Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Giants moved closer to the final wild card after sweeping the Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Keaton Winn had the most strikeouts of his young career with nine in six innings to earn his first major league win and the San Francisco Giants won 6-3 on Sunday to complete the sweep in a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.

Venezuelan Thairo Estrada, Mitch Haniger and Joc Peterson homered for the Giants. It was the second in two games for Estrada, while Haniger’s streak was the second in three games after missing 64 games due to a broken right arm.

The Giants are back in postseason contention with a three-game winning streak after a six-game losing streak that matched their worst streak of the season. San Francisco closed to within a game and a half of Arizona for the final wild card spot in the National League.

With four of their final 19 games coming against Colorado next week at Coors Field, the Giants like their chances. San Francisco has won eight of nine against the Rockies this season and is 16-1 against Colorado since August 21, 2022.

Winn (1-2), who began his career as a reliever and earned a four-inning save against the Cardinals in his major league debut on June 13, was excellent against the Rockies in his third start. He walked none, allowed five hits, three runs and 62 of his 80 pitches were strikes.

For the Rockies, Dominican Elehuris Montero was 3-for-4, with one run scored. The Venezuelan Harold Castro; Ezequiel Tovar 4-0.

For the Giants, Venezuelan Thairo Estrada was 2-for-5, with a run scored and an RBI; Wilmer Flores 4-0; and Luis Matos 4-1, with one RBI.

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