Marquez, Rockies beat Pirates 7-3 after benches empty

DENVER (AP) In the midst of a dominating outing, German Marquez had one wayward pitch that fueled a near brawl.

Marquez matched a career best with nine strikeouts in seven solid innings and also became the latest Rockies pitcher to hit a Pirates batter with a pitch as Colorado beat Pittsburgh 7-3 on Saturday night.

Marquez (8-4) plunked Andrew McCutchen in the sixth inning, and the Pirates outfielder strode toward the mound before being headed off by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and slowly taking his base. Going into the game, the Pirates had a major league-high 55 batters hit by pitches, including four by Rockies pitchers on Friday night.

''It never was on purpose,'' Marquez said through a translator. ''All I want to do is play baseball.''

Said Rockies manager Bud Black: ''No way he hit Andrew McCutchen (on purpose). That ball got away.''

In apparent retaliation, Chad Kuhl threw an inside pitch leading off the bottom of the sixth that narrowly missed Carlos Gonzalez, who had to back away from the plate sharply to avoid it. He dropped his bat and walked toward the mound, exchanging words with Kuhl as Fairchild and catcher Francisco Cervelli blocked his path. Players and coaches from both teams streamed onto the field and though there were some heated exchanges, no punches were thrown.

''You know, we got hit five times in two games and we try to push somebody off the plate and they took exception to it,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

McCutchen shrugged off the tension and the back-and-forth between the teams as part of the game.

''I don't think it's a matter of being hit by one pitch too many,'' he said. ''It's baseball. People are going to get hit by pitches. It's going to happen.''

Calm ultimately prevailed after warnings were issued to both teams and play resumed without further incident.

Mark Reynolds added a pair of run-scoring singles and Charlie Blackmon scored after doubling in the third and tripling in the eighth.

The Pirates had their six-game winning streak halted despite Josh Bell's home run leading off the fourth.

Marquez gave up an RBI double to McCutchen in the first but kept the Pirates largely in check the rest of the way. He set down three straight batters in the fourth after yielding Bell's homer to start the inning, and recorded strikeouts in six of his seven innings.

Black said Marquez's slider and curveball were particularly effective strikeout pitches.

''The fastball has velocity and when he hits his spots, he's going to go through stretches where he gets quick outs,'' Black said. ''But you saw some of their swings on breaking balls. They didn't see it. They did not see the breaking ball.''

Marquez also singled for the Rockies' first hit of the game in the third and scored.

Greg Holland got four outs for his major league-leading 31st save in 32 chances. The Pirates loaded the bases in the ninth with one out but Holland struck out pinch-hitter Jose Osuna and got Josh Harrison to fly out to center around an infield RBI single by Starling Marte.

Kuhl (3-7) allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings. He started strong but the Rockies got to him for a three-run third that put Colorado in front to stay.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: OF Gregory Polanco has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after straining his left hamstring running out a grounder in Friday's win over the Rockies. LHP Steve Brault was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill the roster vacancy. Brault is expected to work out of the bullpen.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis, who's battling back from testicular cancer, is slated to make his third rehab start and first at the Triple-A level for Albuquerque on Sunday. He's slated to throw 60-65 pitches.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova (10-6, 3.27 ERA) has gone 0-2 with an 8.40 ERA in three previous career starts against the Rockies, all while he was with the New York Yankees.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (9-7, 3.67 ERA), who carried a no-hitter into the ninth in his last start, faces Pittsburgh for the second time this season. A rookie, Freeland took the loss in Pittsburgh's 7-1 home victory earlier this season.

