Young no-hits Rockies over 6 innings in Arizona's 5-3 win

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona manager Torey Lovullo made the difficult decision to remove Alex Young in the midst of a no-hitter, opting to protect the rookie left-hander's future over chasing history.

When the very next pitch broke up the no-hitter, Lovullo heard it from the fans behind the Diamondbacks' dugout - over and over for three innings.

''I can probably say to them, `I know I'm and idiot, but you don't have to tell me 15 times,'' Lovullo said. ''I heard it the first time.''

Limited by a pitch count, Young tossed six no-hit innings in his second career start before being pulled in Arizona's 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Young has bounced between the minors, the bullpen and the rotation, so Lovullo and his coaching staff opted to replace him after six innings despite the no-hitter on the line.

''It's very painful,'' Lovullo said. ''When people in back of me are screaming things at me for three innings, it makes it even more painful. I'm very aware of it, but it's part of the game.

Young (2-0) was stellar in his Chase Field debut, allowing one batter over the minimum after walking Tony Wolters in the third inning.

The 23-year-old left-hander was replaced by Yoshihisa Hirano to open the seventh inning after 71 pitches. Trevor Story hit Hirano's first pitch down the third base line and beat Jake Lamb's throw for Colorado's first hit.

''This is a team game, not for me to throw a no-hitter or whatever,'' Young said. ''I want to do what's best for the team and that's what Torey thought. I agreed with it.''

Eduardo Escobar had three RBIs and finish a homer shy of the cycle and Nick Ahmed hit a two-run homer for Arizona. Christian Walker added a two-run single off German Marquez (8-4) to help the Diamondbacks enter the All-Star break above .500 at 46-45.

Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer and Story had a solo shot off Greg Holland in the ninth. Holland got the next three hitters for his 14th save.

Colorado lost sixth straight and 11 of 14 entering the All-Star break.

''This time of year, I think all players in Major League Baseball are a little weary,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''I think for us and like all teams it is good. Even if we won six in a row, it would be a good time to (break.''

Young had a strong major league debut on June 27, holding San Francisco to a run on three hits in five innings for his first win. He also pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings in relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

The 23-year-old left-hander had the Rockies hitting weak pop-ups and groundball outs by mixing speeds and locations well. The crowd booed when Hirano entered in the seventh and again when Story legged out the infield single.

Young struck out three and walked one to stretch his scoreless streak to 8 1/3 innings. He today matched Edgar Gonzalez (2004 against Cincinnati) for the longest no-hit outing to open a game by an Arizona rookie.

''Sometimes I have to be the parent in the room and it's extremely hard,'' Lovullo said. ''I'm a fan. I see him dominating the very-offensive Colorado Rockies. I just know in my mind, he's not going to exceed a certain pitch limit and under no circumstances am I going to let that happen.

Marquez left his last start after six innings with an 8-5 lead on Tuesday, but Houston rallied to win 9-8. The right-hander was sharp early against the Diamondbacks, allowing a run in the third inning on Escobar's double to the corner in right.

Marquez ran into trouble in the sixth, when Walker lined a two-run single and Ahmed hit his two-run homer to put Arizona up 5-0.

''My stuff was good today,'' Marquez said. ''Fastball command was good, my curveball was sharp today. Just made one bad pitch.''

STELLAR PLAY

Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado made a spectacular play in the seventh inning, bare-handing Domingo Leyba's chopper and throwing in one motion to beat him by a step.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: INF Wilmer Flores (foot) and RHP Jon Duplantier (shoulder) played rehab games in the Arizona League.

UP NEXT

Neither team has named a starter for after the All-Star break. The Rockies return with a three-game series against Cincinnati and the Diamondbacks face former first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for the first time in a three-game series at St. Louis.

