Rockies use pair of homers to outlast Mariners 6-3

SEATTLE (AP) With the count in his favor and Colorado struggling to score runs in recent days, Mark Reynolds figured getting a high fastball on a 2-1 pitch was a good time to swing for the fences.

No fence - or park - was going to contain that swing.

''You've got to pick your spots where you try to hit one far,'' Reynolds said. ''I figured 2-1 count, first at-bat there, was a pretty good spot to take a chance.''

Reynolds and Nolan Arenado homered to back Kyle Freeland, and the Rockies stopped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

Colorado closed out four straight games against the Mariners in interleague play by jumping on Yovani Gallardo (2-6) with four runs in the second inning. Reynolds provided the big blow with a two-run homer to deep left-center field, his 14th this season. Arenado led off the third inning with his 13th home run, and the Rockies stopped Seattle's four-game winning streak.

The shot from Reynolds would have gone 450 feet unimpeded and nearly reached the second deck of seats in left-center. It was also the first time the Rockies led during the home-and-home series. Gerardo Parra had four hits and drove in a run.

''It was a big hit for our club. We hadn't scored many runs this series. I don't think we had a lead until then,'' Reynolds said. ''To get a couple runs early and hitting is contagious, we got a couple more runs that inning and give Free a little cushion to go out there and pitch not feeling like he has to be perfect.''

Gallardo lasted just three innings and gave up five earned runs, but the bigger concern for the Mariners was injuries to designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Jean Segura. Cruz was hit on the top of his left hand with a pitch from Freeland in the third inning. Cruz remained in the game but was lifted for pinch-hitter Boog Powell in the fifth. Segura was helped off the field after injuring his right ankle on a slide into second base in the fourth inning.

Segura's appeared the more serious of the two injuries. Segura was trying to advance on a sacrifice fly that scored Ben Gamel when Arenado cut off the throw from the outfield and instead threw to second to in time for Segura to be tagged out. Segura's slid hard into the base, and his right ankle appeared to get awkwardly pinned under his body.

Both Segura and Cruz were undergoing additional tests and an update was expected Friday.

''I am hopeful it's only going to be a day-to-day thing with both of those guys. We'll just have to wait and see,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

Freeland (6-3) won for the third time in four starts despite hitting three batters. He pitched out of trouble in the second inning when Danny Valencia popped out with the bases loaded. The only runs Freeland allowed came on Guillermo Heredia's solo home run and the sacrifice fly where Segura was hurt.

Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

HOMER MARK

Reynolds' 14 home runs match his season total from all of 2016 when he hit 14 in 118 games with the Rockies and topped the 13 he hit in 2015. Eleven of his 14 homers have come against right-handed pitching.

RELIEF RECORD

Overshadowed by Seattle's injuries was a record performance out of the bullpen by right-hander Casey Lawrence. Lawrence pitched five innings in relief of Gallardo and set a club record with nine strikeouts by a relief pitcher. It was the most strikeouts by a reliever in the majors since David Phelps for the Yankees in 2013.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday. Hernandez will likely throw two innings. Barring any setbacks, Hernandez could be sent out on a rehab assignment the middle of next week. ... OF Mitch Haniger (oblique) will resume taking batting practice on Friday and is expected to through the weekend before being re-evaluated.

UP NEXT

Rockies: German Marquez (4-2) will start on Friday as the Rockies return to National League play opening a three-game series in San Diego.

Mariners: Christian Bergman (2-2) starts as Seattle opens a three-game series against Tampa Bay. Bergman threw seven shutout innings in his last start, against Boston.

