McMahon's 3-run homer lifts Rockies past Dodgers 3-2

DENVER (AP) For an encore, Ryan McMahon delivered another powerful swing, one that was even more memorable than the first.

McMahon hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning - his second go-ahead homer in as many nights - and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday night.

''I thought last night was the greatest night of my life,'' McMahon said. ''Shortly after, I found out this was. It was pretty cool.''

McMahon's drive off reliever J.T. Chargois (2-4) cleared the right-field wall just above the out-of-town scoreboard. He hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning of Friday night's 5-4 victory over the Dodgers.

''These wins mean a lot,'' said Carlos Gonzalez, who had two hits. ''We've had some tough losses recently, and being able to catch our breath, with a win like we had tonight, and the last win too, when Mac hit that home run late, it's a great feeling. It's what a really good team needs to take the next step.''

Bryan Shaw (4-5) picked up the victory with an inning of scoreless relief for the Rockies, who moved within 1 1/2 games of their NL West rivals. The Dodgers are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the division lead.

The Rockies, who were missing All-Star Nolan Arenado in the starting lineup because of a shoulder injury, were handcuffed most of the night by Walker Buehler, who pitched seven scoreless innings. He struck out six, walked three and benefited from three double plays.

With regular closer Kenley Jansen on the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat, the Dodgers turned first to Caleb Ferguson, who pitched a hitless eighth. Scott Alexander fanned Gonzalez to start the ninth and was relieved by Chargois after giving up a double to Trevor Story.

''Obviously, you don't have that guy that has proven to get out of the ninth inning,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''That's where we are at right now. We talked about closer by committee and giving guys opportunities. And the matchups that we feel will give us the best chance to get the last three outs.''

Chargois hit pinch-hitter Arenado with a pitch before getting Ian Desmond to ground into a fielder's choice for the second out in the ninth.

That brought up McMahon, who connected on a 1-0 offering, triggering an exuberant celebration around the plate. He tossed his batting helmet in the air and was doused with water and popcorn as he got bear hugs from his teammates.

''I was trying to attack Arenado with sliders and get ahead of him. It didn't work out,'' Chargois said. ''I battled with Desmond and got a ground ball. I left that pitch up to McMahon.''

Kyle Freeland struck out a career-high 10 in seven innings, allowing a pair of runs on six hits, but got into early trouble.

Freeland allowed a double to Manny Machado, followed by a run-scoring triple to Justin Turner in the first.

Yasiel Puig then connected on a 1-2 offering in the second, driving it deep into the left field bleachers for his 15th homer.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: C Austin Barnes started in place of Yasmani Grandal, who was given a day off. ... LHP Alex Wood (hamstring) is expected to reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and start Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. ... LHP Julio Urias took another step in his rehab from June 2017 shoulder surgery when he pitched 1 1/3 innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night.

Rockies: Arenado was held out of the starting lineup because of a right shoulder strain that also forced him to leave Friday night's game early.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (5-4, 3.62 ERA) makes his first at Coors Field in 10 years. He last pitched at the hitter-friendly park on April 23, 2008, for the Chicago Cubs, when he allowed two runs on three hits in five innings.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (5-2, 5.67 ERA) is slated to make his second start since being reinstated from the 10-day DL. Bettis, who returned from a blister on his right middle finger, allowed a season-high nine runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

