DENVER -- A long day at Coors Field ended with a 10-9 walk-off loss for the Giants on Monday.
Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, took second on a sacrifice bunt and third on an infield single. He scored the winning run on Charlie Blackmon's liner down the right field line. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Giants and was a tough one on a day that started on the right track. Earlier Monday, the Giants won 4-2 in a game that was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning May 22.
The Giants wasted no time jumping out ahead in the second game, scoring four two-out runs in the top of the first. Joe Panik and Buster Posey had singles and scored when Hunter Pence muscled a homer just over the right-field wall. The blast was the 19th of the year for Pence, who has a 14-game hitting streak and is one homer shy of a seventh straight 20-homer season.
Joaquin Arias and Gregor Blanco drew walks and Brandon Crawford followed with a single that brought the fourth run across. The trio all hit singles in the fourth, giving the Giants a 5-2 lead.
The lineup kept the line moving in the fifth, with a Posey double and walks of Pence and Arias loading the bases for Blanco. His grounder brought a sixth run home, and Crawford followed with an RBI double.
Tim Hudson gave two runs back in the second inning, in large part because he hit No. 7 hitter Josh Rutledge with two outs. The next hitter, DJ LeMahieu, hit a two-run triple. It was never smooth for Hudson, and his defense didn't help the cause. Pablo Sandoval's error put Hudson in a tough spot in the fifth, but he worked out of the jam.
After a walk and two straight singles to open the sixth, Hudson got a double-play ball to third. Sandoval's throw to second was late, and Panik dropped it. That was it for Hudson, who left with the Giants leading 7-4 and two runners on with no outs. The Rockies would score two more runs, but the tying run was stranded at second. That Giants' lead was gone inning later on Josh Rutledge's RBI single. Ben Paulsen hit a two-run homer off Jean Machi to put the Rockies ahead in the seventh.
The Giants stormed back, though. Panik's double and Posey's single got the Giants within a run in the top of the ninth, and pinch-runner Juan Perez reached second on a wild pitch with no outs. Perez scored on Sandoval's single up the middle.
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