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Luis Matos hits a 3-run homer and Matt Chapman has 4 hits in Giants' 14-4 win over Rockies

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Luis Matos hits a 3-run homer and Matt Chapman has 4 hits in Giants' 14-4 win over Rockies
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Luis Matos hits a 3-run homer and Matt Chapman has 4 hits in Giants' 14-4 win over Rockies

2024-05-19 08:16 Last Updated At:08:20

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luis Matos hit a three-run homer and had a career-high six RBIs to continue his hot streak, Matt Chapman went 4 for 4 and scored three runs and the San Francisco Giants used 18 hits to rout the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

The Giants have won three straight for the first time this season. They were the last team in the majors without a win streak of three or more games.

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San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luis Matos hit a three-run homer and had a career-high six RBIs to continue his hot streak, Matt Chapman went 4 for 4 and scored three runs and the San Francisco Giants used 18 hits to rout the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kyle Harrison throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kyle Harrison throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach (50) during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach (50) during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies' Hunter Goodman reacts after hitting an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies' Hunter Goodman reacts after hitting an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Peter Lambert, right, stands on the field after walking San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, foreground, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Peter Lambert, right, stands on the field after walking San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, foreground, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Heliot Ramos hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Heliot Ramos hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr. scores against the Colorado Rockies on Luis Matos' single during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr. scores against the Colorado Rockies on Luis Matos' single during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos, right, celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos, right, celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos hits a two-run single against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos hits a two-run single against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

"We’re swinging the bat really well and I think the vibe in the dugout is probably as good as it’s been," manager Bob Melvin said.

Matos, who drove in five runs Friday night, has RBIs in his last six games and set a franchise record with 17 RBIs in his first six games of the season with a plate appearance. With Jung Hoo Lee out for the season, the 22-year-old Matos figures to keep seeing playing time in center field. He also took away a potential extra-base hit from Ezequiel Tovar with a leaping grab in the fifth.

Matos was hitting just .218 in 31 games with Triple-A Sacramento before being called up for the second time this season last week. He said he's proud of having success in the majors. He's seeing the ball really well and trusting himself more both at the plate and in the field.

“I'm not the one in the stressful situation,” Matos said through interpreter Erwin Higueros of RBI chances. “The pitcher is the one that’s trying to get me out. So I have the upper hand.”

Matos put the Giants ahead with a three-run homer in the first inning, hit an RBI double in his second at-bat to give San Francisco a 6-3 lead and then knocked in two more runs in the eighth with a bases-loaded single as part of a six-run inning.

“I’m just trying to get on base for him,” Chapman said. “I mean, he’s been doing unbelievable.”

Colorado dropped the first two games in San Francisco after winning seven straight. Tovar had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

San Francisco has won each of the last seven starts by Kyle Harrison (4-1), who allowed three runs in five innings.

The Giants knocked Rockies starter Ty Blach (1-2) out of the game after three innings, tagging him for six runs. Blach, who was the Giants’ opening day starter in 2018, faced his former team for the sixth time. The Denver-born 33-year-old was drafted by the Giants in 2012 and has been back and forth between the minors and big leagues with Colorado the last three seasons.

“He's just persistent," Rockies manager Bud Black said before the game of Blach's journey. “He loves to play, loves to compete. He’s got a great way about him. He's a persistent major league player.”

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: C Elias Díaz (left hand soreness) remains out of the lineup, but is expected to return as soon as swelling goes away. ... Díaz’s backup, Jacob Stallings, was sore but available Saturday after being hit by a pitch on the right forearm. Utility player Hunter Goodman made his first career start behind the plate. ... OF Nolan Jones and INF/OF Kris Bryant, who both have strained lower backs, each went 1 for 4 on Friday with Triple-A Albuquerque. They will make two more rehab starts before the Rockies determine whether to bring them up.

Giants: Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (left adductor strain) is expected to return to the rotation next week, likely Wednesday after pitching well in two rehab starts. ... Another starter, Alex Cobb, is still dealing with a shoulder injury and has not pitched this season so far after undergoing offseason hip surgery. ... With Lee going on the 60-day injured list, the Giants claimed OF Ryan McKenna off waivers from Baltimore.

UP NEXT

RHP Jordan Hicks (3-1, 2.44 ERA) pitches for the Giants against RHP Dakota Hudson (1-6, 6.13 ERA) for the Rockies in the final game of the three-game set.

