DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three run home run and Corey Dickerson followed with his second homer of the game, leading the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants 9-2 on Wednesday.
Christian Bergman (2-2) pitched six sharp innings, limiting the Giants to two runs on nine hits and helping the Rockies take the season series 10-9. It was the first time Colorado had won the season series with its NL West rival since going 11-7 against the Giants in 2008.
Ryan Vogelsong (8-10) was roughed up for a career-high four home runs among 10 hits allowed in five-plus innings. He gave up eight runs, matching a career high in another tough outing at Coors Field. Vogelsong gave up three homers and five runs in a 1 1-3 inning outing in his last appearance at Colorado on April 21.
Buster Posey drove in both of San Francisco’s runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.
With Colorado up 5-2, Michael McKenry started a four-run sixth by connecting on a 3-2 offering from Vogelsong for his sixth home run of the season. D.J. LeMahieu and pinch-hitter Kyle Parker hit successive singles and Juan Gutierrez relieved Vogelsong. One out later, Josh Rutledge tripled them home.
Vogelsong was trying to protect a 2-1 Giants’ lead in the fifth when he issued a two-out walk to Rutledge. Justin Morneau singled and Arenado then connected for his 15th home run of the season with a drive into the left field bleachers.
Dickerson, who led off the second with a shot into the second deck above the Rockies bullpen for his first homer, followed by driving Vogelsong’s first offering over the left field fence for his 22nd home run of the season and second career multihomer game. It was the third time this season Rockies batters have gone deep back to back and the first since Troy Tulowitzki and Dickerson did it May 10 at Cincinnati.
Giants: CF Angel Pagan was a late scratch from the lineup because of back stiffness. OF Michael Morse missed a third consecutive game since straining his oblique during batting practice Monday. Manager Bruce Bochy has said Morse will likely miss the upcoming series at Detroit but could be ready to go when the Giants return to San Francisco next week. 3B Pablo Sandoval was given a day off by Bochy, who described his rugged infielder as “pretty beat up.”
Rockies: OF-INF Michael Cuddyer (strained left hamstring) has resumed baseball activities and expects to be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when he’s eligible on Monday.
Giants: After an off day in Detroit, RHP Jake Peavy (3-4) will pitch the opener of a three-game set against the Tigers in his eighth start for San Francisco since being acquired from Boston in late July.
Rockies: Following an off day Thursday for the team, LHP Tyler Matzek (4-9) will go for a third consecutive win in