Aug 31, 2010 1:26 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez hit a tying triple with no outs in the ninth and scored on second baseman Freddy Sanchez's second throwing error of the game, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Monday night.
The Giants squandered a key chance to gain ground on the first-place San Diego Padres in the NL West and the Phillies in the wild-card race after both those teams lost. Instead, San Francisco still sits five games back in the division and 1½ games behind Philadelphia.
Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez carried a shutout bid into the ninth then gave way to All-Star closer Brian Wilson (3-2) after a leadoff walk to Dexter Fowler. Gonzalez then tripled over the head of right fielder Cody Ross and Freddy Sanchez's relay throw skipped past third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Wilson.
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