Gonzalez homers to lead Rockies past Nationals 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Carlos Gonzalez has watched a lot Colorado Rockies relievers work over the years. He definitely likes what he's seeing now.

Gonzalez homered and had a sacrifice fly to drive in both of Colorado's runs, and the bullpen threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in the Rockies' third straight victory, a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Scott Oberg (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief for the win and Wade Davis, the last of five relievers, worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.

''This year and last, obviously, they're horses,'' Gonzalez said. ''They go out there and we feel confident playing behind them knowing that they're going to keep the game the same.''

Gonzalez gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with his third homer of the season, and hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Bryce Harper hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth for Washington, which has scored five runs while losing its last three games.

''As a team, I think we're having good at-bats,'' Harper said. ''Plugging along the best we can.''

Washington's Tanner Roark (1-1) allowed two runs- one earned - and three hits over six innings.

Rockies starter Kyle Freeland left with two outs in the fifth, allowing a run and four hits. He pitched out of jams in the first and third innings, but allowed the tying run before departing.

''Kyle, you know he bobbed and weaved his way through 4 2/3 innings, kept us there,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''The game, with one swing, could have went the other way and it didn't.''

Roark didn't allow a hit until the fourth, when Gonzalez homered to center off a 2-0 changeup.

''If our pitching continues to give us a chance to win, we're going to start winning these games,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''I know we are. I'm not worried about that.''

Gonzalez didn't hit his third home run last season until late May.

''I never consider myself a power hitter,'' he said. ''When the home run comes, it's just a really good swing to a really good pitch and that means I'm under control, I'm not chasing bad pitches.''

DJ LeMahieu reached on shortstop Trea Turner's error to start the sixth, went to third on Gerardo Parra's single, and scored on Gonzalez's fly to right.

PAIN-FOUL AT-BAT

3B Anthony Rendon left the game after fouling a ball off his left big toe in the fifth inning. Martinez said X-rays were negative. ''We'll see how he feels tomorrow,'' Martinez said.

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

After Sunday's finale, the Rockies and Nationals don't meet again until the final series of the season, Sept. 28-30 at Colorado.

BRAWL FALLOUT

Colorado's Nolan Arenado (five games) and Parra (four) received suspensions from Major League Baseball for their roles in Wednesday's brawl with the Padres. Arenado charged the mound after San Diego's Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back. The pair has appealed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon (right quad tightness) missed his fourth straight game. Black, asked if a trip to the disabled was possible, said: ''I don't want to say no, but I think it's more likely that he'll play in a game before he'll go on the DL.''

Nationals: 2B Daniel Murphy (offseason knee surgery) took groundballs with a brace on his right knee. ''I'm assuming that he's going to have to wear some kind of brace (when he returns). I don't know the size of the brace,'' Martinez said. ''What I do know is that I watched him run and he ran pretty good. He's getting close.''

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 5.63) allowed a career-high 10 hits in his last start, a loss to the Padres.

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (2-1, 0.90), who threw a two-hit shutout Monday against Atlanta, is 1-4 with a 4.76 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.

