San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to striking out in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Giants 6-1. (PHOTO: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
DENVER, CO - Todd Helton hit a two-run home run and Juan
Nicasio pitched six strong innings as the Colorado Rockies took a 6-1 win over
the San Francisco Giants to open a three-game set.
Nicasio (8-6) gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out nine for
the Rockies, who have won three of their last four.
Charlie Blackmon came into the game in the second inning after Dexter Fowler
bruised his left knee while getting caught stealing in the first. Blackmon hit
a solo homer and drove in two while Nolan Arenado added three hits and two
runs scored in the win.
Barry Zito (4-10) continued to struggle as he remained winless over his past
16 appearances. On Monday, he pitched four innings and was touched for five
runs on nine hits to drop his second straight start for the Giants, who were
coming off a split of a four-game series with Pittsburgh.
Zito hasn't won a game since defeated Oakland on May 30, and is 0-7 since
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