Torres’ homer leads Giants to 5-2 win over Rockies
Torres led off the eighth inning with a go-ahead home run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night to close within four games of the NL West-leading San Diego Padres.
“I try to think something positive every time out,” Torres said. “I reminded myself to go out and swing hard and stay loose. Every game from now on is going to be important.”
“You overthink things like this and you dig yourself a bigger hole,” Belisle said. “I’ve been through stuff like this before. The main thing is to maintain my aggression and get right back out there.”
“They’re creeping back into the race and we need to pull away from them again,” Bumgarner said. “It felt good to go out there and pitch well.”
Bumgarner, winless in six home starts, gave up eight runs in 2 2-3 innings in his last start.
“Madison did a great job of keeping us in the game,” Posey said. “He pounded the zone. That was a big boost for us.”
“We did a terrific job and created some opportunities for ourselves,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “Andres Torres, obviously, was the big at-bat, hitting a 3-2 pitch out of the park. They just beat us.”
Sanchez doubled with one out in the first, went to third on a groundout by Aubrey Huff(notes) and scored on a balk by Rogers, who fumbled the ball during his delivery after getting his spike caught in his shoelace.
“My first at-bat I was guessing wrong on every pitch,” Bumgarner said. “So I just looked for the fastball and got it. I might have gotten lucky on that.”
Mora’s two-out homer in the eighth tied it for the Rockies, who rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the ninth to beat the Giants on Monday night.
“That was kind of a gut-check,” Posey said. “Guys came back and fought hard. That’s what we’re going to have to do.”
Notes: Bumgarner got his first career extra-base hit. … Sanchez extended his hitting streak to eight games with his first-inning double. … The Rockies acquired RHP Manny Delcarmen(notes) from Boston for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller. … Giants starters were 5-13 with a 5.13 ERA in August.