Story hits 3 HRs, 1 a 500-footer, as Rockies top Giants 5-3

DENVER (AP) Carlos Gonzalez waited patiently as Trevor Story finished his postgame interviews, a beer in hand to congratulate his Colorado teammate on his huge night.

More games like that from Story, and Gonzalez will be pouring champagne all over him at the end of September.

Story homered in his first three at-bats, including one projected at more than 500 feet , and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Wednesday in a game delayed 68 minutes by rain at the start.

''That was awesome,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''Trevor took the game over.''

The All-Star shortstop had a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game but struck out in his final at-bat in the eighth inning.

''Everybody's expecting a home run,'' Gonzalez said. ''I was like, `Just hit something.' When you're having that kind of night, I guarantee he wasn't trying to hit the ball over the fence, and it was just clicking.''

Story powered Colorado to its fifth straight win, and the Rockies increased their NL West lead to 1 1/2 games over Arizona and Los Angeles. The Diamondbacks were off and the Dodgers lost to the New York Mets.

Colorado has been to the postseason four times but has never won a division title in its 26-year history.

''I'm more excited about the win at this point,'' Story said. ''Every win from here on out is huge.''

It was the first three-homer game of Story's career and his fifth multihomer game this season. The outburst came at the expense of Giants starter Andrew Suarez (6-10).

Story's first home run, a 459-foot shot to left field, according to Statcast, gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead in the first inning.

He topped that with another solo homer in the fourth that traveled an estimated 505 feet onto the concourse beyond the left-field stands. It was the longest homer in franchise history and the longest since Statcast began tracking distances in 2015. It just edged out the 504-foot drive Giancarlo Stanton hit in Denver when he played for Miami.

''As soon as it came off the bat I was like, `Oh my god, it's going to hit the scoreboard. It's going to go straight to my Lamborghini in the parking lot,''' Gonzalez said.

Story's last home run - his 31st of the season - soared a projected 416 feet and gave Colorado a 4-3 lead. He popped out of the dugout for a curtain call as the crowd of 24,790 cheered.

''When you have a night like tonight it's hard to explain,'' Story said. ''You kind of get these feelings, these intuitions, and you try to act on them, not outthink yourself.''

Suarez wasn't unhappy with his outing despite the big night from Story.

''It's crazy how baseball works,'' he said. ''I threw well and one guy beat me.''

Harrison Musgrave (2-3) got the win and Adam Ottavino pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Aramis Garcia went deep for San Francisco, which has lost five in a row.

RAW POWER

Story's first home run had a little twist to it. After he connected, he lost his balance and fell to the ground as the ball landed on the concourse in left field.

''That first one was a little different,'' he said. ''I've never fallen down like that. Maybe on a swing and a miss.''

DANGER AVERTED

Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon gave his team a scare when he was hit in the helmet on a line drive off the bat of teammate Antonio Senzatela in the third inning. Blackmon was on deck when the ball hit him near the team logo in the front of his helmet. He was looked at by a trainer and Black but was able to stay in the game. Blackmon received a loud ovation when he came to bat.

ROAD WOES

San Francisco has struggled away from home lately and at Coors Field all season. The Giants have lost six straight in Denver and nine of their last 11 on the road overall.

''It's been a rough time in Colorado,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''It has been a tough place the last couple of years.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford was out of the lineup with a sore knee. Bochy said the knee has bothered Crawford recently and with San Francisco having an off day on Thursday, he should be able to return Friday.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Derek Holland (7-8, 3.56 ERA) will get the start when San Francisco opens a three-game series at Milwaukee on Friday. Holland is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in his last eight starts.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (11-7, 4.70) faces Clayton Kershaw when Colorado begins a crucial three-game series against the Dodgers on Friday night.

