Giants snap five-game skid, beat Rockies 9-2
AP Baseball Writer
SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey hit an RBI double in the first and a sacrifice fly two innings later, Jeff Samardzija struck out five pitching into the seventh and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Monday night.
Brandon Belt and Denard Span each added run-scoring triples to back Samardzija (3-9), who lost his first three starts against the Rockies this year. He won for the first time in four total starts after losing his previous two decisions since beating the Brewers on June 5.
Joe Panik hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth as San Francisco went ahead 5-0 against Rockies rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-4), then Panik added an RBI single in the eighth. Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single in the seventh as the Giants ended a nine-game losing streak to Colorado with just their second win in 14 games overall.