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  • W: A. Young (2-0)L: G. Marquez (8-4)S: G. Holland (14)
  • HR: COL - C. Iannetta (6), T. Story (19), ARI - N. Ahmed (9)
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C. Blackmon RF40000011.330.378.6321.010-0.5
T. Story SS41211000.292.358.549.9077.0
N. Arenado 3B40000001.312.377.562.9390.0
D. Dahl LF40000021.308.352.530.881-1.0
I. Desmond CF40000011.274.328.498.826-0.5
D. Murphy 1B30000010.274.328.447.775-0.5
R. McMahon 2B31100000.256.332.399.7312.0
T. Wolters C10000100.285.357.375.7321.0
C. Iannetta C11121000.252.345.505.8497.0
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a- M. Reynolds PH10000010.168.291.320.611-0.5
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Estevez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson LF40000011.257.342.367.710-0.5
K. Marte CF31100101.311.359.559.9194.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B41310001.296.353.543.8968.0
C. Walker 1B41120012.263.333.503.8373.5
A. Jones RF40100001.263.312.441.7531.0
J. Lamb 3B40000022.220.347.341.688-1.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS41221001.262.311.429.7408.0
A. Avila C30000011.236.409.500.909-0.5
A. Young P21000020.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Leyba PH10000000.200.200.200.4000.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
I. Vargas 2B00000000.252.291.368.6590.0
  • a-grounded out for Hirano in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Story (19), C. Iannetta (6)
  • SH - G. Marquez (7)
  • RBI - T. Story (50), C. Iannetta 2 (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, I. Desmond
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (20), E. Escobar (20)
  • 3B - E. Escobar (6)
  • HR - N. Ahmed (9)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (67), C. Walker 2 (45), N. Ahmed 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (21), N. Ahmed 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker 2 (2), N. Ahmed, A. Avila
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 8-4)6.06541514.451.234.5
C. Estevez1.01000004.241.442.0
S. Oberg1.01000201.240.943.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 8-4)6.0
C. Estevez1.0
S. Oberg1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (W, 2-0)6.00001300.680.3828.5
Y. Hirano1.01000104.091.392.5
A. Chafin1.02220213.411.290.0
G. Holland (S, 14)1.01110113.301.208.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (W, 2-0)6.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Chafin1.0
G. Holland (S, 14)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (11)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 95-60, C. Estevez 16-12, S. Oberg 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-8, C. Estevez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, C. Estevez 4, S. Oberg 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 71-45, Y. Hirano 18-11, A. Chafin 20-12, G. Holland 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 7-8, Y. Hirano 1-1, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 19, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 5, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF40000011.330.378.6321.010-0.5
T. Story SS41211000.292.358.549.9077.0
N. Arenado 3B40000001.312.377.562.9390.0
D. Dahl LF40000021.308.352.530.881-1.0
I. Desmond CF40000011.274.328.498.826-0.5
D. Murphy 1B30000010.274.328.447.775-0.5
R. McMahon 2B31100000.256.332.399.7312.0
T. Wolters C10000100.285.357.375.7321.0
C. Iannetta C11121000.252.345.505.8497.0
G. Marquez P10000010.211.211.316.526-0.5
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Reynolds PH10000010.168.291.320.611-0.5
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Estevez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson LF40000011.257.342.367.710-0.5
K. Marte CF31100101.311.359.559.9194.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B41310001.296.353.543.8968.0
C. Walker 1B41120012.263.333.503.8373.5
A. Jones RF40100001.263.312.441.7531.0
J. Lamb 3B40000022.220.347.341.688-1.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS41221001.262.311.429.7408.0
A. Avila C30000011.236.409.500.909-0.5
A. Young P21000020.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Leyba PH10000000.200.200.200.4000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hirano in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Story (19), C. Iannetta (6)
  • SH - G. Marquez (7)
  • RBI - T. Story (50), C. Iannetta 2 (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, I. Desmond
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (20), E. Escobar (20)
  • 3B - E. Escobar (6)
  • HR - N. Ahmed (9)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (67), C. Walker 2 (45), N. Ahmed 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (21), N. Ahmed 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker 2 (2), N. Ahmed, A. Avila
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 8-4)6.06541514.451.234.5
C. Estevez1.01000004.241.442.0
S. Oberg1.01000201.240.943.0
Total8.0854171---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 8-4)6.0
C. Estevez1.0
S. Oberg1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Young (W, 2-0)6.00001300.680.3828.5
Y. Hirano1.01000104.091.392.5
A. Chafin1.02220213.411.290.0
G. Holland (S, 14)1.01110113.301.208.5
Total9.0433172---
PITCHERSIP
A. Young (W, 2-0)6.0
Y. Hirano1.0
A. Chafin1.0
G. Holland (S, 14)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (11)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 95-60, C. Estevez 16-12, S. Oberg 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-8, C. Estevez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, C. Estevez 4, S. Oberg 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Young 71-45, Y. Hirano 18-11, A. Chafin 20-12, G. Holland 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Young 7-8, Y. Hirano 1-1, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Young 19, Y. Hirano 4, A. Chafin 5, G. Holland 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Story homered to center35
  • 8TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to left center, McMahon scored25
  • 6TH INNING
    Ahmed homered to left center, Walker scored05
    Walker singled to right, Marte and Escobar scored, Walker to second03
  • 3RD INNING
    Escobar doubled to right, Young scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Andrew Chafin
    • Ildemaro Vargas at second base
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Story homered to center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to first
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy popped out to third
    • R. McMahon: McMahon singled to left
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta homered to left center, McMahon scored
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Carlos Estevez
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones singled to right
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed fouled out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Alex Young
    • T. Story: Story reached on an infield single to third
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arenado fouled out to first
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez relieved German Marquez
    • Domingo Leyba hit for Yoshihisa Hirano
    • D. Leyba: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Leyba grounded out to third
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Dyson grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte doubled to deep right center
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters lined out to first
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Iannetta catching
    • K. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Escobar singled to deep right center, Marte to third, Escobar to second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Walker singled to right, Marte and Escobar scored, Walker to second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones flied out to right
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb grounded out to first, Walker to third
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed homered to left center, Walker scored
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Avila lined out to second
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond fouled out to first
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Murphy popped out to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • A. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Dyson grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones flied out to right
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lamb lined out to right
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: McMahon fouled out to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Marquez: Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Young struck out, reached on wild pitch
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Young to second on passed ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Escobar doubled to right, Young scored
    • C. Walker: Walker flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Dahl lined out to left
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to second
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to right
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Avila flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Young Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • T. Story: Story lined out to left
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado lined out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson fouled out to third
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar tripled to shallow right
    • C. Walker: Ball, Walker grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)