Romano gets first major league win, Reds beat Rockies 6-3

DENVER (AP) Sal Romano didn't have the ball but the rookie right-hander did have a souvenir under his right eye to commemorate his first major league win.

Romano tossed five tough innings and then survived a postgame celebration that left him a little dinged, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday.

Romano (1-1), called up before the game to make his second career start, scattered six hits and allowed two runs to help the Reds split the four-game series.

His teammates congratulated him a little too much and left him with a mark under his right eye, but the 23-year-old didn't mind.

''I'll take a win and a scar,'' he said. ''You dream to get here, to get the first win is pretty special. Not just for me but my family, too. This one was fun.''

Adam Duvall hit his 20th home run and drove in two runs and Eugenio Suarez had three hits for Cincinnati.

Duvall's blast gives the Reds three players with 20 or more home runs. Joey Votto leads with 24 and Scott Schebler has 21.

''Collectively, as a whole group, we've been swinging it well,'' Duvall said.

Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood (6-10) allowed seven hits and walked four in six innings but limited the damage with some timely double plays. The Reds scored in the first on Billy Hamilton's leadoff triple and Votto's single, and Scooter Gennett scored runs in the third and fifth to give Cincinnati a 3-1 lead.

''I feel like I threw the ball good. Some balls fell in,'' Chatwood said. ''Some bad breaks on checked swings that looked like the guy swung turned into walks. But I gave my team a chance to win.''

Trevor Story kept Colorado close with an RBI single in the second, and then scored on Tony Wolters' double in the fifth. Romano got Chatwood to ground out but a walk to Raimel Tapia put runners on the corners for DJ LeMahieu and prompted a visit by manager Bryan Price to talk strategy.

''I knew he was probably coming out to tell me what the game plan was for that situation right there,'' Romano said. ''He told me what he needed to tell me and I was able to execute it very well.''

Not before going 3-0 on LeMahieu with Charlie Blackmon on deck, but he recovered to get a groundout on 3-1 to end the inning.

''I knew if I just let my sinker work, when I did fall behind I was hopefully going to get a groundball and I was able to do that,'' Romano said.

Cincinnati padded the lead to 6-2 in the eighth on Duvall's leadoff homer, an RBI double by Schebler and a pinch-hit double by Zack Cozart.

''That Duvall homer to make it 4-2, then Geno gets a base hit and Cozart pinch-hits and smokes one down the line for another run,'' Price said. ''Those are the difference makers.''

The Rockies added a run in the eighth off closer Raisel Iglesias, who retired the side in order in the ninth to finish it.

The only unfinished business was Romano trying to secure the game ball.

''I haven't gotten the ball but I'll be sure to get that,'' he said. ''Raisel probably has it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LeMahieu returned to the lineup after missing two games with a groin injury. Fellow All-Star, 3B Nolan Arenado, was out of the starting lineup for rest.

ROAD TO RECOVERY

Colorado LHP Tyler Anderson was walking on crutches in the clubhouse Thursday, three days after having surgery on his left knee. Anderson was feeling optimistic after the procedure and hopes he can be back in a month.

''There were some floaters in there they pulled out and I'm feeling better now,'' he said. ''In less than a week I should be walking and being able to throw.''

Anderson went on the 10-day DL on June 4 with left knee inflammation and returned June 22. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings in a June 25 start and went back on the DL the next day.

If he returns as expected he could be thrust in the middle of a playoff chase for the Rockies.

''The goal is to try to be back in a month and we're in a situation I can help,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Tim Adleman will open a three-game series at Arizona on Friday. Adleman is 3-3 with a 3.64 ERA in his last eight starts.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (6-9, 4.41) makes his first career start against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. He is 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA at Coors Field this season.