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COL34-22
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SEA25-30
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  • W: K. Freeland (6-3)L: Y. Gallardo (2-6)S: G. Holland (20)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (14), N. Arenado (13), SEA - G. Heredia (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40010022.320.355.610.9650.0
D. LeMahieu 2B50000022.274.347.353.701-1.0
N. Arenado 3B51111020.271.332.537.8695.0
C. Gonzalez RF22100300.239.313.367.6808.0
M. Reynolds DH41121023.307.380.556.9366.0
G. Parra LF41410000.312.331.486.8177.0
I. Desmond 1B20000111.270.298.374.6710.5
T. Story SS41110022.199.302.433.7352.0
T. Wolters C20100200.304.407.380.7883.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS20000102.341.391.462.8521.0
    J. Dyson CF21100011.220.319.308.6271.5
    D. Valencia 1B40010004.247.311.385.6961.0
    R. Cano 2B40200110.292.347.517.8642.5
    N. Cruz DH10000001.277.363.516.8791.0
    a- B. Powell DH20110101.235.409.235.6443.0
    K. Seager 3B50100014.266.342.406.7490.5
    G. Heredia LF31111114.299.360.401.7626.5
    T. Motter SS40100002.209.281.388.6701.0
    B. Gamel RF31100010.308.390.453.8432.5
    C. Ruiz C30100012.189.302.283.5852.5
    • a-lined out for Cruz in the 5th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Parra (6)
    • HR - N. Arenado (13), M. Reynolds (14)
    • SF - C. Blackmon (3)
    • SH - I. Desmond
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (47), N. Arenado (35), M. Reynolds 2 (46), G. Parra (27), T. Story (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Ruiz (5)
    • HR - G. Heredia (4)
    • SF - D. Valencia (2)
    • RBI - D. Valencia (20), B. Powell (2), G. Heredia (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gonzalez
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (2)
    • DP - N. Arenado, G. Parra, T. Story, I. Desmond, D. LeMahieu
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (5)
    • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, K. Seager
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Freeland (W, 6-3)6.06222313.391.3719.5
    C. Rusin1.02111102.480.93-0.5
    J. McGee (H, 4)1.01000101.660.922.5
    G. Holland (S, 20)1.00001101.310.829.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Freeland (W, 6-3)6.0
    C. Rusin1.0
    J. McGee (H, 4)1.0
    G. Holland (S, 20)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Gallardo (L, 2-6)3.06553226.241.66-9.0
    C. Lawrence5.03113906.001.7412.5
    T. Zych1.00000002.451.233.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Gallardo (L, 2-6)3.0
    C. Lawrence5.0
    T. Zych1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Rusin, J. McGee (2)
    • HBP - K. Freeland 3 (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 92-61, C. Rusin 24-16, J. McGee 24-14, G. Holland 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-9, C. Rusin 1-1, G. Holland 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, C. Rusin 6, J. McGee 4, G. Holland 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 75-45, C. Lawrence 86-52, T. Zych 12-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 4-2, C. Lawrence 3-2, T. Zych 1-2
    • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 17, C. Lawrence 20, T. Zych 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    COL34-22
    041010000690
    SEA25-30
    010100100390
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF40010022.320.355.610.9650.0
    D. LeMahieu 2B50000022.274.347.353.701-1.0
    N. Arenado 3B51111020.271.332.537.8695.0
    C. Gonzalez RF22100300.239.313.367.6808.0
    M. Reynolds DH41121023.307.380.556.9366.0
    G. Parra LF41410000.312.331.486.8177.0
    I. Desmond 1B20000111.270.298.374.6710.5
    T. Story SS41110022.199.302.433.7352.0
    T. Wolters C20100200.304.407.380.7883.0
    Total32696261110-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Segura SS20000102.341.391.462.8521.0
      J. Dyson CF21100011.220.319.308.6271.5
      D. Valencia 1B40010004.247.311.385.6961.0
      R. Cano 2B40200110.292.347.517.8642.5
      N. Cruz DH10000001.277.363.516.8791.0
      a- B. Powell DH20110101.235.409.235.6443.0
      K. Seager 3B50100014.266.342.406.7490.5
      G. Heredia LF31111114.299.360.401.7626.5
      T. Motter SS40100002.209.281.388.6701.0
      B. Gamel RF31100010.308.390.453.8432.5
      C. Ruiz C30100012.189.302.283.5852.5
      Total3339314621-----
      • a-lined out for Cruz in the 5th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Parra (6)
      • HR - N. Arenado (13), M. Reynolds (14)
      • SF - C. Blackmon (3)
      • SH - I. Desmond
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (47), N. Arenado (35), M. Reynolds 2 (46), G. Parra (27), T. Story (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Ruiz (5)
      • HR - G. Heredia (4)
      • SF - D. Valencia (2)
      • RBI - D. Valencia (20), B. Powell (2), G. Heredia (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gonzalez
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (2)
      • DP - N. Arenado, G. Parra, T. Story, I. Desmond, D. LeMahieu
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (5)
      • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, K. Seager
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland (W, 6-3)6.06222313.391.3719.5
      C. Rusin1.02111102.480.93-0.5
      J. McGee (H, 4)1.01000101.660.922.5
      G. Holland (S, 20)1.00001101.310.829.5
      Total9.0933461---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland (W, 6-3)6.0
      C. Rusin1.0
      J. McGee (H, 4)1.0
      G. Holland (S, 20)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Gallardo (L, 2-6)3.06553226.241.66-9.0
      C. Lawrence5.03113906.001.7412.5
      T. Zych1.00000002.451.233.0
      Total9.09666112---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Gallardo (L, 2-6)3.0
      C. Lawrence5.0
      T. Zych1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Rusin, J. McGee (2)
