Cueto pitches 7 innings as Giants beat Rockies 8-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants got Johnny Cueto some runs to work with, and the right-hander took over from there.

Cueto pitched seven effective innings, Brandon Crawford and Chris Marrero homered, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Friday night.

San Francisco led 4-0 after four innings.

''Once I saw that I had that lead I told myself, `OK now I have to grind it, pitch and hold onto that lead,''' Cueto said through a translator.

Cueto (3-0) allowed two runs and six hits while winning his third straight start to begin the season. He struck out six and walked one.

Cueto won his sixth straight decision against the Rockies. He was 5-0 with a 1.33 ERA over his previous seven starts against Colorado.

The Giants jumped in front on Chris Marrero's first career homer in the second, a drive to left off Tyler Anderson (1-2) after Eduardo Nunez walked with two out. It was Marrero's 144th at-bat in a major league career that goes back to 2011.

The 28-year-old Marrero, a first-round pick by Washington in 2006, is in his 12th year in pro ball and logged 4,005 at-bats in the minors. He went 2 for 3 after going into Friday hitting .056 (1 for 18).

Anderson lasted just four innings. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits, and also was charged with two balks - matching a franchise record.

''I think (Anderson) has to do a better job with all his emotions,'' Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. ''He was pitching a great game, somebody got on and he got the balk called. He got a little frustrated and left a pitch over the strike zone, and the guy hit a two-run shot.''

Rockies manager Bud Black was adamant that the balk calls weren't a factor in Anderson's game.

''As far as it affecting his performance after the balks, I think that had nothing to do with it,'' Black said.

Anderson wasn't so sure.

''I'm definitely frustrated, I made a couple of bad pitches out there but I don't know if it's necessarily because of that,'' he said.

Crawford, who connected for his second homer in the fourth inning, was in the lineup for the first time since traveling to Los Angeles to be with family after his sister-in-law's death earlier this week.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray was placed on the disabled list with a broken left foot. He suffered the injury in the fourth inning of Thursday night's game. He is expected to miss at least a month. Gray missed time in spring training with a big toe injury on the same foot. ... OF Gerardo Parra was placed on three-day paternity leave. He traveled to Miami for the birth of his daughter. ... OF Raimel Tapia and RHP Shane Carle were called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Giants: C Buster Posey is ramping up baseball activities, and all indications are he is on target to come off the seven-day disabled list for concussion symptoms on Tuesday when the Giants open a three-game series in Kansas City. Posey took swings off a tee and in a cage on Friday, and will start running the bases over the weekend. Posey is expected to be the Giants DH in the Royals series. He could play first base in next weekend's series at Colorado. ''We have to get him through the weekend and see where we're at before we're ready to announce that we're set to go in Kansas City,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood is searching for his first win after going 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA in his first two starts. He was 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against the Giants last season.

Giants: LHP Matt Moore (1-1, 2.70 ERA) pitched eight innings of three-hit ball in Monday's home opener. He is 5-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last seven home starts going back to last season.

