Story, Blackmon power Rockies to 6-5 win over Giants

DENVER (AP) Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump.

He just might be on to something.

Story hit his first career grand slam and Charlie Blackmon lined an inside-the-park homer as part of a six-run fourth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on a rainy Friday night.

It's the first time an NL team has hit a grand slam and an inside-the-parker in the same inning since the 1950 New York Giants, according to STATS. The Boston Red Sox accomplished the feat in 2011.

''We're seeing signs of better at-bats,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said of Story. ''I liked the swing on the grand slam for sure.''

Story had a monster April a season ago, when he hit 10 homers and was named NL rookie of the month. This season, he's slightly off, with his average dipping to .143.

''I feel close,'' said Story, who hit his third homer. ''I trust and believe in the work I'm putting in.''

Tyler Chatwood (2-2) started off shaky before finding his rhythm. He went six innings and allowed four runs. This was quite a contrast to his outing last weekend at San Francisco, when he threw a complete-game shutout.

Jake McGee bailed the Rockies out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth by getting a fly out and a pop out. Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth straight save to start this season.

''Those guys (in the bullpen) are doing a great job down there,'' Chatwood said. ''They have big-time arms.''

Cueto (3-1) struggled in the fourth when the rain picked up intensity. The right-hander allowed his first big league grand slam on a fastball to Story. Later, with a runner on, Blackmon hit a sinking liner to right that Hunter Pence lost in the lights at the last instant.

The ball rolled all the way to the wall and Blackmon easily beat the throw home for Colorado's first inside-the-park homer since Brandon Barnes on June 14, 2014, at San Francisco.

''There was never any doubt in my mind once I saw it get by him,'' Blackmon said. ''I was running hard the whole time.''

Cueto went five innings and gave up six runs as his streak of seven straight wins dating to last season was halted.

''He was cruising and he just got some balls up and they placed them well,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy explained. ''The six-run inning is what did us in. That's the ball game there. Tried to fight back. Just came up short.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Lefty Madison Bumgarner (bruised ribs, sprained joint in shoulder) was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career after a dirt bike accident Thursday on the team's off day. ''Unfortunately, the accident happened,'' said Bochy, whose team has the worst record in the NL. ''Our focus, it's on, `Let's get him healthy.'''

Rockies: 1B Ian Desmond (broken left hand) hit in the cage Friday. ... RHP Chad Qualls (forearm tightness) will soon be heading out on a rehab assignment.

BOCHY'S BACK

Bochy was back on the bench after missing the two-game series at Kansas City following a heart procedure. He had his typical sense of humor.

''The doctor said, `You may have a bad knee, but you don't have a bad heart. You're fine,''' Bochy recounted. ''I feel great now and I'm all set to go.''

FAMILIAR VOICE

The voice greeting passengers on the train at Denver International Airport these days is none other than that of the Rockies manager.

''How did I sound? Just all right?'' Black joked. ''It wasn't easy. It was sort of tough knowing you're going to be on that train.''

CLOSE GAMES

The Rockies improved to 7-0 in one-run games. They were 12-20 last season.

Even more, they've beaten pitchers such as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, along with Bumgarner and now Cueto.

''Our guys are up for any challenge, doesn't matter who the pitcher is,'' Black said.

UP NEXT

Giants: Lefty Matt Moore (1-2, 4.26 ERA) went 2 2/3 innings and gave up six runs during his last outing at Coors Field on Sept. 5, 2016.

Rockies: Righty Antonio Senzatela (2-0, 2.37 ERA) picked up his second major league win last weekend at San Francisco.

