SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yonathan Daza looped a tiebreaking single into right field, capping a three-run fourth inning fueled by three errors, and the Colorado Rockies rallied past San Francisco 4-2 Thursday to take two of three from the Giants.
San Francisco made a season-high four errors, including a pair in the fourth by second baseman Thairo Estrada.
“It’s a really tough league when you’re not converting ground balls into outs,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who are 3-6 against the Giants this season.
Blackmon reached leading off the fourth when Estrada, standing on the right field grass as part of a shift that had three infielders on the right side, dropped his line drive.
C.J. Cron singled between shortstop and second base, then took second when center fielder Austin Slater airmailed the throw off the fencing in front of the third-base dugout for an error.
Brendan Rodgers’ RBI single off Logan Webb (5-2) cut the Rockies’ deficit to 2-1. With the infield at double-play depth, Ryan McMahon hit a hopper that kicked off the heel of Estrada’s glove for another error.
“It was a weird inning,” Webb said. “We’re all human. Stuff happens. Unfortunately, it was kind of back-to-back-to-back. We couldn’t get back in the game after that.”
Daza’s single put the Rockies ahead 3-2, and McMahon added a run-scoring single in the seventh against Tyler Rogers.
Austin Gomber (3-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. He had been 0-4 with a 9.85 ERA in his prior five starts and was 0-4 with a 10.90 ERA in five previous starts against the Giants.
“This is a place that I have not had my best outings in the past, so for me, it was kind of just time to put a stop to it,” Gomber…