(AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Wednesday.
The Giants pulled within two games of the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost at Colorado 16-2. The contenders each have 10 games left.
Pablo Sandoval walked with one out, Brandon Crawford singled and pinch-hitter Brandon Belt walked, setting up Duffy. Crawford had four hits.
Sergio Romo (6-4) pitched one inning, and Duffy batted for him. Santiago Casilla got his 17th save.
(AP) — Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday.
Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Frias (0-1) from the game after two outs. Morneau and Carlos Gonzalez are the only Rockies players to drive in five runs in an inning.
Charlie Blackmon went 5 for 5, including a solo homer, as the Rockies took two of three from the Dodgers. Los Angeles began the day with a three-game division lead over San Francisco.
Morneau had three hits and a sacrifice fly, raising his average to .320 and leaping over Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison for the NL batting lead.
Jorge De La Rosa (14-11) gave up two hits in six scoreless innings to improve to 10-2 at home this season.