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Giants 12, Rockies 10 (11 innings)

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DENVER -- Catcher Hector Sanchez snapped a tie with an 11th-inning grand slam and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon.

The Giants broke out of their offensive slump, hitting six home runs and overcoming an early four-run deficit.

The Giants took one-run leads in the seventh and eighth but let it slip away both times in the bottom half of each inning before Sanchez delivered the grand finale.

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence opened the 11th with a single off Rockies reliever Chad Bettis, the fifth straight time that Pence reached base. After first baseman Brandon Belt walked, left fielder Juan Perez sacrificed and third baseman Joaquin Arias was intentionally walked to load the bases. Sanchez, who homered in the eighth, drove Bettis' 10th pitch over the wall in center for his first career grand slam and first multi-homer game.

Bettis threw just 19 of 34 pitches for strikes.

Giants closer Sergio Romo gave up a leadoff single in the 11th to Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki followed by first baseman Justin Morneau's two-run homer.

With one out, center fielder Drew Stubbs singled past Arias at third. But Romo got right fielder Brandon Barnes to ground into a double play, ending a game that lasted four hours and 26 minutes.

The win enabled the Giants to avoid being swept in the three-game series.

San Francisco last hit six homers in a game on Sept. 4 at San Diego. Sanchez and Michael Morse homered twice, giving the Giants two players with two homers in a game for the first time since May 25, 2005, when Moises Alou and Pedro Feliz accomplished the feat against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Belt hit a two-run homer in the seventh that gave the Giants their first lead of the game. The homer went off the facade of the second deck at Coors Field and came against Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who had walked Pence ahead of Belt.

The Rockies tied the score in the bottom of the inning.

Hector Sanchez homered in the eighth on the first pitch from Matt Belisle, who came on to start the inning, to put the Giants ahead 8-7.

But in the bottom of the inning, DJ LeMahieu led off with a single against Santiago Casilla. LeMahieu was sacrificed to second and took third when third base umpire Bob Davidson called a balk. The Giants drew their infield in and second baseman Brandon Hicks backhanded Charlie Blackmon's grounder but dropped it, taking away a play at the plate as LeMahieu scored to tie it at 8.

With one out in the fourth, Blackmon hit his fifth home run of the season to put the Rockies ahead 6-5. Morse homered in each of his first two-bats, hitting a three-run shot in the third that tied the score at 5 and gave him five homers this season.

It was Morse' seventh multi-home run game and first since April 2, 2013, at Oakland while playing for the Mariners.

Hicks opened the third with a home run and Morse led off the second with a homer against Tyler Chatwood, who had given up one homer in 13 innings in his first two starts of the season.

NOTES: Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez was not in the lineup. He was 4-for-44 with 17 strikeouts against Giants starter Matt Cain and has six hits in his past 39 at-bats. ... .Giants C Buster Posey and CF Angel Pagan were not in the lineup. Pagan has been dealing with right knee soreness.
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