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Dahl’s 5 RBI day leads Rockies past Samardzija and Giants 5-3

BY J.A.SCHWARTZ

David Dahl’s third inning grand slam off Jeff Samardzija helped bring Colorado back from an early deficit, leading the Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Giants in the rubber match of a three game set at Oracle Park Wednesday afternoon.

Dahl’s career high five RBI’s on the day raised his batting average to .320, and helped Rockies starter German Marquez (8-3) overcome a shaky start after allowing RBI doubles to Pablo Sandoval and Alex Dickerson in the first inning.

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER David Dahl of the Rockies rounds third following his third inning grand slam Wednesday afternoon against the Giants. Dajhl’s career high 5 RBI’s helped lead Colorado to a 6-3 win.

Marquez, who threw a one-hit shutout against the Giants on April 14, allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. Samardzija (4-7) gave up five runs in his five innings of action while striking out six.

Sandoval added a solo homer, his 10th of the season, in the third, and Dahl’s seventh-inning RBI single provided the final margin. Colorado’s Wade Davis came on to pitch a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 13 opportunities.

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Pablo Sandoval rounds the bases following his third inning home run, his tenth of the season, off German Marquez of of the Rockies Wednesday afternoon at Oracle Park. Sandoval also had an RBI double, but Colorado downed the Giants 6-3.

The Giants return to action with Tyler Beede (1-2, 6.96) taking the mound for San Francisco Thursday night in the opener of a four game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alex Young, a second round pick in the 2015 draft, will be making his Major League debut for the D-Backs.

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