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Giants gain a sixth spot in the second inning and hold on for an 8-6 win over Rockies

DENVER – The San Francisco Giants offense powered to an 8-6 win over the Colorado Rockies to earn a series victory Wednesday night at Coors Field. The Giants have barely been able to score in bunches lately, but they batted around and scored six runs against Rockies starter Peter Lambert in the second inning.

The big inning started with Michael Conforto’s sixth home run of the season. After two more singles, Heliot Ramos, in his first at bat since being called up earlier in the day, singled into the opposite field to score a run. Mike Yastrzemski made a perfect jump and hit a Superman slide to score on Nick Ahmed’s bunt. Jung Hoo Lee launched an RBI double from the right field wall with an exit velocity of 107.6 mph and LaMonte Wade got his third RBI of the series with a single.

Four Giants – Conforto, Matt Chapman, Yastrzemski and Blake Sabol – had multi-hit games, led by Sabol’s three-hit night.

Jordan Hicks wasn’t at his sharpest, allowing a season-high three earned runs over five innings. Two of those runs came in the fifth inning, when Jordan Beck doubled and Charlie Blackmon singled him home. Hicks loaded the bases with a hit and a walk and allowed another run to pass on Elias Diaz’s dribbler, which just held up. Hicks generated a double play ball to escape the inning without further damage.

Hicks’ velocity was initially a few ticks lower than his career average, but the righty spun the pitch back up to high-90s velocity to get through the fifth with 92 pitches thrown at his exit. Hicks finished with five strikeouts, good for twelve swing-and-misses, against two walks.

In the ninth, Camilo Doval walked the first two batters and played a 3-6-1 double play to partially clean up his mess. Then, Rockies catcher Elias Diaz parked a slider from the first pitch into the left-field stands to cut the Giants’ lead to two. Scare aside, Doval pulled out the final to secure the win.

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