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Freeland pitches 6 solid innings, Rockies beat Giants 5-1

By: The Associated Press
June 17, 2017 Updated: June 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland delivers a pitch to San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Kyle Freeland tossed six solid innings, Tony Wolters drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants again, 5-1 on Saturday.

The Rockies are 9-1 against San Francisco this season and have won the last eight against the Giants.

Freeland (8-4) pitched with runners on base in every inning but held the Giants to one run and eight hits. The rookie right-hander left with a 2-1 lead and pumped his fist after striking out pinch-hitter Brandon Belt to end the sixth with a runner on second.

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Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters, left, tries to field the throw as he bangs into San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley who scores on a single hit by Gorkys Hernandez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

Nolan Arenado made it 3-1 with a single in the sixth and Wolters and pinch-hitter Pat Valaika had two-out singles in the seventh to stretch the lead to 5-1. All six runs in the game were scored with two outs.

Matt Cain (3-6) lost for the fifth time in six starts and Joe Panik had three hits for the Giants, who have lost five straight and 14 of 18.

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