Story, Freeland help Rockies beat D-backs to move into 1st

PHOENIX (AP) Kyle Freeland gave Colorado precisely what it needed after a tough few days for its pitching staff.

The 23-year-old right-hander held the high-scoring Arizona Diamondbacks to a run over six effective innings and Trevor Story homered to help the Rockies win 3-1 Friday night.

Colorado moved into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of the Diamondbacks, in the opener of the three-game series.

The Rockies had just lost three straight at Coors Field to the Washington Nationals, allowing 42 runs over that span.

Freeland (3-1) gave up a run and six hits with two walks. He struck out two and lowered his ERA to 2.93. Chris Rusin, Adam Ottavino and Greg Holland combined for three scoreless innings, with Holland earning his 10th save.

''I was impressed by how he hung in there,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said of Freeland.

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray (2-1) struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings but allowed three runs and five hits with three walks.

Nolan Arenado hit a ground-rule double to left field with two outs in the first inning and scored on Carlos Gonzalez's single. Story, who hit six of his 27 homers last season against Arizona, made it 2-0 in the second with his fifth of the season.

The Diamondbacks answered with a run in the third. Freeland got two outs before A.J. Pollock singled, Chris Owings walked and Paul Goldschmidt lined a 3-2 pitch to center field to drive in Pollock.

The Diamondbacks had runners on second and third with one out for Goldschmidt in the fifth, even after Story dived behind second base to rob Pollock of a hit and force a fielder's choice. But Freeland worked out of the jam, as Goldschmidt was retired on a broken bat popup and Yasmany Tomas bounced out.

''Good pitch, good result,'' Black said. ''Hitters three and four in a one-run game, good stuff.''

Charlie Blackmon's two-out single in the seventh drove in Pat Valaika and chased Ray. Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Arizona had five straight wins over the Rockies going back to last season and entered the game second in the majors in total runs with 132.

''Kind of an unfortunate night for us. I thought Robbie did an incredible job, keeping a very offensive team down and kept us in striking distance all game long,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Offensively we couldn't piece things together. We couldn't string a bunch of hits together, which we typically have done.''

GOOD GRABS

Both teams had outfielders turn in big defensive plays. Tomas, not typically known for his glove work, ran down Dustin Garneau's fly for a backhanded catch in the second inning before hitting the left field wall. Blackmon took a hit away from Arizona's David Peralta when the Rockies center fielder slid to catch a sinking fly ball.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis, on the 60-day disabled list as he battles testicular cancer, is with the team this weekend and played catch in the outfield before Friday's game. ''This is what I needed,'' Bettis said. ''It's been great to walk through those doors.'' Bettis has seven days of treatments remaining over three weeks. ... INF Ian Desmond played an extended spring training game on Friday as he works his way back from a broken left hand. Desmond could return to the Rockies in the next few days. ... OF David Dahl (rib) is also at extended spring training doing rehab work.

Diamondbacks: 2B Brandon Drury returned to the lineup after missing Thursday to rest a jammed right knee.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (1-3) brings a 7.11 ERA into his scheduled start against Arizona. It will be his fourth road start in six this season.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (2-2) faces the Rockies. He is 7-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 19 career starts against Colorado.

