Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies 3-1 in home opener

Johnny Cueto
Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 22:58:13-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto got within an out of a complete game, Brandon Crawford broke up a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded, two-run double in the seventh inning, and the San Francisco Giants won their home opener 3-1 against the Colorado Rockies.

Cueto struck out seven, walked one and didn’t allow a hit until Raimel Tapia’s sharp single to left with one out in the fifth. He allowed a single to Trevor Story in the ninth, his fourth hit allowed, and that ended his dominant day. Cueto threw 118 pitches.

Jake McGee finished for his third save.