Marquez pitches Rockies past Nationals 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) German Marquez is rolling along quite nicely for the Colorado Rockies. Just ask Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals.

Marquez carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, Trevor Story homered and Colorado beat Washington 4-2 on Saturday night in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Marquez (9-4) set down his first 16 batters before allowing three hits in a span of four hitters in the sixth inning. The right-hander struck out a career-high 10 while allowing two runs and three hits over seven innings in his 20th career start.

''That's a really special performance when you take a perfecto into the sixth inning,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said.

Pat Neshek, who was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia on Wednesday, pitched a perfect eighth in his Rockies debut. Greg Holland, who was activated from the paternity list Saturday, completed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 32nd save in 33 tries.

Marquez won his fourth consecutive start. He also joined teammates Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela as the only rookies in the majors with at least nine victories this season.

''He had great stuff going tonight,'' Nationals catcher Matt Wieters said. "He had a curveball that was really sharp. It was tough. He was able to throw it for strikes early and then throw a hard one below. He got rolling there the first time through the lineup.''

Harper went 0 for 4 to end his 19-game hitting streak. Tanner Roark (8-7) labored through five innings, allowing four runs and five hits with four walks.

''He was wild wide off the plate,'' Washington manager Dusty Baker said. ''Every time he tried to go away, it'd be off the plate.''

Story hit a two-run drive to right-center in the second for his 15th homer this season. Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds added consecutive RBI doubles in the fifth.

Marquez struck out Adam Lind to open the sixth. Wieters then poked a single to left to break up Marquez's bid for a perfect game and pinch hitter Howie Kendrick, making his Washington debut a day after he was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia, doubled.

Wilmer Difo got Washington on the board with a two-run single, but Harper struck out to end the threat.

Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon and Lind, the Nationals' Nos. 3-7 hitters, each entered the night hitting at least .317. They combined to go 0 for 16.

''To hold this lineup that they have to what he did tonight, he obviously had electric stuff throwing 98, 99,'' Reynolds said. ''He was dotting his slider and curveball and threw his changeup when he had to. He was impressive.''

STORY TIME

Story hit his third homer in five games. It's the first time he has had such a stretch since smacking three in four games April 18-22.

''That was a really solid at-bat and he got a ball out over the plate and hit the opposite-field homer,'' Black said. ''Trev's had better at-bats the last month.''

MAKING MOVES

Colorado recalled outfielder Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque, optioned right-hander Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque and designated right-hander Jordan Lyles for assignment. Estevez is 4-0 with an 8.10 ERA in 18 games with Colorado this season, while Lyles was 0-2 with a 6.94 ERA in 33 appearances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: INF Stephen Drew was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left abdominal strain. ... General manager Mike Rizzo said RHP Stephen Strasburg came through his Saturday bullpen session well. Strasburg (right elbow nerve impingement) is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Rockies: Freeland (10-7, 3.64 ERA) and RHP Jon Gray (3-1, 5.84 ERA) start Sunday in a split doubleheader prompted by Friday's rainout.

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde makes his major league debut in Sunday's first game. RHP Edwin Jackson (1-1, 3.75 ERA) gets the nod in the nightcap.

