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Red-hot Giants pass another Wild Card hopeful, sweep doubleheader at Coors Field

DENVER — In the middle of a 93-degree day at Coors Field, the Giants’ offense caught fire, launching baseballs toward the sun in a historic 19-2 rout of the Rockies.

By the conclusion of the evening portion of Monday’s doubleheader, the temperature had dropped more than 20 degrees and the Giants had mustered just two runs and six hits in nine innings.

The lack of UV rays and the lack of run support didn’t seem to matter. These days, there’s no cooling off the Giants.

Thanks to the efforts of five pitchers including starter Dereck Rodríguez, the Giants secured a 2-1 win to move within three games of the second Wild Card spot in the National League.