Freeland pitches 6 solid innings, Rockies beat Giants 5-1

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland gave up hits and even got hit, but the rookie gave the surging Colorado Rockies the outing they needed.

Freeland pitched six solid innings and shook off a liner off his pitching arm, Tony Wolters drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants again, 5-1 on Saturday.

The Rockies are 9-1 against San Francisco this season and have won the last eight against the Giants. Colorado had 14 hits but only one for extra bases, a double by pinch-hitter Pat Valaika in the seventh inning.

''A lot of singles today. That tells me there was some pretty good pitching,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Freeland (8-4) wasn't as sharp as his seven shutout innings against San Francisco on April 23 but he held the Giants to one run and eight hits despite pitching in traffic in every inning. The rookie left-hander left with a 2-1 lead and pumped his fist after striking out pinch-hitter Brandon Belt to end the sixth with a runner on second.

''He pumped me up,'' Wolters said. ''He jumped off that mound, started fist pumping. I love that energy about him.''

Freeland had a scary moment in the fourth when Joe Panik's line drive up the middle hit him near his elbow and then glanced off his biceps. The trainer looked at him and after one warmup pitch he said he was fine.

''A little knotted up but I'll be alright,'' Freeland said. ''I didn't know if it was going to swell up immediately or have structural damage but they ran a couple of tests out there and it was fine.''

Giants starter Matt Cain took a shot off Carlos Gonzalez's bat in the fourth but staye in the game.

Nolan Arenado made it 3-1 with a single in the sixth and Wolters and Valaika had two-out hits in the seventh to stretch the lead to 5-1. All six runs in the game were scored with two outs.

Cain (3-6), winless since May 15, lost for the fifth time in six starts and Joe Panik had three hits for the Giants, who have lost five straight and 14 of 18.

Panik was denied a fourth hit when first baseman Mark Reynolds caught his liner and stepped on first to double off Kelby Tomlinson to end the game.

''We're not doing enough to win the ballgames,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We score 17 runs in the first two games and we can't get a win, and we get a pretty good pitching job and we get one run today. That's kind of how it's gone for us.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (left AC shoulder strain) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session in Arizona on Saturday. Bochy said he will have another session in a few days. ... C Buster Posey started at 1B to take stress off his sore left ankle.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation) was scheduled to throw 75 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque and RHP Jon Gray (stress fracture, right foot) is slated for a rehab start for Albuquerque on Monday. If things go well both could rejoin the Rockies rotation next week.

STREAK SNAPPED

Arenado's misplay of Nick Hundley's grounder in the second inning was his first error of the season. Arenado's 71-game errorless streak, which included the last three games of 2016, was the third longest by a third baseman in club history. Vinny Castilla went 75 games without an error in 2004 and Jeff Cirillo's 85-game errorless streak in 2001 tops the list.

Arenado quickly atoned by fielding Aaron Hill's grounder to start a double play.

FRIENDLY FIRE

Hundley had a minor collision with Wolters in the fourth inning. Hundley scored on a single and glanced off Wolters as he crossed the plate.

When Wolters came to bat in the bottom of the inning Hundley gave him a fist bump to express no hard feelings.

''I was trying to deke him, got close and then just bumped,'' Wolters said. ''There wasn't anything from it. He's my big brother. He was here and helped me out.''

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Ty Blach (4-4, 4.24 ERA) will make his first start and fifth appearance against the Rockies on Sunday. The Denver native has tossed six scoreless innings in his career against the Rockies.

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (6-7, 4.16 ERA) will start for the third time against the Giants on Sunday. Chatwood is 2-4 with a 7.03 ERA at home this season.

