Rockies back Marquez with 3 HRs, beat Brewers 8-4

DENVER (AP) German Marquez got hit hard at times on Friday night.

Nothing like the shelling Milwaukee starter Matt Garza took, though.

Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff home run of the season, Marquez won for the first time in three weeks and the Colorado Rockies beat the Brewers 8-4 on Friday night.

Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez also homered and each drove in two runs, and Nolan Arenado had a two-run triple for the Rockies, who are one game up on the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top NL wild card.

''We have a right-hander that we have success (against) in the past,'' Gonzalez said of the 33-year-old Garza. ''So we want to jump ahead and try to score some runs and give him a rough night.

''That's exactly what we thought about before the game and then we did it in the game.''

Marquez (10-5) allowed four runs - including three solo shots - in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one while getting his first win since July 29.

Trailing 2-1, the Rockies took the lead with a three-run third. Marquez legged out a double with one out and Blackmon singled to put runners at the corners. Arenado got his two-run triple off the right-field wall with two outs, and Parra followed with a run-scoring single that zipped off the outstretched glove of Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia to put Colorado ahead 4-2.

Parra added a solo homer and Gonzalez's two-run shot a batter later chased Garza (6-7) in the fifth.

''What was important today is our starting pitcher did a nice job,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said. ''Kept us right there, and when we took the lead, he kept us there.''

Domingo Santana homered for Milwaukee, and Keon Broxton and Arcia hit consecutive solo shots, the sixth time the Brewers have had back-to-back homers this year.

Eric Thames added a double and triple for the Brewers, who began a nine-game road trip. The loss ended a four-game winning streak.

''It's not something that we want to come in and do,'' Broxton said. ''I think tomorrow we're going to come back with a little chip on our shoulder and get things done the right way.''

Garza allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings. He is now 2-6 with a 6.90 ERA in his career against the Rockies and 0-4 with a 10.02 mark at Coors Field.

Blackmon drove a slider over the left field wall on Garza's fourth pitch of the game.

''I didn't do a great job of keeping it down,'' Garza said. ''It's just missed spots and they took advantage of it.''

BATS COMING ALIVE?

The Rockies scored more than four runs for just the third time in their last 13 games.

BULLPEN DOES THE JOB

Four pitchers combined to throw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for Colorado.

''The whole year they've been really consistent,'' Gonzalez said. ''They're the big reason why we're here today and in the lead in the wild card race. We're going to need those guys if we want to get to the postseason. Pitching is important but the bullpen is even bigger.''

HOFFMAN GETS A BREATHER

The Rockies optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque after he surrendered four home runs in 4 1/3 innings against Atlanta on Thursday. Colorado manager Bud Black said Hoffman won't pitch for at least five to six days to give his arm a break. The 24-year-old went 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in last six outings.

INF Ryan McMahon was also optioned to the minors. To fill the roster spots, the Rockies recalled RHP Scott Oberg and OF Mike Tauchman.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: C Stephen Vogt (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and C Andrew Susac was placed on the 10-day DL.

Rockies: Arenado was back in the lineup after a sharply hit ball hit his left hand on Thursday. The ball hit the same spot where Arenado was hit by a fastball from Miami pitcher Vance Worley four days earlier. ''It doesn't feel good,'' Arenado said. ''But I can still swing. I can still play defense.''

UP NEXT

Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 1.50 ERA) had his turn in the rotation skipped on Tuesday. Over his first two starts in the majors, the 24-year-old has given up two runs in 12 innings.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (0-0, 0.00) made an emotional return to the mound Monday, tossing seven shutout innings against Atlanta. Bettis was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November and underwent chemotherapy over the season.

