Colorado Rockies (24-30, fourth in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (27-27, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Wednesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Colorado: Ryan Castellani (1-3, 5.59 ERA) San Francisco: Logan Webb (2-4, 5.73 ERA) LINE: Giants favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Colorado will square off on Wednesday. The Giants are 16-18 against NL West teams.
The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race. Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson connected for a go-ahead homer in the seventh and Austin Slater also went deep, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit his first pinch-hit homer since exactly four years earlier on Sept.
Wilmer Flores grounds out to shallow infield, Trevor Story to Josh Fuentes. Donovan Solano singles to center field. Darin Ruf grounds out to shallow infield.
The Giants put Chadwick Tromp on the IL with a shoulder train and recalled Tyler Heineman. On a positive note, two key left-handed bats are making progress.
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.
Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's Bay Bridge Series and go into the season's final week chasing a playoff spot. ''Look, we seem to be a team that responds pretty well,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.