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San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kyle Harrison throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kyle Harrison throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach (50) during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach (50) during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies' Hunter Goodman reacts after hitting an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies' Hunter Goodman reacts after hitting an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Peter Lambert, right, stands on the field after walking San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, foreground, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Peter Lambert, right, stands on the field after walking San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski, foreground, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Heliot Ramos hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Heliot Ramos hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr. scores against the Colorado Rockies on Luis Matos' single during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr. scores against the Colorado Rockies on Luis Matos' single during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos, right, celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos, right, celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos hits a two-run single against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

San Francisco Giants' Luis Matos hits a two-run single against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with about a third of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution in the election interference case against him, more than a month after hearing arguments.

The court heard 61 cases this term, and 19 remain unresolved.

Here's a look at some of the major undecided cases:

Donald Trump is arguing that former presidents are immune from prosecution for official acts they took in office and that the indictment he faces on charges of election interference must be dismissed.

The Supreme Court has previously ruled that former presidents can’t be sued in civil cases for what they did in office, but it has never weighed in on criminal immunity.

The timing of the decision may be as important as the outcome. Trump’s trial in Washington, D.C., may not take place before the November election, even if the court rules he is not immune.

A former Pennsylvania police officer is challenging the validity of obstruction charges brought against hundreds of people who took part in the violent assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump faces the same charge of obstructing an official proceeding.

The issue is whether a law meant to discourage tampering with documents sought in investigations can be used against the Capitol rioters.

There’s a second abortion case on the docket this year: whether doctors can provide that medical procedure in emergencies in states that banned abortion after the court overturned Roe v. Wade.

In a case out of Idaho, the Biden administration says abortions must be allowed in emergencies where a woman’s health is at serious risk.

The state argues that its strict abortion ban does allow abortions to save a woman’s life, and doesn’t need to expand exceptions for health risks.

The justices are weighing whether to uphold a federal law that seeks to protect domestic violence victims by keeping guns away from the people alleged to have abused them. An appeals court struck down a law that prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. That court found that the law violated the 2nd Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” following the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling that expanded gun rights and changed how courts are supposed to evaluate gun restrictions.

The most significant Supreme Court case in decades on homelessness centers on whether people can be banned from sleeping outdoors when shelter space is lacking.

A San Francisco-based appeals court decision said that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Leaders from California and across the West say that the ruling makes it harder for them to regulate homeless encampments encroaching on sidewalks and other public places.

Advocates say it would criminalize homelessness just as rising costs have pushed the number of people without a permanent place to live to record levels.

The justices could overturn a 40-year-old decision that has been cited thousands of times in federal court cases and used to uphold regulations on the environment, public health, workplace safety and consumer protections. The decision colloquially known as Chevron calls on judges to defer to federal regulators when the words of a statute are not crystal clear. The decision has long been targeted by conservative and business interests who say Chevron robs judges of their authority and gives too much power to regulators.

Three cases remain unresolved at the intersection of social media and government.

Two cases involve social media laws in Texas and Florida that would limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. While the details vary, both laws aimed to address conservative complaints that the social media companies were liberal-leaning and censored users based on their viewpoints, especially on the political right.

In the third case, Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration over how far the federal government can go to combat controversial social media posts on topics including COVID-19 and election security. A federal appeals court sided with the states in finding that administration officials unconstitutionally coerced the platforms to limit conservative points of view.

The Supreme Court controls the fate of a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would allocate billions of dollars to combat the opioid epidemic, but also provide a legal shield for members of the Sackler family who own the company. The settlement has been on hold since last summer after the Supreme Court agreed to weigh in.

Republican-led, energy-producing states and the steel industry want the court to put the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution-fighting “good neighbor” plan on hold while legal challenges continue. The plan aims to protect downwind states that receive unwanted air pollution from other states.

Another important regulatory case could strip the SEC of a major tool in fighting securities fraud and have far-reaching effects on other regulatory agencies. The court is being asked to rule that people facing civil fraud complaints have the right to a jury trial in federal court.

Follow the AP's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court at https://apnews.com/hub/us-supreme-court.

Visitors pose for photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Visitors pose for photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Visitors pose for photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Visitors pose for photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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