DENVER (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants wasted no time getting their bats working again after the weather forced a postponement to their game against the Colorado Rockies yesterday.

The Giants erupted for 10 runs on eight hits in the first inning at Coors Field in Denver Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader, highlighted by a grand slam by Brandon Belt, who had already hit a run-scoring single earlier in the inning, propelling the Giants over the Rockies, 12-4

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Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is greeted at the plate by Steven Duggar #6, Mike Tauchman #29 and Jason Vosler #32 after hitting a grand slam home run against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning during game one of a double header at Coors Field on May 04, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Belt hit the four-bagger off the Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin, who had just come in to replace struggling starter German Marquez. Buster Posey added another home run right after Belt’s grand slam.

San Francisco sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning, their first 10-run inning since 2008.

The Giants and Rockies were playing a doubleheader because their game on Monday was postponed due to inclement weather.

Aaron Sanchez was pitching for San Francisco, who began the day with the best record in Major League Baseball at 17-11.

Colorado allowed double-digit runs in an inning for the seventh time and dropped to 1-6 against the Giants this year.

Brandon Crawford added a two-run homer in the sixth against Lucas Gilbreath as the Giants romped in the makeup of Monday night’s rainout.

Belt and Posey finished with three hits each. Posey reached seven home runs in just 19 games played this season.

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Mike Tauchman, acquired from the New York Yankees last week, hit leadoff for the Giants for the first time and scored twice in the first, doubling starting the game and later walking.

Matt Wisler (1-2) retired Colorado’s final five batters, Giants starter Aaron Sanchez allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings, including Raimel Tapia’s fourth-inning grand slam, the third of his big league career.

Alex Wood (3-0) was to start the second game for the Giants and Ryan Castellani was recalled from the alternate training site to make his season debut for the Rockies.

San Francisco sent 13 men to the plate and had eight hits in the first, its biggest inning since scoring 10 runs in the fourth of an 11-6 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2008. It was the fifth time the Giants scored double digits in the first inning, the first since an 11-run frame against St. Louis on June 29, 1967.


Giants: RHP Kevin Gausman was placed on the injured list after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and experiencing symptoms. The team’s medical staff anticipated the after-effects will clear up in a day or two. … C Joey Bart was recalled from the alternate training site. … INF Tommy LaStella went on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, because of a left hamstring strain. Manager Gabe Kapler estimated LaStella could be sidelined up to six weeks. … INF Jason Vosler was recalled from the team’s alternate site.


Giants RHP Logan Webb (1-2, 4.13 ERA) is slated to start Wednesday’s series finale against Colorado RHP Jon Gray (3-2, 3.15 ERA).

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