3-0 win Tuesday, Hudson had his own fine outing. He didn't allow a hit until Corey Dickerson led off the fifth with a splash home run into McCovey Cove.

It marked the 100th homer into the bay in the 15th-year ballpark's history and 34th by a visiting team. Carlos Gonzalez hit the Rockies' other two.

"I didn't even know that," Dickerson said. "We're struggling getting hits these last two days. This is a tough place to play already. I was looking for a fastball and luckily I got one and put a good swing on it."

Morales saw his winless stretch reach eight outings since a July 8 victory against San Diego.

All of Morales' wins this season have come against the NL West, and he certainly pitched well enough to keep his team in the game. The left-hander allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings, struck out six and walked one.

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