DENVER — The Colorado Rockies will begin a crucial 10-game homestand Monday against the San Francisco Giants followed by three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and four against the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Rockies Burch Smith Jersey , Dodgers and Diamondbacks are locked in a tight National League West race. Colorado is in second place, a half-game behind the Dodgers and a half-game ahead of the Diamondbacks.Winning a second straight game Sunday in San Diego enabled Colorado to salvage a split of a four-game series with the Padres and conclude a 3-3 road trip. The victory also left the Rockies 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild-card spot.Article continues below ...The Rockies are 8-5 against the Giants this season and 5-1 at Coors Field. Left-hander Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.79 ERA) will start for the Rockies and try to rebound after struggling in August. Left-handed ace Madiso Bumgarner (5-5, 2.68) will start for the Giants.Despite losing five of the past eight games, the Rockies have gained a half-game in the standings during that stretch. They are 34-30 at home, including 11-7 since the All-Star break.In the Rockies’ 7-3 win over the Padres on Sunday, key late-game relievers Scott Oberg (2.64 ERA) and Adam Ottavino (2.01) each pitched a scoreless inning. Both have worked in two straight games and three of the past four.After the victory, Rockies manager Bud Black said, ” ‘Otto’ will be down (Monday). Oberg will be down. And the other guys who pitch in relief Blaine Boyer Jersey , if it’s a tight game with the Giants, have to come through for us. That’s what it’s going to take.”Improvement from Anderson could determine whether it’s a tight game. He gave up seven hits and six runs on Aug. 26 against St. Louis and lasted a career-low two-thirds of an inning as the Cardinals romped 12-3.The Rockies pushed back Anderson’s next start, and he will take the mound with seven days’ rest and hoping to improve his wayward command.Anderson went 0-4 with an 11.39 ERA in five August starts and allowed nine homers in 21 1/3 innings along with a .368 batting average and 1.174 OPS by opponents. He has gone nine starts since he last won July 4 when he blanked the Giants on two hits for eight innings at Coors Field.Anderson is 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA in five starts against the Giants, including two this season in which he’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA.Bumgarner threw seven shutout innings Tuesday against Atlanta but ended up with a no-decision in the Giants’ 1-0 win. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in six of his past seven starts — the exception when he gave up a season-high five earned runs on Aug. 18 at Cincinnati — going 2-2 with a 2.11 ERA during that stretch while holding opponents to a .199 average and .676 OPS.Bumgarner is 12-8 with a 2.93 ERA in 28 career starts against the Rockies, including 0-1 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts this year. He’s 5-6 with a 3.93 ERA in 14 starts at Coors Field.In the past eight games, the Giants’ starters have a 1.20 ERA (seven earned runs, 52 1/3 innings). But San Francisco has scored three or fewer runs in six of its past nine games.The Giants (68-70) have dropped three of their past four games, including the final two of three to the New York Mets after trading right fielder Andrew McCutchen to the New York Yankees for two prospects just before the Aug. 31 trade deadline.The Giants acquired McCutchen last winter. No longer the middle-of-the lineup force he was in Pittsburgh, McCutchen noneheless played regularly for the Giants. But they are mired in fourth place Trevor Cahill Jersey , and with McCutchen eligible for free agency after the season, a trade, while not welcome, made sense.“Contrary to some other general managers, our front office, we don’t necessarily relish the trade deadline and being involved in this,” Giants executive vice president for baseball operations Brian Sabean told the San Jose Mercury News. “You’ve got people going out the door that you’re invested in and you’re never really sure of the return, etc. We all know the drill.” OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics blew a big early lead and recovered to pull out a big win.Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman homered Melky Cabrera Jersey , Matt Olson had three hits and the A’s defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Friday night.Oakland pulled 1 1/2 games behind first-place Houston — which lost to the Los Angeles Angels — in the AL West, and extended its lead for the second wild card over Seattle to 5 1/2 games.The A’s have won 20 of their last 29 games and are 26-13 since the All-Star break.The Mariners have lost four of their last five.After squandering an early 5-0 lead, the A’s scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth and then turned to their shutdown bullpen, which combined for 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief after Mike Fiers was rocked in his shortest outing of the season.“We’ve played a lot of games where things like that have happened,” Olson said. “We know that things can go in our favor just as quickly as they can go the other way, so we don’t get too down if it’s going bad. We have confidence in ourselves.”Yusmeiro Petit (6-3) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.Blake Treinen worked a scoreless ninth for his 34th save after Fernando Rodney, Lee Trivino and Jeurys Familia each pitched one inning.As nice as the win was, A’s manager Bob Melvin acknowledged that taxing his bullpen this much isn’t a sustainable model.“You can’t do it every night, that’s the issue http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey ,” Melvin said. “Certainly we’ll have some reinforcements tomorrow, but the reason we win the games like this is because of those four guys that we used and Petit was terrific tonight.”Olson singled leading off the fifth and scored the go-ahead run on Ramon Laureano’s sacrifice fly.The A’s extended their lead to 7-5 in the sixth when Khris Davis singled in Jed Lowrie.Fiers gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings in his worst start since coming to Oakland in a trade with the Tigers on Aug. 6.Ryon Healy’s game-tying two-run homer highlighted a four-run fourth inning that chased Fiers. Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz also homered off Fiers.“We knew we had to get on him early in the game, get back into it and our guys responded, which was great to see, but just not enough after that,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said.“Their bullpen was really good tonight.”Piscotty’s 19th home run — a two-run shot to left off Mariners starter Mike Leake — highlighted a five-run first inning in which the A’s sent nine men to the plate.Chapman started the inning with his 22nd home run — a solo shot to left — and Olson had an RBI double.Leake (8-9) gave up six runs and 11 hits with two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He lost his fourth straight decision and is winless in his last 11 starts.Chapman also had a double in the fourth. He leads the majors with 22 extra-base hits in August.DEALThe A’s acquired RHP Cory Gearrin from the Texas Rangers. RHP Paul Blackburn was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.ALSOThe A’s recalled outfielder Dustin Fowler from Triple-A Nashville on Friday. He was 0 for 5 in his first game back. … Mariners RF Mitch Haniger extended his hitting streak to 12 games. … The A’s are 66-0 when leading after eight innings.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: SS Jean Segura was out of Friday’s lineup with a deep bone bruise in his left shin. … LHP Marco Gonzales (neck muscle strain) threw on flat ground for a second straight day on Friday, but it’s not known when he’ll throw a bullpen session, the next step in his recovery, manager Scott Servais said. Gonzales went on the DL Aug. 27 Ian Kinsler Jersey , retroactive to Aug. 24.Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (left forearm strain) threw on flat ground on Friday.UP NEXTMariners LHP James Paxton (10-5, 3.68 ERA) will make his start since going on the DL with a left forearm contusion on Aug. 15. A’s RHP Daniel Mengden (6-6, 4.28) is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in two career starts against Seattle.