The All-Star shortstop could not hit four home runs in this one, which would've tied a major-league record, as he struck out in his final at-bat in the eighth inning. Despite that, he still led his Rockies to their fifth straight victory, as they hold a 1.5-game lead on the Diamondbacks and Dodgers. They are looking for their first division title in their 26-year history.
Story's big performance was good for his first-career three-home run game and fifth multi-home run night, as he added long balls of 416 feet and 459 feet. His 505-foot blast set a major league record for the longest home run since they started tracking, edging Giancarlo Stanton's 504-foot bomb as a member of the Miami Marlins in 2015. The Rockies' slugger now has 31 home runs on the season.
Andrew Suarez was the recipient of all of this damage for the Giants, suffering his 10th loss after giving up all five runs over six innings. Harrison Musgrave did earn his second save for the Rockies, who got the sixth save of the season from Adam Ottavino.
The Rockies will enjoy Thursday off before starting a key weekend series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The Giants, who have now dropped five in a row, will hit the road against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend.