The San Francisco Giants lost for a third straight game and finished their road trip 1-5 after losing 5-0 to the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon.
The Giants went in order during the top of the first and starter Barry Zito allowed a leadoff single to right fielder Eric Young in the bottom of the inning. Young stole second base during center fielder Dexter Fowler's at-bat and after Fowler struck out, Young moved to third on a wild pitch before scoring on an RBI single by left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Rockies starter Juan Nicasio kept the Giants grounded and the score remained 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth. Fowler singled and scored on an RBI double by Gonzalez. After shortstop Troy Tulowitzki struck out, first baseman Jordan Pacheco singled home Gonzalez, extending the Rockies lead to 3-0.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, two consecutive singles by Young and Fowler ended Zito's day. Jose Mijares replaced him and walked Gonzalez loading the bases for Tulowitzki, who singled home a pair of runs. The Rockies now led 5-0.
After losing the first game of this four-game series, the Rockies rebounded by winning the next three, culminating with a 5-0 shutout win. The Giants were shutout for the second time this season and fourth time at Coors Field. The orange and black were outscored 52-28 on the road trip.
Zito earned the loss (3-3) going 5.2 innings, allowing 11 hits, five runs, two walks and four strikeouts, throwing 108 pitches. The Giants pitching displayed a 9.82 ERA on the trip, while committing 13 errors in six-games. Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco each recorded two hits on the day.
The 24-20 Giants look to snap a three-game losing streak Monday night beginning a six-game homestand against the Washington Nationals. Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) squares off with Zach Drake (0-0) in the opener. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 pm.
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