Rockies overcome Freeland injury to beat Phillies 4-3

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland lasted just three batters before leaving with a strained left groin. The Rockies' relievers kept them in the game until the hitters could win it.

Five relievers teamed up to help overcome the loss of Freeland, and Colorado got a game-tying homer from Nolan Arenado in the seventh inning and a go-ahead RBI single by D.J. LeMahieu in the eighth for a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

''Everyone did a great job keeping it a close game to give our offense a chance to win it,'' said Mike Dunn (4-1), who picked up the victory with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Freeland, whose 11 wins this season lead major league rookies, appeared to tweak his leg after delivering a pitch to Aaron Altherr. Manager Bud Black and team trainers came out to check Freeland and made the decision to pull him after he threw several warmup pitches.

''Our bullpen was amazing,'' said Pat Valaika, who scored the winning run. ''That's hard to do for almost nine innings, to keep the game close for us. But this game was pretty much won by our relievers.''

There's still no word on Freeland's status for his next start. Freeland, who recorded one out before being forced out, was receiving treatment after the game and unavailable for comment.

Chris Rusin was the first of the five relievers used by the Rockies. Greg Holland finished up by getting three outs for his 34th save, the most for a Rockies pitcher in 12 years.

With the score tied at 3, Valaika started the eighth by drawing a walk off Luis Garcia (1-3). Garcia retired the next two batters and Charlie Blackmon was then walked intentionally before LeMahieu drove a single to right-center field to score Valaika.

''In that last inning, it was pick your poison,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ''Do I want to face Blackmon or LeMahieu? He is a good hitter. All those guys are good hitters.''

LeMahieu said he wasn't bothered that the Phillies walked Blackmon to get to him.

''I didn't think he was disrespecting me or anything like that but it did feel good to come through in that situation,'' said LeMahieu, last season's NL batting champion.

The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on Altherr's RBI single but the Rockies came right back in their half of the inning against Ricardo Pinto, as Arenado's 25th home run tied the game.

Trailing 2-0, the Phillies tied it in the sixth behind Nick Williams' run-scoring double and Maikel Franco's RBI triple, both off reliever Antonio Senzatela.

The Rockies broke on top, taking advantage of three first-inning walks by Vince Velasquez that loaded the bases before Carlos Gonzalez delivered a two-out, two-run single.

The Phillies are 0-4 at the halfway point of an eight-game road trip.

TRAINERS' ROOM

Phillies: Catcher Andrew Knapp was held out of the lineup because of a bruised right hand. Knapp left Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after being struck by a foul ball. Cameron Rupp started at catcher in place of Knapp and Jorge Alfaro was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... Altherr left the game in the eighth inning with a hamstring injury and may be headed for a stint on the disabled list, Mackanin said after the game.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis took another step toward rejoining the team after battling testicular cancer. He pitched into the sixth inning in a rehab start Thursday for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. Black said Bettis is expected to take another turn with the Isotopes in five days and his status - he remains on the 60-day disabled list - will be re-evaluated after that.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Canadian-born RHP Nick Pivetta (4-6, 5.45 ERA) is slated to start the middle game of the series after pitching six innings of one-run ball in his last start.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (3-2, 5.52 ERA) has gone 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA in three previous starts at Coors Field this season.

