DENVER -- Lefty Kyle Freeland worked around eight Giants hits in six innings to give the National League West-leading Rockies their 26th win by a rookie starter in a 5-1 victory over the Giants at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.
Freeland (8-4) fanned three and manipulated 11 ground-ball outs in the fourth straight victory for the Rockies, who will go for a sweep of the four-game set Sunday against the Giants, who are last place in the NL West.
Freeland pitches 6 solid innings, Rockies beat Giants 5-1
He was supported by an offense that scored all its runs with two outs and benefitted from two RBI singles from Tony Wolters.
After losing the first two games by 10-9 and 10-8 scores, the Giants received solid work from starter Matt Cain (3-6), who gave up two runs (one earned) and nine hits in five innings. But Gorkys Hernandez's RBI single off Freeland with two outs in the fourth was the Giants' only hit in seven chances with runners in scoring position.
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