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  • W: S. Oberg (1-0)L: T. Roark (1-1)S: W. Davis (6)
  • HR: COL - C. Gonzalez (3)
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G. Parra LF40200000.261.320.348.6681.0
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C. Iannetta C40000032.300.404.425.829-1.5
I. Desmond CF40000022.196.208.392.600-1.0
T. Story SS30100000.200.290.400.6901.0
R. McMahon 1B30000011.050.174.050.224-0.5
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Shaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS30100110.208.333.283.6162.5
A. Rendon 3B10100200.286.355.411.7663.0
M. Sierra LF10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
B. Harper RF30010003.267.438.6671.1041.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40100014.116.191.233.4240.5
H. Kendrick LF-2B40000022.319.347.511.858-1.0
M. Taylor CF40000020.160.192.180.372-1.0
W. Difo 2B-3B30000110.250.379.375.7540.5
P. Severino C30000011.308.455.385.839-0.5
a- M. Wieters PH10000010.100.308.100.408-0.5
T. Roark P21100000.125.125.125.2502.0
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Gott P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Severino in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Kintzler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (3)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner
  • SF - B. Harper (3)
  • RBI - B. Harper (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • CS - G. Parra
FIELDING
  • E - T. Turner (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland4.24113404.501.446.0
S. Oberg (W, 1-0)1.10001001.351.059.0
B. Shaw (H, 3)1.00000203.121.154.0
M. Dunn (H, 2)0.10000003.861.710.0
A. Ottavino (H, 3)0.20000200.000.231.0
W. Davis (S, 6)1.00000202.840.7911.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland4.2
S. Oberg (W, 1-0)1.1
B. Shaw (H, 3)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 2)0.1
A. Ottavino (H, 3)0.2
W. Davis (S, 6)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 1-1)6.03211313.501.0012.5
B. Kintzler1.000002010.502.004.0
S. Solis1.12000304.261.422.5
T. Gott0.20000105.401.200.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 1-1)6.0
B. Kintzler1.0
S. Solis1.1
T. Gott0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 101-60, S. Oberg 16-9, B. Shaw 16-11, M. Dunn 4-3, A. Ottavino 10-7, W. Davis 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-6, S. Oberg 2-2, B. Shaw 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 21, S. Oberg 5, B. Shaw 3, M. Dunn, A. Ottavino 2, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 96-63, B. Kintzler 14-9, S. Solis 19-14, T. Gott 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-11, B. Kintzler 1-0, T. Gott 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, B. Kintzler 3, S. Solis 6, T. Gott 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B41000010.328.397.6071.0040.5
G. Parra LF40200000.261.320.348.6681.0
N. Arenado 3B30000113.288.387.462.8490.5
C. Gonzalez RF31221001.255.278.510.78810.0
C. Iannetta C40000032.300.404.425.829-1.5
I. Desmond CF40000022.196.208.392.600-1.0
T. Story SS30100000.200.290.400.6901.0
R. McMahon 1B30000011.050.174.050.224-0.5
K. Freeland P20000011.200.200.200.400-0.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10000000.069.100.103.2030.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Shaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS30100110.208.333.283.6162.5
A. Rendon 3B10100200.286.355.411.7663.0
M. Sierra LF10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
B. Harper RF30010003.267.438.6671.1041.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40100014.116.191.233.4240.5
H. Kendrick LF-2B40000022.319.347.511.858-1.0
M. Taylor CF40000020.160.192.180.372-1.0
W. Difo 2B-3B30000110.250.379.375.7540.5
P. Severino C30000011.308.455.385.839-0.5
a- M. Wieters PH10000010.100.308.100.408-0.5
T. Roark P21100000.125.125.125.2502.0
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Adams PH10000010.217.379.565.945-0.5
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Gott P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Severino in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Kintzler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (3)
  • SF - C. Gonzalez
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner
  • SF - B. Harper (3)
  • RBI - B. Harper (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gonzalez (2)
  • CS - G. Parra
FIELDING
  • E - T. Turner (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland4.24113404.501.446.0
S. Oberg (W, 1-0)1.10001001.351.059.0
B. Shaw (H, 3)1.00000203.121.154.0
M. Dunn (H, 2)0.10000003.861.710.0
A. Ottavino (H, 3)0.20000200.000.231.0
W. Davis (S, 6)1.00000202.840.7911.0
Total9.04114100---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland4.2
S. Oberg (W, 1-0)1.1
B. Shaw (H, 3)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 2)0.1
A. Ottavino (H, 3)0.2
W. Davis (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 1-1)6.03211313.501.0012.5
B. Kintzler1.000002010.502.004.0
S. Solis1.12000304.261.422.5
T. Gott0.20000105.401.200.5
Total9.0521191---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 1-1)6.0
B. Kintzler1.0
S. Solis1.1
T. Gott0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 101-60, S. Oberg 16-9, B. Shaw 16-11, M. Dunn 4-3, A. Ottavino 10-7, W. Davis 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-6, S. Oberg 2-2, B. Shaw 1-0, M. Dunn 1-0, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 21, S. Oberg 5, B. Shaw 3, M. Dunn, A. Ottavino 2, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 96-63, B. Kintzler 14-9, S. Solis 19-14, T. Gott 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-11, B. Kintzler 1-0, T. Gott 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, B. Kintzler 3, S. Solis 6, T. Gott 2
  • 6TH INNING
    Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to right, LeMahieu scored21
  • 5TH INNING
    Harper hit sacrifice fly to left, Roark scored11
  • 4TH INNING
    Gonzalez homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Solis Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to shallow center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to right center, Parra to third
    • Trevor Gott relieved Sammy Solis
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking, Gonzalez stole second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis relieved Adam Ottavino
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Difo grounded out to third
    • Matt Wieters hit for Pedro Severino
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sammy Solis pitching
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Pat Valaika hit for Bryan Shaw
    • P. Valaika: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Valaika lined out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman struck out looking
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Tanner Roark
    • Moises Sierra in left
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Scott Oberg
    • Matt Adams hit for Brandon Kintzler
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sierra grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu safe at first on shortstop Turner fielding error
    • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Parra singled to right, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Arenado popped out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to right, LeMahieu scored
    • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Parra caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick lined out to second
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor lined out to left
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Difo walked
    • P. Severino: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Severino grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • T. Story: Ball, Story reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, McMahon fouled out to left
    • K. Freeland: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Freeland grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Foul, Severino grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Roark: Ball, Strike swinging, Roark singled to shallow right
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked, Roark to second
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rendon singled to center, Roark to third, Turner to second
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Harper hit sacrifice fly to left, Roark scored
    • Scott Oberg relieved Kyle Freeland
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez homered to center
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Difo flied out to deep right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to second
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Roark grounded out to second
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner doubled to deep center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon walked
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper flied out to right
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Zimmerman flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Foul, Ball, Desmond popped out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Story popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • W. Difo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to deep left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner lined out to left
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked
    • B. Harper: Foul, Harper popped out to shortstop
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman singled to left, Rendon to second
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)