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The San Francisco Giants ended a lengthy streak in the finale to a doubleheader, but Buster Posey and Hunter Pence managed to keep a pair going.

While trying to extend those runs Sunday, the two hitters will attempt to lead the Giants to a series win in their four-game set against the Colorado Rockies.

San Francisco (25-19) claimed an eighth consecutive win for the first time since September 2011 by holding on for a 10-8 victory in Saturday's opener but fell 5-3 in the nightcap.

"It was a good run," manager Bruce Bochy said. "You hate for it to end. The guys have been playing well. Made a couple of mistakes tonight but it's a good run. They've been playing good ball."

Daniel Descalso put Colorado ahead for good with only his 12th home run in 560 regular-season games in the sixth and finished with three RBIs.

"Every once in a while, a line drives turns into a home run," Descalso said.

Posey singled in that final game to move his hit streak to 15 games and Hunter Pence became the first Giants player with a 19-game streak against the Rockies (16-25) when he singled as a pinch hitter.

Posey is batting .367 with 13 RBIs during the longest active streak in the majors after Jose Abreu's 17-game run for the Chicago White Sox ended Saturday. He's gone 5 for 13 in his last three games against Colorado and has reached base safely in each of his past 24 overall contests.

Pence is hitting .423 with five homers and 16 RBIs in the past 19 matchups. He's batting .323 in eight games since returning from a fractured left forearm.

San Francisco had dropped four of the first five games this season against the Rockies before taking the first two in this series. Tim Hudson (2-3, 4.01 ERA) will try to finish off the stay in Denver by winning back-to-back starts for the first time in nearly a year.

The right-hander went 6 1-3 innings in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for his first victory in three outings. He hasn't won in consecutive games since May 27-June 1.

Hudson has given up three runs and eight hits in seven innings in each of his two starts against Colorado this season, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He was in line for a win in his most recent matchup April 25 in Denver, but Santiago Casilla allowed the tying run to score in the ninth in a 5-4 win in 11 innings.

Hudson is winless in seven starts versus the Rockies since a 1-0 victory for Atlanta on Sept. 6, 2012.

Chad Bettis is seeking his first win this season in his third start since being called up from the minors May 14. He gave up three runs in six innings against Philadelphia on Tuesday but exited a tied game in a 6-5 win.

Bettis (0-0, 5.73) lost his only start against San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2013, at Coors Field.

Pence is 2 for 5 with a home run lifetime against the right-hander while Posey has never faced him. Brandon Belt is 5 for 5.

D.J. LeMahieu, 10 for 25 in his last seven games, is 5 for 14 lifetime against Hudson.

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