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Giants' loss to Rockies another example of their Sunday Scaries on offense

Giants' loss to Rockies another example of their Sunday Scaries on offense

The Giants avoided being on the wrong side of history Sunday, but it still was another offensive performance to forget for this lineup. 

Rockies ace German Marquez tossed a masterpiece on the Oracle Park mound, as the Giants mustered only one hit in a 4-0 loss. Marquez, 24, threw his first complete game and first shutout as he struck out nine and didn't allow a single walk.

For the Giants, this has become all too normal. It's safe to say most people have dealt with some form of the Sunday Scaries. In San Francisco, the Giants are taking them to a new level on the diamond. 

This was the second consecutive shutout for the Giants on a Sunday, and they've lost all three of their games on a Sunday this season. 

Looking at the numbers really is staggering. The Giants have been outscored 10-1 on Sundays. Of their eight hits, only one has been for extra bases -- a Pablo Sandoval double against the Padres on March 31.

Dating to last season, the Giants now have lost eight consecutive games on Sundays. They dropped their final five Sunday games in 2018, with a combined score of 37-8. 

Their last win on a Sunday was Aug. 26, 2018, a 3-1 victory over the Rangers.

A win would have given the Giants their first four-game sweep since 2016. Instead it's another Sunday in the loss column as the Giants begin an eight-game road trip starting Tuesday against the Nationals. 

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Mark your calendar, folks: The Giants' next Sunday contest comes April 21, and the fourth time's a charm.

That's the saying, right?

Watch Giants end skid on perfect relay throw home to beat Pirates

Watch Giants end skid on perfect relay throw home to beat Pirates

What looked like a possible nightmare turned into triumph for the Giants on Sunday. 

With two outs and the Giants leading the Pirates 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, former San Francisco top draft prospect Bryan Reynolds stepped to the plate for Pittsburgh and looked to stay hot against his former franchise.

Reynolds rocketed a line drive down the right-field line off closer Will Smith. The rest was perfection for the Giants and pure ugliness for the Pirates.

Steven Duggar hit second baseman Joe Panik with a perfect relay throw as the Pirates' Jung Ho Kang raced around the bases. It's safe to say Kang should have stayed at third. Instead, he was out by a mile while trying to tie up the score, as Panik's throw to catch Buster Posey easily beat him to the plate.

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The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Giants, who are 2-4 on their current road trip. They head to Toronto for two more games away from San Francisco.

Watch Buster Posey end homer drought with three-run dinger vs. Pirates

Watch Buster Posey end homer drought with three-run dinger vs. Pirates

Welcome back to the Home Run Club, Buster Posey.

Posey hit his first home run of the 2019 season Sunday in Pittsburgh. The deep fly to dead-center field was a three-run shot that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead over the Pirates in the fifth inning.

According to Statcast, the three-run homer came 107.1 mph off Posey's bat with a 24-degree launch angle, and traveled 409 feet. 

Not only was it the Giants catcher's first homer of 2019, it was his first in 237 at-bats. He last went deep on June 19, 2018, with a solo shot off Dan Straily in a 6-3 win over the Marlins. 

Clearly, Posey was relieved.

With the drought over, Posey has completed a piece of history. The Pirates were the last team he hadn't homered off since entering the league in 2009.

Posey is just the seventh Giant -- including pitcher Madison Bumgarner -- to homer this season.