SAN FRANCISCO – The seagulls flowed in Hitchcock fashion, most of the 37,244 spectators at AT & T Park had long been gone, and the Rockies' offensive was once again rocking.
Until the 12th inning, when Carlos Gonzalez came up with a game-winning, base-loaded, two-out single for a fierce 5-3 win over the Giants.
"So many guys came through for us today," Gonzalez said. "It came up to me, loaded with the bases, and I was able to contribute in. After (San Francisco) came back to tie the game, we stayed positive in the dugout and we poked each other."
"Whoever the big knocking, does not matter. It does not matter if it's me or someone else. It's always great to win a series with a win.
Gonzalez & # 39; s two RBIs gave him in his career at the Rockies 700, making him the fifth player in the franchise history to reach this milestone.
"We were patient, and we did not expand the zone in this 12th inning," Manager Bud Black said. "They were quality in bats. Chris has set a good example with this first at-bat.
Colorado improved to 17-9, largely due to a bullpen locking out the Giants for six innings, Bryan Shaw beating the side in seventh, Adam Ottavino struck two innings, allowing one stroke and three strokes.Lefty Jake McGee threw two shutout frames, and Wade Davis took his 16th save in 18. McGee gave two full innings for Tampa Bay for the first time since Aug. 24, 2014
"I only threw seven pitches in my first inning, so I figured I could come out again," McGee said. "Getting that win in 12 innings tonight was great for us."
Black was obviously enthusiastic about the work the Bullpen gave him.
"That was certainly the work of the Yeoman," Black said. "Bryan got off to a good start, stood up aggressively and stepped aside. "
Overshadowed, but safe Do not forget the late win, was a milestone by Rocky's veteran right-handed Chad Bettis.  One year and one day after the cancer clearance Bettis continued his encore. He beat all the right marks until the sixth inning when he went to Buster Posey and built Brandon Belt's two-run homer, who just cleared the wall in the right field. Belt's Blast tied the game 3: 3 and he became the first giant to concede in four consecutive home games since Randy Winn from September 16 to 30, 2005.
Bettis ended his six-inning stint with three runs, five strikeouts and two walks. He has no decision, and after nine starts he is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA.
"It was incredible for me," said Bettis. "Only with all the guys in the clubhouse who have been with me for an entire year, every step of the way, being diagnosed twice, being on the other side means a lot to me – how close a group we are really are. "
On March 10 of last year, in the midst of spring training, during a regular cancer screening, anomalies showed up. A subsequent biopsy showed that Bettis testicular cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. Instead of continuing his baseball career, Bettis began chemotherapy on March 20th. He had 21 infusions distributed over nine weeks.
Remarkably, he returned to nine launches late last season, finishing 2-4 with a 5.05 ERA. 19659002] The amazing disappearance of the Rocky Mountains rebuilt the trick on Thursday night and was blocked for nine consecutive innings until Gonzalez came to an end. Colorado had a chance in the 10th after two consecutive singles by Gerardo Parra and Arenado, who hit an infield hit. But Gonzalez – 0-for-4 with a walk at this point – founded to mock the rally.
Trevor Story led from the eleventh to a single, but Ian Desmond, in a crisis that deepens with the day, he failed to lay a foundation and then lead to a double game. Desmond is beating now .167.
The lower half of the Rockies' lineup, an albatross much of the season, delivered big time in a three-run second inning against San Francisco left-hander Jeff Samardzija. Story, the five-hole hitter, started the wave with a single bloop single to the right, followed by a Desmond Walk. After Tony Wolters was fouled, second bassist Daniel Castro – a .148 hitter who entered the game – slipped on a two-two-round double across the right-hand field line. Bettis helped his own cause by driving a sharp single in the middle in Castro to give Colorado a 3-0 lead
Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (3-4, 3.42 ERA) at Giants LHP Derek Holland (2-4, 4.79), 8:15 pm, Friday; ATTRM, 850 AM
Freeland is in a very good place. He is 3-1 with a 1.65 ERA in these final four starts, each time in the seventh inning and limiting opponents to an average of .175 during that time span. He made an excellent start against the Brewers, only thwarted by four walks over 6 ⅓ scoreless innings in Colorado 4-0 victory. Freeland gave up four hits and crossed six. In his only start at AT & T Park, on June 28 last season, Freeland took the loss and gave four runs to seven goals over six innings. The Giants hit two Homer's from him. Holland made a good start against the Pirates on Sunday when he beat a high 5-way to 6-goal scoreless innings this season. He was charged with four hits while he hit seven. The Rocky Mountains have a limited experience compared to Holland, with the exception of catcher Chris Iannetta, who beats 0.37 (10-for-28) with two doubles, one homer and six RBIs against the left.
Saturday: Rockies RHP Jon Gray (4-5, 4.85) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (3-3, 4.60), 14:05 pm ATTRM
Sunday: Rockies LHP Tyler Anderson (3-1, 4,30) at Giants LHP Ty Blach (3-4, 4,20), 2:05 pm ATTRM
Monday: Rockies RHP German Marquez ( 2-5, 5:15) by Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (2-1, 2.67), 20:10