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  • W: H. Musgrave (2-3)L: A. Suarez (6-10)S: A. Ottavino (6)
  • HR: SF - A. Garcia (2), COL - T. Story 3 (31)
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A. Hanson SS40100011.263.284.444.7280.5
E. Longoria 3B41200011.244.282.429.7113.5
B. Belt 1B30100111.259.346.427.7731.5
A. Slater RF40210022.286.373.344.7172.0
C. Shaw LF40000035.071.067.286.352-1.5
G. Hernandez CF30000102.244.296.414.7101.0
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  • a-lined out for Garcia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Black in the 9th
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C. Blackmon CF40000023.282.349.474.823-1.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41210010.272.320.435.7555.5
N. Arenado 3B30010002.297.379.550.9291.0
T. Story SS43333010.298.354.566.92017.5
M. Holliday LF30100020.375.483.500.9830.0
G. Parra PR-LF00000000.276.332.365.6971.0
I. Desmond 1B40000012.229.296.424.720-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF41100001.286.341.482.8223.0
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A. Senzatela P10000010.071.071.143.214-0.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Senzatela in the 5th
  • b-announced for Almonte in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hampson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik (14), E. Longoria (21)
  • HR - A. Garcia (2)
  • SH - A. Suarez (2)
  • RBI - A. Slater (16), A. Garcia (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, A. Hanson, C. Shaw 3 (3), G. Hernandez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (27)
  • 3B - D. LeMahieu
  • HR - T. Story 3 (31)
  • SF - N. Arenado (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (50), N. Arenado (93), T. Story 3 (95)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (21), T. Story 2 (48)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado 2 (2), I. Desmond, C. Gonzalez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (L, 6-10)6.06552534.331.272.5
M. Melancon1.01000202.641.433.0
R. Black1.00000205.091.084.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (L, 6-10)6.0
M. Melancon1.0
R. Black1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela5.09332614.921.434.0
H. Musgrave (W, 2-3)1.10000204.891.2611.0
Y. Almonte (H, 2)0.20000100.870.970.5
S. Oberg (H, 11)1.00000202.581.064.0
A. Ottavino (S, 6)1.00000101.960.9610.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela5.0
H. Musgrave (W, 2-3)1.1
Y. Almonte (H, 2)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 11)1.0
A. Ottavino (S, 6)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Black
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 95-62, M. Melancon 14-10, R. Black 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 9-4, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, M. Melancon 4, R. Black 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 91-55, H. Musgrave 13-9, Y. Almonte 8-5, S. Oberg 17-12, A. Ottavino 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 4-4, H. Musgrave 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 25, H. Musgrave 4, Y. Almonte 2, S. Oberg 3, A. Ottavino 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Hanson SS40100011.263.284.444.7280.5
E. Longoria 3B41200011.244.282.429.7113.5
B. Belt 1B30100111.259.346.427.7731.5
A. Slater RF40210022.286.373.344.7172.0
C. Shaw LF40000035.071.067.286.352-1.5
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  • a-lined out for Garcia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Black in the 9th
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D. LeMahieu 2B41210010.272.320.435.7555.5
N. Arenado 3B30010002.297.379.550.9291.0
T. Story SS43333010.298.354.566.92017.5
M. Holliday LF30100020.375.483.500.9830.0
G. Parra PR-LF00000000.276.332.365.6971.0
I. Desmond 1B40000012.229.296.424.720-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF41100001.286.341.482.8223.0
C. Iannetta C10000200.219.332.375.7072.0
A. Senzatela P10000010.071.071.143.214-0.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Senzatela in the 5th
  • b-announced for Almonte in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hampson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Panik (14), E. Longoria (21)
  • HR - A. Garcia (2)
  • SH - A. Suarez (2)
  • RBI - A. Slater (16), A. Garcia (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Slater (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, A. Hanson, C. Shaw 3 (3), G. Hernandez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (27)
  • 3B - D. LeMahieu
  • HR - T. Story 3 (31)
  • SF - N. Arenado (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (50), N. Arenado (93), T. Story 3 (95)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (21), T. Story 2 (48)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado 2 (2), I. Desmond, C. Gonzalez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (L, 6-10)6.06552534.331.272.5
M. Melancon1.01000202.641.433.0
R. Black1.00000205.091.084.0
Total8.0755293---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (L, 6-10)6.0
M. Melancon1.0
R. Black1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela5.09332614.921.434.0
H. Musgrave (W, 2-3)1.10000204.891.2611.0
Y. Almonte (H, 2)0.20000100.870.970.5
S. Oberg (H, 11)1.00000202.581.064.0
A. Ottavino (S, 6)1.00000101.960.9610.5
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PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela5.0
H. Musgrave (W, 2-3)1.1
Y. Almonte (H, 2)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 11)1.0
A. Ottavino (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Black
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 95-62, M. Melancon 14-10, R. Black 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 9-4, M. Melancon 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, M. Melancon 4, R. Black 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 91-55, H. Musgrave 13-9, Y. Almonte 8-5, S. Oberg 17-12, A. Ottavino 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 4-4, H. Musgrave 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 25, H. Musgrave 4, Y. Almonte 2, S. Oberg 3, A. Ottavino 3
  • 7TH INNING
    LeMahieu singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Iannetta to third35
  • 6TH INNING
    Story homered to left34
  • 4TH INNING
    Story homered to left33
    Garcia homered to left center32
  • 3RD INNING
    Slater singled to shallow right, Longoria scored22
  • 1ST INNING
    Story homered to left12
    Arenado hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored11
    Longoria grounded out to second, Panik scored, Hanson out at second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Scott Oberg
    • Gregor Blanco hit for Aramis Garcia
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blanco lined out to right
    • Ryder Jones hit for Ray Black
    • R. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Panik fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Slater struck out on foul tip
    • C. Shaw: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ray Black relieved Mark Melancon
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra hit by pitch
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Musgrave Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Hanson grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • Yency Almonte relieved Harrison Musgrave
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Belt lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to right
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • Garrett Hampson hit for Yency Almonte
    • Mark Melancon relieved Andrew Suarez
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Garrett Hampson
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Iannetta to third
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Harrison Musgrave pitching
    • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Story homered to left
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday singled to shallow left
    • Gerardo Parra ran for Matt Holliday
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Parra out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria singled to center
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Belt walked, Longoria to second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • C. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez flied out to center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • Tom Murphy hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • T. Murphy: Murphy reached on fielder's choice to third, Iannetta out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez popped out to second
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Garcia homered to left center
    • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik doubled to shallow left
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Story homered to left
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Hanson flied out to deep right
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria doubled to shallow right
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • A. Slater: Slater singled to shallow right, Longoria scored
    • C. Shaw: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
    • A. Suarez: Ball, Suarez hit sacrifice bunt to first, Hernandez to second
    • J. Panik: Panik grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Panik singled to shallow left
    • A. Hanson: Foul, Hanson singled to shallow center, Panik to third
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded out to second, Panik scored, Hanson out at second
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt singled to shallow center
    • A. Slater: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Slater singled to shallow left, Belt to second
    • C. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Shaw flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon lined out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu tripled to right center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story homered to left
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)