Anderson, Reynolds lead Rockies past Diamondbacks 9-1

DENVER (AP) Once he pitched out of early trouble, Tyler Anderson had an easy time.

Anderson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, Mark Reynolds homered for the second consecutive game and the Colorado Rockies routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on Saturday night.

The left-hander escaped a two-on, one-out jam in the second inning by getting A.J. Pollock to ground into a double play. Anderson helped quash another uprising in the third by picking off Arizona's lead runner at second base, Nick Ahmed, before racking up consecutive strikeouts to end the inning, setting the tone for the rest of his outing.

''Of course it's uplifting,'' Anderson said about dodging the jams. ''It puts you in a better situation for sure.''

It was quite a turnaround from his last outing, also against Arizona. In that one, Anderson gave up a career-high three home runs in a no-decision.

''I think I just made more quality strikes, attacking down better. I had a lot more balls at the bottom of the zone,'' Anderson said.

His catcher, Ryan Hanigan, said Anderson was at his best as the game wore on.

''He pitched out of some jams early and as the game went on he really settled in and was pretty dominant,'' Hanigan said.

Anderson got plenty of run support along the way, too.

Nolan Arenado homered and Charlie Blackmon added three hits for the Rockies, including a double and a run-scoring triple as the surprising NL West leaders moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Arizona. DJ LeMahieu had an RBI single among his three hits, while Hanigan and Gerardo Parra each had a run-scoring single.

Anderson (2-3) went six innings, punctuating his performance by striking out six of his last seven batters.

''We had trouble scoring,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We had runners in scoring position in the first inning with nobody out and scored once. You have to give them credit. They made some adjustments on (Patrick) Corbin and Anderson threw the ball very well. But they made quality adjustments to Corbin and they jumped on him and made it tough on us.''

Corbin (2-4), who entered with five straight quality starts, allowed a season-high eight runs and nine hits in four-plus innings. The Rockies got to him for four runs in the first, including a two-run drive by Reynolds for his 10th homer of the season.

Arenado led off the third with his eighth after singling home a run in the first.

''I made some mistakes with location on the changeup to Reynolds,'' Corbin said. ''It was missing spots in key situations and it's tough keeping them off the board when you are doing that.''

Gregor Blanco, recalled from the minors earlier this week after his spring training was interrupted by an oblique injury, singled in the second to drive in the Diamondbacks' lone run.

Chris Rusin finished up with three scoreless innings for his first career save.

FLIPPING OUT

LeMahieu made a diving stop of Brandon Drury's sharply hit bouncer up the middle and then flipped the ball from his glove to shortstop Trevor Story, covering the bag at second to get the force on Yasmany Tomas. Rockies manager Bud Black called the all-in-one-motion catch-and-flip by LeMahieu one of the best plays he had ever seen.

STRANGE BUT TRUE

Rockies outfielders did not have a putout or an assist.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: SS Chris Owings was a late scratch from the starting lineup because of flu-like symptoms. He was feeling better as game time approached, but Lovullo opted to sit Owings as a precaution. Lovullo said Owings could be available to pinch hit if needed. ... RHP Jake Barrett (right shoulder inflammation) was slated to make a third rehab appearance for Class A Visalia.

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez remained out of the starting lineup because of a calf injury, but Black said Gonzalez is very close to a return. He tweaked his calf Thursday at San Diego.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 4.19 ERA) is averaging a career-high 10.22 strikeouts per nine innings heading into his second career start against Colorado.

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-4, 5.40) is coming off successive losses after back-to-back wins against San Francisco in mid-April.

