SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood dug himself an early hole against the Giants and now the Rockies' lead for the second NL wild card is in jeopardy after a 4-0 loss to last-place San Francisco on Wednesday, the club's third straight defeat.
The Rockies' wild-card advantage had been trimmed to one game by the Brewers to begin the day. Milwaukee was playing a night game at Pittsburgh.
After two straight 4-3, walkoff setbacks, the Rockies lost for the fifth time in seven games overall following a six-game winning streak. Colorado dropped a fifth straight at AT&T Park for its longest skid at the waterfront ballpark since losing nine in a row from Aug. 11, 2012-April 10, 2013.
Moore struck out six and walked two over six innings, allowing six hits. He was chased in the seventh after back-to-back singles, and Steven Okert entered to face pinch-hitter Pat Valaika. Colorado couldn't capitalize.
Panik added an RBI single in the seventh, missing hitting for the cycle by a home run. Pablo Sandoval hit two doubles.
The Rockies will wrap up their road schedule with four games at San Diego beginning Thursday, two victories from tying the 2009 club for most road wins in franchise history (41-40) -- the only time the team has finished above .500 away from Coors Field.
Colorado finished 12-7 against the Giants this season but 3-6 at AT&T Park after being swept in a three-game series June 26-28 and again in this quick two-game set. The Rockies missed matching a franchise record of 13 wins against one opponent in a season, having won 13 against Arizona in 2004.
DJ LeMahieu's first-inning single gave him 30 hits in 2017 against Giants, most hits by a Rockies player in one season vs. San Francisco in franchise history. Juan Pierre is the only other Colorado player to have 30 hits against one opponent in a season: against Arizona in 2002 and `01 vs. the Dodgers.
Rockies: RF Carlos Gonzalez had a planned day off to rest. ... Manager Bud Black announced Chad Bettis would start Saturday at San Diego, the right-hander's eighth start this season after returning from his treatment with testicular cancer.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt, transferred to the 60-day disabled list with a concussion as the Giants claimed RHP Pierce Johnson from the Cubs, did agility work on the field and continues to feel better. "I should be good in a couple weeks," he said. "I turned a corner last week, just started feeling good."
Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.28) faces the Padres for his second straight start after earning the win in a 16-0 victory Saturday at Coors Field. He is 2-0 over 10 scoreless innings since returning from the 60-day DL on Sept. 10.
Giants: After Thursday's day off, RHP Jeff Samardzija (9-14, 4.42) -- named the local baseball writers' chapter "Good Guy" for his thoughtful cooperation with the media -- pitches Friday at Dodger Stadium having allowed one earned run over eight innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks in his only other matchup with Los Angeles this season back on May 3.
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