Freeland hits 1 of Rockies' 4 HRs in 6-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday.

The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the struggling Cincinnati Reds. Freeland pulled a 71 mph pitch over the wall in right field for his first major league homer.

''It was pretty exciting,'' he said. ''Once I connected with it, out of the box I thought it had a chance. As I got to first base, I checked and was pretty sure, that's gone.''

The Rockies came out on top in a game of home run derby.

Colorado extended the best start in franchise history by taking two of three from Cincinnati. The Rockies have the NL's best record at 28-17.

Freeland (5-2) remained unbeaten on the road, giving up four runs - three earned - in 5 2/3 innings. Joey Votto and Scott Schebler homered off him in the sixth. The left-hander is 3-0 in five road starts.

Freeland also doubled off Arroyo (3-4), who has given up 15 homers - second-most in the NL. Carlos Gonzalez, DJ LeMahieu and Pat Valaika also had solo shots off Arroyo. Freeland was the fifth pitcher to homer off Arroyo during his career, joining Jaime Garcia, Travis Wood, current teammate Scott Feldman, and Dan Haren.

''He's a guy that can truly help his cause,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''When guys come to this ballpark, they're hitter-ish. This is a good place to hit.''

The 40-year-old Arroyo missed more than two seasons while recovering from elbow surgery. He's given up eight homers in his last three starts.

''This game has ebbs and flows,'' Arroyo said. ''I've been in this position even when I was younger and 100 percent healthy. I'm sure I'll hit a wall, but I'm not there yet. I've got to find a way to get deeper into ballgames. I think the next two or three starts will tell you if I'm bouncing back or if I'm going to have a tough rest of the year.''

LeMahieu matched his career high with four of Colorado's 11 hits, including a double and an RBI single. Greg Holland allowed a walk in the ninth while remaining perfect in 19 save chances and extending his club record for consecutive saves to start a season.

Cincinnati has lost eight of nine, with none of its starters going more than 5 1/3 innings. The Reds' rotation has given up 42 runs in 43 innings over that span. Overall, the Reds' rotation has pitched the fewest innings in the NL and is last with a 5.93 ERA.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Nolan Arenado was charged with an error when he failed to make a barehanded grab of Billy Hamilton's soft grounder in the first inning. The ball deflected off his hand and hit him below the right eye, leaving a cut that needed treatment. He stayed in the game even though his eye swelled. Arenado was the only regular third baseman in the majors who hadn't committed an error yet this season. ''He looked like a prize fighter, but he hung in there,'' Black said.

Reds: SS Zack Cozart was out of the lineup with a sore right wrist. He's expected back on Monday.

MILESTONE

Gonzalez's homer was his 200th with the Rockies, making him fifth player to reach that mark. He hadn't homered since April 25, a span of 73 at-bats. He improved to 10 for 19 in his career against Arroyo.

STATS

Freeland became the 11th Rockies pitcher to have two extra-base hits in the game. Juan Nicasio was the last to do it, in 2011 at San Francisco. ... Hamilton has reached safely in a career-best 21 straight games. ... Hamilton stole second and third in the first inning, the fifth time this season he's swiped two bases in one inning. ... Votto's 233rd career homer tied Jay Bruce for seventh on the Reds' franchise list.

UP NEXT

Rockies: Colorado continues its longest road swing of the season with a four-game series that starts Monday in Philadelphia. The Rockies are 4-2 on the trip so far. Their 15 road wins are the most in the NL.

Reds: Feldman (2-4) makes his seventh career start against the Indians as Ohio's teams open their annual interleague series on Monday night. Josh Tomlin (2-5) starts for visiting Cleveland.

