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Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets three hits in D-backs win

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter watches a pitch to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pitcher Jake Peavy has no answer to what is wrong with the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy is hoping he can figure it out, and fast.

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Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets 3 hits in D-backs win

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter watches a pitch to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night.

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Struggling Giants lose sixth straight game, swept by Rockies

San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy makes a diving stop on a ground ball from Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in San Francisco. Tulowitzki got a single on the play.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy rested a few regulars who might have needed a break, whether it be mental or physical.

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Rockies Weiss goes to Adam Ottavino in closer role for now

Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino, right, shakes hands with catcher Nick Hundley after recording the last out of the game against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in San Francisco. Colorado won 4-1.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies.

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Rockies make several defensive gems to beat Giants 4-1

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, crashes against the rain tarp next to left fielder Corey Dickerson while Arenado made a catch on a foul ball by San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are sputtering and missing chances in the middle of all their World Series celebrations, and that’s an uncomfortable combination at this early stage for the reigning champions.

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