Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers, Rockies beat Phillies 8-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Charlie Blackmon has given the Colorado Rockies a cleanup hitter's production out of the leadoff spot.

Blackmon hit a pair of two-run homers , German Marquez tossed six effective innings and the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday night.

Gerardo Parra also went deep to help the NL leading-Rockies win their major league-best 17th road game.

Blackmon has 11 homers and leads the majors with 40 RBIs.

''It's all those guys who hit in front of me,'' Blackmon said. ''Our lineup is deep. There are no easy outs.''

First-year Rockies manager Bud Black isn't surprised by Blackmon's success because he sees the work he puts in. Blackmon even worked out lifting weights after a big game.

''He's been swinging good all year and he's really consistent,'' Black said.

Blackmon gave Colorado a 2-0 lead in the third inning when he hit a long homer off the advertising sign on the facing of the second deck in right-center. He connected again in the fourth to make it 7-1.

Blackmon has hit seven homers in his last five games in Philadelphia since Aug. 12, 2016. He has more home runs in his last five games against the Phillies than he has against 25 other teams in his career.

''I just see the ball good here and I like playing here,'' Blackmon said after his third multihomer game in Citizens Bank Park.

Marquez (3-2) allowed one run and seven hits, striking out six.

The Phillies are 4-19 since an 11-9 start.

''We're in a big rut right now,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ''I know we're better than this.''

Zach Eflin (0-2) was roughed up by Blackmon and the Rockies. He gave up eight runs and 10 hits in six innings.

''I got behind in the count too much,'' Eflin said.

After Blackmon helped the Rockies build a comfortable lead, Parra hit a solo shot in the sixth to extend it to 8-1.

''We're consistent, doing things we need to do,'' Black said. ''Focus and discipline is high.''

The Phillies got their first run when Andres Blanco walked with the bases loaded in the third. Odubel Herrera followed with a double-play grounder to end the potential rally.

Andrew Knapp hit a homer in the ninth off Chad Qualls.

ROAD WARRIORS

The Rockies are 6-2 during a season-long 10-game road trip. They're 17-7 away from home.

LINEUP CHANGES

Mackanin gave slumping 3B Maikel Franco (.221 average) and RF Michael Saunders (0 for last 15) the night off.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: SS Trevor Story returned from the 10-day disabled list after missing 12 games because of a left shoulder strain. He wasn't in the starting lineup. RHP Jeff Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster.

Phillies: OF Daniel Nava was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. LHP Adam Morgan was recalled from Triple-A to take his roster spot.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (3-6, 5.09 ERA) makes his 10th start on Wednesday night. He's 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA vs. Philadelphia.

Phillies: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-1, 3.44) goes to the mound. He has more wins than the rest of the starting rotation has combined (four).

