Stratton's 2-hit shutout snaps Giants' slide

Stratton's 2-hit shutout snaps Giants' slide

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s over. Finally.

The Giants entered Friday’s contest on an 11-game losing streak, the franchise’s worst since they moved West in 1958. The Rockies arrived at AT&T Park atop the National League West standings, riding a seven-game win streak over their sinking divisional foe. No matter.

Chris Stratton played the role of stopper in Friday’s 2-0 victory, notching the first complete game and shutout of his career. The right-hander limited the robust Rockies lineup to two singles and two walks, using just 114 pitches to navigate through his outing. It marked the second time in four starts he tossed at least eight shutout frames, which he also achieved against the D-backs in a 2-0 victory on Aug. 27.

Austin Slater drove in both of the game’s runs with one swing of the bat, a single up the middle that glanced off the glove of a diving Trevor Story at shortstop in the second. It marked the Giants’ first win since Aug. 31, as the franchise avoided its first 12-game losing streak since 1944.



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SAN FRANCISCO — It’s over. Finally.

The Giants entered Friday’s contest on an 11-game losing streak, the franchise’s worst since they moved West in 1958. The Rockies arrived at AT&T Park atop the National League West standings, riding a seven-game win streak over their sinking divisional foe. No matter.

Chris Stratton played the role of stopper in Friday’s 2-0 victory, notching the first complete game and shutout of his career. The right-hander limited the robust Rockies lineup to two singles and two walks, using just 114 pitches to navigate through his outing. It marked the second time in four starts he tossed at least eight shutout frames, which he also achieved against the D-backs in a 2-0 victory on Aug. 27.

Austin Slater drove in both of the game’s runs with one swing of the bat, a single up the middle that glanced off the glove of a diving Trevor Story at shortstop in the second. It marked the Giants’ first win since Aug. 31, as the franchise avoided its first 12-game losing streak since 1944.

Video: COL@SF: Slater opens the scoring with a 2-run single


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Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com.

Published at Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:52:48 +0000

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