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Hector Sanchez's grand slam in 11th helps Giants beat Rockies 12-10

  • San Francisco Giants' Hector Sanchez celebrates after hitting a grand slam against the Colorado Rockies in the 11th inning of the Giants' 12-10 victory in 11 innings of a baseball game in Denver, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

With the Giants on the verge of being swept in a three-game series at Coors Field for the first time in 12 years, Sanchez drove a fastball from Chad Bettis (0-1) into the bushes behind center field. The backup catcher also hit a solo homer in the eighth.

Michael Morse also hit two homers — a solo shot in the second and a three-run homer the following inning — as two Giants hit multiple homers in the same game for the first time since May 25, 2005. Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt also went deep as the Giants rallied from a 5-1, second-inning deficit.

Jean Machi (4-0) got one out in a clean 10th to earn the win. Sergio Romo struggled in a non-save situation, surrendering a two-run homer to Justin Morneau but retiring Brandon Barnes on a game-ending 5-4-3 double play.

Hunter Pence led off the 11th with a single and Belt followed with a walk. After a sacrifice, Joaquin Arias was intentionally walked to get to Sanchez, who delivered his first career slam.

Sanchez finished with a career-high five RBIs.

He sent the first pitch from reliever Matt Belisle into the second deck to give the Giants an 8-7 lead in the eighth. But the Rockies tied it in the bottom half when D.J. LeMahieu singled and was bunted over to second. He went to third on a balk by Santiago Casilla and scored on Charlie Blackmon's sharp grounder to Hicks, who couldn't field it cleanly to make a play at home.

Matt Cain allowed seven runs, 10 hits and three walks in six innings and is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts.

Blackmon finished 2 for 5 with a homer and four runs — lowering his batting average to .410. Troy Tulowitzki added a two-run homer and Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI double in the seventh.

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