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Márquez strikes out 9, Rockies beat Giants 5-2

The Rockies moved to 8-2 for the second time in franchise history, joining the 2011 team that finished 73-89.
Credit: AP
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez (48) throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) - Germán Márquez struck out nine in efficiently throwing into the eighth and benefited from an overturned home-run call as the rolling Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2. 

The Rockies moved to 8-2 for the second time in franchise history, joining the 2011 team that finished 73-89.

Marquez scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings and threw 101 pitches. 

San Francisco starter and Denver native Kevin Gausman threw 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs in his first appearance at Coors Field. He struck out seven.