SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tyler Beede struck out seven in 3 1/3 hitless innings before leaving due to an injury, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Thursday.
Mike Yastrzemski and Mauricio Dubón homered for the Giants, at 77-82 assured of their third straight losing season.
Beede, a 26-year-old rookie right-hander, grabbed his left side after striking out Ryan McMahon leading off the fourth. Beede was replaced by Burch Smith, who allowed the Rockies to tie the score in the fifth.
Dubón, a 25-year-old rookie acquired at the trade deadline from Milwaukee, had a tiebreaking single in the bottom half off Jesús Tinoco (0-3), then hit his fourth homer for a 4-2 lead in the seventh against Sam Howard.
Yastrzemski entered as a pinch hitter in the fourth and hit his 21st homer, a solo drive off Tinoco, for a 2-1 lead. Yastrzemski had an RBI double in a four-run seventh that included a two-run single by Aramís García.
Sam Coonrod (5-1) allowed one hit in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland gave up one run and three hits in three innings.
Colorado has lost six of eight after a four-game winning streak.
The Rockies’ Yonathan Daza singled leading off the fifth to stop an 0-for-20 slide.
Rockies hitters struck out 16 times, raising their total to 47 in the three-game series.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged this weekend’s home series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers is a fitting way to conclude his career.
“All the battles I’ve had with LA – key games, important games, games that have gone to the wire at times – I guess it is fitting that I’ll wrap up things against them,” Bochy said. “As a I look across the field at the Dodgers it’s going to be a lot of reflecting for me in that series.”
Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman, hit by a line drive Tuesday around his right knee, has been cleared to start Sunday against Milwaukee. … RHP Peter Lambert threw a bullpen session on Thursday. The 22-year-old rookie will not pitch against this season.
Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto reported no issues after throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday and will start Friday. The two-time All-Start has thrown 14 innings in three starts since missing 13 months recovering from Tommy John surgery. … RHP Logan Webb and LHP Madison Bumgarner will start San Francisco’s last two games. … RHP Trevor Gott had surgery on Thursday to treat a left groin injury. Gott is expected to be at full strength by spring training after a recovery of about six weeks.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (10-11, 6.90 ERA) will pitch Friday’s series opener against the Brewers. He’s won six of his last nine home starts.
Giants: Cueto (1-1, 2.57) is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA in 19 starts against the Dodgers.
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