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Rockies win, after losing end of suspended game

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm •  Published: September 1, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — The new kids got things rolling and the familiar face with the bushy beard brought the win home.

Charlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants' six-game win streak on a long day at Coors Field.

Earlier in the day, the Giants broke away from a tie and beat Colorado 4-2 in a game that resumed after it was suspended May 22 in the sixth inning because of rain.

In the regularly scheduled game, Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins (3-2) blew a save in the top of the ninth. In the bottom half, Mike McKenry led off with a single up the middle off Romo (5-4). McKenry scored from third when Blackmon's hit fell near the right-field line.

All this after the newest members of the team, call-ups Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa, arrived from Triple-A Colorado Springs ready to contribute. Paulsen hit a two-run homer as a pinch hitter and Ynoa had the first three hits of his career.

"The hits were coming from a lot of guys you may not expect it from," said Blackmon, an All-Star this season known for his unkempt beard. "It's really positive to see that kind of contribution from not the usual suspects."

Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer for the Giants. Pence also came up big hours earlier, when his tiebreaking double in the eighth led the Giants in the resumption.

Hawkins struggled in the ninth, giving up an RBI single to Buster Posey and another to Pablo Sandoval that tied the game.

It set the stage for Blackmon, who collected the Rockies' seventh walk-off hit of the season. He said he was looking for a changeup from Romo since he saw nothing but fastballs in the earlier game.

"The pitch was way down," said Blackmon, who was 0 for 5 before his final at bat. "I looked up and didn't know where it was going to be. Then I realized it wasn't going to be an out — and I ran to first. "

A bitter loss for the Giants to stomach in the middle of the NL West chase.

"Hard-fought game, tough game," manager Bruce Bochy said. "That's one that you see here in this ballpark."

Trailing 7-2 in the sixth, the Rockies scored four runs off starter Tim Hudson. They tied the game the next inning on Josh Rutledge's run-scoring single off reliever Jean Machi.

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