Story homers twice in Rockies' 17-2 win over Braves

DENVER (AP) Trevor Story had a feeling the Colorado Rockies were about to snap out of their offensive slump, and when they did, his bat led the way.

Story had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Jon Gray pitched six strong innings, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 17-2 on Wednesday night.

''I felt like one of those games was coming for us eventually,'' Story said. ''We definitely haven't been swinging the bats the past two weeks like we wanted to. Hopefully, tonight was a good sign.''

Mark Reynolds also homered and drove in four runs, and DJ LeMahieu had a double and RBI single in his fifth four-hit game of the season for the Rockies, who had scored three or fewer runs in their previous eight games, going 2-6 in that span.

Gerardo Parra added three hits and four RBIs for the Rockies, who finished the night one run shy of their season-high. They beat San Diego 18-4 on July 19 in a game that Gray also started.

''Every team in baseball goes through a little lull where they can't seem to get the big hit or string hits together,'' Reynolds said. ''We kind of had that in Cleveland and Miami and the first two games here. Today was huge for everyone on the team, confidence-wise. I think this will keep our confidence heading in the right direction, knowing we can be this kind of offense.''

Gray (5-2) allowed two runs and five hits to win for the second time in three starts this month. He struck out six and walked two.

Leading 6-0, the Rockies broke the game open with a five-run fourth. Para's one-out single put runners at the corners and chased Mike Foltynewicz (10-8). Reynolds hit Luke Jackson's first pitch over the center-field wall for his 25th home run and Story had a two-run shot later in the inning to make it 11-0.

Story connected again in the seventh, a three-run drive off reliever Max Fried, for his 18th of the season and fifth career multihomer game.

Colorado scored runs in each of the first five innings in a hit parade that featured a two-run double by Nolan Arenado in a three-run fifth and a two-run single by Parra in a three-run second.

Atlanta had runners on second and third with two outs in the fifth but Dansby Swanson's liner was picked out of the air on a leaping catch by shortstop Story to end the inning.

The Braves trailed 14-0 before getting on the scoreboard in the sixth with a two-run single by Nick Markakis. Colorado's run total represented a season high in runs allowed by the Braves.

Foltynewicz went 3 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and career-high nine runs in falling to 0-3 lifetime against Colorado in six appearances, four of them starts.

''It was just one of those times where I got ahead of guys and I just couldn't finish,'' Foltynewicz said. ''I don't know what it was. Really, things just weren't working out for me and I was just leaving balls over the middle of the plate with two strikes and then bloop hits and gappers. Walking people doesn't help either.''

The start of the game was delayed 16 minutes because of bad weather.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: OF Matt Kemp ran the bases Wednesday at Coors Field and came out of the conditioning drills well. He's expected to repeat the exercises Friday and his status will then be re-evaluated. Kemp has been on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain since July 29.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson is scheduled to throw a second bullpen session from the standard pitching distance on Thursday as he continues his rehab from a left knee injury. Anderson, who is on the 60-day disabled list, underwent surgery July 3.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Lucas Sims (0-3, 5.71 ERA) seeks his first win of the season with his scheduled start in Thursday's series finale.

Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (6-4, 5.15 ERA) is slated to make his fifth start of the season in a day game. He has gone 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA in four previous day-game starts.

