SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Garrett Atkins highlighted a Colorado onslaught with a three-run homer Wednesday and the Rockies coasted to a 15-6 thrashing of San Francisco.
The home run by Atkins, his 21st of the season, came during a six-run fifth inning that gave Colorado a 14-2 lead.
Clint Barmes added a solo homer in the second, a two-run double in the fourth and a run-scoring single in the fifth.
Livan Hernandez (13-11) benefited from Colorado's 18-hit attack to get the win, giving up five runs on 12 hits over seven innings.
Jonathan Sanchez (9-12) lasted only 3 1/3 innings while surrendering seven runs on seven hits.