Cron helps Rockies end 12-game skid vs Giants with 5-3 win
DENVER (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in a three-run eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies stopped their 12-game losing streak against San Francisco by rallying past the Giants 5-3.
Logan Webb retired 16 straight batters in pursuit of becoming the major leagues' first six-game winner and led 3-2 when pinch-hitter Connor Joe singled leading off the eighth.
José Álvarez relieved, Charlie Blackmon sacrificed and Yonathan Daza extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI single. Cron followed with a 454-foot drive to left on a 3-1 changeup for his 10th home run.
Rockies rook fouls 1st MLB pitch near family, mom gets ball
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies catcher Brian Serven fouled off the first pitch in his first major league at-bat in the direction of his family sitting behind the plate at Coors Field. And his mother ended up with the ball.
No, his mom didn’t catch the ball. It landed in the area they were sitting in, but a fan nearby scooped up the ball instead of the Servens. The fan then handed the ball to Serven’s parents, Laura and Jim.
A Rockies communications employee then gave the fan a ball autographed by infielder Brendan Rodgers to complete the deal.
Serven went 0 for 2 in his debut, and Colorado beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3.