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  • W: S. Romano (1-1)L: T. Chatwood (6-10)
  • HR: CIN - A. Duvall (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Hamilton CF51100013.242.294.323.6173.5
S. Gennett 2B32100220.317.367.604.9715.0
J. Votto 1B30110211.316.429.6221.0503.5
A. Duvall LF51221025.280.325.564.8888.0
E. Suarez 3B51310003.260.363.446.8096.0
S. Schebler RF51210014.254.330.527.8574.5
J. Peraza SS30100001.254.279.338.6161.0
S. Turner C30100112.176.216.265.4811.5
S. Romano P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
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M. Lorenzen P0000-000.143.143.571.000-
b- Z. Cozart PH10110000.318.396.548.9443.0
R. Iglesias P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Romano in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Lorenzen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF31200110.315.365.483.8484.5
D. LeMahieu 2B30010003.306.361.382.7431.0
C. Blackmon CF40200000.314.366.571.9373.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000022.217.297.337.634-1.0
M. Reynolds 1B41100021.285.371.513.8841.0
P. Valaika 3B40000021.235.262.490.752-1.0
T. Story SS41210010.223.304.397.7013.5
T. Wolters C30110012.280.373.333.7062.5
T. Chatwood P20000011.167.167.200.367-0.5
C. Rusin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lyles P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
a- M. Tauchman PH10000010.222.417.222.639-0.5
M. Dunn P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (12), A. Duvall (25), E. Suarez (14), S. Schebler (14), Z. Cozart (18)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (6)
  • HR - A. Duvall (20)
  • SH - J. Peraza, S. Romano
  • RBI - J. Votto (62), A. Duvall 2 (61), E. Suarez (44), S. Schebler (42), Z. Cozart (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Duvall (17), Z. Cozart (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (5), T. Wolters (7)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (39), T. Story (33), T. Wolters (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (7)
  • CS - C. Blackmon (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, S. Gennett, J. Peraza, M. Lorenzen
  • E - J. Peraza (6), S. Schebler (4), S. Turner
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • DP - T. Story, T. Chatwood, D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Romano (W, 1-1)5.06221604.501.7516.0
W. Peralta (H, 5)1.00000003.200.973.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 10)1.00000103.021.233.5
R. Iglesias2.02110401.730.945.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Romano (W, 1-1)5.0
W. Peralta (H, 5)1.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 10)1.0
R. Iglesias2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 6-10)6.08334404.421.423.0
C. Rusin1.00000102.300.963.5
S. Oberg0.13330015.351.56-6.0
J. Lyles0.21000106.451.43-0.5
M. Dunn1.01001205.401.662.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 6-10)6.0
C. Rusin1.0
S. Oberg0.1
J. Lyles0.2
M. Dunn1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 84-56, W. Peralta 9-7, M. Lorenzen 10-8, R. Iglesias 33-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 5-2, W. Peralta 2-1, M. Lorenzen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Romano 20, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 3, R. Iglesias 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 100-63, C. Rusin 6-5, S. Oberg 11-7, J. Lyles 14-10, M. Dunn 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 10-1, C. Rusin 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 27, C. Rusin 3, S. Oberg 4, J. Lyles 3, M. Dunn 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Hamilton CF51100013.242.294.323.6173.5
S. Gennett 2B32100220.317.367.604.9715.0
J. Votto 1B30110211.316.429.6221.0503.5
A. Duvall LF51221025.280.325.564.8888.0
E. Suarez 3B51310003.260.363.446.8096.0
S. Schebler RF51210014.254.330.527.8574.5
J. Peraza SS30100001.254.279.338.6161.0
S. Turner C30100112.176.216.265.4811.5
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M. Lorenzen P0000-000.143.143.571.000-
b- Z. Cozart PH10110000.318.396.548.9443.0
R. Iglesias P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Romano in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Lorenzen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF31200110.315.365.483.8484.5
D. LeMahieu 2B30010003.306.361.382.7431.0
C. Blackmon CF40200000.314.366.571.9373.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000022.217.297.337.634-1.0
M. Reynolds 1B41100021.285.371.513.8841.0
P. Valaika 3B40000021.235.262.490.752-1.0
T. Story SS41210010.223.304.397.7013.5
T. Wolters C30110012.280.373.333.7062.5
T. Chatwood P20000011.167.167.200.367-0.5
C. Rusin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lyles P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
a- M. Tauchman PH10000010.222.417.222.639-0.5
M. Dunn P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total32383011110-----
  • a-struck out for Lyles in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (12), A. Duvall (25), E. Suarez (14), S. Schebler (14), Z. Cozart (18)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (6)
  • HR - A. Duvall (20)
  • SH - J. Peraza, S. Romano
  • RBI - J. Votto (62), A. Duvall 2 (61), E. Suarez (44), S. Schebler (42), Z. Cozart (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Duvall (17), Z. Cozart (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (5), T. Wolters (7)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (39), T. Story (33), T. Wolters (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (7)
  • CS - C. Blackmon (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, S. Gennett, J. Peraza, M. Lorenzen
  • E - J. Peraza (6), S. Schebler (4), S. Turner
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • DP - T. Story, T. Chatwood, D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Romano (W, 1-1)5.06221604.501.7516.0
