Hamels throws 7 scoreless, 4 batters hit as Cubs top Rockies

DENVER (AP) Cole Hamels was sharp all afternoon - even when his fastball hit Nolan Arenado in the arm.

At least that's what Arenado thinks.

Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game on Wednesday.

It was the third straight start Hamels went at least seven innings and didn't allow an earned run, but his performance was overshadowed by tensions between the teams that likely contributed to four batters getting hit by pitches.

Arenado departed in the fifth inning with a left forearm contusion after Hamels (6-2) plunked him in the third, and three more batters - including Hamels - were hit by pitches later in the game.

''It kind of got out of hand but I hope Nolan's all right,'' said Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, one of the four victims.

Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago, which snapped a five-game road losing streak. Colorado's 10-game home winning streak ended.

Arenado looked toward the mound after he was hit by Hamels' pitch, and he said something to the Chicago dugout before walking to first base. He was later forced out at second and played the field in the fourth, throwing out Addison Russell to start the inning. Ryan McMahon replaced him in the top of the fifth.

X-rays on his arm were negative.

''When I first got hit, I knew it was on the meat, where the muscle is, so I was feeling OK,'' Arenado said. ''But it was throbbing and it got super-tight, and sometimes when it gets super-tight quick it can be a break. It was just getting tight and the game was getting ugly so they thought just get me out of there and get me rested and hopefully feel better tomorrow.''

He wasn't surprised when Hamels's pitch got him in the forearm. Chicago's Kris Bryant was hit by pitches three times in the first two games of the series, and he missed time last year after getting hit in the head by German Marquez at Coors Field. Marquez also hit two Cubs in his start in Chicago last week.

''We hit Bryant twice yesterday, buzzed Baez's tower there on a 1-1 pitch, so I kind of had a feeling it was going to happen,'' Arenado said.

Bryant was given the day off, and before the game manager Joe Maddon said it was, in part, because he had been ''ball-peened the last couple of days.''

But Maddon also said he didn't think Bryant was hit on purpose, and he said Arenado getting plunked was unintentional.

''I'm not going to hit their guys (for) hitting KB. Everybody has the right to pitch inside,'' he said. ''If you're going to pitch successfully in this ballpark you have to pitch inside, and some guys are going to get hit.''

Colorado manager Bud Black had his suspicions.

''It didn't look right to me,'' he said.

Things settled down until Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw hit Hamels in the right foot with a pitch in the seventh inning, and Colorado rookie Phillip Diehl hit Rizzo in the eighth, drawing a warning to both dugouts from home plate umpire Roberto Ortiz.

Hamels said the pitch got him on the ankle but he would be fine for his next start.

''I think he was trying to make pitches inside because I was able to get a couple of hits that were away,'' he said.

Baez followed with a two-run homer, his 17th, and took extra time to watch it travel 460 feet.

''I'd say he watched that one a little extra,'' Rizzo said. ''When you think something is intentional and you get him back on that it feels a little bit better.''

Cubs reliever Brad Brach hit Tony Wolters in the ninth but was not ejected.

Chicago scored five times in the second off Antonio Sentenzela (5-5). Jason Heyward had a two-run single and Schwarber hit three-run homer to the second deck in right-center, his 14th. Sentenzela lasted to the fifth inning, when he gave up three more runs, two on a single by Hamels.

Hamels got out of a bases-loaded jam in the first and breezed from there, allowing six hits. David Dahl had three of Colorado's hits.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: RHP Steve Cishek was carted off the field before the game after getting hit on the inside of his right knee while playing catch with Brandon Kintzler. Cishek said the trainers iced the knee and he feels he should be fine in a day or two.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (5-4, 3.56 ERA) will face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener of a four-game series at Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (5-5, 4.27) will open a four-game home series against San Diego on Thursday night.