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RockiesCOL57-42
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  • W: G. Marquez (8-4)L: C. Kuhl (3-7)S: G. Holland (31)
  • HR: PIT - J. Bell (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Bell 1B41111014.248.325.487.8125.5
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F. Cervelli C40000022.273.365.417.782-1.0
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b- J. Osuna PH10000013.243.287.453.739-0.5
  • a-walked for Schugel in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Brault in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF52200012.328.382.615.9976.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40120001.311.367.395.7613.0
N. Arenado 3B41210111.313.360.593.9535.5
M. Reynolds 1B40110023.281.372.506.8781.0
I. Desmond LF40210001.288.332.394.7264.0
C. Gonzalez RF31200102.223.301.340.6415.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Story SS31110102.232.310.415.7264.0
T. Wolters C30000012.259.353.311.664-0.5
G. Marquez P31100002.214.214.250.4642.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Amarista RF11110000.261.285.387.6714.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. McCutchen (20)
    • HR - J. Bell (18)
    • RBI - S. Marte (8), A. McCutchen (57), J. Bell (53)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Blackmon (20), N. Arenado (31), I. Desmond (8), C. Gonzalez (15), A. Amarista (9)
    • 3B - C. Blackmon (13)
    • SF - D. LeMahieu (4)
    • SH - T. Wolters (2)
    • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (45), N. Arenado (83), M. Reynolds (67), I. Desmond (31), T. Story (44), A. Amarista (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (14), N. Arenado (32), M. Reynolds (25), I. Desmond (15)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - S. Marte (5)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. McCutchen (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kuhl (L, 3-7)6.09441404.921.471.0
    A. Schugel1.02111102.251.25-0.5
    S. Brault1.022210018.003.00-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kuhl (L, 3-7)6.0
    A. Schugel1.0
    S. Brault1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez (W, 8-4)7.03222914.201.3628.5
    J. McGee (H, 15)0.21002003.181.08-3.0
    G. Holland (S, 31)1.12112101.721.065.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (W, 8-4)7.0
    J. McGee (H, 15)0.2
    G. Holland (S, 31)1.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Kuhl (3)
    • IBB - A. Schugel
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kuhl 106-62, A. Schugel 11-8, S. Brault 28-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kuhl 8-5, A. Schugel 2-0, S. Brault 2-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Kuhl 27, A. Schugel 6, S. Brault 6
    • Balks - C. Kuhl
    PITCHING
    • HBP - G. Marquez (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 97-62, J. McGee 20-11, G. Holland 34-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-5, J. McGee 1-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, J. McGee 4, G. Holland 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    S. Marte LF50310000.263.313.355.6696.0
    J. Harrison 2B41000106.272.351.427.7782.0
    A. McCutchen CF20110100.295.387.512.8995.0
    J. Bell 1B41111014.248.325.487.8125.5
    D. Freese 3B31100121.250.384.360.7442.0
    J. Jaso RF30000102.222.309.407.7161.0
    F. Cervelli C40000022.273.365.417.782-1.0
    J. Mercer SS30000120.262.338.415.7530.0
    C. Kuhl P20000020.037.071.037.108-1.0
    A. Schugel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- A. Frazier PH00000100.265.344.360.7041.0
    S. Brault P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- J. Osuna PH10000013.243.287.453.739-0.5
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    • a-walked for Schugel in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Brault in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF52200012.328.382.615.9976.5
    D. LeMahieu 2B40120001.311.367.395.7613.0
    N. Arenado 3B41210111.313.360.593.9535.5
    M. Reynolds 1B40110023.281.372.506.8781.0
    I. Desmond LF40210001.288.332.394.7264.0
    C. Gonzalez RF31200102.223.301.340.6415.0
    G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. Story SS31110102.232.310.415.7264.0
    T. Wolters C30000012.259.353.311.664-0.5
    G. Marquez P31100002.214.214.250.4642.0
    J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Amarista RF11110000.261.285.387.6714.0
    Total34713703516-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. McCutchen (20)
      • HR - J. Bell (18)
      • RBI - S. Marte (8), A. McCutchen (57), J. Bell (53)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Blackmon (20), N. Arenado (31), I. Desmond (8), C. Gonzalez (15), A. Amarista (9)
      • 3B - C. Blackmon (13)
      • SF - D. LeMahieu (4)
      • SH - T. Wolters (2)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (45), N. Arenado (83), M. Reynolds (67), I. Desmond (31), T. Story (44), A. Amarista (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (14), N. Arenado (32), M. Reynolds (25), I. Desmond (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Marte (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. McCutchen (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kuhl (L, 3-7)6.09441404.921.471.0
      A. Schugel1.02111102.251.25-0.5
      S. Brault1.022210018.003.00-2.0
      Total8.01377350---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kuhl (L, 3-7)6.0
      A. Schugel1.0
      S. Brault1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (W, 8-4)7.03222914.201.3628.5
      J. McGee (H, 15)0.21002003.181.08-3.0
      G. Holland (S, 31)1.12112101.721.065.5
      Total9.06336101---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (W, 8-4)7.0
      J. McGee (H, 15)0.2
      G. Holland (S, 31)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Kuhl (3)
      • IBB - A. Schugel
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kuhl 106-62, A. Schugel 11-8, S. Brault 28-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kuhl 8-5, A. Schugel 2-0, S. Brault 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Kuhl 27, A. Schugel 6, S. Brault 6
