Kurt Casale added three hits and two RBIs to San Francisco, who has won four straight since losing five in a row.
“I promise the last two games,” Giants manager Gabi Kapler said. “You can see how important it is to have two very competitive players at the bottom of the squad to turn the squad around.”
Wood (3-2) lost his previous starts. He got into trouble in the first half before making Elias Diaz attack look, and the left-handed cheerleader Garrett Hampson tried to finish the fourth inning with a second-place runner after the Rockies scored an unearned run.
Wood allowed seven hits and fours in 5 1/3 innings while making 104 hits – more than he did in any game last season.
“It felt really good to hit that mark,” Wood said. “My passer is typically a good ballpark for me, and it was really nice to be in control and in control of the change and have a lot of ground balls and not allow extra base strikes.”
Jonathan Daza tallied, doubled and tripled for Rocky. CJ Cron and José Iglesias both got two hits.
The Giants had 10 hits or more in each game of their winning streak against Colorado but took a 3-0 lead with the help of a Rocky defense.
With the bases loaded, Luis Gonzalez crashed a helicopter over the head of bowler Antonio Cinzatella who swayed behind the pile as Jock Pederson scored. The ninth hit, Casale followed with one RBI hit on the right, scoring the second half when Charlie Blackmon failed to hit the ball cleanly.
“It hasn’t been the best offensive start to the year for me, but lately I feel like I’ve been working better together at the bat, doing some walking, and getting back to what I usually do,” Casale said. “Especially at hole nine, it shouldn’t just be a black hole in there. I’m trying like heck to flip the lineup. Today I managed to do it.”
The giants had defensive issues of their own.
Gonzalez ran to pick up Daza’s double to the left in the fourth, but the ball kicked his gauntlet for a foul, allowing Ryan McGregor to score.
Senzatella (2-2) allowed five runs and seven strokes in 3 and 2/3 runs.
After Bilt’s double in the fourth inning made it 5-1, Austin Slater and base hitter Casale tied for fifth in San Francisco by three runs.
Exit goes 4-9-6
The second half could have been worse for Colorado had it not been for a single throw by Blackmon which led to a 4-9-6 at second base. With two riders in line, Lamont Wade Jr. lined up one who deviated from the jump of second baseman Hampson in the right field.
Casale, who was at first base, hesitated, took a step back toward the start, slipped, turned and ran the other way, giving Blackmon enough time to field the ball and a perfect throw for Iglesias, who had raced to cover second.
Giants: The belt was dealing with a stiff neck and was a scratch late Monday. …Wilmer Flores gets scratched day in and day out because of a tight lower back. Mauricio Dupont started at third base in Flores’ absence.
Colorado’s Chad Cole (3-0, 1.82 ERA) has allowed one run or less in four out of five games this season. The right-hander does not win in three games starting against the Giants. San Francisco RHB Alex Cobb (1-1, 4.80) hasn’t won since his first start of the season on April 12.