Chatwood, Reynolds lift Rockies to 5-2 win over Diamondbacks

DENVER (AP) Tyler Chatwood was off his game - and that was a good thing.

Usually one to throw harder and harder in times of trouble, Chatwood reversed that trend and leaned more on his off-speed pitches.

Throwing slower made him even more steady.

Chatwood pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning before exiting after deflecting a comebacker with his pitching hand, Mark Reynolds homered for a third straight game and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday.

''I didn't get predictable, throwing fastballs in fastball counts,'' said Chatwood, who has a fastball around 97 mph and a curve at 77. ''I took (that approach) out there and it translated.''

Pat Valaika lined a two-run homer and Charlie Blackmon added a solo shot into the second deck as the NL West-leading Rockies took two out of three from the Diamondbacks.

''Two out of three will get you to the playoffs,'' Reynolds said. ''That's what we preach around here.''

Chatwood (3-4) surrendered a single to Jake Lamb in the fourth and was cruising along until he tried to corral Daniel Descalso's infield hit with his right palm to start the eighth. Chatwood took a warmup toss before manager Bud Black motioned to the bullpen with the Rockies leading 5-0. Chatwood allowed one run over seven innings.

''I'm good. It didn't hurt,'' Chatwood said.

Taijuan Walker (3-2) surrendered three runs - one earned - over 5 2/3 innings. He was undone by some faulty fielding, including a flyball lost in the sun.

Arizona scored twice in the eighth before Mike Dunn got the final out of the inning with lightning visible in the background and the wind picking up. Rain followed and the game was delayed 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Greg Holland pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.

The game-changing play took place in the sixth, when Reynolds reached on second baseman Chris Owings' two-out error. Trevor Story followed with a towering fly to right, with David Peralta initially stumbling after it. Peralta got back to his feet in time, but then lost the ball in the sun, allowing Reynolds to score from first on Story's double.

''I had my sunglasses on my head, but the sun wasn't hitting right at me,'' Peralta explained. ''But when I fell down and tried to look for the ball I looked straight to the sun.''

Reliever J.J. Hoover entered and gave up Valaika's first homer of the season to make it 4-0.

That was more than enough for Chatwood, who bounced back from two less-than-stellar outings.

''Not one guy hitting looked like they were comfortable up there,'' Reynolds said of Chatwood's performance. ''That was good Chatty.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Walker was hit on side of his right foot by a liner in the second inning. He stayed in the game.

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez (calf) went hitless in his return to the lineup after missing two games. ... 3B Nolan Arenado was given a day off.

THE POLLOCK PLAN

Arizona OF A.J. Pollock was out of the starting lineup Sunday - all part of manager Torey Lovullo's plan to keep him fresh. Pollock was limited to 12 games last season because of a broken right elbow and later a groin injury. Lovullo will play him between 130 and 140 games this season. Pollock entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth and grounded out.

QUITE A SAVE

A member of the grounds crew was dragged across the batter's box while holding onto a corner of the tarp with the wind and rain picking up. He kept it secure until ballast was added. The crowd cheered his effort.

POSITIVE SWING

Reynolds finished 2 for 4 to raise his average to .321. His 11 homers are among the NL leaders.

''My swing is on time. I'm finding barrels and getting it up in the air,'' Reynolds said. ''That's a good combo.''

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Off Monday before opening a two-game series against Detroit. LHP Robbie Ray (2-3, 3.47 ERA) goes for Arizona, while the Tigers send RHP Justin Verlander (2-2, 4.21) to the mound.

Rockies: National League rookie of the month Antonio Senzatela (4-1, 2.84 ERA) faces the Chicago Cubs on Monday. RHP Jake Arrieta (4-1, 4.63) throws for the Cubs.