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  • W: K. Freeland (3-1)L: R. Ray (2-1)S: G. Holland (10)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B31100110.315.374.6631.0373.5
C. Gonzalez RF40210001.225.281.363.6434.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000122.306.368.612.9800.0
G. Parra LF40000013.294.333.456.789-0.5
P. Valaika 2B31000110.333.385.583.9681.5
D. Garneau C30100010.171.227.341.5691.5
K. Freeland P20000020.222.222.222.444-1.0
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  • a-flied out for Freeland in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF31100101.316.362.480.8417.0
C. Owings SS30100101.325.371.542.9134.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30110102.321.462.5481.0103.0
Y. Tomas LF40000015.293.322.585.907-0.5
B. Drury 2B40100000.307.366.387.7531.0
D. Peralta RF40000001.326.379.523.9020.0
C. Iannetta C40100000.237.326.421.7471.0
D. Descalso 3B40000031.128.244.231.475-1.5
R. Ray P20100010.500.500.5001.0000.5
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T. Wilhelmsen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Delgado in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (8), C. Gonzalez (5), D. Garneau (4)
  • HR - T. Story (5)
  • SH - D. Garneau
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (24), T. Story (12), C. Gonzalez (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (13), C. Gonzalez (2)
BATTING
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock 2 (9), C. Owings (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Ottavino
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 3-1)6.06112202.931.3320.0
C. Rusin (H, 1)0.20000204.500.001.0
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.10001101.690.752.5
G. Holland (S, 10)1.00000101.640.0010.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 3-1)6.0
C. Rusin (H, 1)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.1
G. Holland (S, 10)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 2-1)6.25333913.561.209.5
R. Delgado0.10000107.820.000.5
T. Wilhelmsen1.00000104.660.003.5
T. McFarland1.01000100.001.002.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 2-1)6.2
R. Delgado0.1
T. Wilhelmsen1.0
T. McFarland1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 96-58, C. Rusin 8-6, A. Ottavino 24-12, G. Holland 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 11-4, A. Ottavino 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 25, C. Rusin 2, A. Ottavino 5, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Delgado
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 101-59, R. Delgado 6-3, T. Wilhelmsen 10-7, T. McFarland 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, T. Wilhelmsen 1-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 28, R. Delgado, T. Wilhelmsen 3, T. McFarland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40110000.302.352.635.9882.0
T. Story SS41111031.179.266.405.6714.5
N. Arenado 3B31100110.315.374.6631.0373.5
C. Gonzalez RF40210001.225.281.363.6434.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000122.306.368.612.9800.0
G. Parra LF40000013.294.333.456.789-0.5
P. Valaika 2B31000110.333.385.583.9681.5
D. Garneau C30100010.171.227.341.5691.5
K. Freeland P20000020.222.222.222.444-1.0
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C. Rusin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Freeland in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF31100101.316.362.480.8417.0
C. Owings SS30100101.325.371.542.9134.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30110102.321.462.5481.0103.0
Y. Tomas LF40000015.293.322.585.907-0.5
B. Drury 2B40100000.307.366.387.7531.0
D. Peralta RF40000001.326.379.523.9020.0
C. Iannetta C40100000.237.326.421.7471.0
D. Descalso 3B40000031.128.244.231.475-1.5
R. Ray P20100010.500.500.5001.0000.5
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Herrmann PH10000010.171.194.257.452-0.5
T. Wilhelmsen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Delgado in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (8), C. Gonzalez (5), D. Garneau (4)
  • HR - T. Story (5)
  • SH - D. Garneau
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (24), T. Story (12), C. Gonzalez (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (13), C. Gonzalez (2)
BATTING
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock 2 (9), C. Owings (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Ottavino
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 3-1)6.06112202.931.3320.0
C. Rusin (H, 1)0.20000204.500.001.0
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.10001101.690.752.5
G. Holland (S, 10)1.00000101.640.0010.5
Total9.0611360---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 3-1)6.0
C. Rusin (H, 1)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 10)1.1
G. Holland (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 2-1)6.25333913.561.209.5
R. Delgado0.10000107.820.000.5
T. Wilhelmsen1.00000104.660.003.5
T. McFarland1.01000100.001.002.5
Total9.06333121---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 2-1)6.2
R. Delgado0.1
T. Wilhelmsen1.0
T. McFarland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 96-58, C. Rusin 8-6, A. Ottavino 24-12, G. Holland 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 11-4, A. Ottavino 1-2, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 25, C. Rusin 2, A. Ottavino 5, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Delgado
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 101-59, R. Delgado 6-3, T. Wilhelmsen 10-7, T. McFarland 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, T. Wilhelmsen 1-1, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 28, R. Delgado, T. Wilhelmsen 3, T. McFarland 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Blackmon singled to left, Valaika scored31
  • 3RD INNING
    Goldschmidt singled to center, Pollock scored, Owings to third21
    Story homered to center20
  • 1ST INNING
    Gonzalez singled to shallow center, Arenado scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to second
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Valaika grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Garneau: Garneau doubled to center
    • C. Adames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Holland Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta flied out to shallow right
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Wilhelmsen Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Arenado flied out to deep right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to right
    • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomas struck out swinging
    • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Drury popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • D. Garneau: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Garneau hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Valaika to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to center, Valaika to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to left, Valaika scored
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Blackmon to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock walked
    • C. Owings: Pickoff attempt, Pollock to second on Ottavino fielding error, Ball, Pollock stole third, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Owings grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez doubled to deep right
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury singled to left
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peralta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Drury out at second
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Freeland struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • R. Ray: Ball, Foul, Ray singled to center
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Pollock reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ray out at second
    • C. Owings: Owings singled to shallow center, Pollock to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike looking, Pollock stole third Owings to second, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt popped out to shortstop
    • Y. Tomas: Ball, Tomas grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded bunt out to third
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Drury: Ball, Drury grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta singled to shallow right
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Descalso struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon popped out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Story homered to center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez grounded out to second, Arenado to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso grounded out to first
    • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Ray struck out on foul tip
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Pollock reached on an infield single to third
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Owings walked, Pollock to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to center, Pollock scored, Owings to third
    • Y. Tomas: Tomas flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Valaika flied out to right
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Garneau lined out to left
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Drury flied out to right
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta lined out to center
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado doubled to deep left
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to shallow center, Arenado scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Gonzalez to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Owings: Owings grounded out to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • Y. Tomas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Tomas grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Goldschmidt out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)