Marquez, LeMahieu help Rockies complete sweep of Braves

ATLANTA (AP) DJ LeMahieu and the Colorado Rockies are quite comfortable on the road. Even against baseball's best teams.

LeMahieu homered, German Marquez pitched seven solid innings and the Rockies closed out their first four-game sweep in Atlanta with a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday.

Colorado improved to 30-16 since June 26, and each of those 46 games came against teams with winning records at the time. The Rockies are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston and Atlanta, facing the Astros and Braves on the road.

''Yeah, it's tough teams but we're definitely not nervous or scared to play anyone with our team,'' LeMahieu said. ''We all know we have a really good team here. It makes it easy to show up at the park.''

LeMahieu put Colorado in front with his third-inning drive to left field . He has hit nine of his 11 homers on the road, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the 10th inning of Saturday night's 5-3 win.

''No explanation,'' LeMahieu said when asked about his road success. ''Just kind of random, I guess.''

Rockies manager Bud Black said his team, battling Arizona for the NL West lead, is playing ''good, all-around clean baseball,'' but still can hit better.

Atlanta's four straight losses, tied for its longest streak of the season, followed a five-game winning streak.

''In this business, every time you think you have something figured out, you get kicked right in the teeth,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

Marquez (11-9) won his fourth straight road decision. He allowed two runs and five hits, struck out five and walked one.

''Hopefully we can keep this rolling all the way to the World Series,'' Marquez said through a translator.

Marquez allowed a run in the first when Freddie Freeman doubled and scored on Johan Camargo's single. He then threw four straight scoreless innings before Camargo's single in the sixth drove in Freeman again.

Trevor Story led off the second with a tying homer off Atlanta's Anibal Sanchez (6-4) into the Colorado bullpen behind the left-field wall.

Following LeMahieu's homer in the third, David Dahl doubled and scored on Nolan Arenado's single.

Sanchez struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and five hits.

Wade Davis gave up a one-out single to Inciarte but had three strikeouts in the ninth for his NL-leading 35th save.

Colorado's only previous sweep in Atlanta was a three-game series from Sept. 12-14, 1997.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Mike Dunn (left shoulder inflammation) will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Albuquerque. He has been out since July 7. ''It's going to be a lengthy rehab assignment,'' Black said, adding Dunn will need ''multiple outings.''

Braves: LHP Sam Freeman (left shoulder inflammation) was activated off the 10-day disabled list. LHP Kolby Allard was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

STREAKS END

Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was 0 for 4, ending his 11-game hitting streak. His team-record streak of reaching safely in nine consecutive plate appearances leading off a game also ended with his fly ball to center in the first.

WEST WOES

The Braves fell to 9-18 against the NL West this season. They are 40-19 against NL East teams.

ROAD KINGS

The Rockies improved to 37-29 away from Coors Field. They have won their last four series in Atlanta; the Braves won two of three in Colorado from April 6-8.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (6-5, 4.39 ERA) tries to bounce from a rough outing at Houston when he gets the ball in the opener of a three-game series against visiting San Diego on Tuesday night. The Rockies are 16-5 at home since July 2.

Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) starts when Atlanta opens a seven-game road trip at Pittsburgh on Monday night.