W. Peralta (H, 5)1.00000003.200.973.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 10)1.00000103.021.233.5
R. Iglesias2.02110401.730.945.0
Total9.08331110---
PITCHERSIP
S. Romano (W, 1-1)5.0
W. Peralta (H, 5)1.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 10)1.0
R. Iglesias2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 6-10)6.08334404.421.423.0
C. Rusin1.00000102.300.963.5
S. Oberg0.13330015.351.56-6.0
J. Lyles0.21000106.451.43-0.5
M. Dunn1.01001205.401.662.0
Total9.01366581---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 6-10)6.0
C. Rusin1.0
S. Oberg0.1
J. Lyles0.2
M. Dunn1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Romano 84-56, W. Peralta 9-7, M. Lorenzen 10-8, R. Iglesias 33-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Romano 5-2, W. Peralta 2-1, M. Lorenzen 2-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Romano 20, W. Peralta 3, M. Lorenzen 3, R. Iglesias 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 100-63, C. Rusin 6-5, S. Oberg 11-7, J. Lyles 14-10, M. Dunn 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 10-1, C. Rusin 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 27, C. Rusin 3, S. Oberg 4, J. Lyles 3, M. Dunn 5
  • 8TH INNING
    LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to center, Tapia scored63
    Cozart doubled to shallow left, Schebler scored62
    Schebler doubled to deep right, Suarez scored52
    Duvall homered to right42
  • 5TH INNING
    Wolters doubled to deep right, Story scored32
    Duvall doubled to deep right, Gennett scored31
  • 3RD INNING
    Suarez singled to center, Gennett scored, Duvall to second21
  • 2ND INNING
    Story singled to center, Reynolds scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Votto singled to right center, Hamilton scored, Gennett to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez doubled to deep left, Votto to third
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Schebler grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika flied out to left
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg relieved Chris Rusin
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall homered to right
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Suarez singled to shallow center
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler doubled to deep right, Suarez scored
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to third
    • Jordan Lyles relieved Scott Oberg
    • S. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • Zack Cozart hit for Michael Lorenzen
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cozart doubled to shallow left, Schebler scored
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • Mike Tauchman hit for Jordan Lyles
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Tapia doubled to shallow right, Tapia to third on right fielder Schebler fielding error
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to center, Tapia scored
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon to third on catcher Turner fielding error, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Wandy Peralta
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Story safe at first on 2nd baseman Peraza fielding error
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Story out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul tip, Schebler struck out on foul tip
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Peraza singled to center
    • S. Turner: Turner fouled out to first
    • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Sal Romano
    • P. Kivlehan: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kivlehan grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wandy Peralta pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Foul, Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Duvall doubled to deep right, Gennett scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
    • T. Story: Story reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Wolters doubled to deep right, Story scored
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to first, Wolters to third
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tapia walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Turner: Turner singled to center
    • S. Romano: Romano hit into double play pitcher to shortstop to second, Turner out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Gennett doubled to left center
    • J. Votto: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto walked
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Duvall reached on fielder's choice to right, Gennett to third, Votto out at second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to center, Gennett scored, Duvall to second
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Schebler grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Suarez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chatwood struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler singled to left
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Schebler to second
    • S. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • S. Romano: Romano hit sacrifice bunt to third, Schebler to third, Turner to second
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to right
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valaika grounded out to second, Reynolds to second
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story singled to center, Reynolds scored
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton tripled to deep right
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Votto singled to right center, Hamilton scored, Gennett to third
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Votto out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romano Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia reached on an infield single to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Tapia out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)