Ezequiel Tovar Stars Rockies Defeat Giants in Game 1 

The Colorado Rockies trounced the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Saturday in Denver thanks in large part to Ezequiel Tovar, who collected three hits and scored a career-high four runs.

Colorado 55-92 won the first game of a split doubleheader when Nolan Jones scored three runs.

Karl Kauffmann 2-4 pitched four frames of relief and Gavin Hollowell earned his first save.

LaMonte Wade Jr. homered and Thairo Estrada collected four hits for San Francisco 75-73.

which had won 16 of 17 games against the Rockies dating back to August of 2022.

The Giants jumped out to an early lead against Rockies starter Brent Suter.

To load the bases, Wade walked, Luis Matos was hit by a pitch and Brandon Crawford walked. San Francisco took a 2-0 lead on a double by Blake Sabol.

In the third inning, Estrada led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on two passed balls.

The Rockies rallied in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. To load the bases with no outs, Harold Castro and Austin Wynns walked around a single by Doyle.