Ezequiel Tovar stars as Rockies beat Giants in Game 1

In a Saturday showdown in Denver, the Colorado Rockies emerged victorious over the San Francisco Giants with a final score of 9-5. Ezequiel Tovar was the star for the Rockies,  

contributing three hits and a career-high four runs batted in, while Brenton Doyle added two hits to the Rockies' offensive effort. 

The Rockies, who currently hold a record of 55-92, clinched the opening game of a split doubleheader. 

Key contributions came from Nolan Jones, who scored three runs, Karl Kauffmann,  

who pitched four innings in relief to earn the win (2-4), and Gavin Hollowell, who secured his first career save. 

On the other side, the San Francisco Giants, with a season record of 75-73, saw LaMonte Wade Jr. hitting a home run and Thairo Estrada collecting four hits. 

However, this loss marked the Giants' second consecutive defeat against the Rockies, breaking a streak of 16 wins in 17 matchups against Colorado since August 2022. 

Despite a strong start by Rockies' pitcher Brent Suter, the Giants managed to take an early lead 

Wade, Matos, and Crawford loaded the bases for the Giants, resulting in a 2-0 lead after a run scored. 


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