Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8 (Jun 16, 2017)

Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8 (Jun 16, 2017)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela delivers to San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) Ian Desmond picked a good time to get his first home run at Coors Field as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

Desmond hit a game-changing three-run homer in the fifth and finished with four RBIs to help the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Friday night.

Colorado rookie Antonio Senzatela battled through six innings to tie for the major league lead in wins, and DJ LeMahieu had four hits for the second straight game for the Rockies, who have won seven straight over the Giants.

Desmond, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason, hasn’t showed much power after starting the season on the disabled list. Friday’s homer was just his fifth but it gave the Rockies a lead they never ceded.

”Our pitchers have been carrying us all year long and I just want to pick them up,” Desmond said. ”That’s all we want to do. To be able to deliver with two strikes, we needed that. For me it was nice to help out Senzatela and the team.”

Senzatela (9-2) tied Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Jason Vargas for the most wins despite giving up three home runs. Joe Panik, who also doubled twice, and Denard Span had solo shots and starter Jeff Samardzija (2-9) hit a two-run homer that gave the Giants a 4-1 lead in the fifth.

”It wasn’t a really good game for me but we won. That’s good,” Senzatela said. ”I tried to keep the game close and we were hitting good. I pitched six innings but I put the team in a bad situation but…