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  • W: C. Hamels (6-2)L: A. Senzatela (5-5)
  • HR: CHC - J. Baez (17), K. Schwarber (14)
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C. Gonzalez RF-LF42200120.219.301.313.6145.0
V. Caratini C42200102.340.450.540.9906.0
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    R. McMahon 3B20000021.237.328.397.725-1.0
    I. Desmond CF40100015.258.329.469.7980.5
    M. Reynolds 1B40000016.170.291.340.631-0.5
    B. Rodgers 2B-SS40000020.233.281.267.548-1.0
    T. Wolters C-2B31100000.301.358.406.7643.0
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    • a-singled for Shaw in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Gonzalez (3), V. Caratini (7)
    • HR - K. Schwarber (14), J. Baez (17)
    • SF - K. Schwarber (5)
    • RBI - K. Schwarber 4 (32), J. Baez 2 (46), J. Heyward 2 (26), C. Hamels 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez 2 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Bote 2 (2), A. Rizzo, J. Baez, C. Hamels 2 (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Dahl (19)
    • RBI - C. Iannetta (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, T. Story, R. McMahon, M. Reynolds 6 (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Story-Reynolds; Rodgers-Wolters-Reynolds)
    • E - B. Rodgers (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels (W, 6-2)7.06001902.981.1828.5
    K. Ryan1.01000104.371.372.5
    B. Brach1.00110206.491.943.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels (W, 6-2)7.0
    K. Ryan1.0
    B. Brach1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Senzatela (L, 5-5)4.08864215.481.63-10.0
    J. McGee2.01001200.931.145.0
    B. Shaw1.00000103.461.213.5
    P. Diehl1.012202118.002.501.0
    C. Estevez1.02000003.981.361.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Senzatela (L, 5-5)4.0
    J. McGee2.0
    B. Shaw1.0
    P. Diehl1.0
    C. Estevez1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Hamels (3), B. Brach
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 93-65, K. Ryan 15-8, B. Brach 18-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-5, K. Ryan 2-0, B. Brach 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, K. Ryan 4, B. Brach 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Senzatela (3)
    • HBP - B. Shaw (2), P. Diehl
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 90-49, J. McGee 27-15, B. Shaw 18-9, P. Diehl 16-11, C. Estevez 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 6-4, B. Shaw 1-1, C. Estevez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 24, J. McGee 8, B. Shaw 4, P. Diehl 5, C. Estevez 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Rizzo 1B41000002.281.395.549.9442.0
    J. Baez SS52221011.297.336.571.9078.5
    C. Gonzalez RF-LF42200120.219.301.313.6145.0
    V. Caratini C42200102.340.450.540.9906.0
    J. Heyward CF-RF41220103.257.357.431.7886.0
    C. Hamels P31220002.083.115.083.1996.0
    A. Almora CF10000002.250.295.415.7100.0
    A. Russell 2B40000114.243.318.419.7370.5
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      C. Blackmon RF40100022.305.361.582.9430.0
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      T. Story SS40000022.280.349.522.871-1.0
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      D. Dahl LF-RF40300000.332.379.533.9114.0
      N. Arenado 3B00000100.330.385.602.9862.0
      R. McMahon 3B20000021.237.328.397.725-1.0
      I. Desmond CF40100015.258.329.469.7980.5
      M. Reynolds 1B40000016.170.291.340.631-0.5
      B. Rodgers 2B-SS40000020.233.281.267.548-1.0
      T. Wolters C-2B31100000.301.358.406.7643.0
      A. Senzatela P20000011.000.048.000.048-0.5
      J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- C. Iannetta PH-C20110000.256.344.538.8832.0
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      • a-singled for Shaw in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Gonzalez (3), V. Caratini (7)
      • HR - K. Schwarber (14), J. Baez (17)
      • SF - K. Schwarber (5)
      • RBI - K. Schwarber 4 (32), J. Baez 2 (46), J. Heyward 2 (26), C. Hamels 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez 2 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Bote 2 (2), A. Rizzo, J. Baez, C. Hamels 2 (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Dahl (19)
      • RBI - C. Iannetta (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, T. Story, R. McMahon, M. Reynolds 6 (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Story-Reynolds; Rodgers-Wolters-Reynolds)
      • E - B. Rodgers (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (W, 6-2)7.06001902.981.1828.5
      K. Ryan1.01000104.371.372.5
      B. Brach1.00110206.491.943.0
      Total9.07111120---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (W, 6-2)7.0
      K. Ryan1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Senzatela (L, 5-5)4.08864215.481.63-10.0
      J. McGee2.01001200.931.145.0
      B. Shaw1.00000103.461.213.5
      P. Diehl1.012202118.002.501.0
      C. Estevez1.02000003.981.361.0
      Total9.012108572---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Senzatela (L, 5-5)4.0
      J. McGee2.0
      B. Shaw1.0
      P. Diehl1.0
      C. Estevez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Hamels (3), B. Brach
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 93-65, K. Ryan 15-8, B. Brach 18-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 7-5, K. Ryan 2-0, B. Brach 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, K. Ryan 4, B. Brach 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Senzatela (3)
      • HBP - B. Shaw (2), P. Diehl
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 90-49, J. McGee 27-15, B. Shaw 18-9, P. Diehl 16-11, C. Estevez 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 6-4, B. Shaw 1-1, C. Estevez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 24, J. McGee 8, B. Shaw 4, P. Diehl 5, C. Estevez 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Iannetta grounded out to shortstop, Wolters scored101
      • 8TH INNING
        Baez homered to left center, Rizzo scored100
      • 5TH INNING
        Schwarber hit sacrifice fly to right, Caratini scored, Hamels to third80
        Hamels singled to left center, Baez and Gonzalez scored, Caratini to third70
      • 2ND INNING
        Schwarber homered to right center, Heyward and Hamels scored50