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  • W: B. Shaw (4-5)L: J. Chargois (2-4)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Puig (15), COL - R. McMahon (4)
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E. Hernandez CF30000112.216.293.432.7240.5
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C. Ferguson P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF30000100.276.347.472.8191.0
    D. LeMahieu 2B30000101.269.318.415.7331.0
    C. Gonzalez RF30200110.290.345.500.8452.5
    T. Story SS41100015.289.347.549.8962.5
    G. Parra LF30200002.285.338.382.7202.0
    a- N. Arenado PH00000000.307.390.585.9761.0
    I. Desmond 1B41000015.234.306.433.7390.5
    R. McMahon 3B41131011.244.322.417.7397.5
    C. Iannetta C30000011.225.327.383.710-0.5
    K. Freeland P20000020.064.102.085.187-1.0
    S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    • a-hit by pitch for Parra in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Oh in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado (26)
    • 3B - J. Turner
    • HR - Y. Puig (15)
    • SH - W. Buehler (2)
    • RBI - J. Turner (23), Y. Puig (44)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dozier 2 (2), M. Machado, M. Kemp, M. Muncy, A. Barnes
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Story (33)
    • HR - R. McMahon (4)
    • RBI - R. McMahon 3 (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon 3 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Parra 2 (2), C. Iannetta
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Puig (9)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (7)
    • DP - 3 (Dozier-Machado-Muncy; Puig-Muncy; Turner-Dozier-Muncy)
    • E - M. Muncy (12)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (McMahon-LeMahieu-Desmond)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Buehler7.04003603.321.0620.0
    C. Ferguson (H, 2)1.00000103.150.993.5
    S. Alexander (H, 17)0.11110103.421.27-1.5
    J. Chargois (L, 2-4) (BS, 4)0.11220013.721.31-8.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Buehler7.0
    C. Ferguson (H, 2)1.0
    S. Alexander (H, 17)0.1
    J. Chargois (L, 2-4) (BS, 4)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Freeland7.062221013.021.2419.0
    S. Oh1.00000102.591.013.5
    B. Shaw (W, 4-5)1.00001006.311.829.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Freeland7.0
    S. Oh1.0
    B. Shaw (W, 4-5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Chargois (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 103-68, C. Ferguson 15-11, S. Alexander 10-5, J. Chargois 13-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 9-4, J. Chargois 1-0
    • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, C. Ferguson 3, S. Alexander 2, J. Chargois 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 111-70, S. Oh 13-8, B. Shaw 20-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-2, B. Shaw 1-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 28, S. Oh 3, B. Shaw 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Machado SS41100021.308.382.546.9282.0
    J. Turner 3B40210000.277.374.431.8055.0
    E. Hernandez CF30000112.216.293.432.7240.5
    M. Kemp LF30000022.285.333.482.815-1.0
    C. Taylor LF00000100.251.326.444.7691.0
    M. Muncy 1B40000022.259.382.582.964-1.0
    S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Chargois P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Y. Puig RF41211011.271.330.486.8178.5
    A. Barnes C40000022.196.321.239.561-1.0
    W. Buehler P20100000.138.138.138.2761.0
    C. Ferguson P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
    C. Bellinger 1B00000000.251.338.469.8060.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Blackmon CF30000100.276.347.472.8191.0
      D. LeMahieu 2B30000101.269.318.415.7331.0
      C. Gonzalez RF30200110.290.345.500.8452.5
      T. Story SS41100015.289.347.549.8962.5
      G. Parra LF30200002.285.338.382.7202.0
      a- N. Arenado PH00000000.307.390.585.9761.0
      I. Desmond 1B41000015.234.306.433.7390.5
      R. McMahon 3B41131011.244.322.417.7397.5
      C. Iannetta C30000011.225.327.383.710-0.5
      K. Freeland P20000020.064.102.085.187-1.0
      S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- D. Dahl PH10000010.270.317.477.794-0.5
      B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      Total3036313815-----
      • a-hit by pitch for Parra in the 9th
      • b-struck out for Oh in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (26)
      • 3B - J. Turner
      • HR - Y. Puig (15)
      • SH - W. Buehler (2)
      • RBI - J. Turner (23), Y. Puig (44)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dozier 2 (2), M. Machado, M. Kemp, M. Muncy, A. Barnes
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Story (33)
      • HR - R. McMahon (4)
      • RBI - R. McMahon 3 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon 3 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Parra 2 (2), C. Iannetta
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Puig (9)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (7)
      • DP - 3 (Dozier-Machado-Muncy; Puig-Muncy; Turner-Dozier-Muncy)
      • E - M. Muncy (12)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (McMahon-LeMahieu-Desmond)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Buehler7.04003603.321.0620.0
      C. Ferguson (H, 2)1.00000103.150.993.5
      S. Alexander (H, 17)0.11110103.421.27-1.5
      J. Chargois (L, 2-4) (BS, 4)0.11220013.721.31-8.0
      Total8.2633381---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Buehler7.0
      C. Ferguson (H, 2)1.0
      S. Alexander (H, 17)0.1
      J. Chargois (L, 2-4) (BS, 4)0.1
      Total8.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland7.062221013.021.2419.0
      S. Oh1.00000102.591.013.5
      B. Shaw (W, 4-5)1.00001006.311.829.0
      Total9.06223111---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland7.0
      S. Oh1.0
      B. Shaw (W, 4-5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Chargois (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 103-68, C. Ferguson 15-11, S. Alexander 10-5, J. Chargois 13-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 9-4, J. Chargois 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, C. Ferguson 3, S. Alexander 2, J. Chargois 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 111-70, S. Oh 13-8, B. Shaw 20-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-2, B. Shaw 1-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 28, S. Oh 3, B. Shaw 4
      • 9TH INNING
        McMahon homered to right, Story and Desmond scored23
      • 2ND INNING
        Puig homered to left20
      • 1ST INNING
        Turner tripled to deep center, Machado scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Bryan Shaw pitching
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Muncy flied out to deep left
        • Y. Puig: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Puig grounded out to pitcher, Taylor to second
        • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Bellinger at first base
        • Scott Alexander pitching
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story doubled to deep left
        • Nolan Arenado hit for Gerardo Parra
        • JT Chargois relieved Scott Alexander
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado hit by pitch
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to second, Story to third, Arenado out at second
        • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon homered to right, Story and Desmond scored
      • 8TH INNING
        • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Kyle Freeland
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Turner lined out to first
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Taylor in left field
        • David Dahl hit for Seung-Hwan Oh
        • Caleb Ferguson relieved Walker Buehler
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Dahl struck out on foul tip
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to center
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu fouled out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig singled to center
        • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
        • W. Buehler: Ball, Buehler hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Puig to second
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig stole third, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Parra singled to left center
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • R. McMahon: McMahon reached on fielder's choice to second, Parra out at second
        • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Iannetta struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu safe at first on 1st baseman Muncy fielding error
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left center, LeMahieu to second
        • T. Story: Ball, Story grounded into double play third to second to first, Gonzalez out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnes grounded out to third
        • W. Buehler: Buehler grounded out to second
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • R. McMahon: Strike looking, McMahon lined out to right
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta flied out to left
        • K. Freeland: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Freeland struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra singled to center, Gonzalez to second
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Desmond lined into double play right to first, Parra out at first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado popped out to first
        • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to deep right center
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded into double play third to second to first, Turner out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • K. Freeland: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Muncy flied out to center
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig homered to left
        • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
        • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Buehler singled to right
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
        • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Iannetta grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to third
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado doubled to left center
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner tripled to deep center, Machado scored
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right center, LeMahieu to second
        • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to right, LeMahieu to third
        • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)