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  • W: G. Marquez (11-9)L: A. Sanchez (6-4)S: W. Davis (35)
  • HR: COL - D. LeMahieu (11), T. Story (26)
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D. LeMahieu 2B41111011.275.319.429.7495.5
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N. Arenado 3B40110013.309.390.577.9661.5
T. Story SS41111021.294.350.553.9035.0
G. Parra LF40100010.286.339.379.7180.5
R. McMahon 1B41100020.234.319.390.7091.0
T. Wolters C30000020.156.277.255.532-1.0
a- C. Gonzalez PH10110000.288.345.489.8342.0
C. Iannetta C00000000.218.324.368.6910.0
G. Marquez P30000000.333.333.400.7330.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Wolters in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna LF40000011.290.354.566.920-0.5
O. Albies 2B40000020.277.311.480.791-1.0
F. Freeman 1B42200000.321.403.532.9345.0
N. Markakis RF30100101.318.380.491.8712.0
J. Camargo 3B40220021.265.346.446.7923.0
E. Inciarte CF40100014.250.308.353.6620.5
C. Culberson SS30000022.288.335.502.8370.0
T. Flowers C40000012.226.360.345.704-0.5
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D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Biddle in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (6)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (11), T. Story (26)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (40), N. Arenado (86), T. Story (84), C. Gonzalez (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (19), N. Arenado (28), C. Gonzalez (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 3 (3), T. Story, I. Desmond
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (34)
  • RBI - J. Camargo 2 (59)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Camargo 2 (30)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, E. Inciarte 3 (3), C. Culberson, T. Flowers
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Dahl (5)
FIELDING
  • E - R. McMahon
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Inciarte (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 11-9)7.05221504.421.3225.5
A. Ottavino (H, 26)1.00000101.640.943.5
W. Davis (S, 35)1.01000304.991.2010.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 11-9)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 26)1.0
W. Davis (S, 35)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 6-4)6.25332823.131.0910.0
J. Biddle0.10000102.611.160.5
D. Winkler1.00000102.661.053.5
B. Brach1.03110204.151.680.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 6-4)6.2
J. Biddle0.1
D. Winkler1.0
B. Brach1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (7)
  • HBP - G. Marquez (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-64, A. Ottavino 13-10, W. Davis 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-10
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 100-69, J. Biddle 4-3, D. Winkler 15-8, B. Brach 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 8-4, D. Winkler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 27, J. Biddle, D. Winkler 3, B. Brach 5
  • Balks - B. Brach
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000110.273.342.471.8120.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41111011.275.319.429.7495.5
D. Dahl RF31200110.276.329.485.8146.5
N. Arenado 3B40110013.309.390.577.9661.5
T. Story SS41111021.294.350.553.9035.0
G. Parra LF40100010.286.339.379.7180.5
R. McMahon 1B41100020.234.319.390.7091.0
T. Wolters C30000020.156.277.255.532-1.0
a- C. Gonzalez PH10110000.288.345.489.8342.0
C. Iannetta C00000000.218.324.368.6910.0
G. Marquez P30000000.333.333.400.7330.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Desmond PH10000011.233.302.434.736-0.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Wolters in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna LF40000011.290.354.566.920-0.5
O. Albies 2B40000020.277.311.480.791-1.0
F. Freeman 1B42200000.321.403.532.9345.0
N. Markakis RF30100101.318.380.491.8712.0
J. Camargo 3B40220021.265.346.446.7923.0
E. Inciarte CF40100014.250.308.353.6620.5
C. Culberson SS30000022.288.335.502.8370.0
T. Flowers C40000012.226.360.345.704-0.5
A. Sanchez P20000000.000.036.000.0360.0
J. Biddle P0000-000.500.5001.000.000-
a- A. Duvall PH10000001.199.279.378.6570.0
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-popped out for Biddle in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (6)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (11), T. Story (26)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (40), N. Arenado (86), T. Story (84), C. Gonzalez (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (19), N. Arenado (28), C. Gonzalez (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 3 (3), T. Story, I. Desmond
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (34)
  • RBI - J. Camargo 2 (59)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Camargo 2 (30)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, E. Inciarte 3 (3), C. Culberson, T. Flowers
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Dahl (5)
FIELDING
  • E - R. McMahon
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Inciarte (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 11-9)7.05221504.421.3225.5
A. Ottavino (H, 26)1.00000101.640.943.5
W. Davis (S, 35)1.01000304.991.2010.5
Total9.0622190---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 11-9)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 26)1.0
W. Davis (S, 35)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 6-4)6.25332823.131.0910.0
J. Biddle0.10000102.611.160.5
D. Winkler1.00000102.661.053.5
B. Brach1.03110204.151.680.0
Total9.08442122---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 6-4)6.2
J. Biddle0.1
D. Winkler1.0
B. Brach1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (7)
  • HBP - G. Marquez (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-64, A. Ottavino 13-10, W. Davis 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-10
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 100-69, J. Biddle 4-3, D. Winkler 15-8, B. Brach 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 8-4, D. Winkler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 27, J. Biddle, D. Winkler 3, B. Brach 5
  • Balks - B. Brach
  • 9TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to left center, McMahon scored42
  • 6TH INNING
    Camargo singled to center, Freeman scored32
  • 3RD INNING
    Arenado singled to center, Dahl scored31
    LeMahieu homered to left center21
  • 2ND INNING
    Story homered to left11
  • 1ST INNING
    Camargo singled to center, Freeman scored, Markakis to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Brach relieved Dan Winkler
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Parra singled to left
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McMahon singled to center, Parra out at third
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Tony Wolters
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon to second on balk, Foul, Gonzalez singled to left center, McMahon scored
    • Ian Desmond hit for Adam Ottavino
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Iannetta catching
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte singled to center
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul on 1st baseman McMahon dropped ball error, Foul, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Inciarte to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Dan Winkler pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved German Marquez
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to right
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Markakis flied out to deep left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Marquez grounded out to third
    • Jesse Biddle relieved Anibal Sanchez
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Culberson hit by pitch
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Flowers flied out to center
    • Adam Duvall hit for Jesse Biddle
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall popped out to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Acuna grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Culberson out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Albies popped out to third
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Freeman singled to left
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Freeman to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to second, Freeman to third
    • J. Camargo: Foul, Strike looking, Camargo singled to center, Freeman scored
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Marquez fouled out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, LeMahieu fouled out to right
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Dahl singled to right center, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Arenado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Flowers lined out to third
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez lined out to center
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Markakis singled to center
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte lined out to shortstop
    • C. Culberson: Strike swinging, Culberson grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marquez lined out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon lined out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu homered to left center
    • D. Dahl: Dahl doubled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to center, Dahl scored
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Story flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Acuna flied out to deep right
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Foul, Freeman grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story homered to left
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to first
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Culberson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flowers popped out to third
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dahl stole second, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Acuna flied out to deep center
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to first
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman doubled to left center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis walked
    • J. Camargo: Camargo singled to center, Freeman scored, Markakis to third
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)