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  • W: G. Marquez (9-4)L: T. Roark (8-7)S: G. Holland (32)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40000010.323.375.603.979-0.5
D. LeMahieu 2B31100100.312.374.392.7673.0
N. Arenado 3B40000002.310.357.586.9420.0
G. Parra LF31210100.363.385.547.9336.0
M. Reynolds 1B40110023.283.371.518.8904.0
C. Gonzalez RF31100112.228.303.341.6444.5
T. Story SS41121031.234.310.436.7455.5
T. Wolters C30000120.251.349.302.6510.0
G. Marquez P30000022.194.194.226.419-1.0
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G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Goodwin CF40000032.241.309.487.796-1.5
W. Difo SS40120020.260.327.353.6812.0
B. Harper RF40000021.334.435.6401.075-1.0
R. Zimmerman 1B30000010.315.357.577.934-0.5
D. Murphy 2B30000010.337.391.576.967-0.5
A. Rendon 3B30000000.314.419.5851.0050.0
A. Lind LF30000010.320.371.540.911-0.5
M. Wieters C31100010.249.297.381.6781.5
T. Roark P10000000.111.135.139.2740.0
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH11100000.345.401.465.8663.0
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Severino PH10000010.250.250.500.750-0.5
O. Perez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Solis in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Albers in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (13), M. Reynolds (15)
  • HR - T. Story (15)
  • RBI - G. Parra (44), M. Reynolds (71), T. Story 2 (49)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (15), M. Reynolds (27)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Kendrick (9)
  • RBI - W. Difo 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Difo 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Reynolds (2), C. Gonzalez (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 9-4)7.032201004.081.2931.0
P. Neshek (H, 11)1.00000101.090.803.5
G. Holland (S, 32)1.00000101.671.0410.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 9-4)7.0
P. Neshek (H, 11)1.0
G. Holland (S, 32)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 8-7)5.05444814.931.401.0
S. Solis1.000001012.962.283.5
M. Albers2.01000001.640.865.0
O. Perez1.00000303.681.144.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 8-7)5.0
S. Solis1.0
M. Albers2.0
O. Perez1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 99-72, P. Neshek 11-9, G. Holland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-6, P. Neshek 2-0, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 24, P. Neshek 3, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Roark (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 109-66, S. Solis 10-6, M. Albers 24-14, O. Perez 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 3-4, S. Solis 2-0, M. Albers 3-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, S. Solis 3, M. Albers 6, O. Perez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40000010.323.375.603.979-0.5
D. LeMahieu 2B31100100.312.374.392.7673.0
N. Arenado 3B40000002.310.357.586.9420.0
G. Parra LF31210100.363.385.547.9336.0
M. Reynolds 1B40110023.283.371.518.8904.0
C. Gonzalez RF31100112.228.303.341.6444.5
T. Story SS41121031.234.310.436.7455.5
T. Wolters C30000120.251.349.302.6510.0
G. Marquez P30000022.194.194.226.419-1.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10000010.258.286.558.844-0.5
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Goodwin CF40000032.241.309.487.796-1.5
W. Difo SS40120020.260.327.353.6812.0
B. Harper RF40000021.334.435.6401.075-1.0
R. Zimmerman 1B30000010.315.357.577.934-0.5
D. Murphy 2B30000010.337.391.576.967-0.5
A. Rendon 3B30000000.314.419.5851.0050.0
A. Lind LF30000010.320.371.540.911-0.5
M. Wieters C31100010.249.297.381.6781.5
T. Roark P10000000.111.135.139.2740.0
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH11100000.345.401.465.8663.0
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Severino PH10000010.250.250.500.750-0.5
O. Perez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Solis in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Albers in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (13), M. Reynolds (15)
  • HR - T. Story (15)
  • RBI - G. Parra (44), M. Reynolds (71), T. Story 2 (49)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Parra (15), M. Reynolds (27)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Kendrick (9)
  • RBI - W. Difo 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Difo 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Reynolds (2), C. Gonzalez (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 9-4)7.032201004.081.2931.0
P. Neshek (H, 11)1.00000101.090.803.5
G. Holland (S, 32)1.00000101.671.0410.5
Total9.03220120---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 9-4)7.0
P. Neshek (H, 11)1.0
G. Holland (S, 32)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 8-7)5.05444814.931.401.0
S. Solis1.000001012.962.283.5
M. Albers2.01000001.640.865.0
O. Perez1.00000303.681.144.5
Total9.06444121---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 8-7)5.0
S. Solis1.0
M. Albers2.0
O. Perez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 99-72, P. Neshek 11-9, G. Holland 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-6, P. Neshek 2-0, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 24, P. Neshek 3, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Roark (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 109-66, S. Solis 10-6, M. Albers 24-14, O. Perez 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 3-4, S. Solis 2-0, M. Albers 3-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, S. Solis 3, M. Albers 6, O. Perez 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Difo singled to left, Wieters and Kendrick scored42
  • 5TH INNING
    Reynolds doubled to deep right, Parra scored40
    Parra doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Story homered to right center, Gonzalez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Oliver Perez pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Pat Valaika hit for Pat Neshek
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Albers Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Reynolds popped out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gonzalez grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Parra out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek relieved German Marquez
    • A. Lind: Strike swinging, Foul, Lind grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Wieters grounded out to third
    • Pedro Severino hit for Matt Albers
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Albers pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado popped out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy fouled out to catcher
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Sammy Solis relieved Tanner Roark
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Marquez grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Lind: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lind struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Ball, Wieters singled to left
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Sammy Solis
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick doubled to deep left, Wieters to third
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Difo singled to left, Wieters and Kendrick scored
    • B. Harper: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon popped out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to right
    • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Parra doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds doubled to deep right, Parra scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Reynolds stole third, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike swinging, Foul, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Murphy struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon fouled out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez stole second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Wolters intentionally walked
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodwin lined out to left
    • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Difo struck out looking
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Lind: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lind lined out to left
    • M. Wieters: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • T. Roark: Ball, Foul, Roark grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story homered to right center, Gonzalez scored
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Marquez struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • D. Murphy: Murphy grounded out to second
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rendon flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado flied out to center
    • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra walked, LeMahieu to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)