Story hits 2-run HR to lead Rockies in 3-1 win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Colorado Rockies lost starter Jon Gray early with a re-aggravated toe injury, so they turned to solid relief pitching and strong defense - and got just enough from their sputtering offense - to beat the San Francisco Giants.

Trevor Story hit a two-run homer and five Colorado pitchers combined on a five-hitter in the Rockies' 3-1 victory on Thursday night. The Giants loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Greg Holland - who notched his sixth straight save this season - got Eduardo Nunez to ground into a game-ending double play.

''Tonight we pitched really well and played good defense,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''Your starter gets knocked out early, and your bullpen comes through.''

Gray left with a re-aggravated toe injury after allowing one hit in three scoreless innings. Chris Rusin (1-0) pitched the next 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run and two hits. Adam Ottavino got four straight outs, Mike Dunn got one more and Holland pitched the ninth - getting out of trouble after the Giants loaded the bases on two infield singles and a walk.

''We owe ourselves two or three comebacks, because we've lost some tough ones,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You'd like to think tonight was going to happen. But we came up short. It's hard to win a ballgame when you score just one run.''

Gray, who originally hurt the big toe on his left foot during spring training, said he reinjured it while leaping to snag a high hopper in the second inning. He had X-rays taken, but Black said the team wouldn't know the severity of the injury until Friday morning and couldn't speculate on whether Gray will make his next start.

''I just have to stay off it and give it some rest,'' Gray said after the game. ''If I were to try to run right now, it would be tough.''

Story's first home run of the season came with two outs in the fourth inning against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner (0-2), who allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out eight. It is the worst start to a season for Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star, since he went 0-6 in his first eight starts in 2011.

''All you can do is control what you can control. You go out there and do your job,'' Bumgarner said. ''And at the end of the day, if you can keep your team in the game and give them a chance to win, that's all you can do. There's no need to add any unneeded pressure on yourself.''

Mark Reynolds added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning for the Rockies.

The Giants' only run came on a sacrifice fly by Nunez in the seventh inning.

CRAWFORD MOURNS

Shortstop Brandon Crawford was not in the starting lineup for the Giants after driving to Los Angeles on Wednesday night with his wife, Jalynne, to join her family after the death of her oldest sister. He rejoined the team before Thursday night's game and pinch-hit in the eighth inning, grounding out to first base on the first pitch he saw.

GRAY'S NEW LOOK

Gray was making his first start since having eight inches of his hair cut and donated to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged kids under age 21 suffering from long-term hair loss due to a medical reason.

BELT ENDS SLUMP

Brandon Belt's single in the seventh inning for the Giants ended an 0-for-18 slump. He grounded out in the ninth inning,

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: 1B Ian Desmond, who broke his left hand during spring training, has started to play catch and take a few ground balls, Black said, adding that ''these are good signs for Ian.'' Desmond is with the team, but no timetable for his return has been set, Black said.

Giants: C Buster Posey is lifting weights and doing some cardio workouts as he recovers from concussion symptoms. Bochy said he's optimistic Posey will be able to return April 18 when he comes off the disabled list. ''He's feeling good, he's doing well,'' Bochy said. ''We're going to ramp it up a little bit and see how he does.''

UP NEXT

Rockies: Tyler Anderson starts the second game of the four-game series in San Francisco.

Giants: Johnny Cueto faces the Rockies, against whom he is 5-0 with a 1.33 ERA over his last seven starts. He went 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA in four starts against Colorado last season.