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  • W: J. Gray (5-2)L: M. Foltynewicz (10-8)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (25), T. Story 2 (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Inciarte CF40100022.298.342.394.7360.0
B. Phillips 3B31100001.283.325.426.7512.0
J. Peterson 3B10000010.203.289.301.589-0.5
F. Freeman 1B30100110.320.421.6251.0471.5
N. Markakis RF30220000.279.360.397.7574.0
L. Adams RF10000001.262.311.405.7160.0
K. Suzuki C30000023.258.335.500.835-1.0
a- M. Adams PH10000010.270.313.502.815-0.5
D. Santana LF40100012.206.247.364.6110.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.170.231.319.550-0.5
D. Swanson SS30100012.214.284.314.5981.5
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.059.059.059.118-0.5
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Fried P11000111.000.500.000.5001.5
R. Brothers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Suzuki in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32100201.333.394.6101.0045.0
P. Valaika 2B-LF10000011.277.304.560.864-0.5
D. LeMahieu 2B54410002.314.374.397.77110.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Chatwood P10000010.152.152.182.333-0.5
N. Arenado 3B52220113.311.361.590.9518.5
G. Parra LF41340001.346.371.521.8929.0
a- R. McMahon PH-2B20000010.167.286.167.452-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B52341013.280.368.512.88011.5
C. Gonzalez RF41000123.236.303.350.6531.0
J. Lucroy C43200102.251.322.350.6728.0
T. Story SS42362111.229.308.429.73617.5
J. Gray P30000032.120.154.240.394-1.5
b- A. Amarista PH-CF10000101.239.270.366.6361.0
  • a-grounded out for Parra in the 7th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gray in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Swanson (17)
  • RBI - N. Markakis 2 (58)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (23), N. Arenado 2 (36), G. Parra (19), J. Lucroy 2 (19)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (25), T. Story 2 (18)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (51), N. Arenado 2 (103), G. Parra 4 (57), M. Reynolds 4 (80), T. Story 6 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (18), G. Parra 2 (19), M. Reynolds (29), T. Story 5 (24)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-8)3.19883504.751.50-13.5
L. Jackson1.06661124.761.39-9.5
M. Fried2.23333214.761.94-2.0
R. Brothers1.00000307.531.474.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-8)3.1
L. Jackson1.0
M. Fried2.2
R. Brothers1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 5-2)6.05222604.741.4822.0
A. Ottavino1.01000204.831.613.0
T. Chatwood2.01000405.061.447.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 5-2)6.0
A. Ottavino1.0
T. Chatwood2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 97-62, L. Jackson 38-23, M. Fried 52-28, R. Brothers 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-0, M. Fried 5-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 22, L. Jackson 10, M. Fried 14, R. Brothers 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 101-68, A. Ottavino 14-10, T. Chatwood 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, T. Chatwood 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, A. Ottavino 4, T. Chatwood 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Inciarte CF40100022.298.342.394.7360.0
B. Phillips 3B31100001.283.325.426.7512.0
J. Peterson 3B10000010.203.289.301.589-0.5
F. Freeman 1B30100110.320.421.6251.0471.5
N. Markakis RF30220000.279.360.397.7574.0
L. Adams RF10000001.262.311.405.7160.0
K. Suzuki C30000023.258.335.500.835-1.0
a- M. Adams PH10000010.270.313.502.815-0.5
D. Santana LF40100012.206.247.364.6110.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.170.231.319.550-0.5
D. Swanson SS30100012.214.284.314.5981.5
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.059.059.059.118-0.5
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Fried P11000111.000.500.000.5001.5
R. Brothers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Suzuki in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32100201.333.394.6101.0045.0
P. Valaika 2B-LF10000011.277.304.560.864-0.5
D. LeMahieu 2B54410002.314.374.397.77110.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Chatwood P10000010.152.152.182.333-0.5
N. Arenado 3B52220113.311.361.590.9518.5
G. Parra LF41340001.346.371.521.8929.0
a- R. McMahon PH-2B20000010.167.286.167.452-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B52341013.280.368.512.88011.5
C. Gonzalez RF41000123.236.303.350.6531.0
J. Lucroy C43200102.251.322.350.6728.0
T. Story SS42362111.229.308.429.73617.5
J. Gray P30000032.120.154.240.394-1.5
b- A. Amarista PH-CF10000101.239.270.366.6361.0
Total42171817371120-----
  • a-grounded out for Parra in the 7th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gray in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Swanson (17)
  • RBI - N. Markakis 2 (58)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (23), N. Arenado 2 (36), G. Parra (19), J. Lucroy 2 (19)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (25), T. Story 2 (18)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (51), N. Arenado 2 (103), G. Parra 4 (57), M. Reynolds 4 (80), T. Story 6 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (18), G. Parra 2 (19), M. Reynolds (29), T. Story 5 (24)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-8)3.19883504.751.50-13.5
L. Jackson1.06661124.761.39-9.5
M. Fried2.23333214.761.94-2.0
R. Brothers1.00000307.531.474.5
Total8.01817177113---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-8)3.1
L. Jackson1.0
M. Fried2.2
R. Brothers1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 5-2)6.05222604.741.4822.0
A. Ottavino1.01000204.831.613.0
T. Chatwood2.01000405.061.447.0
Total9.07222120---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 5-2)6.0
A. Ottavino1.0