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  • W: J. Cueto (3-0)L: T. Anderson (1-2)
  • HR: SF - C. Marrero (1), B. Crawford (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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D. LeMahieu 2B40200003.238.319.381.7002.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100002.209.239.349.5881.0
N. Arenado 3B40000002.279.367.535.9020.0
M. Reynolds 1B41100001.300.364.6751.0392.0
T. Story SS31000121.132.267.289.5561.0
R. Tapia LF30000002.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Wolters C30100000.273.333.318.6521.0
T. Anderson P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
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S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-grounded out for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Oberg in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF42100101.258.303.355.6584.0
B. Belt 1B51100002.191.321.468.7902.0
H. Pence RF41320000.340.404.489.8936.0
N. Hundley C41100022.286.286.429.7141.0
B. Crawford SS41221010.325.356.550.9067.5
E. Nunez 3B31110100.357.391.405.7964.0
C. Marrero LF31221000.143.174.286.4608.0
G. Hernandez LF10000002.077.143.115.2580.0
J. Panik 2B40000011.306.381.472.853-0.5
J. Cueto P30000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gillaspie PH10000010.273.357.273.630-0.5
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out (wild pitch) for Law in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Cardullo
BATTING
  • HR - B. Crawford (2), C. Marrero
  • RBI - H. Pence 2 (6), B. Crawford 2 (7), E. Nunez (4), C. Marrero 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence 2 (2), B. Crawford (3), E. Nunez (2), C. Marrero 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Blackmon
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Belt, B. Crawford, J. Panik, J. Cueto
  • E - J. Panik
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 1-2)4.05441128.591.50-2.5
S. Oberg2.01000201.290.506.0
J. McGee0.21221207.363.00-3.0
C. Estevez0.14220005.0612.00-6.0
S. Carle1.00000100.000.003.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 1-2)4.0
S. Oberg2.0
J. McGee0.2
C. Estevez0.1
S. Carle1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)7.06221603.791.0025.0
D. Law1.00000005.060.003.0
C. Gearrin1.00000000.000.003.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)7.0
D. Law1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Carle
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 75-54, S. Oberg 27-18, J. McGee 34-21, C. Estevez 13-8, S. Carle 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-4, S. Oberg 1-3, C. Estevez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 18, S. Oberg 7, J. McGee 4, C. Estevez 5, S. Carle 4
  • Balks - T. Anderson 2 (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 94-59, D. Law 7-4, C. Gearrin 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 6-8, D. Law 2-1, C. Gearrin 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 27, D. Law 3, C. Gearrin 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100020.234.294.426.7200.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40200003.238.319.381.7002.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100002.209.239.349.5881.0
N. Arenado 3B40000002.279.367.535.9020.0
M. Reynolds 1B41100001.300.364.6751.0392.0
T. Story SS31000121.132.267.289.5561.0
R. Tapia LF30000002.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Wolters C30100000.273.333.318.6521.0
T. Anderson P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
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S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Oberg in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF42100101.258.303.355.6584.0
B. Belt 1B51100002.191.321.468.7902.0
H. Pence RF41320000.340.404.489.8936.0
N. Hundley C41100022.286.286.429.7141.0
B. Crawford SS41221010.325.356.550.9067.5
E. Nunez 3B31110100.357.391.405.7964.0
C. Marrero LF31221000.143.174.286.4608.0
G. Hernandez LF10000002.077.143.115.2580.0
J. Panik 2B40000011.306.381.472.853-0.5
J. Cueto P30000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gillaspie PH10000010.273.357.273.630-0.5
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out (wild pitch) for Law in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Cardullo
BATTING
  • HR - B. Crawford (2), C. Marrero
  • RBI - H. Pence 2 (6), B. Crawford 2 (7), E. Nunez (4), C. Marrero 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence 2 (2), B. Crawford (3), E. Nunez (2), C. Marrero 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Blackmon
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Belt, B. Crawford, J. Panik, J. Cueto
  • E - J. Panik
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 1-2)4.05441128.591.50-2.5
S. Oberg2.01000201.290.506.0
J. McGee0.21221207.363.00-3.0
C. Estevez0.14220005.0612.00-6.0
S. Carle1.00000100.000.003.5
Total8.01188262---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 1-2)4.0
S. Oberg2.0
J. McGee0.2
C. Estevez0.1
S. Carle1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)7.06221603.791.0025.0
D. Law1.00000005.060.003.0
C. Gearrin1.00000000.000.003.0
Total9.0622160---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (W, 3-0)7.0
D. Law1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Carle
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 75-54, S. Oberg 27-18, J. McGee 34-21, C. Estevez 13-8, S. Carle 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-4, S. Oberg 1-3, C. Estevez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 18, S. Oberg 7, J. McGee 4, C. Estevez 5, S. Carle 4
  • Balks - T. Anderson 2 (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 94-59, D. Law 7-4, C. Gearrin 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 6-8, D. Law 2-1, C. Gearrin 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 27, D. Law 3, C. Gearrin 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Nunez singled to center, Hundley scored, Crawford to second28
    Crawford singled to left, Pence scored, Hundley to third27
    Pence singled to right, Belt scored26
    Belt singled to center, Span scored, Belt to second on center fielder Blackmon fielding error25
  • 5TH INNING
    Cardullo reached on fielder's choice to second, Reynolds and Story scored, Wolters to second on 2nd baseman Panik fielding error34
  • 4TH INNING
    Crawford homered to left center04
  • 3RD INNING
    Pence reached on an infield single to shortstop, Span scored03
  • 2ND INNING
    Marrero homered to left, Nunez scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Gearrin Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado popped out to catcher
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Story flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Law Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Carle Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik flied out to right
    • C. Gillaspie: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gillaspie struck out, reached on passed ball
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Span flied out to left
    • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Belt popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia flied out to deep center
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Wolters flied out to left
    • C. Adames: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
    • J. Cueto: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cueto struck out looking
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Span walked
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt singled to center, Span scored, Belt to second on center fielder Blackmon fielding error
    • H. Pence: Pence singled to right, Belt scored
    • N. Hundley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Hundley singled to right center, Pence to second
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford singled to left, Pence scored, Hundley to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to center, Hundley scored, Crawford to second
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded into fielder's choice to second, Nunez out at second
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Arenado popped out to first
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds lined out to right
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marrero flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to left
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story walked, Reynolds to second
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Tapia popped out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Wolters singled to center, Reynolds to third, Story to second
    • S. Cardullo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Cardullo reached on fielder's choice to second, Reynolds and Story scored, Wolters to second on 2nd baseman Panik fielding error
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to left, Wolters out at third, Cardullo to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cardullo to third, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • D. Span: Span lined out to left
    • B. Belt: Foul, Belt flied out to left
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pence singled to right
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to first to pitcher, LeMahieu out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Crawford homered to left center
    • E. Nunez: Nunez lined out to first
    • C. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marrero singled to right
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike looking, Marrero to second on balk, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to first, Marrero to third
    • J. Cueto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Cueto grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Wolters lined out to left
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Cueto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cueto grounded out to second
    • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Span singled to left
    • B. Belt: Foul, Belt grounded out to second, Span to second
    • H. Pence: Pence reached on an infield single to shortstop, Span scored
    • N. Hundley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Hundley struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hundley flied out to center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford popped out to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez walked
    • C. Marrero: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Nunez to second on balk, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marrero homered to left, Nunez scored
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to center
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded into fielder's choice to third, LeMahieu out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Span grounded out to second
    • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt popped out to shortstop
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)