Rockies finish season with win, avoid 90-loss season
The Colorado Rockies salvaged the final game of the season and avoided what would have been their first 90-loss season since 2005, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, just the Rockies’ fifth win in 18 tries against the Giants in 2011.
Starter, who the Rockies announced would not go to the Arizona Fall League as orignally planned, was solid for the third time in his four starts with the Rockies, allowing three runs on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Two of the three runs scored after Pomeranz gave way to reliever , who allowed a two-out, two-run single in the sixth.
Rockies hitters produced 13 hits and scored two runs in each of three different innings. In the first,. hit the first pitch of the game to deep right for a triple and scored on a single by . Fowler later scored on a groundout by . Two more runs scored in the fifth on RBI singles by and . Kouzmanoff and Pacheco also produced the Rockies’ final two runs in the seventh innings, Kouzmanoff with a double and Pacheco with another single.
finished the game for his eighth save since taking over the closer role.