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  • W: C. Rusin (1-0)L: M. Bumgarner (0-2)S: G. Holland (6)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (1)
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M. Reynolds 1B40110013.306.375.7221.0971.5
T. Story SS41121022.143.268.314.5836.0
S. Cardullo LF40000012.000.176.000.176-0.5
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B. Belt 1B40100002.190.333.500.8331.0
H. Pence RF41100022.302.375.465.8401.0
C. Gillaspie 3B30100101.300.385.300.6852.0
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  • a-grounded out for Federowicz in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Ramirez in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Story
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (11), T. Story 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (2)
BATTING
  • SF - E. Nunez
  • RBI - E. Nunez (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray3.01002104.381.006.5
C. Rusin (W, 1-0)3.12110201.690.6014.0
A. Ottavino (H, 5)1.10000201.500.004.0
M. Dunn (H, 3)0.10000000.000.000.0
G. Holland (S, 6)1.02001000.003.007.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray3.0
C. Rusin (W, 1-0)3.1
A. Ottavino (H, 5)1.1
M. Dunn (H, 3)0.1
G. Holland (S, 6)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.06331813.431.1710.0
N. Ramirez2.01001105.061.004.5
T. Blach1.00000109.000.003.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.0
N. Ramirez2.0
T. Blach1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 34-19, C. Rusin 37-23, A. Ottavino 19-11, M. Dunn 3-2, G. Holland 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 5-2, C. Rusin 6-2, A. Ottavino 1-1, M. Dunn 1-0, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 11, C. Rusin 12, A. Ottavino 4, M. Dunn, G. Holland 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 101-68, N. Ramirez 37-21, T. Blach 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 3-7
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, N. Ramirez 8, T. Blach 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B31200100.211.302.368.6716.0
N. Arenado 3B30100102.308.400.590.9902.0
C. Gonzalez RF41100014.205.238.359.5971.5
M. Reynolds 1B40110013.306.375.7221.0971.5
T. Story SS41121022.143.268.314.5836.0
S. Cardullo LF40000012.000.176.000.176-0.5
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J. Gray P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
C. Rusin P20100000.500.500.5001.0001.0
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  • a-lined out for Dunn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF40100001.259.286.370.6561.0
J. Panik 2B30100101.344.421.531.9522.0
B. Belt 1B40100002.190.333.500.8331.0
H. Pence RF41100022.302.375.465.8401.0
C. Gillaspie 3B30100101.300.385.300.6852.0
E. Nunez SS30010003.359.381.410.7911.0
J. Parker LF30000021.150.227.250.477-1.0
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  • a-grounded out for Federowicz in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Ramirez in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Story
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (11), T. Story 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (2)
BATTING
  • SF - E. Nunez
  • RBI - E. Nunez (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray3.01002104.381.006.5
C. Rusin (W, 1-0)3.12110201.690.6014.0
A. Ottavino (H, 5)1.10000201.500.004.0
M. Dunn (H, 3)0.10000000.000.000.0
G. Holland (S, 6)1.02001000.003.007.0
Total9.0511350---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray3.0
C. Rusin (W, 1-0)3.1
A. Ottavino (H, 5)1.1
M. Dunn (H, 3)0.1
G. Holland (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.06331813.431.1710.0
N. Ramirez2.01001105.061.004.5
T. Blach1.00000109.000.003.5
Total9.07332101---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 0-2)6.0
N. Ramirez2.0
T. Blach1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 34-19, C. Rusin 37-23, A. Ottavino 19-11, M. Dunn 3-2, G. Holland 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 5-2, C. Rusin 6-2, A. Ottavino 1-1, M. Dunn 1-0, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 11, C. Rusin 12, A. Ottavino 4, M. Dunn, G. Holland 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 101-68, N. Ramirez 37-21, T. Blach 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 3-7
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 25, N. Ramirez 8, T. Blach 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Nunez hit sacrifice fly to left, Pence scored31
  • 6TH INNING
    Reynolds singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second30
  • 4TH INNING
    Story homered to left center, Gonzalez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. Blach Pitching:
    • S. Cardullo: Cardullo flied out to deep right
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • C. Adames: Adames lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Panik reached on an infield single
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt reached on fielder's choice to second, Panik out at second
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pence reached on an infield single, Belt to second
    • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gillaspie walked, Belt to third, Pence to second
    • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Pence to third, Gillaspie out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • N. Ramirez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez popped out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reynolds popped out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Span grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • N. Ramirez Pitching:
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garneau popped out to first
    • C. Rusin: Strike looking, Rusin singled to deep right
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Rusin to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado popped out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt singled to shallow center
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence reached on fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
    • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Gillaspie singled to right, Pence to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez hit sacrifice fly to left, Pence scored
    • J. Parker: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Parker struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to deep left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arenado singled to center, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep center, LeMahieu to third
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reynolds singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • S. Cardullo: Strike swinging, Cardullo flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • M. Bumgarner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Bumgarner grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Span: Ball, Span grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. Garneau: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • C. Rusin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rusin grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon popped out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez grounded out to third
    • J. Parker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parker struck out swinging
    • T. Federowicz: Ball, Federowicz lined out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado lined out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Story homered to left center, Gonzalez scored
    • S. Cardullo: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cardullo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik walked
    • B. Belt: Belt lined out to right
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Gillaspie grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu popped out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Parker: Parker grounded out to second
    • T. Federowicz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Federowicz walked
    • M. Bumgarner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bumgarner popped out to third
    • D. Span: Ball, Span grounded into fielder's choice to second, Federowicz out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • S. Cardullo: Strike looking, Foul, Cardullo grounded out to first
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garneau struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pence struck out looking
    • C. Gillaspie: Strike looking, Gillaspie lined out to first
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon lined out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), LeMahieu stole third, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded into fielder's choice to third, Arenado out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Span singled to shallow center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik grounded into double play third to second to first, Span out at second
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Belt grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)