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PHI15-28
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  • W: G. Marquez (3-2)L: Z. Eflin (0-2)
  • HR: COL - G. Parra (5), C. Blackmon 2 (11), PHI - A. Knapp (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42242020.325.361.618.97913.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000100.291.365.385.7491.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.291.347.581.9281.0
C. Gonzalez RF41200001.241.313.361.6743.0
I. Desmond 1B41100001.274.303.393.6963.0
G. Parra LF42221001.263.290.407.6979.0
A. Amarista SS41210021.379.390.586.9763.0
T. Wolters C31010112.300.395.386.7812.5
G. Marquez P20000021.111.111.111.222-1.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
J. Lyles P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- P. Valaika PH1000-010.241.268.537.000-
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51100003.287.352.404.7572.0
F. Galvis SS50000011.241.281.405.686-0.5
A. Altherr RF40200010.313.397.6171.0141.5
T. Joseph 1B30100011.258.322.461.7831.5
A. Blanco 3B30110101.222.300.333.6333.0
O. Herrera CF40200003.238.289.357.6463.0
T. Kelly LF40000014.235.222.412.634-0.5
A. Knapp C31111122.261.370.478.8496.0
Z. Eflin P20000023.077.077.077.154-1.0
a- B. Stassi PH00000100.200.290.382.6721.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Saunders PH10000000.225.272.380.6520.0
  • a-walked for Eflin in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Neris in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Desmond (4)
  • HR - C. Blackmon 2 (11), G. Parra (5)
  • SH - G. Marquez (2)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 4 (40), G. Parra 2 (17), A. Amarista (13), T. Wolters (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (22)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (11)
  • HR - A. Knapp (2)
  • RBI - A. Blanco (4), A. Knapp (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-2)6.07113603.861.6720.0
C. Rusin1.00000202.100.004.0
J. Lyles1.00000008.100.003.0
C. Qualls1.01110015.591.001.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-2)6.0
C. Rusin1.0
J. Lyles1.0
C. Qualls1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 0-2)6.010882435.362.00-5.0
M. Leiter2.00000104.150.006.5
H. Neris1.00000303.380.004.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 0-2)6.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez
  • IBB - G. Marquez (2)
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-59, C. Rusin 22-15, J. Lyles 15-10, C. Qualls 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-7, C. Qualls 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, C. Rusin 3, J. Lyles 3, C. Qualls 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 102-67, M. Leiter 24-16, H. Neris 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 10-1, M. Leiter 4-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, M. Leiter 6, H. Neris 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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COL30-17
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PHI15-28
001000001280
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42242020.325.361.618.97913.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000100.291.365.385.7491.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.291.347.581.9281.0
C. Gonzalez RF41200001.241.313.361.6743.0
I. Desmond 1B41100001.274.303.393.6963.0
G. Parra LF42221001.263.290.407.6979.0
A. Amarista SS41210021.379.390.586.9763.0
T. Wolters C31010112.300.395.386.7812.5
G. Marquez P20000021.111.111.111.222-1.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
J. Lyles P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- P. Valaika PH1000-010.241.268.537.000-
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51100003.287.352.404.7572.0
F. Galvis SS50000011.241.281.405.686-0.5
A. Altherr RF40200010.313.397.6171.0141.5
T. Joseph 1B30100011.258.322.461.7831.5
A. Blanco 3B30110101.222.300.333.6333.0
O. Herrera CF40200003.238.289.357.6463.0
T. Kelly LF40000014.235.222.412.634-0.5
A. Knapp C31111122.261.370.478.8496.0
Z. Eflin P20000023.077.077.077.154-1.0
a- B. Stassi PH00000100.200.290.382.6721.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Saunders PH10000000.225.272.380.6520.0
Total3428213818-----
  • a-walked for Eflin in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Neris in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Desmond (4)
  • HR - C. Blackmon 2 (11), G. Parra (5)
  • SH - G. Marquez (2)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 4 (40), G. Parra 2 (17), A. Amarista (13), T. Wolters (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (22)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (11)
  • HR - A. Knapp (2)
  • RBI - A. Blanco (4), A. Knapp (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-2)6.07113603.861.6720.0
C. Rusin1.00000202.100.004.0
J. Lyles1.00000008.100.003.0
C. Qualls1.01110015.591.001.0
Total9.0822381---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-2)6.0
C. Rusin1.0
J. Lyles1.0
C. Qualls1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 0-2)6.010882435.362.00-5.0
M. Leiter2.00000104.150.006.5
H. Neris1.00000303.380.004.5
Total9.01088283---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 0-2)6.0
M. Leiter2.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez
  • IBB - G. Marquez (2)
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-59, C. Rusin 22-15, J. Lyles 15-10, C. Qualls 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-7, C. Qualls 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, C. Rusin 3, J. Lyles 3, C. Qualls 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 102-67, M. Leiter 24-16, H. Neris 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 10-1, M. Leiter 4-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, M. Leiter 6, H. Neris 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Knapp homered to right center82
  • 6TH INNING
    Parra homered to right81
  • 4TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right center, Amarista scored71
    Wolters grounded out to shortstop, Parra scored, Amarista to second51
    Amarista singled to right, Desmond scored, Parra to third41
    Parra singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Desmond to third31
  • 3RD INNING
    Blanco walked, Hernandez scored, Altherr to third, Joseph to second21
    Blackmon homered to right center, Wolters scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Mark Leiter
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Patrick Valaika hit for Jordan Lyles
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chad Qualls pitching
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Ball, Knapp homered to right center
    • Michael Saunders hit for Hector Neris
    • M. Saunders: Strike looking, Foul, Saunders grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to center
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Galvis lined out to right
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond flied out to deep center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jordan Lyles relieved Chris Rusin
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Blanco lined out to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera flied out to center
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kelly lined out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Rusin relieved German Marquez
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Altherr lined out to right
    • T. Joseph: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra homered to right
    • A. Amarista: Foul, Ball, Amarista singled to center
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Amarista out at second
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Marquez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blanco singled to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera singled to right, Blanco to second
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kelly fouled out to third
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • Brock Stassi hit for Zach Eflin
    • B. Stassi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stassi walked, Blanco to third, Herrera to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado singled to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Arenado out at second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis flied out to deep center
    • A. Altherr: Altherr reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Joseph: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr to second on wild pitch, Joseph grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez singled to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Desmond doubled to deep right, Gonzalez to third
    • G. Parra: Foul, Parra singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Desmond to third
    • A. Amarista: Foul, Ball, Amarista singled to right, Desmond scored, Parra to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to shortstop, Parra scored, Amarista to second
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon homered to right center, Amarista scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kelly flied out to center
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • Z. Eflin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Eflin struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Marquez: Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to third, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon homered to right center, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • F. Galvis: Galvis lined out to center
    • A. Altherr: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Altherr singled to left center, Hernandez to second
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph hit by pitch, Hernandez to third, Altherr to second
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked, Hernandez scored, Altherr to third, Joseph to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Blanco out at second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond popped out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Parra reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gonzalez out at second
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph singled to right
    • A. Blanco: Blanco lined out to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Herrera doubled to deep right center, Joseph to third
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Knapp intentionally walked
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arenado grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis flied out to center
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)