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  • W: M. Dunn (4-1)L: L. Garcia (1-3)S: G. Holland (34)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51200013.294.360.421.7805.5
F. Galvis SS50000012.251.303.409.712-0.5
A. Altherr RF41210011.285.357.536.8943.5
L. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Joseph 1B40000013.253.310.446.757-0.5
N. Williams LF41310011.311.348.575.9235.5
M. Franco 3B40210011.227.283.401.6844.5
O. Herrera CF40100012.278.321.445.7660.5
C. Rupp C30000114.224.311.419.7300.5
V. Velasquez P20000003.250.280.250.5300.0
a- H. Kim PH10000002.226.316.285.6010.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Nava RF10000000.301.397.404.8010.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Velasquez in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF31000203.328.384.602.9863.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40110112.322.385.410.7952.5
N. Arenado 3B51111015.315.363.598.9615.5
G. Parra LF21100200.354.380.534.9145.0
M. Reynolds 1B20100201.285.373.522.8953.0
C. Gonzalez RF40120004.227.299.342.6413.0
T. Story SS30000015.227.303.416.719-0.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Valaika SS01000100.256.288.552.8402.0
J. Lucroy C30100001.247.306.345.6513.0
K. Freeland P0000-000.195.214.293.000-
C. Rusin P00000000.429.429.429.8570.0
A. Senzatela P10000001.133.133.167.3000.0
A. Amarista SS10100000.254.276.369.6451.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000001.298.350.456.8060.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Dunn in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (13), N. Williams (7)
  • 3B - M. Franco
  • RBI - A. Altherr (49), N. Williams (22), M. Franco (56)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (16), J. Lucroy (16)
  • HR - N. Arenado (25)
  • SH - C. Rusin
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (49), N. Arenado (97), C. Gonzalez 2 (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (17), C. Gonzalez 2 (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (12)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Rupp (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.03226304.821.465.5
R. Pinto1.12110015.171.850.0
H. Milner0.21000003.971.59-1.0
L. Garcia (L, 1-3)1.01112002.631.21-6.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
R. Pinto1.1
H. Milner0.2
L. Garcia (L, 1-3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland0.11000103.701.39-0.5
C. Rusin3.14000502.781.107.5
A. Senzatela2.03221004.781.270.0
S. Oberg1.02110005.911.760.0
M. Dunn (W, 4-1)1.10000104.301.4110.5
G. Holland (S, 34)1.00000101.561.0210.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland0.1
C. Rusin3.1
A. Senzatela2.0
S. Oberg1.0
M. Dunn (W, 4-1)1.1
G. Holland (S, 34)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Garcia (4)
  • HBP - V. Velasquez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 96-54, R. Pinto 18-11, H. Milner 10-6, L. Garcia 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-7, R. Pinto 2-1, H. Milner 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 25, R. Pinto 5, H. Milner 3, L. Garcia 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 11-10, C. Rusin 58-36, A. Senzatela 32-17, S. Oberg 16-13, M. Dunn 15-10, G. Holland 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rusin 2-3, A. Senzatela 4-2, S. Oberg 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 2, C. Rusin 14, A. Senzatela 10, S. Oberg 5, M. Dunn 4, G. Holland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51200013.294.360.421.7805.5
F. Galvis SS50000012.251.303.409.712-0.5
A. Altherr RF41210011.285.357.536.8943.5
L. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Joseph 1B40000013.253.310.446.757-0.5
N. Williams LF41310011.311.348.575.9235.5
M. Franco 3B40210011.227.283.401.6844.5
O. Herrera CF40100012.278.321.445.7660.5
C. Rupp C30000114.224.311.419.7300.5
V. Velasquez P20000003.250.280.250.5300.0
a- H. Kim PH10000002.226.316.285.6010.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Nava RF10000000.301.397.404.8010.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Velasquez in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF31000203.328.384.602.9863.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40110112.322.385.410.7952.5
N. Arenado 3B51111015.315.363.598.9615.5
G. Parra LF21100200.354.380.534.9145.0
M. Reynolds 1B20100201.285.373.522.8953.0
C. Gonzalez RF40120004.227.299.342.6413.0
T. Story SS30000015.227.303.416.719-0.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Valaika SS01000100.256.288.552.8402.0
J. Lucroy C30100001.247.306.345.6513.0
K. Freeland P0000-000.195.214.293.000-
C. Rusin P00000000.429.429.429.8570.0
A. Senzatela P10000001.133.133.167.3000.0
A. Amarista SS10100000.254.276.369.6451.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000001.298.350.456.8060.0
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Dunn in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (13), N. Williams (7)
  • 3B - M. Franco
  • RBI - A. Altherr (49), N. Williams (22), M. Franco (56)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (16), J. Lucroy (16)
  • HR - N. Arenado (25)
  • SH - C. Rusin
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (49), N. Arenado (97), C. Gonzalez 2 (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (17), C. Gonzalez 2 (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (12)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Rupp (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.03226304.821.465.5
R. Pinto1.12110015.171.850.0
H. Milner0.21000003.971.59-1.0
L. Garcia (L, 1-3)1.01112002.631.21-6.0
Total8.0744831---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
R. Pinto1.1
H. Milner0.2
L. Garcia (L, 1-3)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland0.11000103.701.39-0.5
C. Rusin3.14000502.781.107.5
A. Senzatela2.03221004.781.270.0
S. Oberg1.02110005.911.760.0
M. Dunn (W, 4-1)1.10000104.301.4110.5
G. Holland (S, 34)1.00000101.561.0210.5