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RedsCIN20-23
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  • W: K. Freeland (5-2)L: B. Arroyo (3-4)S: G. Holland (19)
  • HR: COL - C. Gonzalez (3), D. LeMahieu (2), P. Valaika (3), P. Valaika (4), K. Freeland (1), CIN - J. Votto (12), S. Schebler (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40110011.319.357.588.9451.5
D. LeMahieu 2B51421001.299.371.397.76810.0
N. Arenado 3B50100024.294.353.582.9351.0
M. Reynolds 1B40000012.323.401.587.9880.5
C. Gonzalez RF31111201.221.300.342.6428.0
I. Desmond LF50000015.275.306.388.693-0.5
P. Valaika SS41111020.245.273.547.8205.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Hanigan C41100000.276.300.379.6792.0
K. Freeland SP22211100.267.313.533.84610.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
A. Amarista SS10000000.340.353.580.9330.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Hamilton CF51000012.258.311.348.6594.5
    J. Peraza SS41100112.252.287.337.6245.5
    J. Votto 1B41231001.294.416.5951.0119.0
    A. Duvall LF30000021.255.305.491.7960.0
    E. Suarez 3B30100101.305.383.558.9412.0
    S. Schebler RF41211012.255.325.544.8696.5
    A. Alcantara 2B40000014.268.286.366.652-0.5
    D. Mesoraco C30200100.317.429.512.9414.0
    B. Arroyo P20000011.056.056.056.111-0.5
    R. Stephenson P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
    a- P. Kivlehan PH10000011.233.313.326.638-0.5
    B. Wood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- S. Gennett PH10000011.300.325.513.838-0.5
    • a-struck out for Stephenson in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Wood in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. LeMahieu (9), N. Arenado (14), K. Freeland
    • HR - D. LeMahieu (2), C. Gonzalez (3), P. Valaika (4), K. Freeland
    • SF - C. Blackmon (2)
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (33), D. LeMahieu 2 (16), C. Gonzalez (13), P. Valaika (10), K. Freeland
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Mesoraco (2)
    • 3B - J. Peraza (3)
    • HR - J. Votto (12), S. Schebler (12)
    • RBI - J. Votto 3 (38), S. Schebler (26)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Schebler (15)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. LeMahieu (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (23), J. Peraza (9)
    • CS - J. Peraza (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
    • E - N. Arenado
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Alcantara (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Freeland (W, 5-2)5.25432323.311.2413.5
    C. Rusin (H, 3)1.01000102.191.002.5
    A. Ottavino (H, 14)1.12000303.001.502.5
    G. Holland (S, 19)1.00001200.961.0010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Freeland (W, 5-2)5.2
    C. Rusin (H, 3)1.0
    A. Ottavino (H, 14)1.1
    G. Holland (S, 19)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Arroyo (L, 3-4)5.19662446.752.06-5.0
    R. Stephenson1.21001206.351.202.0
    B. Wood2.01000103.920.505.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Arroyo (L, 3-4)5.1
    R. Stephenson1.2
    B. Wood2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - K. Freeland (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 91-61, C. Rusin 13-8, A. Ottavino 21-16, G. Holland 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-5, C. Rusin 1-1, A. Ottavino 1-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 6, G. Holland 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - B. Arroyo
    • HBP - B. Arroyo
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Arroyo 89-60, R. Stephenson 28-15, B. Wood 29-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Arroyo 3-8, B. Wood 6-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Arroyo 27, R. Stephenson 7, B. Wood 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF40110011.319.357.588.9451.5
    D. LeMahieu 2B51421001.299.371.397.76810.0
    N. Arenado 3B50100024.294.353.582.9351.0
    M. Reynolds 1B40000012.323.401.587.9880.5
    C. Gonzalez RF31111201.221.300.342.6428.0
    I. Desmond LF50000015.275.306.388.693-0.5
    P. Valaika SS41111020.245.273.547.8205.0
    A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Hanigan C41100000.276.300.379.6792.0
    K. Freeland SP22211100.267.313.533.84610.0
    C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
    A. Amarista SS10000000.340.353.580.9330.0
    Total41712753916-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Hamilton CF51000012.258.311.348.6594.5
      J. Peraza SS41100112.252.287.337.6245.5
      J. Votto 1B41231001.294.416.5951.0119.0
      A. Duvall LF30000021.255.305.491.7960.0
      E. Suarez 3B30100101.305.383.558.9412.0
      S. Schebler RF41211012.255.325.544.8696.5
      A. Alcantara 2B40000014.268.286.366.652-0.5
      D. Mesoraco C30200100.317.429.512.9414.0
      B. Arroyo P20000011.056.056.056.111-0.5
      R. Stephenson P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
      a- P. Kivlehan PH10000011.233.313.326.638-0.5
      B. Wood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- S. Gennett PH10000011.300.325.513.838-0.5
      Total3448423916-----
      • a-struck out for Stephenson in the 7th
      • b-struck out for Wood in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (9), N. Arenado (14), K. Freeland
      • HR - D. LeMahieu (2), C. Gonzalez (3), P. Valaika (4), K. Freeland
      • SF - C. Blackmon (2)
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (33), D. LeMahieu 2 (16), C. Gonzalez (13), P. Valaika (10), K. Freeland
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Mesoraco (2)
      • 3B - J. Peraza (3)
      • HR - J. Votto (12), S. Schebler (12)
      • RBI - J. Votto 3 (38), S. Schebler (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Schebler (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. LeMahieu (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (23), J. Peraza (9)
      • CS - J. Peraza (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
      • E - N. Arenado
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Alcantara (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland (W, 5-2)5.25432323.311.2413.5
      C. Rusin (H, 3)1.01000102.191.002.5
      A. Ottavino (H, 14)1.12000303.001.502.5
      G. Holland (S, 19)1.00001200.961.0010.0
      Total9.0843392---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland (W, 5-2)5.2
      C. Rusin (H, 3)1.0
      A. Ottavino (H, 14)1.1
      G. Holland (S, 19)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Arroyo (L, 3-4)5.19662446.752.06-5.0
      R. Stephenson1.21001206.351.202.0
      B. Wood2.01000103.920.505.5
      Total9.01166374---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Arroyo (L, 3-4)5.1
