DENVER — Brandon Belt extended his success against Colorado starter Jon Gray with a three-run homer and a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Belt’s two hits raised his career average against Gray to .417 (10 for 24) and helped Logan Webb (1-0) get his first win in his fourth start of the season.
Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Colorado had scored five or more runs in eight straight games before being held down by Webb and the San Francisco bullpen. The three runs are the fewest since a 3-2 win at the Texas Rangers on July 25.
Webb, making his first career start against the Rockies, kept Colorado in check in five-plus innings of work. He allowed two runs — one earned — and didn’t walk a batter before leaving after a leadoff single in the sixth.
Caleb Baragar retired the top of the order to get out of the jam. Trevor Gott pitched the ninth for his third save in as many chances.
The Rockies scratched across an unearned run in the first inning and added another in the third against Webb to take a 2-0 lead before the Giants rallied.
Colorado shortstop Trevor Story misplayed Mike Yastrzemski’s grounder in the fourth, Donovan Solano singled and Belt followed with his first homer of the season.
Belt doubled and scored on Wilmer Flores’ single in the sixth.
Gray (0-1) allowed four runs — three earned — in six innings.
Arenado led off the seventh with a homer to cut the lead to a run. It was his 31st career home run against the Giants.
TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: RHP Wade Davis (right shoulder strain) has not started throwing yet, manager Bud Black said Wednesday. “No update on when he’s going to test the arm with a game of catch,” Black said. “He’s receiving treatment daily for the strain.” Davis was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, a day after he blew his first save of the season.
UP NEXTThe Rockies will send LHP Kyle Freeland (2-0, 1.50) to wrap up the four-game series.