Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy returns to the dugout after striking out in a 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
For the second straight game, the San Francisco Giants kept the Colorado Rockies bats quiet.
And for the second consecutive game, the Giants shut out the Rockies, 3-0 on Saturday night at AT&T Park.
San Francisco got to Rockies starter German Marquez for two runs in the second inning and another in the third.
That was more than enough for the Giants.
Starter Madison Bumgarner and three relievers combined to allow only seven hits and walk one while striking out seven batters.
The Rockies got two men on in both the fourth and fifth innings but could not score.
The loss pushed the Rockies into second place in the N.L. West, a half-game behind the Dodgers, who routed the Cardinals 17-4.
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The Rockies close out the series against the Giants on Sunday, September 16. Coverage starts with Rockies Q&A at 1:05 p.m. MDT on 630 KHOW.
Here are the updated N.L. West standings through Saturday's games.
Updated N.L. Wild Card standings through Saturday's games.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter).
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.