Angels snap Rockies' 6-game winning streak in 8-0 victory

DENVER (AP) Rene Rivera had a big hand in this win even if it was tender and sore after the game.

It's not every day a catcher gets hit by two foul tips in the same inning and in the same spot.

Rivera shook off the pain in his right thumb and later hit a solo homer as he helped the Los Angeles Angels beat Colorado 8-0 on Wednesday to end the Rockies' six-game winning streak.

''Nothing to worry about,'' Rivera said after returning from the X-ray room. ''I can't remember (if that's happened before). Probably. We get hit a lot.''

Rivera took a foul tip off the bat of Trevor Story in the fourth. After a visit from the trainer, Rivera threw one of his practice tosses into left field.

Soon after, Chris Iannetta's foul tip struck Rivera in the same spot, with the ball rolling up his arm. Rivera held on to it in the crook of his arm to record the strikeout.

''I don't know how I caught it,'' Rivera said.

His hand throbbing in the seventh, Rivera drove a fastball from Chris Rusin over the fence in right-center for his second homer this season.

''There's a huge knot on his hand,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''I was expecting he was going to come out the game. He said, `Let me try it.' He ended up playing a great game.''

Jaime Barria (3-1) allowed five hits and struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings. Relievers Justin Anderson, Jose Alvarez and Akeel Morris allowed three hits the rest of the way as the Angels improved to 14-4 on the road.

It was another gem for Barria, who took a no-hitter into the sixth against Baltimore in his previous start. The right-handed Barria kept the Rockies off balance by relying on a sneaky slider and fastball that was in the low 90s.

''He was great,'' Rivera said. ''Came out attacking the zone.''

Zack Cozart and Justin Upton both homered in the third to make it a 4-0 game - more than enough for Barria.

Tyler Anderson (2-1) struggled over five innings and allowed four runs. His outing snapped Colorado's string of nine straight quality starts.

Ian Desmond had a rough day at the plate, striking out four times and leaving six runners on base. Desmond is now hitting .176 this season.

''Today it looked like he wasn't seeing the slider,'' explained manager Bud Black, whose team was 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position. ''He will turn up tomorrow.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: RHP Keynan Middleton (elbow inflammation) struck out two and walked two in one inning of work for Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday. ''He feels good coming out of it,'' Scioscia said. ... RHP Blake Wood (shoulder impingement) was slated to throw three innings Wednesday.

Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu was out of the starting lineup a day after coming off the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. ''We planned this,'' Black said.

OHTANI MANIA

Right-hander Shohei Ohtani drew quite a crowd for his bullpen session behind the fence in right-center. Fans leaned over the railing to get a better look at his pitches.

Asked if he would have liked to see Ohtani pitch at Coors Field, Scioscia responded: ''It would have been an advantage to have a pitcher like Shohei being able to hit. He would give you a lot of offensive advantage. But it didn't work out.''

Ohtani, who didn't start because there is no designated hitter in NL parks, came up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and sharply singled.

SO CLOSE

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons originally had an infield single in the eighth, but the Rockies challenged the play and the call was changed to an out. He drew a walk with the bases loaded in the ninth. Simmons finished 0 for 4 to end his 12-game hitting streak.

STREAK STOPPED

Cozart led off the game with a double and was brought in by Mike Trout. That halted a streak of 24 straight scoreless innings by Colorado's starters at home. The previous time a Rockies starter allowed a run at Coors Field was when Chad Bettis surrendered four in the first inning on April 23 against San Diego.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards (4-1, 3.93 ERA) starts Thursday against Minnesota as the Angels begin an 11-game homestand.

Rockies: The Rockies will see a familiar face on the mound Thursday when RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 4.08 ERA) throws for Milwaukee. Chacin was with the Rockies from 2009-14. Colorado will throw RHP German Marquez (2-3, 4.76).

