Posey, Duffy back Bumgarner; Giants beat Rockies 7-4

Sep 6, 2015 8:52 PM by Ross Field

DENVER (AP) - Buster Posey connected for his 100th career home run and Matt Duffy hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in a five-run fifth, backing a gritty effort from Madison Bumgarner as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Sunday.

Bumgarner (17-7) went six innings and allowed four runs and nine hits, twice working out of bases loaded situations and escaping with marginal damage. He walked one and struck out three in helping the Giants salvage a split of the four-game set with the Rockies and win successive games on the road for the first time in a month.

Helping to break open a tight game, Duffy tripled to center off Yohan Flande (3-2) after consecutive singles by Gregor Blanco and Kelby Tomlinson. Flande intentionally walked Posey and was relieved by Brooks Brown. Marlon Byrd, who had four hits on the day, greeted Brown with an RBI single.

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