Rockies get 7 hitless innings from Anderson, beat Giants 3-2 on throwing error in 9th

DENVER — Chase Anderson worked seven hitless innings as Colorado took a combined no-hit bid into the ninth, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night when Nolan Jones scored the game-ending run on a throwing error by left fielder Mike Yastrzemski.

The Giants didn’t get a hit until J.D. Davis led off the ninth with a double off Nick Mears, but they led most of the game. Anderson walked five and gave up a run in the second.

San Francisco’s Logan Webb took a shutout into the eighth, when he gave up a tying RBI single to Ezequiel Tovar.

After Davis’ double in the ninth, LaMonte Wade Jr. drew his third walk of the game with one out and Patrick Bailey’s infield single loaded the bases with two down. Wilmer Flores then drew a bases-loaded walk to put the Giants ahead 2-1.

Charlie Blackmon led off the bottom half with a double off Camilo Doval (6-5). After a walk to Jones, Elehuris Montero hit a sharp grounder to left for a single. Yastrzemski’s throw home was short and bounced past catcher Bailey as Blackmon scored, and Jones raced home with the winning run.

San Francisco challenged the play, arguing that the collision at the plate between Blackmon and Bailey caused Yastrzemski’s throw to go awry, but the call was upheld after a video review.

Matt Koch (2-1) got the final out of the ninth for the Rockies, striking out Austin Slater with the bases loaded. Colorado ended a nine-game losing streak to San Francisco at Coors Field.

Webb didn’t walk a batter, allowing four hits.

Anderson threw only 53 of 101 pitches for strikes in his seven hitless innings. He was relieved in the eighth by Justin Lawrence, who then left the game after six pitches. Lawrence landed awkwardly on his ankle on the follow-through of a sweeper that struck out Joc Pederson. Mears replaced him and got the final two outs of the eighth.

Just five days earlier, Anderson struggled against the Giants, giving up six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 9-1 loss. The 35-year-old, claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay in May, entered the game with no wins and a 6.49 ERA in 16 appearances this season, including 14 starts.

Bailey hit a fielder’s-choice dribbler to Anderson to score the Giants’ only run against him this time.

Entering the night, Colorado was 1-8 against the Giants this season and 1-16 against its divisional foe dating to Aug. 21, 2022.


Giants: Michael Conforto (left hamstring strain) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and started at DH. INF Casey Schmitt was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.


The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday to make up Thursday’s game that was postponed by rain. Neither team had announced a starter for either game.



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