Desmond, Anderson help Rockies beat Phillies 7-2, end slide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carlos Gonzalez came to the plate in the fourth inning with a runner on first and nobody out and saw the shift-happy Philadelphia Phillies move three infielders to the right of second base.

The lefty slugger promptly laid down a bunt where nobody was on the left side, sparking a big inning as another of manager Gabe Kapler's defensive moves backfired.

Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in that five-run fourth, Tyler Anderson pitched seven strong innings and the Colorado Rockies routed the Phillies 7-2 on Wednesday night to end a five-game losing streak.

''We were probably most excited about CarGo's bunt,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''After the Nolan (Arenado) walk and then the bunt, that sort of set everything up. It got us going. And CarGo practices that every day.''

Trevor Story added three hits and drove in two for the Rockies, who had dropped nine of 11 while falling from first place to fourth in the NL West.

Anderson (4-1) allowed one run and six hits while matching his longest outing of the season, set in his last start.

''I think we were feeding off Andy a little there. He pitched great tonight,'' Desmond said. ''An electric fastball. He was locating all his pitches. He was working quick. You could tell he was pitching with a purpose tonight. And as an offense, I think we fed off that.''

Jorge Alfaro and Jesmuel Valentin homered for the Phillies, who were seeking their first three-game winning streak since May 13-17.

Gonzalez's bunt was another blow to the Phillies' defensive alignments, which came under criticism from Philadelphia pitcher Jake Arrieta after a loss at San Francisco earlier this month.

''I don't think it's something we want to see him do every day,'' Desmond said of Gonzalez. ''But that built momentum. It kept it going.''

Nick Pivetta (4-6) struck out five straight batters in the second and third innings. But the bunt was the first of five straight hits allowed before he recorded an out in the fifth. Story had an RBI double off the wall and Gerardo Parra followed with a two-run single.

Desmond, who came in hitting .196, then sent an 0-1 slider into the right-field seats for his 12th homer to make it 6-0.

''I hung a couple breaking balls tonight and they're a good-hitting club,'' Pivetta said.

Story, who had his career-high fifth straight multihit game, had another run-scoring double in the seventh against Mark Leiter Jr., giving him 49 RBIs.

Pivetta, who lost his fourth straight start, was charged with six runs on eight hits with three walks over five innings.

Anderson didn't allow a walk and struck out six, including Scott Kingery three times. He used his awkward lefty delivery to keep the Phillies off balance, save for an 0-2 fastball that Alfaro hit to right for his fifth homer in the fifth.

Valentin had three hits, including his first major league homer in the ninth off Harrison Musgrave.

''As soon as I hit it, I thought I had a chance,'' Valentin said. ''Thank God I got it out of the way.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Reliever Adam Ottavino (oblique) felt good after throwing Tuesday. ''He's champing at the bit to get back on the mound,'' Black said. ''We're really optimistic that this could happen in a couple days.'' Ottavino has a team-best 0.95 ERA.

Phillies: Reliever Pat Neshek (shoulder, forearm) will throw all of his pitches in a bullpen Thursday. If it goes well, he'll head to Florida to throw live batting practice. Neshek, who signed a two-year, $16.5 million deal in December, has yet to throw a pitch this season. ''The greatest acquisition we can make right now is inserting Pat Neshek in our bullpen,'' Kapler said.

FRANCO BACK, HERRERA SITS

Slumping 3B Maikel Franco started after being out of the Philadelphia lineup five straight games and went 0 for 4.

CF Odubel Herrera, 0 for 17 in the past four games, didn't play.

PICK SIGNS

The Rockies signed former Mississippi LHP Ryan Rolison, the 22nd overall pick in last week's draft.

MUSGRAVE BACK

Musgrave returned from his grandfather's funeral in West Virginia, was activated off the bereavement list and pitched the ninth. LHP Sam Howard was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

UP NEXT

Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez (4-7, 4.95 ERA) starts the series finale Thursday against RHP German Marquez (4-6, 4.79). Velasquez was charged with 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings in his last start.

