Freeland, Story lead Rockies to 4-0 win over Brewers

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland and Trevor Story helped the Colorado Rockies bounce back nicely from one of their toughest losses of the season.

Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado's runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Saturday night.

Freeland (3-4) kept the Brewers in check the night after they had battered Rockies' pitchers in an 11-10 win in 10 innings. He gave up four hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking four while helping Colorado snap a three-game losing streak.

''When you kind of hit a little skid, you want to be the guy to step up and shut that down and get a team win and start a new trend, start a new streak,'' Freeland said. ''That was kind of the thing tonight, where I wanted to step up, be that guy that stops this losing streak and gets a team win.''

Rockies manager Bud Black said he noted a collective effort by the team to put Friday night's defeat behind them and move forward.

''I think this team has a great ability to turn the page, to come ready to play the next day fresh and to get after it with a clear mind,'' Black said. ''I'm proud of the way these guys bounced back and Kyle set the tone, obviously.''

Story did his part, too, putting together his first multihomer game of the season, hitting both off Brent Suter (2-3), who pitched a day ahead of his scheduled start after Chase Anderson was scratched hours before he was to take the mound because of a stomach illness.

''My command was OK,'' Suter said. ''With off-speed, it wasn't great today. Fastball command was probably below average. He (Story) got a hold of some mistakes and took care of them. That was the difference in the game.''

Nolan Arenado tripled ahead of Story's first-inning homer and doubled ahead of his run-scoring double in the third. Story added a solo home run in the fifth for his first multihomer game since last Aug. 16 against Atlanta. He has six in his career.

Suter, whose fifth inning double stood out as the Brewers' only extra-base hit, went five innings and allowed four runs and seven hits. He struck out two and walked one.

Freeland was relieved by Bryan Shaw after issuing successive one-out walks in the seventh but Shaw and Mike Dunn retired the next two batters to end the threat.

Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis each pitched scoreless innings to close out the win for the Rockies.

HOT CORNER

Jesus Aguilar made his first career start at third base, part of a strategy by Brewers manager Craig Counsell to keep his bat in the lineup against a left-handed starter. Aguilar, a first baseman, had only three previous stints at third base during his career, spending 3 1/3 innings there. He deftly handled a pair of grounders and snared a liner before he moved to first in the bottom of the sixth when Ryan Braun moved to left field.

ARENADO'S STREAK

Arenado has reached base safely in 22 consecutive games since April 12, the second longest streak of his career. He reached in 30 straight in 2014.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Following the game, manager Craig Counsell announced a series of moves, including the placement of Anderson on the 10-day DL with illness and the calling up of RHP Freddy Peralta from Class AAA Colorado Springs. Also, RHP Alec Asher was optioned to Colorado Springs and RHP Jorge Lopez was recalled. Peralta was scratched from his start at Colorado Springs so he can start Sunday's series finale.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (0-0) will make his major league debut. He was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA in seven starts at Colorado Springs. Peralta was scratched from his start for Colorado Springs on Saturday for his promotion to the Brewers. ''His family was in Colorado Springs,'' Counsell said. ''Never seen him pitch professionally. They were there to watch him pitch tonight, so they got a good gift.''

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (4-4, 4.24 ERA) has won three straight starts since losing a career-high three in a row.