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RockiesCOL45-26
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  • W: K. Freeland (8-4)L: M. Cain (3-6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Tomlinson SS30000210.261.320.261.5811.5
J. Panik 2B50300001.274.341.412.7533.0
H. Pence RF40200002.247.289.335.6252.0
B. Posey 1B40100014.354.439.539.9780.5
A. Slater LF40100024.386.449.523.9720.0
N. Hundley C41100011.237.258.395.6532.5
A. Hill 3B40000003.150.257.267.5240.0
G. Hernandez CF30210110.214.290.282.5723.5
M. Cain P20000002.095.095.143.2380.0
a- B. Belt PH10000012.220.339.412.751-0.5
B. Morris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Span PH10000010.264.309.418.727-0.5
  • a-struck out for Cain in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Gearrin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia CF51200012.324.390.378.7692.5
D. LeMahieu 2B50100003.297.358.382.7401.0
N. Arenado 3B50110011.286.341.540.8810.5
M. Reynolds 1B41100120.301.382.552.9352.0
I. Desmond LF31200000.291.322.424.7475.0
C. Gonzalez RF22100203.218.302.336.6385.0
T. Story SS40210002.221.315.416.7313.0
T. Wolters C40220002.301.400.361.7614.0
K. Freeland P20100012.292.320.458.7780.5
a- A. Amarista PH10000000.313.321.470.7910.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika SS10110000.243.270.514.7853.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-flied out for Freeland in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Oberg in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Hundley (12)
  • RBI - G. Hernandez (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Hernandez (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Valaika (7)
  • SH - I. Desmond (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (51), T. Story (27), T. Wolters 2 (11), P. Valaika (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (21), T. Story (12), T. Wolters 2 (7), P. Valaika (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - K. Tomlinson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (7)
  • CS - N. Arenado
FIELDING
  • PB - N. Hundley (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - N. Arenado
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Cain (L, 3-6)5.09212304.861.68-0.5
B. Morris1.25331004.501.45-6.0
J. Osich0.10000103.061.190.5
C. Gearrin1.00000101.861.453.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Cain (L, 3-6)5.0
B. Morris1.2
J. Osich0.1
C. Gearrin1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 8-4)6.08112303.311.4018.5
S. Oberg (H, 7)1.02000205.601.722.0
A. Ottavino1.00000202.841.344.0
J. McGee1.00001101.570.842.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 8-4)6.0
S. Oberg (H, 7)1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
J. McGee1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Morris (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Cain 83-53, B. Morris 24-18, J. Osich 3-3, C. Gearrin 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Cain 5-7, B. Morris 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Cain 26, B. Morris 10, J. Osich, C. Gearrin 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Freeland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 94-62, S. Oberg 24-18, A. Ottavino 15-8, J. McGee 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 11-3, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, S. Oberg 5, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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RockiesCOL45-26
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Tomlinson SS30000210.261.320.261.5811.5
J. Panik 2B50300001.274.341.412.7533.0
H. Pence RF40200002.247.289.335.6252.0
B. Posey 1B40100014.354.439.539.9780.5
A. Slater LF40100024.386.449.523.9720.0
N. Hundley C41100011.237.258.395.6532.5
A. Hill 3B40000003.150.257.267.5240.0
G. Hernandez CF30210110.214.290.282.5723.5
M. Cain P20000002.095.095.143.2380.0
a- B. Belt PH10000012.220.339.412.751-0.5
B. Morris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Span PH10000010.264.309.418.727-0.5
Total35110103819-----
  • a-struck out for Cain in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Gearrin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia CF51200012.324.390.378.7692.5
D. LeMahieu 2B50100003.297.358.382.7401.0
N. Arenado 3B50110011.286.341.540.8810.5
M. Reynolds 1B41100120.301.382.552.9352.0
I. Desmond LF31200000.291.322.424.7475.0
C. Gonzalez RF22100203.218.302.336.6385.0
T. Story SS40210002.221.315.416.7313.0
T. Wolters C40220002.301.400.361.7614.0
K. Freeland P20100012.292.320.458.7780.5
a- A. Amarista PH10000000.313.321.470.7910.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika SS10110000.243.270.514.7853.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Total37515603515-----
  • a-flied out for Freeland in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Oberg in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Hundley (12)
  • RBI - G. Hernandez (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Hernandez (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Valaika (7)
  • SH - I. Desmond (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (51), T. Story (27), T. Wolters 2 (11), P. Valaika (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (21), T. Story (12), T. Wolters 2 (7), P. Valaika (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - K. Tomlinson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (7)
  • CS - N. Arenado
FIELDING
  • PB - N. Hundley (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - N. Arenado
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Cain (L, 3-6)5.09212304.861.68-0.5
B. Morris1.25331004.501.45-6.0
J. Osich0.10000103.061.190.5
C. Gearrin1.00000101.861.453.5
Total8.01454350---
PITCHERSIP
M. Cain (L, 3-6)5.0
B. Morris1.2
J. Osich0.1
C. Gearrin1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 8-4)6.08112303.311.4018.5
S. Oberg (H, 7)1.02000205.601.722.0
A. Ottavino1.00000202.841.344.0
J. McGee1.00001101.570.842.5
Total9.01011380---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 8-4)6.0
S. Oberg (H, 7)1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