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  • W: G. Marquez (10-5)L: M. Garza (6-7)
  • HR: MIL - K. Broxton (20), D. Santana (20), O. Arcia (12), COL - C. Gonzalez (8), G. Parra (10), C. Blackmon (29)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Thames 1B51200021.245.360.522.8835.0
N. Walker 2B50210002.275.349.454.8033.0
R. Braun LF40000023.290.363.535.897-1.0
T. Shaw 3B40000012.290.363.550.913-0.5
D. Santana RF41111011.269.362.469.8315.5
M. Pina C30000010.287.330.452.782-0.5
a- S. Vogt C10100000.226.295.414.7092.0
K. Broxton CF41211021.229.305.469.7746.0
O. Arcia SS31111111.284.327.424.7516.5
M. Garza P20000013.097.125.097.222-0.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Villar PH10000000.222.281.348.6280.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- E. Sogard PH00000100.284.396.415.8121.0
  • a-doubled for Pina in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Jeffress in the 6th
  • c-walked for Torres in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32211100.337.399.6261.0259.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40100015.310.370.391.7610.5
N. Arenado 3B31120101.312.364.594.9587.0
G. Parra LF41221002.344.371.526.8978.0
M. Reynolds 1B31000121.278.368.509.8761.0
C. Gonzalez RF42221002.238.305.359.6649.0
J. Lucroy C30000100.254.325.354.6791.0
T. Story SS40000011.223.303.419.722-0.5
G. Marquez P11100000.222.222.278.5003.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Tauchman PH00000100.222.462.222.6840.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika PH10000010.273.300.552.852-0.5
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Dunn in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Thames (20), S. Vogt (9)
  • 3B - E. Thames (2)
  • HR - D. Santana (20), K. Broxton (20), O. Arcia (12)
  • RBI - N. Walker (39), D. Santana (63), K. Broxton (45), O. Arcia (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (19), O. Arcia (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Marquez (2)
  • 3B - N. Arenado (7)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (29), G. Parra (10), C. Gonzalez (8)
  • SH - G. Marquez (5)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (77), N. Arenado 2 (105), G. Parra 2 (59), C. Gonzalez 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (38), G. Parra (20)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Tauchman
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, O. Arcia, N. Walker
  • E - T. Shaw (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - T. Story (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 6-7)4.19872234.811.40-10.0
J. Jeffress0.20000004.981.660.0
C. Torres3.00003303.921.477.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 6-7)4.1
J. Jeffress0.2
C. Torres3.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 10-5)5.27441634.241.3013.0
M. Dunn0.10000004.541.440.0
J. McGee1.11000203.551.093.0
P. Neshek0.21000101.520.93-0.5
G. Holland1.00001202.661.163.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 10-5)5.2
M. Dunn0.1
J. McGee1.1
P. Neshek0.2
G. Holland1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Garza (4)
  • IBB - M. Garza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 81-51, J. Jeffress 8-5, C. Torres 38-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 8-3, J. Jeffress 1-1, C. Torres 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 24, J. Jeffress 2, C. Torres 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 95-62, M. Dunn 4-2, J. McGee 12-9, P. Neshek 9-7, G. Holland 18-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-4, J. McGee 1-0, P. Neshek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, M. Dunn, J. McGee 4, P. Neshek 3, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Thames 1B51200021.245.360.522.8835.0
N. Walker 2B50210002.275.349.454.8033.0
R. Braun LF40000023.290.363.535.897-1.0
T. Shaw 3B40000012.290.363.550.913-0.5
D. Santana RF41111011.269.362.469.8315.5
M. Pina C30000010.287.330.452.782-0.5
a- S. Vogt C10100000.226.295.414.7092.0
K. Broxton CF41211021.229.305.469.7746.0
O. Arcia SS31111111.284.327.424.7516.5
M. Garza P20000013.097.125.097.222-0.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Villar PH10000000.222.281.348.6280.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- E. Sogard PH00000100.284.396.415.8121.0
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  • a-doubled for Pina in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Jeffress in the 6th
  • c-walked for Torres in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF32211100.337.399.6261.0259.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40100015.310.370.391.7610.5
N. Arenado 3B31120101.312.364.594.9587.0
G. Parra LF41221002.344.371.526.8978.0
M. Reynolds 1B31000121.278.368.509.8761.0
C. Gonzalez RF42221002.238.305.359.6649.0
J. Lucroy C30000100.254.325.354.6791.0
T. Story SS40000011.223.303.419.722-0.5
G. Marquez P11100000.222.222.278.5003.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Tauchman PH00000100.222.462.222.6840.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika PH10000010.273.300.552.852-0.5
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Dunn in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Thames (20), S. Vogt (9)
  • 3B - E. Thames (2)
  • HR - D. Santana (20), K. Broxton (20), O. Arcia (12)
  • RBI - N. Walker (39), D. Santana (63), K. Broxton (45), O. Arcia (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (19), O. Arcia (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Marquez (2)
  • 3B - N. Arenado (7)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (29), G. Parra (10), C. Gonzalez (8)
  • SH - G. Marquez (5)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (77), N. Arenado 2 (105), G. Parra 2 (59), C. Gonzalez 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (38), G. Parra (20)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Tauchman
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, O. Arcia, N. Walker
