Arenado hits 3-run shot for 30th HR, Rockies top Tigers 7-3

DENVER (AP) Warwick Saupold got the best of Nolan Arenado on Monday night. The slugger got redemption in his rematch with the Detroit Tigers reliever 24 hours later.

Arenado capped a four-run seventh inning with his 30th homer, and the Colorado Rockies beat Detroit 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Arenado's three-run shot off Saupold broke open a close game and helped the Rockies win for the fourth time in six tries. Colorado increased its lead to four games over Milwaukee for the second NL wild card.

''It was huge for us, especially after losing a tough game (Monday),'' Arenado said.

It was a bounce-back game for Arenado. Saupold struck him out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Detroit's win Monday, but Arenado didn't miss an 0-1 pitch Tuesday.

''Yesterday I feel I let the team down with my bases loaded at-bat where I struck out,'' he said. ''To be able to come up and help them out today feels good.''

Mikie Mahtook tied the game for Detroit in the top of the seventh with a two-run homer, his 10th, before the Rockies rallied in the bottom half.

Colorado went ahead 4-3 on singles by Jonathan Lucroy - who reached after an 11-pitch at-bat - and Trevor Story, and a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez off starter Michael Fulmer (10-12).

''Lucroy in that seventh inning put up a hell of an at-bat,'' Fulmer said. ''You have to tip your cap to him. I thought he fouled off some good pitches, took some good pitches as well.''

Charlie Blackmon reached on a fielder's choice. Saupold walked DJ LeMahieu, and Arenado followed with his three-run drive to reach 30 homers for the third straight season. He leads the majors with 111 RBIs.

''I got ahead with a first-pitch breaking ball like I did the previous night,'' Saupold said. ''The fastball didn't get in enough and he made me pay.''

LeMahieu hit his seventh homer in the first inning and Gerardo Parra had a two-run single to give Rockies starter German Marquez a 3-0 lead. Marquez tied a career high with 10 strikeouts before leaving with one out in the seventh.

Pat Neshek (2-1) and two more relievers retired the last eight batters.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera was not in the lineup due to back tightness that will likely keep him out Wednesday as well. ''He's a little sore,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''He's probably not going to play, given the off day. We'll see how he feels (Wednesday).'' Ausmus said Cabrera was available to pinch hit Tuesday. ... Ausmus said DH Victor Martinez (irregular heartbeat) is scheduled to see the team doctors Wednesday.

Rockies: Gonzalez, a late scratch Monday, was kept out of the starting lineup with his sore left ankle. He received treatment before the game and was well enough to pinch hit in the seventh.

UMPIRE INJURED

Plate umpire Mike Everitt left in the middle of the first inning after being hit by a warmup pitch from Fulmer.

Everitt was crouched behind Tigers catcher James McCann as Fulmer threw warmup pitches in the middle of the inning. One pitch got past McCann and hit Everitt in the upper right thigh area. He was attended to by a Rockies trainer and left the game.

Fulmer said the two-seam fastball he threw moved more than he expected.

''I've never seen my ball do that before, ever,'' Fulmer said. ''I tried to throw a two-seamer, it moved a good 2 or 3 feet. I've never done it before in my life. I feel terrible for hitting him and I hope he's OK.''

Tom Woodring moved from second base to home plate and the rest of the game was played with three umpires. The game was delayed 12 minutes.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (9-8, 3.90 ERA) is 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies. He tossed a complete game on June 19, 2011, in his only start at Coors Field.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (0-1, 3.79) will make his fourth start since returning from cancer treatment. He allowed five runs over five innings in a loss at Atlanta on Friday.

