SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Tyler Matzek struck out seven in seven innings to end a five-start losing streak, and the Colorado Rockies capitalized on San Francisco's mistakes to beat the Giants 3-2 on Monday night.
The Rockies have won four straight games in San Francisco for the first time in club history, kicking off a stretch of 13 straight games against the NL West with an impressive victory.
In his 14th major league start and first facing the Giants, Matzek (3-9) won for the first time since beating Pittsburgh on July 26 and recorded his first victory versus the division. The left-hander won away from Coors Field for the first time in eight road appearances and seven starts after beginning 0-5.
Matzek outdueled Jake Peavy (2-4), who had won his previous two starts following three straight losses after being acquired in a trade from Boston on July 26.
In the fourth, Brandon Crawford had two errors and Peavy balked in the tying run. The Giants committed four errors overall and battled with the home plate umpire, who eventually ejected manager Bruce Bochy who argued balls and strikes in the eighth inning.