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  • W: T. Chatwood (2-2)L: J. Cueto (3-1)S: G. Holland (9)
  • HR: SF - B. Belt (4), COL - C. Blackmon (4), T. Story (3)
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B. Crawford SS50100014.283.308.483.7910.5
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J. Panik 2B30210101.321.393.434.8274.0
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  • a-struck out for Cueto in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Gearrin in the 8th
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M. Reynolds 1B21200200.316.385.596.9816.0
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T. Story SS41141015.143.262.375.6378.5
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  • a-lined out for Chatwood in the 6th
  • b-struck out for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Nunez (3)
  • HR - B. Belt (4)
  • RBI - D. Span (2), B. Belt (8), E. Nunez (5), J. Panik (5), C. Marrero (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Span
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (4), T. Wolters (2)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (4), T. Story (3)
  • SH - C. Blackmon (2), T. Chatwood 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (11), T. Story 4 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Nunez (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (L, 3-1)5.08662125.252.00-5.5
T. Blach1.00000104.760.003.5
C. Gearrin1.00002100.002.001.5
S. Okert0.21000100.001.50-0.5
H. Strickland0.10000000.000.000.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (L, 3-1)5.0
T. Blach1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
S. Okert0.2
H. Strickland0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 2-2)6.07443214.101.6712.0
M. Dunn (H, 6)0.12000000.006.00-2.0
A. Ottavino (H, 8)1.02111002.163.00-1.0
J. McGee (H, 2)0.20000004.760.000.0
G. Holland (S, 9)1.00000202.000.0011.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 2-2)6.0
M. Dunn (H, 6)0.1
A. Ottavino (H, 8)1.0
J. McGee (H, 2)0.2
G. Holland (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Gearrin
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 92-51, T. Blach 10-7, C. Gearrin 28-11, S. Okert 14-11, H. Strickland 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 9-5, T. Blach 1-1, C. Gearrin 1-1, S. Okert 1-0, H. Strickland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 25, T. Blach 3, C. Gearrin 6, S. Okert 3, H. Strickland
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Ottavino
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 93-57, M. Dunn 4-4, A. Ottavino 22-10, J. McGee 3-2, G. Holland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 6-9, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 27, M. Dunn 3, A. Ottavino 6, J. McGee 2, G. Holland 3
  • Balks - T. Chatwood (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Belt 1B41211102.238.351.508.8598.0
H. Pence RF40100113.288.351.394.7451.5
B. Posey C51100003.343.439.486.9252.0
B. Crawford SS50100014.283.308.483.7910.5
E. Nunez 3B42210002.300.328.350.6788.0
J. Panik 2B30210101.321.393.434.8274.0
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  • a-struck out for Cueto in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Gearrin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF41121001.239.292.478.7697.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000102.262.348.377.7251.0
N. Arenado 3B40000011.333.400.7141.114-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF31100100.183.219.300.5193.0
M. Reynolds 1B21200200.316.385.596.9816.0
G. Parra LF31100002.302.348.395.7433.0
T. Story SS41141015.143.262.375.6378.5
T. Wolters C41300010.333.375.400.7754.5
T. Chatwood P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Chatwood in the 6th
  • b-struck out for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Nunez (3)
  • HR - B. Belt (4)
  • RBI - D. Span (2), B. Belt (8), E. Nunez (5), J. Panik (5), C. Marrero (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Span
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (4), T. Wolters (2)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (4), T. Story (3)
  • SH - C. Blackmon (2), T. Chatwood 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (11), T. Story 4 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Nunez (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (L, 3-1)5.08662125.252.00-5.5
T. Blach1.00000104.760.003.5
C. Gearrin1.00002100.002.001.5
S. Okert0.21000100.001.50-0.5
H. Strickland0.10000000.000.000.0
Total8.0966442---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (L, 3-1)5.0
T. Blach1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
S. Okert0.2
H. Strickland0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (W, 2-2)6.07443214.101.6712.0
M. Dunn (H, 6)0.12000000.006.00-2.0
A. Ottavino (H, 8)1.02111002.163.00-1.0
J. McGee (H, 2)0.20000004.760.000.0
G. Holland (S, 9)1.00000202.000.0011.0
Total9.01155441---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (W, 2-2)6.0
M. Dunn (H, 6)0.1
A. Ottavino (H, 8)1.0
J. McGee (H, 2)0.2
G. Holland (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Gearrin
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 92-51, T. Blach 10-7, C. Gearrin 28-11, S. Okert 14-11, H. Strickland 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 9-5, T. Blach 1-1, C. Gearrin 1-1, S. Okert 1-0, H. Strickland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 25, T. Blach 3, C. Gearrin 6, S. Okert 3, H. Strickland
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Ottavino
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 93-57, M. Dunn 4-4, A. Ottavino 22-10, J. McGee 3-2, G. Holland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 6-9, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 27, M. Dunn 3, A. Ottavino 6, J. McGee 2, G. Holland 3
  • Balks - T. Chatwood (2)
  • 8TH INNING
    Panik singled to shallow right center, Nunez scored56
  • 5TH INNING
    Belt homered to center46
  • 4TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right center, Wolters scored36
    Story homered to right center, Gonzalez, Reynolds and Parra scored34
  • 2ND INNING
    Span singled to shallow right center, Marrero scored, Cueto to second30
    Marrero singled to right, Nunez scored, Panik to third20
    Nunez doubled to deep right, Posey scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • G. Holland Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Pence struck out looking
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to deep left
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to shallow left
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Nunez stole second, Panik singled to shallow right center, Nunez scored
    • C. Marrero: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marrero walked, Panik to second
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to right
    • D. Span: Ball, Span lined out to center
    • B. Belt: Belt popped out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Okert Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters doubled to left center
    • S. Cardullo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cardullo struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first, Wolters to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Span popped out to shortstop
    • B. Belt: Belt singled to shallow center
    • H. Pence: Pickoff attempt, Pence singled to center, Belt to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Posey flied out to center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Belt to third, Pence to second on wild pitch, Crawford grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gearrin Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), LeMahieu grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Gonzalez to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra hit by pitch, Gonzalez to third, Reynolds to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Panik walked
    • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Marrero grounded into double play third to second to first, Panik out at second
    • A. Hill: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hill struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Strike looking, Valaika lined out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Belt homered to center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pence walked
    • B. Posey: Posey flied out to right
    • B. Crawford: Crawford lined out to center
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nunez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds doubled to deep right center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Foul, Parra grounded out to first, Reynolds to third
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Story lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marrero popped out to first
    • J. Cueto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cueto struck out looking
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Span lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to shallow center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow left, Gonzalez to second
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to center, Gonzalez to third, Reynolds to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Story homered to right center, Gonzalez, Reynolds and Parra scored
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters singled to shallow left
    • T. Chatwood: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Chatwood hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon homered to right center, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Posey lined out to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford singled to center
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez grounded out to shortstop, Crawford to second
    • J. Panik: Panik lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Wolters singled to center
    • T. Chatwood: Chatwood hit sacrifice bunt to first, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Wolters to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey singled to left center
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez doubled to deep right, Posey scored
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik singled to shallow right, Nunez to third
    • C. Marrero: Marrero singled to right, Nunez scored, Panik to third
    • J. Cueto: Cueto reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Panik out at home, Marrero to second
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Span singled to shallow right center, Marrero scored, Cueto to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, Cueto to third, Span to second
    • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Ball, Pence grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Span grounded out to first
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt lined out to center
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado flied out to deep left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)