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  • W: T. Anderson (2-3)L: P. Corbin (2-4)S: C. Rusin (1)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (10), N. Arenado (8)
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J. Lamb 3B40000043.261.346.505.851-2.0
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B. Drury 2B41100021.300.346.410.7562.0
C. Iannetta C40100001.212.281.346.6271.0
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D. LeMahieu 2B51310001.282.364.368.7315.0
N. Arenado 3B52221023.292.346.592.9388.0
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M. Reynolds 1B31121100.315.375.6391.0148.0
P. Valaika 1B0000-000.278.316.444.000-
T. Story SS31100112.170.284.400.6843.5
G. Parra RF40110002.289.319.411.7302.0
R. Hanigan C40210023.556.556.8891.4442.0
T. Anderson P31000013.083.083.083.1670.5
C. Rusin P10000011.333.333.333.667-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Drury (6)
    • RBI - G. Blanco
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Blackmon (9), T. Story (5)
    • 3B - C. Blackmon (4)
    • HR - N. Arenado (8), M. Reynolds (10)
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (26), D. LeMahieu (9), N. Arenado 2 (21), M. Reynolds 2 (26), G. Parra (13), R. Hanigan (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (15), D. LeMahieu (3), R. Hanigan (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - N. Ahmed
    FIELDING
    • PB - C. Iannetta
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Anderson (2), T. Story (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (L, 2-4)4.09881323.892.50-9.5
    A. Chafin2.02001502.891.505.5
    T. McFarland2.03110101.691.502.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (L, 2-4)4.0
    A. Chafin2.0
    T. McFarland2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Anderson (W, 2-3)6.061111006.691.1725.0
    C. Rusin (S, 1)3.01000302.650.3316.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Anderson (W, 2-3)6.0
    C. Rusin (S, 1)3.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - P. Corbin
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 76-50, A. Chafin 35-23, T. McFarland 30-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 6-3, A. Chafin 1-0, T. McFarland 4-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, A. Chafin 9, T. McFarland 8
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Anderson (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 103-66, C. Rusin 33-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 6-1, C. Rusin 4-2
    • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, C. Rusin 10
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    N. Ahmed SS30200100.233.281.317.5983.0
    P. Goldschmidt 1B40100022.327.464.5821.0460.0
    J. Lamb 3B40000043.261.346.505.851-2.0
    Y. Tomas LF40100023.260.312.510.8220.0
    B. Drury 2B41100021.300.346.410.7562.0
    C. Iannetta C40100001.212.281.346.6271.0
    G. Blanco RF30110000.500.500.5001.0002.0
    P. Corbin P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- C. Herrmann PH10000010.182.217.318.536-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Chafin in the 7th
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    C. Blackmon CF52310000.300.343.592.9359.0
    D. LeMahieu 2B51310001.282.364.368.7315.0
    N. Arenado 3B52221023.292.346.592.9388.0
    I. Desmond LF41100023.296.296.519.8151.0
    M. Reynolds 1B31121100.315.375.6391.0148.0
    P. Valaika 1B0000-000.278.316.444.000-
    T. Story SS31100112.170.284.400.6843.5
    G. Parra RF40110002.289.319.411.7302.0
    R. Hanigan C40210023.556.556.8891.4442.0
    T. Anderson P31000013.083.083.083.1670.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Drury (6)
      • RBI - G. Blanco
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Blackmon (9), T. Story (5)
      • 3B - C. Blackmon (4)
      • HR - N. Arenado (8), M. Reynolds (10)
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (26), D. LeMahieu (9), N. Arenado 2 (21), M. Reynolds 2 (26), G. Parra (13), R. Hanigan (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (15), D. LeMahieu (3), R. Hanigan (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - N. Ahmed
      FIELDING
      • PB - C. Iannetta
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Anderson (2), T. Story (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (L, 2-4)4.09881323.892.50-9.5
      A. Chafin2.02001502.891.505.5
      T. McFarland2.03110101.691.502.5
      Total8.01499292---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (L, 2-4)4.0
      A. Chafin2.0
      T. McFarland2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Anderson (W, 2-3)6.061111006.691.1725.0
      C. Rusin (S, 1)3.01000302.650.3316.5
      Total9.07111130---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Anderson (W, 2-3)6.0
      C. Rusin (S, 1)3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - P. Corbin
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 76-50, A. Chafin 35-23, T. McFarland 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 6-3, A. Chafin 1-0, T. McFarland 4-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, A. Chafin 9, T. McFarland 8
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Anderson (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 103-66, C. Rusin 33-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 6-1, C. Rusin 4-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, C. Rusin 10
      • 7TH INNING
        Hanigan singled to right, Story scored19
      • 5TH INNING
        Parra singled to right, Desmond scored, Reynolds to second18
      • 4TH INNING
        LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon scored17
        Blackmon tripled to deep right, Anderson scored16
      • 3RD INNING
        Arenado homered to left15
      • 2ND INNING
        Blanco singled to right, Drury scored, Iannetta to second14
      • 1ST INNING
        Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored04
        LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second on wild pitch02
        Arenado singled to center, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • C. Rusin Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Tomas reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Drury reached on fielder's choice to second, Tomas out at second
        • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Iannetta popped out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Rusin Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Foul, Pollock grounded out to third
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. McFarland Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to right
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu reached on fielder's choice to third, Blackmon out at second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, LeMahieu out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Rusin Pitching:
        • C. Iannetta: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta lined out to shortstop
        • G. Blanco: Ball, Blanco grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. McFarland Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded out to third
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story doubled to left center
        • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to third
        • R. Hanigan: Ball, Foul, Hanigan singled to right, Story scored
        • C. Rusin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rusin struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
        • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tomas struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Chafin Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond singled to left
        • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds walked, Desmond to second
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Story struck out on foul tip
        • G. Parra: Ball, Parra singled to right, Desmond scored, Reynolds to second
        • R. Hanigan: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hanigan struck out looking
        • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • C. Iannetta: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Blanco grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
        • R. Hanigan: Hanigan singled to right
        • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Hanigan out at second
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon tripled to deep right, Anderson scored
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon scored
        • N. Arenado: Ball, LeMahieu to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Ahmed to second
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • Y. Tomas: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tomas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado homered to left
        • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to third
        • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Drury doubled to deep right
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Iannetta reached on an infield single to shortstop, Drury to third
        • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Blanco singled to right, Drury scored, Iannetta to second
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Corbin reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Iannetta out at third, Blanco to second
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pollock grounded into double play third to first, Blanco out at third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson flied out to right
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded out to third
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed reached on an infield single to pitcher, Ahmed to second on Anderson fielding error
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ahmed to third
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Goldschmidt to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • Y. Tomas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tomas grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Blackmon doubled to right
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon to third
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to center, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second on wild pitch, Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
        • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Parra lined out to center
        • R. Hanigan: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hanigan struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)