        Heyward singled to right center, Gonzalez and Caratini scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Carlos Estevez relieved Phillip Diehl
        • Raimel Tapia in left field
        • V. Caratini: Foul, Ball, Foul, Caratini singled to left
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward singled to left, Caratini to second
        • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Almora grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Caratini to third, Heyward out at second
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Brach relieved Kyle Ryan
        • B. Rodgers: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters hit by pitch
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wolters to second, Ball, Wolters to third, Foul, Ball, Foul, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop, Wolters scored
        • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Phillip Diehl pitching
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • D. Bote: Bote lined out to second
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
        • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Rizzo to second, Rizzo stole second, Foul, Ball, Baez homered to left center, Rizzo scored
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kyle Ryan pitching
        • Albert Almora in center field
        • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to pitcher
        • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, McMahon struck out on foul tip
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond singled to center
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Jake McGee
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Caratini flied out to deep left
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Hamels: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamels hit by pitch
        • A. Russell: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Russell struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Wolters flied out to right
        • Chris Iannetta hit for Bryan Shaw
        • C. Iannetta: Iannetta singled to center
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to left
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Iannetta out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. McGee Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo lined out to right
        • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Baez flied out to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Desmond struck out on foul tip
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Foul, Reynolds flied out to deep right
        • B. Rodgers: Rodgers grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Ryan McMahon at third base
        • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Baez safe at first on shortstop Rodgers fielding error
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez doubled to left, Baez to third
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
        • Jake McGee relieved Antonio Senzatela
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward fouled out to third
        • C. Hamels: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hamels singled to left center, Baez and Gonzalez scored, Caratini to third
        • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell walked, Hamels to second
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber hit sacrifice fly to right, Caratini scored, Hamels to third
        • D. Bote: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Dahl singled to right center
        • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, McMahon struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Russell grounded out to third
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep left
        • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bote walked
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo lined out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • B. Rodgers: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rodgers struck out looking
        • T. Wolters: Wolters popped out to shortstop
        • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Baez singled to deep left
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked, Baez to second
        • V. Caratini: Strike swinging, Ball, Caratini grounded into double play shortstop to first, Baez to third, Gonzalez out at second
        • J. Heyward: Heyward intentionally walked
        • C. Hamels: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamels grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • T. Story: Story grounded out to third
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dahl doubled to deep right center
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado hit by pitch
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to third, Dahl to third, Arenado out at second
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to third, Desmond out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to deep right center
        • V. Caratini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Caratini doubled to deep right, Gonzalez to third
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward singled to right center, Gonzalez and Caratini scored
        • C. Hamels: Foul, Ball, Hamels singled to deep left, Heyward to second
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Foul, Russell flied out to deep left
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber homered to right center, Heyward and Hamels scored
        • D. Bote: Bote grounded out to third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • B. Rodgers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rodgers grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters singled to right
        • A. Senzatela: Senzatela fouled out to catcher
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bote singled to center
        • A. Rizzo: Rizzo flied out to left
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to center
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dahl singled to right, Blackmon to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado walked, Blackmon to third, Dahl to second
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at home, Dahl to third, Arenado to second
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)