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  • W: J. Barria (3-1)L: T. Anderson (2-1)
  • HR: LAA - R. Rivera (2), J. Upton (8), Z. Cozart (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Trout CF52210001.331.451.6921.1435.0
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A. Pujols 1B40110011.255.284.440.7242.5
J. Marte PR-1B01000100.333.393.569.9612.0
A. Simmons SS40010102.339.400.496.8962.0
I. Kinsler 2B40110103.191.267.255.5223.0
J. Blash RF30100011.222.300.222.5220.5
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A. Morris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Rivera C31111102.283.340.478.8187.0
J. Barria P20000002.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Young RF20000000.158.238.342.5800.0
  • a-singled for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF50100021.281.387.579.9660.0
D. Dahl LF50200003.304.347.500.8473.0
N. Arenado 3B40200001.322.415.6091.0243.0
C. Gonzalez RF40200023.226.264.393.6572.0
T. Story SS30000024.220.316.455.7700.0
C. Iannetta C20000124.217.323.361.6841.0
I. Desmond 1B40000046.176.218.360.578-2.0
D. Castro 2B40000014.150.150.150.300-0.5
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a- N. Cuevas PH10100000.357.400.357.7571.0
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c- T. Wolters PH00000100.146.288.208.4961.0
  • a-singled for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Rusin in the 7th
  • c-walked for Dunn in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - Z. Cozart (9), J. Upton (6), A. Pujols (8)
  • HR - Z. Cozart (5), J. Upton (8), R. Rivera (2)
  • RBI - Z. Cozart (13), M. Trout (25), J. Upton 2 (25), A. Pujols (21), A. Simmons (22), I. Kinsler (3), R. Rivera (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (2), N. Arenado (7), C. Gonzalez (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Simmons-Pujols)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Castro-Story-Desmond; Story-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Barria (W, 3-1)5.15001702.451.2019.5
J. Anderson1.20000303.381.254.5
J. Alvarez1.02000301.040.982.5
A. Morris1.01001104.261.741.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Barria (W, 3-1)5.1
J. Anderson1.2
J. Alvarez1.0
A. Morris1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 2-1)5.06441324.231.330.5
C. Rusin2.01111115.741.343.5
B. Pounders1.04220006.002.00-3.0
M. Dunn1.011130010.382.31-2.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 2-1)5.0
C. Rusin2.0
B. Pounders1.0
M. Dunn1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Barria (2), J. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 89-61, J. Anderson 22-14, J. Alvarez 19-13, A. Morris 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 3-5, J. Anderson 2-0, A. Morris 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Barria 22, J. Anderson 6, J. Alvarez 5, A. Morris 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 80-55, C. Rusin 33-18, B. Pounders 27-18, M. Dunn 24-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-3, C. Rusin 4-1, B. Pounders 2-0, M. Dunn 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 21, C. Rusin 8, B. Pounders 6, M. Dunn 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Z. Cozart 3B42211110.246.304.468.7739.5
M. Trout CF52210001.331.451.6921.1435.0
J. Upton LF52321011.257.315.465.78010.5
A. Pujols 1B40110011.255.284.440.7242.5
J. Marte PR-1B01000100.333.393.569.9612.0
A. Simmons SS40010102.339.400.496.8962.0
I. Kinsler 2B40110103.191.267.255.5223.0
J. Blash RF30100011.222.300.222.5220.5
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R. Rivera C31111102.283.340.478.8187.0
J. Barria P20000002.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Young RF20000000.158.238.342.5800.0
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  • a-singled for Anderson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF50100021.281.387.579.9660.0
D. Dahl LF50200003.304.347.500.8473.0
N. Arenado 3B40200001.322.415.6091.0243.0
C. Gonzalez RF40200023.226.264.393.6572.0
T. Story SS30000024.220.316.455.7700.0
C. Iannetta C20000124.217.323.361.6841.0
I. Desmond 1B40000046.176.218.360.578-2.0
D. Castro 2B40000014.150.150.150.300-0.5
T. Anderson P10000010.000.091.000.091-0.5
a- N. Cuevas PH10100000.357.400.357.7571.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Parra PH10000000.260.321.350.6710.0
B. Pounders P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- T. Wolters PH00000100.146.288.208.4961.0
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  • a-singled for Anderson in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Rusin in the 7th
  • c-walked for Dunn in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - Z. Cozart (9), J. Upton (6), A. Pujols (8)
  • HR - Z. Cozart (5), J. Upton (8), R. Rivera (2)
  • RBI - Z. Cozart (13), M. Trout (25), J. Upton 2 (25), A. Pujols (21), A. Simmons (22), I. Kinsler (3), R. Rivera (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (2), N. Arenado (7), C. Gonzalez (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Simmons-Pujols)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Castro-Story-Desmond; Story-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Barria (W, 3-1)5.15001702.451.2019.5
J. Anderson1.20000303.381.254.5
J. Alvarez1.02000301.040.982.5
A. Morris1.01001104.261.741.5
Total9.08002140---
PITCHERSIP
J. Barria (W, 3-1)5.1
J. Anderson1.2
J. Alvarez1.0
A. Morris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 2-1)5.06441324.231.330.5
C. Rusin2.01111115.741.343.5
B. Pounders1.04220006.002.00-3.0
M. Dunn1.011130010.382.31-2.0
Total9.01288543---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 2-1)5.0
C. Rusin2.0
B. Pounders1.0
M. Dunn1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Barria (2), J. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 89-61, J. Anderson 22-14, J. Alvarez 19-13, A. Morris 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 3-5, J. Anderson 2-0, A. Morris 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Barria 22, J. Anderson 6, J. Alvarez 5, A. Morris 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 80-55, C. Rusin 33-18, B. Pounders 27-18, M. Dunn 24-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-3, C. Rusin 4-1, B. Pounders 2-0, M. Dunn 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 21, C. Rusin 8, B. Pounders 6, M. Dunn 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Simmons walked, Trout scored, Upton to third, Marte to second80
