Anderson tosses 6 strong innings as Rockies beat Cubs, 5-2

DENVER (AP) Tyler Anderson has had plenty of success on the mound in his young career, so he was happy to contribute at the plate.

And he didn't need to swing to help the Colorado Rockies rebound against the Chicago Cubs.

Anderson pitched six strong innings and drew a key walk in a five-run fifth inning that led the Rockies to a 5-2 win over Chicago on Saturday night.

Nolan Arenado had two hits to pace Colorado, which won despite not hitting a home run. The Rockies' 28 homers are tied for the major league lead but it was patience at the plate that gave them the win.

''That's perfect,'' Gerardo Parra said. ''We don't need a homer to win the game.''

Anderson (1-0) got his first win in five starts and tamed a Chicago lineup that had 16 runs on 18 hits in the series opener on Friday night. The Cubs managed just six hits on the night, two from Albert Almora Jr., who had four in Friday's win.

Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Chicago's offense wasn't as potent behind starter Yu Darvish. He started strong but left with two outs in the fifth after allowing five runs on five hits and walking four.

His third walk was costly. With two outs, a man on first and Chicago leading 2-0 Darvish walked Anderson on five pitches to extend the inning.

''That was a big moment,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''If he gets him we get out of that inning.''

DJ LeMahieu followed with an RBI double and Parra hit a two-run single up the middle to give Colorado a 3-2 lead.

Charlie Blackmon walked, Arenado drove in another run with a single and Trevor Story's RBI double made it 5-2 and chased Darvish.

''That's a big situation with two outs where a lot of times, personally, I make that out and the inning's over,'' Anderson said. ''To be able to extend it and get DJ back to the plate and get our offense going, it's nice not to be the out there that ends the inning.''

Darvish was cruising through Colorado's lineup before the walk to Anderson. The Rockies were hitless before Arenado's two-out single in the fourth.

''I was going to throw strikes in there against the pitcher and it turned out my command wasn't there so I had the walk,'' Darvish said through a translator.

For the second straight night the Cubs grabbed a quick lead. Almora and Javier Baez led off with singles and scored on a double by Wilson Contreras to make it 2-0.

Anderson settled down after that and worked out of trouble in the third. The Cubs had runners at first and third with one out but Anderson got struggling Anthony Rizzo to pop out to second and Contreras to fly out to center.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: INF/OF Ben Zobrist was placed on the 10-day disabled list with back tightness, retroactive to Thursday. The Cubs recalled David Bote from Triple-A Iowa, and he made his major league debut at third base.

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez was out for the second straight game with a sore right hamstring suffered in Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh. He is not expected to land on the disabled list but he was given an extra day off in the cold weather.

SWEET HOMECOMING

Bote didn't have to fly in family to see him make his debut, they simply had to drive about 10 miles to see him man third base. Bote grew up in Longmont, Colo., 28 miles northwest of Coors Field, and makes his home in Thornton, just north of Denver.

''I love that he's from down the street,'' Maddon said before the game. ''I'm really happy that he gets to make his debut right here. His family can see it. It's awesome. I told him to just try to enjoy it.''

He doubled to the gap in right-center field on the second pitch he saw in the big leagues but was thrown out trying to steal third to end the second inning.

''I was just like, `Man did this happen? Did that really just happen?''' Bote said of his double. ''Just seeing my teammates on the top step cheering was really a cool moment.''

Bote's father, Bob, who is a renowned prep baseball coach in Colorado, and mother were in the stands.

''It was special,'' Bote said. ''Just to see his journey through everything, and my journey through it all. It's probably pretty rewarding. I can't wait to see him and give him a big hug.''

UP NEXT

The Cubs will send LHP Jose Quintana (1-1, 8.16) against Colorado RHP German Marquez (1-1, 4.34) in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

