DENVER (AP) — How things have changed for the Colorado Rockies in three months.
Back on May 22, when their game against the San Francisco Giants was suspended because of rain, they were three games out of the NL West lead and had their biggest stars in the lineup.
When play resumed Monday, the Rockies were without injured Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer and they fell to 23 games off the division lead after losing to the Giants 4-2 in the conclusion of their suspened game.
Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and, more than three months after he homered in the early innings, keyed the Giants' delayed victory.
The game restarted tied at 2 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and a runner on first. Jeremy Affeldt struck out pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge to end the inning.
Affeldt (4-2) earned the win with 1 1-3 hitless innings. Before Affeldt took over, David Huff was the pitcher of record for the Giants — he was traded to the New York Yankees on June 11.
Pence, who homered in the fourth inning on May 22, doubled home Andrew Susac. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa added an RBI single.
"Pence is a clutch hitter, a good hitter," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He put together a good at bat."
Santiago Casilla — on the disabled list when this game initially began — got his 14th save in 18 chances.
Christian Friedrich (0-4) took the loss.
Righty Tim Hudson started the regularly scheduled game later Monday. Hudson was the starter on May 22, going three innings before exiting because of the lengthy weather delay.
There were several oddities in this game because of the long layoff.
Susac's single in the eighth will now show up as his first hit in the majors, at least in the chronology of this season's boxscores. Until Monday, his first hit was listed as July 30, a few days after he was promoted from Triple-A.