Brandon Crawford’s three-run homer powers Giants past Rockies

Getty Images

Brandon Crawford (35) hits a three-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Giants a 4-3 lead against the Colorado Rockies.

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford delivered the big blow for the second straight day Saturday, hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning to help provide a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park.

It was also Crawford who hit a bases loaded double in the home opener and provided all Johnny Cueto needed to beat Colorado Friday.

“Craw wants every big at-bat, every big moment, and for good reason,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Put plain and simply I believe in him in those big moments.”

It was Crawford’s second home run of the season for the Giants, who improved to 5-3. Reliever Caleb Baragar, the first of four relievers after starter Logan Webb went five innings, got the win to improve to 2-0.

Baragar was followed by scoreless innings from Reyes Moronta, Tyler Rogers and literally unhittable closer Jake McGee for his fourth save to send a crowd of 6,176 home happy.

Crawford’s blast to right field came against reliever Ben Bowden (0-1), who came on in relief of starter Chi Chi Gonzalez.

“It was kind of the same approach as yesterday where I just look for a ball over the plate,” Crawford said. “If he’s going to throw one off the plate you take the walk and load the…

Click here to read the full article at Mercury News >

Feedback