Marquez leads Rockies past Cardinals 8-4

DENVER (AP) Boosted by a couple of stellar rookie pitchers, the Colorado Rockies are on top of the National League in the final days of May.

German Marquez pitched into the sixth inning, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer and the Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.

Parra finished with three hits as the Rockies won a series for the 12th time this season. They have dropped two and split two others.

''That's all we want to do, win series and keep going. It's our mindset,'' catcher Tony Wolters said. ''We're not just saying it, we're doing it.''

Colorado's longest winning streak this season is four games, a feat accomplished just twice this season. With Sunday's victory, the Rockies have won six of eight largely behind a young staff that has grown up quickly.

Marquez (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-1 in May to help the Rockies' rookie starters finish 12-3 for the month for the most wins by rookie starting pitchers since Oakland got 11 in September 2009, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

''We've been pretty steady on the mound, we're playing sound and we have some guys that are hitting the ball,'' manager Bud Black said.

The Rockies have done it against good teams, too. They have won series against two other division leaders as well as two of their closest competitors in the NL West.

''We're on fire right now,'' Parra said. ''The big point is we're getting great starting pitching.''

Colorado built a 4-0 lead on Alexi Amarista's run-scoring groundout in the second and Parra's drive in the fourth off Lance Lynn (4-3).

''The pitch to Parra didn't move the way as much as I would like,'' Lynn said. ''It spun a little bit on me and he put a good swing on it.''

St. Louis got back into it on homers from Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia in the sixth. Tommy Pham's solo shot to center off Chris Rusin in the seventh made it 4-3.

Colorado tacked on four runs in the eighth off Matt Bowman, two on Wolters' single before John Brebbia got the final out in his major league debut.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: 2B Kolten Wong was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain, retroactive to Saturday. Wong was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup.

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

Paul DeJong's first swing in the major leagues was a memorable one. DeJong, called up to take Wong's roster spot, hit a 1-0 pitch off Greg Holland into the seats in left field in the ninth with his parents in the stands.

He is the ninth player in St. Louis history to homer in his first career at-bat and the first since pitcher Mark Worrell did it on June 5, 2008.

''I was just looking for a fastball in after a first-pitch ball,'' DeJong said. ''He slipped me something down in an area I wanted and put a pretty good swing on it.''

ROAD TO RECOVERY

Rockies right-hander Jon Gray, on the disabled list since April 14 with a stress fracture in his left foot, threw for the first time without a boot. Black said Gray threw 30 to 35 pitches Sunday morning and will do more baseball activities this week.

''Most of the work he's going to do is strengthening the leg,'' Black said. ''There's been things he hasn't been able to do because he's in that boot, strength-training things that all players need.''

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Mike Leake (5-2, 1.91 ERA) will make his second straight start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Leake, who leads the NL in ERA, allowed one run in eight innings in a 6-1 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-6, 4.50 ERA) will open a four-game, home-and-home series with Seattle on Monday. Chatwood has earned a decision in each of his 10 starts this season.