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  • W: T. Anderson (4-1)L: N. Pivetta (4-6)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (12), PHI - J. Alfaro (5), J. Valentin (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF50200001.288.367.508.8751.0
N. Arenado 3B21010201.305.399.532.9314.0
C. Gonzalez RF32200201.268.315.439.7546.0
T. Story SS51320003.270.344.528.8728.0
G. Parra LF41120013.291.332.382.7143.5
I. Desmond 1B41121022.197.266.399.6656.0
T. Murphy C40100030.500.500.6251.125-0.5
T. Anderson P20000020.095.208.095.304-1.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000010.198.278.267.546-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40000002.260.371.390.7610.0
R. Hoskins LF30100110.234.364.420.7841.5
S. Kingery SS40000042.211.269.328.597-2.0
C. Santana 1B40100002.219.343.425.7681.0
A. Altherr CF40000022.183.306.329.635-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000000.242.282.407.6900.0
J. Valentin RF41311000.296.296.481.77810.0
J. Alfaro C41111012.248.295.394.6895.5
N. Pivetta P10000001.158.200.211.4110.0
a- N. Williams PH10100000.221.280.407.6871.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Crawford PH10000011.200.273.325.598-0.5
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
V. Arano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Leiter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story 2 (15)
  • HR - I. Desmond (12)
  • SF - N. Arenado (2)
  • SH - T. Anderson (4)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (37), T. Story 2 (49), G. Parra 2 (21), I. Desmond 2 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Valentin 2 (2)
  • HR - J. Valentin, J. Alfaro (5)
  • RBI - J. Valentin (3), J. Alfaro (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Valentin (2), J. Alfaro (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Blackmon (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 4-1)7.06110614.481.3027.0
J. McGee1.00001104.501.332.5
H. Musgrave1.01110213.001.062.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 4-1)7.0
J. McGee1.0
H. Musgrave1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-6)5.08663514.251.24-4.5
M. Leiter2.01111202.840.954.0
H. Neris1.00000304.811.484.5
V. Arano1.02000002.111.031.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-6)5.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
V. Arano1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 104-74, J. McGee 15-10, H. Musgrave 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, J. McGee 4, H. Musgrave 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 91-56, M. Leiter 35-22, H. Neris 10-9, V. Arano 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-5, M. Leiter 3-1, V. Arano 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, M. Leiter 8, H. Neris 3, V. Arano 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B51100011.282.333.442.7751.5
C. Blackmon CF50200001.288.367.508.8751.0
N. Arenado 3B21010201.305.399.532.9314.0
C. Gonzalez RF32200201.268.315.439.7546.0
T. Story SS51320003.270.344.528.8728.0
G. Parra LF41120013.291.332.382.7143.5
I. Desmond 1B41121022.197.266.399.6656.0
T. Murphy C40100030.500.500.6251.125-0.5
T. Anderson P20000020.095.208.095.304-1.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000010.198.278.267.546-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40000002.260.371.390.7610.0
R. Hoskins LF30100110.234.364.420.7841.5
S. Kingery SS40000042.211.269.328.597-2.0
C. Santana 1B40100002.219.343.425.7681.0
A. Altherr CF40000022.183.306.329.635-1.0
M. Franco 3B40000000.242.282.407.6900.0
J. Valentin RF41311000.296.296.481.77810.0
J. Alfaro C41111012.248.295.394.6895.5
N. Pivetta P10000001.158.200.211.4110.0
a- N. Williams PH10100000.221.280.407.6871.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Crawford PH10000011.200.273.325.598-0.5
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
V. Arano P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Leiter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story 2 (15)
  • HR - I. Desmond (12)
  • SF - N. Arenado (2)
  • SH - T. Anderson (4)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (37), T. Story 2 (49), G. Parra 2 (21), I. Desmond 2 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Valentin 2 (2)
  • HR - J. Valentin, J. Alfaro (5)
  • RBI - J. Valentin (3), J. Alfaro (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Valentin (2), J. Alfaro (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Blackmon (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 4-1)7.06110614.481.3027.0
J. McGee1.00001104.501.332.5
H. Musgrave1.01110213.001.062.0
Total9.0722192---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 4-1)7.0
J. McGee1.0
H. Musgrave1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-6)5.08663514.251.24-4.5
M. Leiter2.01111202.840.954.0
H. Neris1.00000304.811.484.5
V. Arano1.02000002.111.031.0
Total9.011774101---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-6)5.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
V. Arano1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 104-74, J. McGee 15-10, H. Musgrave 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-8
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, J. McGee 4, H. Musgrave 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 91-56, M. Leiter 35-22, H. Neris 10-9, V. Arano 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 4-5, M. Leiter 3-1, V. Arano 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, M. Leiter 8, H. Neris 3, V. Arano 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Valentin homered to left center72
  • 7TH INNING
    Story doubled to left, Gonzalez scored71
  • 5TH INNING
    Alfaro homered to right61
  • 4TH INNING
    Desmond homered to right center, Parra scored60
    Parra singled to right, Gonzalez and Story scored, Parra to second40
    Story doubled to deep right, Arenado scored, Gonzalez to third20
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Victor Arano relieved Hector Neris
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story popped out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Harrison Musgrave relieved Jake McGee
    • A. Altherr: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco fouled out to first
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Valentin homered to left center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Tyler Anderson
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to right
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story doubled to left, Gonzalez scored
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Franco popped out to shortstop
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Valentin doubled to left
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • J.P. Crawford hit for Mark Leiter
    • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Altherr: Foul, Ball, Altherr flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Arenado walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado out at second
    • T. Story: Story singled to left, Gonzalez to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra flied out to deep center
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Desmond flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Valentin: Valentin grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alfaro homered to right
    • Nick Williams hit for Nick Pivetta
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to shallow center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on bunt single to shortstop, Arenado to second
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Story doubled to deep right, Arenado scored, Gonzalez to third
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra singled to right, Gonzalez and Story scored, Parra to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond homered to right center, Parra scored
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Anderson: Anderson hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Murphy to second
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu fouled out to right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Blackmon flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hoskins singled to left
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kingery struck out on foul tip
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Santana reached on fielder's choice to third, Hoskins out at second
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Valentin doubled to left
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro flied out to right
    • N. Pivetta: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pivetta lined out to right, Valentin to third
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Desmond struck out on foul tip
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana lined out to left
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Franco flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to left center, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Arenado hit sacrifice fly to left, LeMahieu scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Blackmon caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Story grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez fouled out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)