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SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, the Colorado Rockies would lose the close ones in San Francisco. Those fortunes have changed in 2014. Tyler Matzek struck out seven in seven innings to end a five-start losing streak, and the Rockies capitalized on San Franciscos mistakes to beat the Giants 3-2 on Monday night for their third straight win. The Rockies have won four straight games in San Francisco for the first time in club history, kicking off a stretch of 13 straight games against the NL West with an impressive victory. "Its been a house of horrors for us for a long time," manager Walt Weiss said. "Its great to see us winning some games here, some tight games, some games that in the past we used to lose, those one-run games like tonight." Matzek did his part, and his defence turned four double plays. "Weve got a great defence," Matzek said. "They played well tonight. Its good to go out there and help the team win." In his 14th major league start and first facing the Giants, Matzek (3-9) won for the first time since beating Pittsburgh on July 26 and recorded his first victory versus the division. The left-hander won away from Coors Field for the first time in eight road appearances and seven starts after beginning 0-5. Matzek outdueled Jake Peavy (2-4), who had won his previous two starts following three straight losses after being acquired in a trade from Boston on July 26. Matzek was efficient in a 90-pitch outing. Justin Morneau and Corey Dickerson hit sacrifice flies for the Rockies, who earned just their fourth road win in 27 games since sweeping a three-game series at AT&T Park from June 13-15. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the eighth by plate umpire Doug Eddings for arguing a called third strike on Buster Posey. Bochy removed his hat in frustration from the dugout and got tossed before he even got out to argue. He left to chants of "Bochy! Bochy!" "Thats a critical pitch," Bochy said. "You got Posey up there and thats a tough way to end that at-bat." Adam Ottavino pitched a scoreless eighth and LaTroy Hawkins finished for his 21st save in 22 opportunities. Colorado tied it in the fourth following consecutive wild throws for errors by shortstop Brandon Crawford, then Peavys balk that scored a run. Crawfords 20 errors lead the majors at his position. "I was just picking my leg up. Morneau couldnt have timed it any better," Peavy said. "As I was picking my leg up he started to go and everybody (was saying) step off, step off. I tried to hop off the back of the mound." Andrew Susac homered for the Giants, who missed a chance at their first three-game home winning streak since taking five straight from May 28-June 8. They saved a run on replay review in the seventh. Bochy challenged that D.J. LeMahieu beat Susacs tag on a close play at the plate. Right fielder Hunter Pence threw home on Charlie Blackmons two-out single. The call was overturned in 2 minutes, 48 seconds, ending the inning. Peavy was irate initially. "A crazy night all the way around," he said. PLAYER OF THE WEEK Rockies INF Nolan Arenado was named NL Player of the Week after going 12 for 22 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs. "It means a lot," Arenado said. "Its nice to be noticed when you have some success. The credit goes to my teammates for me getting the opportunities." TRAINERS ROOM Rockies: C Wilin Rosario was not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight day with a sore left wrist. He tested the injury before the game in the batting cage. "Im still feeling it, but its not as bad as it was," he said. "Any day could be the day (to return)." Giants: 2B Marco Scutaro will miss the remainder of the season with a recurring strained back that has limited him to five games all season. He is home in Florida resting. ... 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) wont do baseball activity for another couple of weeks. 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After finishing his college career at Texas A&M just over a year ago, the rookie pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep. The Cardinals outscored Pittsburgh 26-10 overall in taking the NL Central lead. "It helped me going to A&M and playing in those big-time games and I guess gets me prepared for it," Wacha said. "So I just try not to think too much. I go out there and try to go out there and just trust myself. It ended up working out pretty well." The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1 1/2-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season since 1992. They left trailing the Cardinals by 1 1/2 games and still stuck on 81 victories. This was the last time this season Pittsburgh and St. Louis were scheduled to play. Wacha (3-0) allowed two hits and walked two, both of which were erased on double plays. He struck out two and never had more than one runner on at a time. Wacha hasnt allowed a run in 19 2-3 consecutive innings. "A young pitcher coming in and just staying within himself, really establishing the strike zone early," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "It seemed like he made some really good pitches as he got deeper into the game. Hes just making pitches all day. Its impressive." Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (7-4) left with discomfort in his left foot in the second inning. He allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings. Morton left for Pittsburgh before the game was over and wont join the team in Texas where it starts a three-game series Monday. Manager Clint Hurdle said he didnt know the extent of Mortons injury. Hurdle said Morton was hurt when he was backing up a base. "We werent sharp in any particular area of the game all weekend," Hurdle said. "They were much sharper than us across the board. 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