      • HBP - K. Freeland 3 (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 92-61, C. Rusin 24-16, J. McGee 24-14, G. Holland 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-9, C. Rusin 1-1, G. Holland 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, C. Rusin 6, J. McGee 4, G. Holland 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 75-45, C. Lawrence 86-52, T. Zych 12-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 4-2, C. Lawrence 3-2, T. Zych 1-2
      • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 17, C. Lawrence 20, T. Zych 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Powell singled to left, Dyson scored, Cano to second63
      • 5TH INNING
        Parra singled to right, Gonzalez scored62
      • 4TH INNING
        Valencia hit sacrifice fly into double play left to third to second, Gamel scored, Segura out at second52
      • 3RD INNING
        Arenado homered to left51
      • 2ND INNING
        Heredia homered to left41
        Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to third, Story scored, Wolters to third40
        Story singled to left, Parra scored30
        Reynolds homered to left center, Gonzalez scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tony Zych relieved Casey Lawrence
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Arenado lined out to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Greg Holland relieved Jake McGee
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Valencia lined out to right
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano grounded out to third
        • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Powell walked
        • K. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Powell to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Lawrence Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
        • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jake McGee relieved Chris Rusin
        • T. Motter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Motter flied out to right
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel lined out to shortstop
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz doubled to deep left
        • J. Dyson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ruiz to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Lawrence Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Parra singled to center, Gonzalez out at home
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Rusin relieved Kyle Freeland
        • J. Dyson: Dyson reached on an infield single to second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Dyson to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to second, Dyson to third
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano walked
        • B. Powell: Powell singled to left, Dyson scored, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager popped out to shortstop
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Boog Powell at designated hitter
        • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Motter grounded out to third
        • B. Gamel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Lawrence Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez stole second
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra singled to right, Gonzalez scored
        • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Parra out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Cano singled to left
        • Boog Powell hit for Nelson Cruz
        • B. Powell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Powell lined out to center
        • K. Seager: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to right, Cano to third
        • G. Heredia: Heredia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Seager out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Casey Lawrence relieved Yovani Gallardo
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wolters grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel hit by pitch
        • C. Ruiz: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz hit by pitch, Gamel to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gamel to third, Ruiz out at second
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Valencia hit sacrifice fly into double play left to third to second, Gamel scored, Segura out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado homered to left
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded into double play third to second to first, Gonzalez out at second
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra singled to left center
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond walked, Parra to second
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz hit by pitch
        • K. Seager: Seager flied out to deep left
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked, Cruz to second
        • T. Motter: Motter flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Reynolds homered to left center, Gonzalez scored
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra doubled to left center
        • I. Desmond: Desmond hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Parra to third
        • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Story singled to left, Parra scored
        • T. Wolters: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Wolters singled to right, Story to third
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to third, Story scored, Wolters to third
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep center
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Heredia homered to left
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Motter singled to center
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Gamel singled to center, Motter to second
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ruiz struck out looking
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura walked, Motter to third, Gamel to second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia lined out to second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valencia flied out to right
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cano singled to center
        • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)