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Giants can’t hang on as Rockies rally in the ninth for 6-5 victory

Giants left fielder Angel Pagan, front, misses a pop single by the Colorado Rockies’ Nick Hundley as center fielder Gorkys Hernandez comes in to pick up the ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Denver. The Rockies won 6-5.
Giants left fielder Angel Pagan, front, misses a pop single by the Colorado Rockies’ Nick Hundley as center fielder Gorkys Hernandez comes in to pick up the ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Denver. The Rockies won 6-5. The Associated Press

A statistical look at San Francisco’s 6-5 loss to the Rockies:

0-55: The Giants’ record when trailing after eight innings.

1/2: The Giants hold the first National League wild-card spot by a half game over the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.

3: Giants pitcher Albert Suarez has yet to allow more than three earned runs in any of his nine starts this season, which ranks as the longest run of its kind by a Giant at the start of his career since Ryan Jensen (11) in 2001.

5: Games the Giants trail the Dodgers by in the N.L. West, San Francisco’s biggest deficit this season.

7: Home runs allowed by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla this season in 53 2/3 innings.

8: Blown saves by Casilla.

8: Relievers Giants manager Bruce Bochy called on, including six in the final two innings.

13: Hits by the Giants after getting eight the night before. Prior to that, they’d gone five straight with four-or-fewer hits.

15: Team-leading home runs by the Giants’ Brandon Belt.

16: Holds by Giants reliever Hunter Strickland.

17-32: San Francisco's record since the All-Stark break.

29: Candles on the birthday cake for Giants center fielder Gorkys Hernandez, who celebrated by hitting his first major-league home run since 2012.

37: N.L.-leading home runs by Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado.

118: RBIs by Arenado.

453: Feet Belt’s second-inning home run traveled.

1999: The year Joe Nathan got his only whose only save as a Giant – as a rookie at Houston, when he struck out the Astros’ Jeff Bagwell in the 11th inning.

The box score

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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