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  • W: T. Chatwood (3-4)L: T. Walker (3-2)S: G. Holland (13)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (11), C. Blackmon (8), P. Valaika (1), P. Valaika (1)
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  • b-grounded into a double play for Hoover in the 8th
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    BATTING
    • RBI - N. Ahmed (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Story (6)
    • HR - C. Blackmon (8), M. Reynolds (11), P. Valaika
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (27), M. Reynolds (27), T. Story (14), P. Valaika 2 (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (3), P. Valaika 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - G. Blanco
    • Picked Off - J. Lamb
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. LeMahieu
    • Picked Off - C. Blackmon (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Owings (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Walker (L, 3-2)5.27310113.831.242.5
    J. Hoover1.12221223.002.25-1.0
    J. De La Rosa0.00000002.310.00-
    T. Wilhelmsen1.00000204.050.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Walker (L, 3-2)5.2
    J. Hoover1.1
    J. De La Rosa0.0
    T. Wilhelmsen1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Chatwood (W, 3-4)7.02113504.740.7127.5
    A. Ottavino0.21111002.633.00-3.0
    M. Dunn (H, 8)0.10000001.080.000.0
    G. Holland (S, 13)1.00000201.290.0011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Chatwood (W, 3-4)7.0
    A. Ottavino0.2
    M. Dunn (H, 8)0.1
    G. Holland (S, 13)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Walker 87-63, J. Hoover 28-14, T. Wilhelmsen 10-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Walker 9-7, T. Wilhelmsen 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Walker 24, J. Hoover 6, T. Wilhelmsen 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Chatwood (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 95-53, A. Ottavino 13-7, M. Dunn 5-4, G. Holland 9-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 10-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0, G. Holland 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, A. Ottavino 3, M. Dunn, G. Holland 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. Peralta RF40000021.297.357.465.822-1.0
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    C. Owings 2B30000011.300.342.491.833-0.5
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    • a-grounded out for Blanco in the 8th
    • b-grounded into a double play for Hoover in the 8th
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    C. Gonzalez RF40000000.192.259.298.5570.0
    M. Reynolds 1B42211010.321.379.6611.0407.5
    T. Story SS41210021.183.292.413.7054.0
    P. Valaika LF31221000.333.364.619.9838.0
    D. Garneau C30000002.207.258.379.6370.0
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      BATTING
      • RBI - N. Ahmed (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Story (6)
      • HR - C. Blackmon (8), M. Reynolds (11), P. Valaika
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (27), M. Reynolds (27), T. Story (14), P. Valaika 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (3), P. Valaika 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Blanco
      • Picked Off - J. Lamb
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. LeMahieu
      • Picked Off - C. Blackmon (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Owings (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Walker (L, 3-2)5.27310113.831.242.5
      J. Hoover1.12221223.002.25-1.0
      J. De La Rosa0.00000002.310.00-
      T. Wilhelmsen1.00000204.050.004.0
      Total8.0953153---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Walker (L, 3-2)5.2
      J. Hoover1.1
      J. De La Rosa0.0
      T. Wilhelmsen1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Chatwood (W, 3-4)7.02113504.740.7127.5
      A. Ottavino0.21111002.633.00-3.0
      M. Dunn (H, 8)0.10000001.080.000.0
      G. Holland (S, 13)1.00000201.290.0011.0
      Total9.0322470---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Chatwood (W, 3-4)7.0
      A. Ottavino0.2
      M. Dunn (H, 8)0.1
      G. Holland (S, 13)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Walker 87-63, J. Hoover 28-14, T. Wilhelmsen 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Walker 9-7, T. Wilhelmsen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Walker 24, J. Hoover 6, T. Wilhelmsen 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Chatwood (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 95-53, A. Ottavino 13-7, M. Dunn 5-4, G. Holland 9-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 10-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0, G. Holland 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, A. Ottavino 3, M. Dunn, G. Holland 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Drury grounded into double play shortstop to first, Herrmann scored, Ahmed out at second25
        Ahmed singled to right, Descalso scored, Herrmann to third15
      • 7TH INNING
        Blackmon homered to right center05
      • 6TH INNING
        Valaika homered to left, Story scored04
        Story doubled to right, Reynolds scored02
      • 2ND INNING
        Reynolds homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • G. Holland Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to first
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Descalso reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann walked, Descalso to second
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed singled to right, Descalso scored, Herrmann to third
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded into double play shortstop to first, Herrmann scored, Ahmed out at second
        • A. Pollock: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Wilhelmsen Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to third
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked
        • C. Owings: Owings grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lamb out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hoover Pitching:
        • T. Chatwood: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chatwood struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon homered to right center
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu caught stealing, pitcher to second, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Walker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
        • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
        • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Blanco stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond flied out to center
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to center
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds safe at first on shortstop Owings fielding error
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Story doubled to right, Reynolds scored
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika homered to left, Story scored
        • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garneau fouled out to right
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Descalso grounded out to catcher
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Herrmann grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garneau lined out to right
        • T. Chatwood: Ball, Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to second
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to left
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt lined out to shortstop
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb singled to right center
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lamb picked off at first, catcher to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to third
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to left
        • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Valaika hit into double play second to shortstop, Reynolds out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann walked
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Herrmann to second on wild pitch, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop, Herrmann to third
        • T. Walker: Strike (foul tip), Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • G. Blanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blanco grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
        • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Blackmon picked off at first, pitcher to first, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to right
        • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • C. Owings: Owings lined out to center
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to left
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds homered to center
        • T. Story: Ball, Story reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • P. Valaika: Valaika singled to right, Story to second
        • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garneau popped out to first
        • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chatwood grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blanco lined out to third
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Walker Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to first
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)