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COL72-60
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  • W: P. Neshek (5-3)L: M. Fulmer (10-12)
  • HR: DET - M. Mahtook (10), COL - D. LeMahieu (7), N. Arenado (30)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Presley RF30100010.292.342.375.7170.5
a- J. Jones PH-CF10000010.169.270.262.532-0.5
J. Upton LF40100020.280.363.546.9090.0
A. Romine LF00000000.238.300.357.6570.0
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.248.305.447.7521.5
J. McCann C41000031.252.322.432.754-0.5
M. Mahtook CF-RF42221010.280.333.465.7989.5
J. Hicks 1B30210000.319.370.526.8964.0
J. Iglesias SS20000111.252.286.365.6510.5
M. Fulmer P30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Saupold P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Ferrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Presley in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42100001.339.401.6181.0193.0
D. LeMahieu 2B23111200.314.380.408.78710.0
N. Arenado 3B41131002.307.363.589.9518.0
G. Parra RF40120010.341.372.505.8772.5
M. Reynolds 1B40000031.274.361.509.870-1.5
I. Desmond LF30100100.289.333.390.7234.0
J. Lucroy C41200011.254.323.360.6832.5
T. Story SS40200012.230.311.427.7381.5
G. Marquez P20000001.211.211.263.4740.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gonzalez PH00010000.238.307.356.6631.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Neshek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (24), M. Mahtook (13), J. Hicks (12)
  • HR - M. Mahtook (10)
  • RBI - M. Mahtook 2 (31), J. Hicks (18)
BATTING
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (7), N. Arenado (30)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (56), N. Arenado 3 (111), G. Parra 2 (62), C. Gonzalez (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 3 (44), G. Parra 2 (22)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fulmer (L, 10-12)6.18551313.831.150.5
D. Stumpf0.10000002.701.310.0
W. Saupold0.11221113.881.37-3.5
J. Ferrell1.00001206.231.623.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fulmer (L, 10-12)6.1
D. Stumpf0.1
W. Saupold0.1
J. Ferrell1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez6.173311014.181.3215.0
P. Neshek (W, 5-3)0.20000101.550.887.5
M. Dunn1.00000104.171.373.5
A. Ottavino1.00000104.891.613.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez6.1
P. Neshek (W, 5-3)0.2
M. Dunn1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 109-73, D. Stumpf 2-2, W. Saupold 14-8, J. Ferrell 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 10-5, D. Stumpf 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, D. Stumpf, W. Saupold 3, J. Ferrell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 87-63, P. Neshek 7-6, M. Dunn 15-9, A. Ottavino 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-0, P. Neshek 1-0, M. Dunn 1-1, A. Ottavino 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, P. Neshek 2, M. Dunn 3, A. Ottavino 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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DET57-74
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000020.241.322.396.718-1.0
A. Presley RF30100010.292.342.375.7170.5
a- J. Jones PH-CF10000010.169.270.262.532-0.5
J. Upton LF40100020.280.363.546.9090.0
A. Romine LF00000000.238.300.357.6570.0
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.248.305.447.7521.5
J. McCann C41000031.252.322.432.754-0.5
M. Mahtook CF-RF42221010.280.333.465.7989.5
J. Hicks 1B30210000.319.370.526.8964.0
J. Iglesias SS20000111.252.286.365.6510.5
M. Fulmer P30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Saupold P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Ferrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Presley in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF42100001.339.401.6181.0193.0
D. LeMahieu 2B23111200.314.380.408.78710.0
N. Arenado 3B41131002.307.363.589.9518.0
G. Parra RF40120010.341.372.505.8772.5
M. Reynolds 1B40000031.274.361.509.870-1.5
I. Desmond LF30100100.289.333.390.7234.0
J. Lucroy C41200011.254.323.360.6832.5
T. Story SS40200012.230.311.427.7381.5
G. Marquez P20000001.211.211.263.4740.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gonzalez PH00010000.238.307.356.6631.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Neshek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (24), M. Mahtook (13), J. Hicks (12)
  • HR - M. Mahtook (10)
  • RBI - M. Mahtook 2 (31), J. Hicks (18)
BATTING
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (7), N. Arenado (30)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (56), N. Arenado 3 (111), G. Parra 2 (62), C. Gonzalez (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 3 (44), G. Parra 2 (22)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fulmer (L, 10-12)6.18551313.831.150.5
D. Stumpf0.10000002.701.310.0
W. Saupold0.11221113.881.37-3.5
J. Ferrell1.00001206.231.623.0
Total8.0977362---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fulmer (L, 10-12)6.1
D. Stumpf0.1
W. Saupold0.1
J. Ferrell1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez6.173311014.181.3215.0
P. Neshek (W, 5-3)0.20000101.550.887.5
M. Dunn1.00000104.171.373.5
A. Ottavino1.00000104.891.613.5
Total9.07331131---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez6.1
P. Neshek (W, 5-3)0.2
M. Dunn1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 109-73, D. Stumpf 2-2, W. Saupold 14-8, J. Ferrell 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 10-5, D. Stumpf 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, D. Stumpf, W. Saupold 3, J. Ferrell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 87-63, P. Neshek 7-6, M. Dunn 15-9, A. Ottavino 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-0, P. Neshek 1-0, M. Dunn 1-1, A. Ottavino 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, P. Neshek 2, M. Dunn 3, A. Ottavino 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Arenado homered to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored37
    Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to center, Lucroy scored34
    Mahtook homered to left center, McCann scored33
  • 5TH INNING
    Hicks doubled to deep right center, Mahtook scored13
  • 3RD INNING
    Parra singled to left, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    LeMahieu homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castellanos grounded out to first
    • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mahtook grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep left
    • JaCoby Jones hit for Alex Presley
    • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jeff Ferrell relieved Warwick Saupold
    • Andrew Romine in left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds flied out to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond walked
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Desmond stole second, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castellanos doubled to left center
    • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos out at third
    • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Mahtook homered to left center, McCann scored
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt
    • Iglesias struck out swinging
    • M. Fulmer: Fulmer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy singled to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story singled to right, Lucroy to third
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Pat Neshek
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to center, Lucroy scored
    • Daniel Stumpf relieved Michael Fulmer
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon reached on fielder's choice to second, Story out at second
    • Warwick Saupold relieved Daniel Stumpf
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado homered to center, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • A. Presley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Presley grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra flied out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Reynolds struck out on foul tip
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mahtook doubled to deep right center
    • J. Hicks: Hicks doubled to deep right center, Mahtook scored
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias walked
    • M. Fulmer: Strike looking, Fulmer hit into double play first to third to second, Hicks out at third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon fouled out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
    • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castellanos lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond grounded out to second
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story singled to center
    • G. Marquez: Marquez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Story out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • M. Fulmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Fulmer struck out looking
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Strike looking, Marquez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded out to third, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra singled to left, Blackmon and LeMahieu scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • M. Mahtook: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond singled to deep right
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center, Desmond to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Desmond out at home, Lucroy to second, Desmond out at home, Lucroy to second, Story flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • A. Presley: Ball, Presley singled to right
    • J. Upton: Ball, Upton singled to right, Presley to second, Upton out at second
    • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu homered to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to first
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Parra grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)