      • Balks - C. Kuhl
      PITCHING
      • HBP - G. Marquez (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 97-62, J. McGee 20-11, G. Holland 34-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-5, J. McGee 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, J. McGee 4, G. Holland 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Freese scored, Jaso to third, Mercer to second37
      • 8TH INNING
        LeMahieu singled to center, Amarista scored27
        Amarista doubled to right, Story scored26
      • 7TH INNING
        Desmond singled to right, Blackmon scored, Arenado to second25
      • 4TH INNING
        Story singled to left, Gonzalez scored24
        Bell homered to right23
      • 3RD INNING
        Reynolds singled to right, Arenado scored13
        Arenado doubled to deep right, Blackmon scored12
        LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Marquez scored, Blackmon to third11
      • 1ST INNING
        McCutchen doubled to left center, Harrison scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • G. Holland Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Freese singled to center
        • J. Jaso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jaso walked, Freese to second
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cervelli lined out to right, Freese to third
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mercer walked, Jaso to second
        • Jose Osuna hit for Steven Brault
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Freese scored, Jaso to third, Mercer to second
        • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harrison flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jake McGee relieved German Marquez
        • Adam Frazier hit for A.J. Schugel
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • S. Marte: Marte singled to shallow left center, Frazier to second
        • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Ball, Harrison grounded into double play third to second to first, Frazier to third, Marte out at second
        • A. McCutchen: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
        • Greg Holland relieved Carlos Gonzalez
        • Alexi Amarista in right
        • J. Bell: Bell flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Steven Brault pitching
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story walked
        • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt, Wolters hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Story to second
        • A. Amarista: Ball, Foul, Amarista doubled to right, Story scored
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to second, Amarista to third
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to center, Amarista scored
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Jaso: Ball, Strike looking, Jaso lined out to shortstop
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • J. Mercer: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercer flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A.J. Schugel relieved Chad Kuhl
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon tripled to deep right center
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Arenado intentionally walked
        • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Desmond singled to right, Blackmon scored, Arenado to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison lined out to shortstop
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen hit by pitch
        • J. Bell: Bell lined out to second
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to center
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Story lined out to center
        • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
        • G. Marquez: Marquez flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
        • C. Kuhl: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kuhl struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado singled to left center
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond doubled to deep center, Arenado out at home
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bell homered to right
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
        • J. Jaso: Ball, Jaso grounded out to second
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez doubled to deep right
        • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez to third on wild pitch, Foul, Story singled to left, Gonzalez scored
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first, Story to second
        • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story to third on balk, Marquez grounded out to first
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte singled to left
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Marte stole second, Harrison lined into double play first to shortstop, Marte out at second
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wolters grounded out to first
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Marquez singled to center
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon doubled to deep center, Marquez to third
        • D. LeMahieu: Foul, LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Marquez scored, Blackmon to third
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to deep right, Blackmon scored
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reynolds singled to right, Arenado scored
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
        • C. Kuhl: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kuhl struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to pitcher
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to deep center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harrison walked
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen doubled to left center, Harrison scored
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freese walked
        • J. Jaso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jaso grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kuhl Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)