  • E - T. Shaw (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - T. Story (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 6-7)4.19872234.811.40-10.0
J. Jeffress0.20000004.981.660.0
C. Torres3.00003303.921.477.5
Total8.0987553---
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 6-7)4.1
J. Jeffress0.2
C. Torres3.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 10-5)5.27441634.241.3013.0
M. Dunn0.10000004.541.440.0
J. McGee1.11000203.551.093.0
P. Neshek0.21000101.520.93-0.5
G. Holland1.00001202.661.163.0
Total9.09442113---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 10-5)5.2
M. Dunn0.1
J. McGee1.1
P. Neshek0.2
G. Holland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Garza (4)
  • IBB - M. Garza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 81-51, J. Jeffress 8-5, C. Torres 38-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 8-3, J. Jeffress 1-1, C. Torres 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 24, J. Jeffress 2, C. Torres 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 95-62, M. Dunn 4-2, J. McGee 12-9, P. Neshek 9-7, G. Holland 18-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-4, J. McGee 1-0, P. Neshek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, M. Dunn, J. McGee 4, P. Neshek 3, G. Holland 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Arcia homered to center48
    Broxton homered to center38
  • 5TH INNING
    Gonzalez homered to left center, Reynolds scored28
    Parra homered to right center26
  • 4TH INNING
    Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Gonzalez scored, Lucroy to third on 3rd baseman Shaw fielding error25
  • 3RD INNING
    Parra singled to left center, Arenado scored24
    Arenado tripled to deep right, Marquez and Blackmon scored23
    Walker singled to right, Thames scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Santana homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Blackmon homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Eric Sogard hit for Carlos Torres
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Pat Neshek relieved Jake McGee
    • D. Santana: Santana grounded out to pitcher
    • Stephen Vogt hit for Manny Pina
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Vogt doubled to deep right
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Pat Valaika hit for Pat Neshek
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Ball, Walker singled to left
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded into double play third to second to first, Walker out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Arenado to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Reynolds out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana lined out to center
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Broxton homered to center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia homered to center
    • Jonathan Villar hit for Jeremy Jeffress
    • Mike Dunn relieved German Marquez
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Tauchman hit for Mike Dunn
    • Carlos Torres pitching
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tauchman caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Blackmon flied out to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Thames doubled to deep right center
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Shaw grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado lined out to right
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra homered to right center
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out, reached on wild pitch
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez homered to left center, Reynolds scored
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Matt Garza
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy popped out to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia walked
    • M. Garza: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garza struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to right
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Story: Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Gonzalez scored, Lucroy to third on 3rd baseman Shaw fielding error
    • G. Marquez: Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Story to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon intentionally walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames tripled to deep right center
    • N. Walker: Walker singled to right, Thames scored
    • R. Braun: Braun lined out to second
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw popped out to shortstop
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Marquez doubled to left center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center, Marquez to third
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado tripled to deep right, Marquez and Blackmon scored
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra singled to left center, Arenado scored
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to third, Parra out at second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana homered to center
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Broxton singled to center
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt, Arcia safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Broxton to second
    • M. Garza: Ball, Garza grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez flied out to center
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames popped out to third
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon homered to left center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado reached on fielder's choice to third, LeMahieu out at second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Parra grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Arenado out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)