Jon Gray pitches Rockies past Braves 3-0

ATLANTA (AP) Jon Gray pitched Colorado to its first shutout in Atlanta in five years.

This time, he was quite good on the road.

Gray pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer and the Rockies beat the Braves 3-0 on Sunday.

It was Colorado's first shutout in Atlanta since a 6-0 win on Sept. 4, 2012. Gray improved to 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in four career starts against the Braves, including two wins this month.

''He was turning it loose,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''At times it was good old country Oklahoma hardball, and I like that from our guys.''

Rockies catcher Tony Walters, who threw out two baserunners attempting to steal, said Gray ''did a great job slowing the game down ... of just executing his pitches and staying in the moment, pitch to pitch.''

Gerardo Parra had two hits and scored two runs as Colorado took two of three from Atlanta for its first road series win since also winning two of three at Washington from July 29-30. Trevor Story also had two hits and drove in a run.

Gray (6-3) struck out seven and walked two.

''He's real good,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''He's hard to get hold of. It's a rough at-bat against him.''

Coming into the day, Gray was 1-7 with a 6.57 ERA in 13 road starts since Aug. 12, 2016. The right-hander said he hopes he has moved past that streak of road struggles.

''It's something to put in the past and just look for the next one,'' he said.

Gray was pulled after Matt Adams' leadoff single in the seventh. Pat Neshek gave up a single to Ozzie Albies but escaped the jam when pinch hitter Matt Kemp bounced into a double play.

Jake McGee worked the ninth for his third save . He also saved Colorado's 7-6 victory on Saturday night.

Mike Foltynewicz (10-10) lost his fourth straight start despite allowing only one run and four hits in five innings. Parra led off the second with a single to right field and scored on Story's one-out double to left.

Parra also led off the sixth with a single up the middle and scored on Reynolds' homer to left field off A.J. Minter.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies INF-OF Ian Desmond was to play shortstop for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday as he neared the expected end of his injury rehabilitation for a right calf strain. Desmond, a former shortstop with Washington, has played first base and the outfield in his first season with the Rockies. He could see time at shortstop when he comes off the disabled list. Story entered Sunday's game with a .224 batting average.

HOME WOES

The Braves completed a 3-6 homestand with series losses against the Reds, Mariners and Rockies. The Braves lost two of three in each series. Atlanta pitchers had a 4.78 ERA on the homestand. Since the start of July, Atlanta has won only two of nine series at SunTrust Park.

CLOSING QUESTION

Greg Holland's 36 saves rank second in the majors, but his grasp of the closer's role with the contending Rockies is shaky. He has a 7.36 ERA since June 15 with four homers allowed in his last seven appearances. He was pulled in the ninth inning of Saturday night's game and was unavailable Sunday while trying to work out problems with his slider.

Black said Holland ''is going through a tough time,'' but he would not say Holland has been removed from the role. Black said he would ''navigate'' save situations for now.

UP NEXT

Rockies: Rookie RHP Antonio Senzatela (10-4, 4.52 ERA) will make his first start against Detroit as Colorado opens a nine-game homestand.

Braves: Rookie RHP Lucas Sims (2-3, 4.13 ERA) will make his fifth start, and his first against Philadelphia, as the Braves begin a seven-game road trip.