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  • W: T. Anderson (1-0)L: Y. Darvish (0-2)S: W. Davis (9)
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  • a-grounded out for Farrell in the 9th
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice-bunting for Anderson in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (4), W. Contreras (7), D. Bote
  • RBI - W. Contreras 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Contreras 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (7), T. Story (4)
  • SH - T. Anderson
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (11), G. Parra 2 (4), N. Arenado (9), T. Story (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (6), G. Parra 2 (2), N. Arenado, T. Story (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Parra (2), M. Tauchman
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 0-2)4.25554406.861.63-5.0
B. Duensing0.10001000.001.09-1.0
P. Strop1.20001103.001.222.5
J. Wilson0.10001105.191.96-0.5
L. Farrell1.00000200.000.004.0
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 0-2)4.2
B. Duensing0.1
P. Strop1.2
J. Wilson0.1
L. Farrell1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 1-0)6.06222604.321.5221.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.00000101.930.543.5
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.00000000.770.263.0
W. Davis (S, 9)1.00000001.930.6410.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 1-0)6.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.0
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Duensing
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 94-59, B. Duensing 16-8, P. Strop 26-14, J. Wilson 10-4, L. Farrell 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 4-6, B. Duensing 1-0, P. Strop 3-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 23, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 6, J. Wilson 2, L. Farrell 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 89-59, J. McGee 12-8, A. Ottavino 12-9, W. Davis 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-6, J. McGee 2-0, A. Ottavino 3-0, W. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 3, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
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  • a-grounded out for Farrell in the 9th
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N. Arenado 3B40210001.333.414.533.9483.0
T. Story SS40110022.218.315.423.7382.0
R. McMahon 1B30000102.146.239.171.4101.0
M. Tauchman LF21000212.043.154.043.1974.5
T. Wolters C20000111.125.300.125.4251.5
T. Anderson P01000100.000.143.000.1432.0
a- P. Valaika PH10000002.081.128.135.2630.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice-bunting for Anderson in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (4), W. Contreras (7), D. Bote
  • RBI - W. Contreras 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Contreras 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (7), T. Story (4)
  • SH - T. Anderson
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (11), G. Parra 2 (4), N. Arenado (9), T. Story (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (6), G. Parra 2 (2), N. Arenado, T. Story (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Parra (2), M. Tauchman
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 0-2)4.25554406.861.63-5.0
B. Duensing0.10001000.001.09-1.0
P. Strop1.20001103.001.222.5
J. Wilson0.10001105.191.96-0.5
L. Farrell1.00000200.000.004.0
Total8.0555780---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 0-2)4.2
B. Duensing0.1
P. Strop1.2
J. Wilson0.1
L. Farrell1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 1-0)6.06222604.321.5221.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.00000101.930.543.5
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.00000000.770.263.0
W. Davis (S, 9)1.00000001.930.6410.0
Total9.0622270---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 1-0)6.0
J. McGee (H, 6)1.0
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Duensing
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 94-59, B. Duensing 16-8, P. Strop 26-14, J. Wilson 10-4, L. Farrell 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 4-6, B. Duensing 1-0, P. Strop 3-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 23, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 6, J. Wilson 2, L. Farrell 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 89-59, J. McGee 12-8, A. Ottavino 12-9, W. Davis 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-6, J. McGee 2-0, A. Ottavino 3-0, W. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 3, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Story doubled to deep left, Blackmon scored, Arenado to third25
    Arenado singled to left, Parra scored, Blackmon to second24
    Parra singled to center, Anderson and LeMahieu scored23
    LeMahieu doubled to deep center, Tauchman scored, Anderson to third21
  • 1ST INNING
    Contreras doubled to deep center, Almora and Baez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo flied out to center
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras lined out to right
    • T. La Stella: Tommy La Stella facing Wade Davis
    • L. Farrell: Farrell grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Jake McGee
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Almora grounded out to first
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Baez grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bryant grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Farrell relieved Justin Wilson
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Ian Desmond hit for Adam Ottavino
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike (foul tip), LeMahieu flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Strop Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story fouled out to first
    • Justin Wilson relieved Pedro Strop
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tauchman struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to catcher
    • A. Rizzo: Anthony Rizzo facing Tyler Anderson
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded out to second
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Happ fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman walked
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Tauchman stole second, Ball, Wolters hit by pitch
    • Pat Valaika hit for Tyler Anderson
    • Kyle Schwarber in left
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • P. Valaika: Valaika reached on fielder's choice to first, Tauchman out at third, Wolters to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to third, Wolters to third, Valaika to second
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Parra struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora doubled to left center
    • J. Baez: Baez grounded into double play third to first, Almora out at third
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing relieved Yu Darvish
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to first
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tauchman walked
    • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Wolters flied out to center
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Anderson walked, Tauchman to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep center, Tauchman scored, Anderson to third
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to center, Anderson and LeMahieu scored
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado singled to left, Parra scored, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Story doubled to deep left, Blackmon scored, Arenado to third
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Happ singled to left
    • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Russell popped out to first
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
    • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Darvish struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra flied out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Arenado singled to right center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Almora walked
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Almora to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Baez grounded out to shortstop, Almora to third
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Rizzo popped out to second
    • W. Contreras: Contreras flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Tauchman flied out to right
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson hit sacrifice bunt to first, Wolters to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
    • D. Bote: Ball, Bote doubled to deep right center
    • Y. Darvish: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging, Bote caught stealing, catcher to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McMahon grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora singled to shallow center
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Baez singled to center, Almora to second
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant flied out to center, Almora to third, Baez to second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
    • W. Contreras: Contreras doubled to deep center, Almora and Baez scored
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Happ lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Parra flied out to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)