T. Chatwood2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 97-62, L. Jackson 38-23, M. Fried 52-28, R. Brothers 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 5-0, M. Fried 5-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 22, L. Jackson 10, M. Fried 14, R. Brothers 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 101-68, A. Ottavino 14-10, T. Chatwood 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, T. Chatwood 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, A. Ottavino 4, T. Chatwood 6
  • 7TH INNING
    Story homered to left center, Reynolds and Lucroy scored217
  • 6TH INNING
    Markakis singled to center, Fried and Phillips scored, Freeman to second214
  • 5TH INNING
    Parra doubled to deep left, Arenado scored014
    Arenado doubled to deep center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored013
  • 4TH INNING
    Story homered to left, Gonzalez scored011
    Reynolds homered to center, LeMahieu and Parra scored09
  • 3RD INNING
    Story singled to center, Lucroy scored06
  • 2ND INNING
    Parra singled to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third05
    LeMahieu singled to center, Lucroy scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second03
  • 1ST INNING
    Reynolds singled to center, Arenado scored02
    Parra grounded out to shortstop, LeMahieu scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Adams hit for Kurt Suzuki
    • M. Adams: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Chatwood relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Pat Valaika in left
    • Ryan McMahon at second
    • J. Peterson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman singled to center
    • L. Adams: Strike swinging, Ball, Adams grounded into double play third to second to first, Freeman out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Rex Brothers relieved Max Fried
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chatwood struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • Pat Valaika at second
    • Alexi Amarista in center
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies grounded out to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Swanson doubled to deep right center
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Fried struck out looking
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jace Peterson at third
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Gerardo Parra
    • Lane Adams in right
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, McMahon grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to left center, Reynolds to third
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Story homered to left center, Reynolds and Lucroy scored
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Amarista walked
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fried walked
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Inciarte lined out to right
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Phillips reached on an infield single to shortstop, Fried to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked, Fried to third, Phillips to second
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis singled to center, Fried and Phillips scored, Freeman to second
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story walked
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Jon Gray
    • A. Amarista: Foul, Strike looking, Amarista reached on fielder's choice to second, Story out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked, Amarista to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop, Amarista to third, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Arenado lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Markakis singled to left
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Suzuki popped out to first
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana singled to center, Markakis to second
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to second, Markakis to third, Santana to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Swanson lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Jackson Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Arenado doubled to deep center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Parra doubled to deep left, Arenado scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds popped out to shortstop
    • Max Fried relieved Luke Jackson
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Parra to third
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte singled to right center
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips grounded into double play third to second to first, Inciarte out at second
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu doubled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Parra singled to left, LeMahieu to third
    • Luke Jackson relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds homered to center, LeMahieu and Parra scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy lined out to left
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Story homered to left, Gonzalez scored
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Albies flied out to deep center
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to deep right center
    • T. Story: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Story singled to center, Lucroy scored
    • J. Gray: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lucroy to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center, Lucroy scored, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado walked
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra singled to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored, Arenado to third
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Phillips grounded out to third
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Freeman grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado doubled to deep left, LeMahieu to third
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to shortstop, LeMahieu scored
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to center, Arenado scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)