Total9.01033180---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland0.1
C. Rusin3.1
A. Senzatela2.0
S. Oberg1.0
M. Dunn (W, 4-1)1.1
G. Holland (S, 34)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Garcia (4)
  • HBP - V. Velasquez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 96-54, R. Pinto 18-11, H. Milner 10-6, L. Garcia 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-7, R. Pinto 2-1, H. Milner 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 25, R. Pinto 5, H. Milner 3, L. Garcia 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 11-10, C. Rusin 58-36, A. Senzatela 32-17, S. Oberg 16-13, M. Dunn 15-10, G. Holland 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rusin 2-3, A. Senzatela 4-2, S. Oberg 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 2, C. Rusin 14, A. Senzatela 10, S. Oberg 5, M. Dunn 4, G. Holland 3
  • 8TH INNING
    LeMahieu singled to right, Valaika scored, Blackmon to third34
  • 7TH INNING
    Arenado homered to left center33
    Altherr singled to left center, Hernandez scored32
  • 6TH INNING
    Franco tripled to right center, Williams scored22
    Williams doubled to left center, Altherr scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Gonzalez singled to right, Blackmon and Parra scored, Reynolds to third02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • D. Nava: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nava flied out to right
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Galvis lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco flied out to left
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera lined out to left
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rupp lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia relieved Aaron Altherr
    • Daniel Nava in right
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • J. Lucroy: Strike swinging, Valaika to second on passed ball, Foul, Lucroy popped out to second
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Mike Dunn
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia lined out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon intentionally walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right, Valaika scored, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez doubled to left
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis grounded out to shortstop, Hernandez to third
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Altherr singled to left center, Hernandez scored
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Joseph fouled out to first
    • Pat Valaika at shortstop
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Pinto Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado homered to left center
    • Hoby Milner relieved Ricardo Pinto
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Altherr singled to right center
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Williams doubled to left center, Altherr scored
    • M. Franco: Franco tripled to right center, Williams scored
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rupp walked
    • Hyun Soo Kim hit for Vince Velasquez
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • Alexi Amarista at shortstop
    • H. Kim: Kim reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rupp out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ricardo Pinto pitching
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy flied out to right
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista singled to right
    • C. Blackmon: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Amarista out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Ball, Velasquez grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Arenado grounded out to second
    • G. Parra: Parra doubled to deep right
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, Parra to third, Reynolds out at second
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Story popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to center
    • M. Franco: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Antonio Senzatela relieved Chris Rusin
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rupp grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Lucroy doubled to deep right center
    • A. Senzatela: Senzatela reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Lucroy out at third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon flied out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis lined out to center
    • A. Altherr: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra walked
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds lined out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Story flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams singled to left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Franco singled to center, Williams to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Herrera reached on bunt single to pitcher, Williams to third, Franco to second
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • V. Velasquez: Foul, Velasquez popped out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to second, Herrera out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy hit by pitch
    • C. Rusin: Rusin hit sacrifice bunt to first, Lucroy to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Arenado flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez singled to center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez stole second
    • A. Altherr: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging
    • Altherr grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Parra walked
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Blackmon to third, Parra to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right, Blackmon and Parra scored, Reynolds to third
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)