J. McGee1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Morris (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Cain 83-53, B. Morris 24-18, J. Osich 3-3, C. Gearrin 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Cain 5-7, B. Morris 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Cain 26, B. Morris 10, J. Osich, C. Gearrin 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Freeland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 94-62, S. Oberg 24-18, A. Ottavino 15-8, J. McGee 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 11-3, S. Oberg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, S. Oberg 5, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Valaika doubled to right, Gonzalez scored, Wolters to third15
    Wolters singled to right, Reynolds scored, Gonzalez to second14
  • 6TH INNING
    Arenado singled to center, Tapia scored13
  • 5TH INNING
    Story singled to center, Desmond scored, Gonzalez to second12
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez singled to right center, Hundley scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Wolters singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Story to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jake McGee relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Denard Span hit for Cory Gearrin
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked
    • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Panik lined into double play first, Tomlinson out at first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • N. Hundley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hundley struck out looking
    • A. Hill: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hill flied out to deep left
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Cory Gearrin relieved Josh Osich
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pence singled to center
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey singled to left center, Pence to third
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Morris Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds singled to shallow center
    • I. Desmond: Desmond hit sacrifice bunt to third, Reynolds to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez intentionally walked
    • T. Story: Foul, Story lined out to center
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to right, Reynolds scored, Gonzalez to second
    • Patrick Valaika hit for Scott Oberg
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Valaika doubled to right, Gonzalez scored, Wolters to third
    • Josh Osich relieved Bryan Morris
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Tapia struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike looking, Slater singled to right
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley grounded out to third, Slater to second
    • A. Hill: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hill lined out to shortstop
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez intentionally walked
    • Brandon Belt hit for Matt Cain
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Morris pitching
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Kyle Freeland
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Amarista flied out to deep center
    • R. Tapia: Tapia singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, LeMahieu grounded out to second, Tapia to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Arenado singled to center, Tapia scored
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Tomlinson grounded out to third
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik singled to right
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Pence reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik out at second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • I. Desmond: Desmond singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Desmond stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Story singled to center, Desmond scored, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Ball, Slater grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley doubled to deep right
    • A. Hill: Ball, Hill flied out to left
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez singled to right center, Hundley scored
    • M. Cain: Strike swinging, Cain grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story popped out to second
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wolters grounded out to first
    • K. Freeland: Freeland singled to right center
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia singled to right center, Freeland to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tomlinson grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik out at second
    • B. Posey: Posey reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pence out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Tapia flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Arenado lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds walked, LeMahieu to second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond singled to shallow center, LeMahieu to third, Reynolds to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Desmond out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hundley safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error
    • A. Hill: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hill grounded into double play third to second to first, Hundley out at second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to center
    • M. Cain: Strike looking, Cain grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Story singled to right center, Gonzalez to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters singled to right center, Gonzalez scored, Story to third
    • K. Freeland: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Tomlinson picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Panik singled to right
    • H. Pence: Foul, Pence singled to shallow left, Panik to second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Posey struck out on foul tip
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Tapia grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu popped out to first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)