  • 8TH INNING
    Kinsler singled to center, Marte scored70
    Pujols doubled to deep right center, Upton scored60
  • 7TH INNING
    Rivera homered to center50
  • 3RD INNING
    Upton homered to left, Trout scored40
    Cozart homered to left center20
  • 1ST INNING
    Trout singled to center, Cozart scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn relieved Brooks Pounders
    • C. Young: Young fouled out to third
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart walked
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout reached on a double play second to shortstop, Cozart out at second
    • J. Upton: Upton singled to right center, Trout to third
    • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Upton to second
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons walked, Trout scored, Upton to third, Marte to second
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Akeel Morris relieved Jose Alvarez
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • D. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • Tony Wolters hit for Mike Dunn
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters walked
    • C. Blackmon: Strike (foul tip), Blackmon singled to right center, Wolters to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Blackmon to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Dahl grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brooks Pounders pitching
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Upton doubled to deep right center
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols doubled to deep right center, Upton scored
    • Jefry Marte ran for Albert Pujols
    • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Simmons grounded out to third
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler singled to center, Marte scored
    • Shohei Ohtani hit for Justin Anderson
    • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ohtani singled to center, Kinsler to second
    • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rivera grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ohtani out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Alvarez pitching
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to deep right, Dahl to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • R. Rivera: Rivera homered to center
    • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Young grounded out to third
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
    • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Foul, Trout flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to second
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Chris Rusin
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin pitching
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons grounded out to third
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
    • J. Blash: Ball, Ball, Blash grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barria Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • Justin Anderson pitching
    • Chris Young in right
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta hit by pitch, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart lined out to center
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Trout grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Tyler Anderson
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Cuevas singled to shallow right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out on foul tip
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl lined into double play shortstop to first, Cuevas out at first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Blash: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Blash singled to center
    • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rivera walked, Blash to second
    • J. Barria: Barria grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rivera out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barria Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Story hit by pitch, Gonzalez to second
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Iannetta struck out on foul tip
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • D. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Barria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Barria grounded out to shortstop
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cozart homered to left center
    • M. Trout: Ball, Trout singled to left center
    • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Upton homered to left, Trout scored
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols lined out to center
    • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barria Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Dahl doubled to left center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kinsler flied out to left
    • J. Blash: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Rivera grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barria Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to deep right
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Story flied out to left, Gonzalez to third
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • D. Castro: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Cozart doubled to deep right center
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Trout singled to center, Cozart scored
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
    • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Simmons grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barria Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Dahl grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Arenado lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)