      R. Stephenson1.2
      B. Wood2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Freeland (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 91-61, C. Rusin 13-8, A. Ottavino 21-16, G. Holland 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-5, C. Rusin 1-1, A. Ottavino 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 6, G. Holland 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - B. Arroyo
      • HBP - B. Arroyo
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Arroyo 89-60, R. Stephenson 28-15, B. Wood 29-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Arroyo 3-8, B. Wood 6-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Arroyo 27, R. Stephenson 7, B. Wood 8
      • 6TH INNING
        Schebler homered to right64
        Votto homered to left, Peraza scored63
        Valaika homered to left61
      • 5TH INNING
        LeMahieu homered to left center51
        Freeland homered to right41
      • 4TH INNING
        Gonzalez homered to right31
      • 3RD INNING
        LeMahieu singled to center, Freeland scored21
        Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to right, Hanigan scored, Freeland to third11
      • 1ST INNING
        Votto grounded out to shortstop, Hamilton scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Wood Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded out to third
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez safe at first on 2nd baseman Alcantara fielding error
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • G. Holland Pitching:
        • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mesoraco walked
        • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Hamilton flied out to center
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Wood Pitching:
        • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Hanigan grounded out to first
        • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Amarista grounded out to first
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Blackmon singled to right
        • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Ottavino Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Foul, Votto singled to left center
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez singled to center, Votto to second
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • A. Alcantara: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Stephenson Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds fouled out to first
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Desmond flied out to right
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rusin Pitching:
        • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Mesoraco doubled to deep center
        • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kivlehan struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Hamilton flied out to right
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • P. Valaika: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Valaika homered to left
        • R. Hanigan: Ball, Hanigan grounded out to third
        • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Freeland walked
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon flied out to shallow center
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep right, Freeland to third
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza tripled to left center
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Votto homered to left, Peraza scored
        • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Suarez flied out to center
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler homered to right
        • A. Alcantara: Ball, Foul, Alcantara grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Freeland homered to right
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu homered to left center
        • N. Arenado: Arenado doubled to deep left
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez intentionally walked
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Mesoraco flied out to deep left
        • B. Arroyo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez homered to right
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Desmond flied out to shallow left
        • P. Valaika: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Valaika flied out to left
        • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hanigan grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • A. Duvall: Duvall grounded out to third
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
        • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Schebler singled to center, Suarez to second
        • A. Alcantara: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Alcantara grounded into double play third to second to first, Schebler out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • R. Hanigan: Hanigan singled to right
        • K. Freeland: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Freeland doubled to deep left, Hanigan to third
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to right, Hanigan scored, Freeland to third
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to center, Freeland scored
        • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Arenado lined out to left
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Reynolds flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to third
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds hit by pitch
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to right
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond flied out to center
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to deep center
        • A. Alcantara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alcantara flied out to shallow right
        • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Mesoraco singled to left center
        • B. Arroyo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Arroyo lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Arroyo Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, LeMahieu caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton stole second, Foul, Ball, Hamilton stole third, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza walked
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Peraza stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Votto grounded out to shortstop, Hamilton scored
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duvall hit by pitch
        • E. Suarez: Peraza picked off at third, pitcher to second to third, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)