German Marquez struck out nine in efficiently throwing into the eighth inning and benefited from an overturned home-run call because the rolling Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night.
The Rockies moved to 8-2 for the second time in franchise history, joining a 2011 team that finished 73-89.
''There's an honest vibe happening with us,'' said slugger Nolan Arenado, who homered for a second straight game. ''The pitchers are setting the tone.''
Trailing 3-0 within the fifth, the Giants thought they tied it on a three-run homer by Steven Duggar that hit off the highest of the wall. A crew chief review overturned the decision and awarded Duggar a two-run double. Marquez struck out Mike Yastrzemski and got Alex Dickerson to fly bent keep it a 3-2 game.
Marquez (2-1) scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings and threw 101 pitches. This was a vastly improved outing compared to his last start against the Giants on July 15, 2019. therein game, the hard-throwing Marquez surrendered 11 runs over 2 2/3 innings during a 19-2 loss.
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