Kevin Pillar homered against his former team and German Marquez pitched six strong innings to snap a five-game losing streak as the Colorado Rockies stalled San Francisco's playoff pursuit, beating the Giants 7-2 on Monday night. In the opener of an eight-game road trip to end the season, the Rockies knocked around Johnny Cueto for seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. ''He didn't have his best stuff and his command was off,'' Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.
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Bryce Harper was hitless in his return from back stiffness and Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning of a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night that dropped the Phillies back to .500 and hurt their playoff hopes. ''We played poorly, really poorly and that's what bothers me more than anything,'' Girardi said. A day after striking out with the bases loaded in the seventh off a loss to Toronto and coming out of the game, Harper went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts as the designated hitter, dropping his average to .254.