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  • W: J. Gray (6-3)L: M. Foltynewicz (10-10)S: J. McGee (3)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (28)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF30200200.337.400.6211.0216.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40100103.314.377.402.7792.0
N. Arenado 3B50000007.308.363.588.9510.0
G. Parra LF42200022.348.379.517.8963.0
M. Reynolds 1B31121111.277.365.517.8837.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000113.238.307.356.6640.5
T. Story SS40210010.227.310.426.7364.5
T. Wolters C40000023.239.338.287.625-1.0
J. Gray P30000022.107.138.214.352-1.0
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M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10000001.261.287.535.8220.0
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Dunn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40000010.299.342.399.741-0.5
B. Phillips 3B40200010.291.330.426.7561.5
F. Freeman 1B10000311.322.420.6151.0351.5
N. Markakis RF40000014.278.357.395.752-0.5
K. Suzuki C30100002.269.345.543.8882.0
M. Adams LF40100003.271.314.523.8371.0
O. Albies 2B40100001.271.330.494.8241.0
D. Swanson SS30100012.228.308.331.639-0.5
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.054.054.054.108-0.5
a- L. Adams PH10000011.275.327.392.719-0.5
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Johnson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Foltynewicz in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Motte in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story 2 (20)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (28)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds 2 (87), T. Story (59)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (13)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - F. Freeman (4), D. Swanson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - D. Swanson, O. Albies, F. Freeman
  • E - K. Suzuki (3), D. Swanson (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 6-3)6.05002704.181.4224.5
P. Neshek (H, 15)1.01000001.570.892.0
M. Dunn (H, 17)1.00001004.261.402.0
J. McGee (S, 3)1.00000003.331.0510.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 6-3)6.0
P. Neshek (H, 15)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 17)1.0
J. McGee (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-10)5.04113604.841.515.0
A. Minter1.13220117.711.29-1.5
J. Motte0.20001003.601.23-1.0
S. Freeman1.11000202.981.283.0
J. Johnson0.20001005.621.45-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-10)5.0
A. Minter1.1
J. Motte0.2
S. Freeman1.1
J. Johnson0.2
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 99-64, P. Neshek 10-8, M. Dunn 14-7, J. McGee 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 4-5, P. Neshek 1-1, M. Dunn 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, P. Neshek 3, M. Dunn 4, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Johnson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 97-61, A. Minter 26-18, J. Motte 8-3, S. Freeman 19-14, J. Johnson 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 1-7, A. Minter 1-2, J. Motte 1-0, S. Freeman 2-0, J. Johnson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 21, A. Minter 7, J. Motte 2, S. Freeman 5, J. Johnson 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF30200200.337.400.6211.0216.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40100103.314.377.402.7792.0
N. Arenado 3B50000007.308.363.588.9510.0
G. Parra LF42200022.348.379.517.8963.0
M. Reynolds 1B31121111.277.365.517.8837.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000113.238.307.356.6640.5
T. Story SS40210010.227.310.426.7364.5
T. Wolters C40000023.239.338.287.625-1.0
J. Gray P30000022.107.138.214.352-1.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10000001.261.287.535.8220.0
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Dunn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40000010.299.342.399.741-0.5
B. Phillips 3B40200010.291.330.426.7561.5
F. Freeman 1B10000311.322.420.6151.0351.5
N. Markakis RF40000014.278.357.395.752-0.5
K. Suzuki C30100002.269.345.543.8882.0
M. Adams LF40100003.271.314.523.8371.0
O. Albies 2B40100001.271.330.494.8241.0
D. Swanson SS30100012.228.308.331.639-0.5
M. Foltynewicz P10000010.054.054.054.108-0.5
a- L. Adams PH10000011.275.327.392.719-0.5
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Motte P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Kemp PH10000002.293.339.478.8180.0
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Johnson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Foltynewicz in the 5th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Motte in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story 2 (20)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (28)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds 2 (87), T. Story (59)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (13)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - F. Freeman (4), D. Swanson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - D. Swanson, O. Albies, F. Freeman
  • E - K. Suzuki (3), D. Swanson (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 6-3)6.05002704.181.4224.5
P. Neshek (H, 15)1.01000001.570.892.0
M. Dunn (H, 17)1.00001004.261.402.0
J. McGee (S, 3)1.00000003.331.0510.0
Total9.0600370---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 6-3)6.0
P. Neshek (H, 15)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 17)1.0
J. McGee (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-10)5.04113604.841.515.0
A. Minter1.13220117.711.29-1.5
J. Motte0.20001003.601.23-1.0
S. Freeman1.11000202.981.283.0
J. Johnson0.20001005.621.45-1.0
Total9.0833591---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 10-10)5.0
A. Minter1.1
J. Motte0.2
S. Freeman1.1
J. Johnson0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 99-64, P. Neshek 10-8, M. Dunn 14-7, J. McGee 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 4-5, P. Neshek 1-1, M. Dunn 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, P. Neshek 3, M. Dunn 4, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Johnson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 97-61, A. Minter 26-18, J. Motte 8-3, S. Freeman 19-14, J. Johnson 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 1-7, A. Minter 1-2, J. Motte 1-0, S. Freeman 2-0, J. Johnson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 21, A. Minter 7, J. Motte 2, S. Freeman 5, J. Johnson 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to left, Parra scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Story doubled to left center, Parra scored, Gonzalez to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Freeman Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story doubled to right
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wolters grounded out to pitcher
    • Pat Valaika hit for Mike Dunn
    • Jim Johnson relieved Sam Freeman
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Valaika lined out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon intentionally walked
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu safe at first on shortstop Swanson fielding error, Story to third, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Suzuki flied out to right
    • M. Adams: Ball, Adams flied out to deep center
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies flied out to deep center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sam Freeman pitching
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn relieved Pat Neshek
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte flied out to left
    • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Phillips popped out to first
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Minter Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gray flied out to shallow right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to right
    • Jason Motte relieved A.J. Minter
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon stole second, Blackmon to third on catcher Suzuki fielding error, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams singled to shallow left
    • Pat Neshek relieved Jon Gray
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Albies singled to center, Adams to second
    • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to center
    • Matt Kemp hit for Jason Motte
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Albies out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parra singled to shallow center
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds homered to left, Parra scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to left
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Strike looking, Phillips reached on an infield single to third
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman walked, Phillips to second
    • N. Markakis: Strike swinging, Ball, Markakis lined out to center
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Suzuki flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon fouled out to catcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Albies lined out to center
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Swanson singled to shallow left
    • Lane Adams hit for Mike Foltynewicz
    • L. Adams: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Swanson caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story fouled out to catcher
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips singled to shallow left
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Ball, Suzuki hit by pitch, Phillips to second
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adams lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado lined out to left
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Parra struck out on foul tip
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • M. Foltynewicz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra singled to right
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds lined out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez walked, Parra to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story doubled to left center, Parra scored, Gonzalez to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to first
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suzuki singled to right
    • M. Adams: Adams lined out to left
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu lined into double play first, Blackmon out at first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Inciarte struck out on foul tip
    • B. Phillips: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Phillips struck out on foul tip
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman walked
    • N. Markakis: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Freeman caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)