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  • W: G. Marquez (4-2)L: L. Lynn (4-3)
  • HR: STL - T. Pham (5), J. Gyorko (8), G. Garcia (1), P. DeJong (1), COL - G. Parra (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF50300020.228.319.430.7493.0
T. Pham LF41111102.333.410.6211.0317.0
M. Carpenter 1B50000014.224.366.447.814-0.5
J. Gyorko 3B31111111.322.377.570.9476.5
A. Diaz SS40100011.266.299.413.7120.5
G. Garcia 2B41111021.261.370.362.7335.0
R. Grichuk RF40000020.222.276.377.653-1.0
E. Fryer C40200000.219.286.313.5983.0
L. Lynn P10000000.056.105.056.1610.0
a- J. Peralta PH10000001.195.250.195.4450.0
T. Lyons P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. DeJong PH111110001.0001.0004.0005.0006.0
  • a-lined out for Lynn in the 6th
  • b-homered for Brebbia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30100000.330.366.618.9841.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41100002.280.351.365.7162.0
N. Arenado 3B31000102.283.344.556.8992.0
M. Reynolds 1B42210020.320.394.571.9654.0
G. Parra RF43331002.279.301.442.74312.0
I. Desmond LF41100014.283.306.396.7031.5
A. Amarista SS30010012.348.358.530.8890.5
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gonzalez PH00010000.244.308.375.6831.0
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Wolters C40120011.309.411.395.8062.5
G. Marquez P20100000.182.182.182.3641.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
T. Story SS20000001.189.299.417.7170.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (6), E. Fryer (3)
  • HR - T. Pham (5), J. Gyorko (8), G. Garcia, P. DeJong
  • SH - L. Lynn (2)
  • RBI - T. Pham (14), J. Gyorko (21), G. Garcia (3), P. DeJong
BATTING
  • HR - G. Parra (6)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (4)
  • SH - C. Blackmon (3)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (43), G. Parra 3 (23), A. Amarista (14), C. Gonzalez (17), T. Wolters 2 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - G. Garcia, A. Diaz, M. Carpenter
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (L, 4-3)5.06441312.931.060.5
T. Lyons2.01000201.500.676.0
M. Bowman0.23440005.321.14-7.0
J. Brebbia0.10000000.000.00-
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (L, 4-3)5.0
T. Lyons2.0
M. Bowman0.2
J. Brebbia0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 4-2)5.28221523.761.3813.5
C. Rusin (H, 4)1.01110112.250.861.5
A. Ottavino (H, 15)1.10001102.611.312.5
G. Holland1.01110211.370.812.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 4-2)5.2
C. Rusin (H, 4)1.0
A. Ottavino (H, 15)1.1
G. Holland1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Bowman
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 77-48, T. Lyons 24-17, M. Bowman 21-11, J. Brebbia 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-7, T. Lyons 1-3, M. Bowman 3-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, T. Lyons 7, M. Bowman 7, J. Brebbia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-63, C. Rusin 17-11, A. Ottavino 18-10, G. Holland 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-7, C. Rusin 1-1, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 5, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF50300020.228.319.430.7493.0
T. Pham LF41111102.333.410.6211.0317.0
M. Carpenter 1B50000014.224.366.447.814-0.5
J. Gyorko 3B31111111.322.377.570.9476.5
A. Diaz SS40100011.266.299.413.7120.5
G. Garcia 2B41111021.261.370.362.7335.0
R. Grichuk RF40000020.222.276.377.653-1.0
E. Fryer C40200000.219.286.313.5983.0
L. Lynn P10000000.056.105.056.1610.0
a- J. Peralta PH10000001.195.250.195.4450.0
T. Lyons P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. DeJong PH111110001.0001.0004.0005.0006.0
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  • a-lined out for Lynn in the 6th
  • b-homered for Brebbia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30100000.330.366.618.9841.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41100002.280.351.365.7162.0
N. Arenado 3B31000102.283.344.556.8992.0
M. Reynolds 1B42210020.320.394.571.9654.0
G. Parra RF43331002.279.301.442.74312.0
I. Desmond LF41100014.283.306.396.7031.5
A. Amarista SS30010012.348.358.530.8890.5
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gonzalez PH00010000.244.308.375.6831.0
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Wolters C40120011.309.411.395.8062.5
G. Marquez P20100000.182.182.182.3641.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
T. Story SS20000001.189.299.417.7170.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (6), E. Fryer (3)
  • HR - T. Pham (5), J. Gyorko (8), G. Garcia, P. DeJong
  • SH - L. Lynn (2)
  • RBI - T. Pham (14), J. Gyorko (21), G. Garcia (3), P. DeJong
BATTING
  • HR - G. Parra (6)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (4)
  • SH - C. Blackmon (3)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (43), G. Parra 3 (23), A. Amarista (14), C. Gonzalez (17), T. Wolters 2 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - G. Garcia, A. Diaz, M. Carpenter
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (L, 4-3)5.06441312.931.060.5
T. Lyons2.01000201.500.676.0
M. Bowman0.23440005.321.14-7.0
J. Brebbia0.10000000.000.00-
Total8.01088151---
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (L, 4-3)5.0
T. Lyons2.0
M. Bowman0.2
J. Brebbia0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 4-2)5.28221523.761.3813.5
C. Rusin (H, 4)1.01110112.250.861.5
A. Ottavino (H, 15)1.10001102.611.312.5
G. Holland1.01110211.370.812.0
Total9.01044294---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 4-2)5.2
C. Rusin (H, 4)1.0
A. Ottavino (H, 15)1.1
G. Holland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Bowman
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 77-48, T. Lyons 24-17, M. Bowman 21-11, J. Brebbia 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-7, T. Lyons 1-3, M. Bowman 3-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, T. Lyons 7, M. Bowman 7, J. Brebbia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-63, C. Rusin 17-11, A. Ottavino 18-10, G. Holland 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-7, C. Rusin 1-1, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 5, G. Holland 4
  • 9TH INNING
    DeJong homered to left48
  • 8TH INNING
    Wolters singled to left, Parra and Desmond scored38
    Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, Reynolds scored, Parra to third, Desmond to second36
    Reynolds singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third35
  • 7TH INNING
    Pham homered to center34
  • 6TH INNING
    Garcia homered to right center24
    Gyorko homered to center14
  • 4TH INNING
    Parra homered to right, Arenado and Reynolds scored04
  • 2ND INNING
    Amarista grounded out to third, Parra scored, Desmond to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • Paul DeJong hit for John Brebbia
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong homered to left
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham flied out to deep right
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk fouled out to third
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Fryer lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Bowman relieved Tyler Lyons
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu to second on wild pitch, Arenado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Reynolds to second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond reached on fielder's choice to third, Arenado out at home, Reynolds to third, Parra to second
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Adam Ottavino
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, Reynolds scored, Parra to third, Desmond to second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters singled to left, Parra and Desmond scored
    • John Brebbia relieved Matt Bowman
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story lined out to left
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham homered to center
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to shortstop
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • Trevor Story at shortstop
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Lyons Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to deep right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Gyorko homered to center
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia homered to right center
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fryer doubled to left center
    • Chris Rusin relieved German Marquez
    • J. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Lyons pitching
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Parra singled to right
    • I. Desmond: Desmond flied out to deep right, Parra to second
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Ball, Amarista grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Strike (foul tip), Grichuk lined out to left
    • E. Fryer: Strike looking, Fryer reached on an infield single to first
    • L. Lynn: Lynn hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Fryer to second
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fowler reached on an infield single to shortstop, Fryer to third
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham walked, Fowler to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Marquez singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Marquez to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arenado flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter lined out to center
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz singled to center
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to center, Arenado to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra homered to right, Arenado and Reynolds scored
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters flied out to deep left
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Strike looking, Fryer flied out to right
    • L. Lynn: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lynn lined out to left
    • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to center
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pham reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Fowler out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Marquez grounded out to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Blackmon out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to left
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra singled to center
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond singled to right, Parra to third
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Amarista grounded out to third, Parra scored, Desmond to second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wolters lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fowler doubled to deep right
    • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Ball, Pham flied out to deep right, Fowler to third
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter lined out to third
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado lined out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)