Nate Schierholtz's two-run homer was his fifth of the season. (David Zalubowski/AP)
By Cheng Sio / MLB.com
The first of Ryan Garko's two homers added to the Giants' early lead and appeared to have San Francisco on its way to a tie with Colorado atop the NL Wild Card standings, but Joe Martinez and the bullpen had no answer for the Rockies in a costly seven-run bottom of the sixth.
BATTING 2B: Molina, B (24, De La Rosa), Martinez (1, De La Rosa), Sandoval, P 2 (37, De La Rosa, Daley). HR:
Schierholtz (5, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 1 on, 1 out), Garko 2 (13, 3rd inning off De La Rosa, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off
Daley, 1 on, 1 out), Rowand (12, 8th inning off Daley, 0 on, 1 out), Sandoval, P (19, 9th inning off Herges, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Winn; Sandoval, P 8; Molina, B 2; Garko 8; Rowand 5; Schierholtz 4; Martinez 3. RBI: Rowand 2 (53), Schierholtz
2 (26), Garko 4 (51), Winn (46), Sandoval, P 2 (72). 2-out RBI: Garko 2; Winn. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Winn. Team RISP: 4-for-8. Team LOB: 3.
FIELDING E: Sandoval,
P (14, missed catch). Outfield assists: Schierholtz (Hawpe at 3rd base). DP: (Uribe-Renteria-Garko).
WP: Miller, Ju, De La Rosa 2. Pitches-strikes: Martinez
73-51, Miller, Ju 33-15, Valdez, M 38-19, Howry 25-15, De La Rosa 83-57, Morales, F 10-7, Daley 26-18, Betancourt, R 1-1,
Herges 10-6, Street 8-6. Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez 9-2, Miller, Ju 0-0, Valdez, M 0-1, Howry 1-2, De La Rosa
7-3, Morales, F 1-1, Daley 0-1, Betancourt, R 0-0, Herges 1-0, Street 0-0. Batters faced: Martinez 24, Miller,
Ju 7, Valdez, M 7, Howry 6, De La Rosa 26, Morales, F 3, Daley 6, Betancourt, R 1, Herges 3, Street 2. Inherited runners-scored:
Valdez, M 1-0, Howry 3-2, Betancourt, R 1-0. Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B:
Jim Joyce. Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 5 mph, R to L. T: 3:15. Att:
47,178. August 22, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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