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  • W: K. Freeland (3-4)L: B. Suter (2-3)
  • HR: COL - T. Story 2 (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100023.292.395.467.8620.0
C. Yelich LF-RF40000014.282.355.418.773-0.5
R. Braun 1B-LF30000102.231.278.430.7081.0
J. Aguilar 3B-1B40100031.342.420.507.927-0.5
D. Santana RF30100001.256.338.316.6551.0
A. Asher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Saladino PH10000010.273.273.364.636-0.5
M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Perez 2B-3B40100013.253.272.380.6510.5
O. Arcia SS40000012.217.262.296.558-0.5
J. Bandy C20000102.189.271.283.5541.0
b- T. Shaw PH10000001.246.323.486.8090.0
B. Suter P10100100.273.385.6361.0213.0
J. Villar 2B10000111.265.312.324.6350.5
  • a-struck out for Asher in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Bandy in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40000014.282.355.468.823-0.5
C. Blackmon CF40000010.276.378.567.945-0.5
N. Arenado 3B42200010.315.409.5981.0086.5
T. Story SS32342100.239.333.542.87617.0
I. Desmond 1B40000002.175.219.365.5840.0
N. Cuevas RF30000100.333.389.333.7221.0
G. Parra LF40100001.274.328.354.6821.0
C. Iannetta C40200011.228.324.402.7262.5
K. Freeland P30100013.118.118.118.2350.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Suter
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Arenado (8), T. Story (7), C. Iannetta (4)
    • 3B - N. Arenado (2)
    • HR - T. Story 2 (10)
    • RBI - T. Story 4 (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 4 (20)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
    • E - N. Arenado (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Suter (L, 2-3)5.07441225.141.38-1.0
    A. Asher2.02001200.001.504.0
    M. Albers1.00000100.960.963.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Suter (L, 2-3)5.0
    A. Asher2.0
    M. Albers1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Freeland (W, 3-4)6.14004603.421.1823.0
    B. Shaw (H, 8)0.10000005.301.610.0
    M. Dunn (H, 3)0.10000009.642.140.0
    A. Ottavino1.00000201.230.684.0
    W. Davis1.01000203.120.983.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Freeland (W, 3-4)6.1
    B. Shaw (H, 8)0.1
    M. Dunn (H, 3)0.1
    A. Ottavino1.0
    W. Davis1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 82-53, A. Asher 27-17, M. Albers 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 5-8, A. Asher 2-2, M. Albers 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Suter 23, A. Asher 9, M. Albers 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 96-57, B. Shaw 5-3, M. Dunn 3-2, A. Ottavino 11-10, W. Davis 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 9-4, B. Shaw 1-0, A. Ottavino 1-0, W. Davis 1-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, B. Shaw, M. Dunn, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Cain CF40100023.292.395.467.8620.0
    C. Yelich LF-RF40000014.282.355.418.773-0.5
    R. Braun 1B-LF30000102.231.278.430.7081.0
    J. Aguilar 3B-1B40100031.342.420.507.927-0.5
    D. Santana RF30100001.256.338.316.6551.0
    A. Asher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- T. Saladino PH10000010.273.273.364.636-0.5
    M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    H. Perez 2B-3B40100013.253.272.380.6510.5
    O. Arcia SS40000012.217.262.296.558-0.5
    J. Bandy C20000102.189.271.283.5541.0
    b- T. Shaw PH10000001.246.323.486.8090.0
    B. Suter P10100100.273.385.6361.0213.0
    J. Villar 2B10000111.265.312.324.6350.5
    Total32050041020-----
    HITTERSAB
    L. Cain CF4
    C. Yelich LF-RF4
    R. Braun 1B-LF3
    J. Aguilar 3B-1B4
    D. Santana RF3
    A. Asher P0
    a- T. Saladino PH1
    M. Albers P0
    H. Perez 2B-3B4
    O. Arcia SS4
    J. Bandy C2
    b- T. Shaw PH1
    B. Suter P1
    J. Villar 2B1
    Total32
    • a-struck out for Asher in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Bandy in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. LeMahieu 2B40000014.282.355.468.823-0.5
    C. Blackmon CF40000010.276.378.567.945-0.5
    N. Arenado 3B42200010.315.409.5981.0086.5
    T. Story SS32342100.239.333.542.87617.0
    I. Desmond 1B40000002.175.219.365.5840.0
    N. Cuevas RF30000100.333.389.333.7221.0
    G. Parra LF40100001.274.328.354.6821.0
    C. Iannetta C40200011.228.324.402.7262.5
    K. Freeland P30100013.118.118.118.2350.5
    B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3349422511-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Suter
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Arenado (8), T. Story (7), C. Iannetta (4)
      • 3B - N. Arenado (2)
      • HR - T. Story 2 (10)
      • RBI - T. Story 4 (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 4 (20)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
      • E - N. Arenado (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Suter (L, 2-3)5.07441225.141.38-1.0
      A. Asher2.02001200.001.504.0
      M. Albers1.00000100.960.963.5
      Total8.0944252---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Suter (L, 2-3)5.0
      A. Asher2.0
      M. Albers1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland (W, 3-4)6.14004603.421.1823.0
      B. Shaw (H, 8)0.10000005.301.610.0
      M. Dunn (H, 3)0.10000009.642.140.0
      A. Ottavino1.00000201.230.684.0
      W. Davis1.01000203.120.983.0
      Total9.05004100---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland (W, 3-4)6.1
      B. Shaw (H, 8)0.1
      M. Dunn (H, 3)0.1
      A. Ottavino1.0
      W. Davis1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 82-53, A. Asher 27-17, M. Albers 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 5-8, A. Asher 2-2, M. Albers 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Suter 23, A. Asher 9, M. Albers 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 96-57, B. Shaw 5-3, M. Dunn 3-2, A. Ottavino 11-10, W. Davis 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 9-4, B. Shaw 1-0, A. Ottavino 1-0, W. Davis 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, B. Shaw, M. Dunn, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 4
      • 5TH INNING
        Story homered to left04
      • 3RD INNING
        Story doubled to deep left, Arenado scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Story homered to left center, Arenado scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Wade Davis relieved Adam Ottavino
        • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Perez singled to center
        • O. Arcia: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
        • Travis Shaw hit for Jett Bandy
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Perez to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Shaw grounded out to first, Perez to third
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • Tyler Saladino hit for Alec Asher
        • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Albers pitching
        • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Ball, Cuevas flied out to right
        • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to first
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Arcia popped out to second
        • J. Bandy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bandy walked
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked, Bandy to second
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Kyle Freeland
        • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded out to third, Bandy to third, Villar to second
        • Mike Dunn relieved Bryan Shaw
        • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Yelich flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Asher Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story walked
        • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Desmond flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Yelich grounded out to third
        • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Braun walked
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Santana singled to right center, Braun to third
        • H. Perez: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alec Asher pitching
        • Jonathan Villar at second
        • N. Cuevas: Cuevas popped out to shortstop
        • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Parra singled to right
        • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Iannetta doubled to left, Parra to third
        • K. Freeland: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia lined out to left
        • J. Bandy: Foul, Bandy flied out to center
        • B. Suter: Ball, Suter doubled to deep left
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Suter Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to left
        • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Story: Ball, Story homered to left
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Desmond flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Suter Pitching:
        • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cuevas walked
        • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Parra flied out to deep center
        • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Iannetta lined out to left
        • K. Freeland: Ball, Freeland singled to right, Cuevas to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • B. Suter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suter walked
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain singled to right, Suter to second
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • R. Braun: Braun grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cain out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Suter Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to center
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to deep left
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story doubled to deep left, Arenado scored
        • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Aguilar singled to right
        • D. Santana: Santana grounded out to second, Aguilar to second
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error, Aguilar to third
        • J. Bandy: Ball, Bandy grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • B. Suter Pitching:
        • N. Cuevas: Ball, Ball, Cuevas grounded out to third
        • G. Parra: Parra lined out to third
        • C. Iannetta: Iannetta singled to center
        • K. Freeland: Foul, Freeland flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Freeland Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • C. Yelich: Yelich grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Suter Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado tripled to deep right
        • T. Story: Story homered to left center, Arenado scored
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)