Cueto pitches 7 innings as Giants beat Rockies 8-2

The Colorado Rockies placed RHP Jon Gray on the 10-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his left foot.

"It's saddening news for us", Black said of Gray's injury.

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.

Gray left Thursday's start after allowing one hit in three scoreless innings.

And now, on top of the tragic loss of Chad Bettis, who is battling testicular cancer, the Rockies have lost their ace for at least a month. Crawford flew back to San Francisco Thursday afternoon, but was left out of the starting lineup after a night of very little sleep. In corresponding roster moves, they also recalled pitcher Shane Carle and outfielder Raimel Tapia from the Albuquerque Isotopes. "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.

Meanwhile, the Giants are 6-1 in their last seven game threes of a series, and 5-1 in Moore's last six home starts.

"I just have to stay off it and give it some rest", Gray said after the game. Yet the Rockies have two off days next week so it's possible they go with a four-man rotation as they won't need a fifth starter until Tuesday, Apr., 25. He clearly showed discomfort after landing following a leap to grab Eduardo Nunez's second-inning high chopper to the right of the mound.

Giants: C Buster Posey is lifting weights and doing some cardio workouts as he recovers from concussion symptoms. In losing a highly competitive season series 10-9 past year, Colorado saw five of its 10 games at AT&T Park come down to the last pitch. He is 5-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last seven home starts going back to last season. In his two starts and 13.1 innings this year, Moore has a 1-1 record, a 2.70 ERA and eight strikeouts.

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