Gonzalez goes third deck off Harvey, Rockies beat Reds 8-2

DENVER (AP) For one game at least, Carlos Gonzalez was his old self again.

The slumping slugger had a season-high four hits, including a third-deck homer off Matt Harvey, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday.

It was Gonzalez's first four-hit game since Sept. 12, 2016, at Arizona. The 32-year-old outfielder raised his batting average from .214 to .241.

''Hitting is a hard thing to do, so it takes a lot of time,'' said Gonzalez, a .286 career hitter. ''Even with good days or bad days you just have to show up the next day and try to get better. So that's exactly what I'm going to do.''

David Dahl, Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond also homered for the Rockies, who earned their second home series win of the season. German Marquez (4-5) pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his second straight victory.

Colorado leads the NL West despite its 9-12 record at Coors Field.

''There were signs this series that we were swinging the bats better,'' manager Bud Black said. ''Some guys today had good days - CarGo, for sure, had a great day.''

Harvey (1-3) gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings in his first loss with Cincinnati. He was acquired in a trade with the New York Mets on May 8, giving the former ace a new start after his downward spiral on the mound relegated him to the bullpen.

Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett followed his five-hit performance Saturday with two more for seven straight hits. The streak ended with a strikeout in the sixth. Joey Votto also had two hits for the Reds.

Gennett doubled in Votto in the first, but the Rockies responded with three in the bottom half.

Dahl homered on the first pitch he saw from Harvey. With two out and Arenado on first, Gonzalez made it 3-1 with a 461-foot shot to the upper deck in right field.

Harvey said the pitch to Gonzalez was right where the slugger likes it.

''I think everybody's seen (Gonzalez) enough, I've seen him enough, and that low-and-in spot is right where his sweet swing is,'' Harvey said. ''I put it right there.''

Charlie Blackmon added an RBI single in the sixth, and Arenado and Desmond each hit a two-run shot to extend the lead to 8-1.

Cincinnati loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth and failed to score. Gennett struck out and Eugenio Suarez grounded into a double play.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: DJ LeMahieu, who has been sidelined since May 14 with a left thumb sprain, participated in pregame batting practice and fielding drills. The second baseman lasered a few shots into the seats during his turn in the cage and said his health was progressing. ''I feel good, I feel better every day,'' said LeMahieu, who was wearing a bandage on his thumb. ''I'm just trying to do everything I can to be ready as quick as I can.'' LeMahieu said there is no concrete plan as to when he will return or whether he'll need a rehab assignment. . Arenado felt a slight pull in his right groin after moving out of the way of a pitch from Harvey in the third. He said afterward he is fine.

GENNETT'S HIT PARADE

Gennett had eight hits over the three games at Coors Field. His average is up to .340, tied for best in the NL.

''There's ups and downs and right now I'm up, and I'm going to try to ride it out as long as possible,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (1-6, 6.21 ERA) starts Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. Bailey has pitched better on the road amid his struggles this season, touting a 4.64 ERA in four starts. RHP Matt Koch (2-3) will oppose him for the Diamondbacks.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.30) will open a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, opposing LHP Andrew Suarez (1-4). Bettis departed after five innings in his last start against the Dodgers with a sore right middle finger.

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  • W: G. Marquez (4-5)L: M. Harvey (1-3)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (9), C. Gonzalez (5), N. Arenado (10), D. Dahl (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Barnhart C50100003.268.347.409.7561.0
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B. Dixon 1B00000000.300.364.400.7640.0
S. Gennett 2B40210023.340.376.558.9353.0
E. Suarez 3B30000115.274.354.563.9170.5
S. Schebler RF40000012.246.314.405.719-0.5
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b- A. Duvall PH10100000.177.273.390.6631.0
B. Hamilton CF30100111.204.291.302.5941.5
  • a-struck out for Rainey in the 7th
  • b-singled for Stephens in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF51210012.277.376.522.8973.5
D. Dahl LF51111013.261.298.443.7415.5
N. Arenado 3B42221010.324.417.574.9918.5
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C. Gonzalez RF42421000.241.286.414.70011.0
I. Desmond 1B31121111.176.230.374.6037.5
R. McMahon 2B-3B40100003.207.324.241.5652.0
T. Wolters C31200101.162.292.243.5354.0
G. Marquez P20000012.278.278.278.556-0.5
b- D. Castro PH-2B10000011.140.159.233.392-0.5
  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Marquez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (9), S. Gennett (13)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. McMahon (2)
  • HR - D. Dahl (3), N. Arenado (10), C. Gonzalez (5), I. Desmond (9)
  • SH - G. Marquez
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (25), D. Dahl (11), N. Arenado 2 (29), C. Gonzalez 2 (18), I. Desmond 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (8), C. Gonzalez 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (McMahon-Story-Desmond; McMahon-Desmond; Davis-McMahon)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (L, 1-3)5.19442425.631.42-3.0
W. Peralta0.11110103.651.66-1.5
T. Rainey0.111100114.402.20-2.0
D. Floro1.03220112.571.38-1.5
J. Stephens1.00000203.751.424.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (L, 1-3)5.1
W. Peralta0.1
T. Rainey0.1
D. Floro1.0
J. Stephens1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 4-5)7.05112604.211.4426.0
M. Dunn0.11002106.591.90-2.5
A. Ottavino0.20000000.950.640.0
B. Pounders0.13111004.821.50-5.0
W. Davis0.20000002.450.950.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 4-5)7.0
M. Dunn0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
B. Pounders0.1
W. Davis0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 85-53, W. Peralta 8-7, T. Rainey 3-3, D. Floro 16-9, J. Stephens 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 8-4, T. Rainey 1-0, D. Floro 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 27, W. Peralta 2, T. Rainey 2, D. Floro 6, J. Stephens 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Dunn, B. Pounders
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 105-62, M. Dunn 18-9, A. Ottavino 4-2, B. Pounders 14-9, W. Davis 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-6, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, M. Dunn 4, A. Ottavino, B. Pounders 5, W. Davis
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Winker LF30000201.247.356.327.6832.0
T. Barnhart C50100003.268.347.409.7561.0
J. Votto 1B31200100.285.407.430.8375.0
B. Dixon 1B00000000.300.364.400.7640.0
S. Gennett 2B40210023.340.376.558.9353.0
E. Suarez 3B30000115.274.354.563.9170.5
S. Schebler RF40000012.246.314.405.719-0.5
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J. Stephens P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
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B. Hamilton CF30100111.204.291.302.5941.5
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  • a-struck out for Rainey in the 7th
  • b-singled for Stephens in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF51210012.277.376.522.8973.5
D. Dahl LF51111013.261.298.443.7415.5
N. Arenado 3B42221010.324.417.574.9918.5
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Cuevas PH10000010.309.356.400.756-0.5
B. Pounders P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Story SS50100011.236.320.467.7860.5
C. Gonzalez RF42421000.241.286.414.70011.0
I. Desmond 1B31121111.176.230.374.6037.5
R. McMahon 2B-3B40100003.207.324.241.5652.0
T. Wolters C31200101.162.292.243.5354.0
G. Marquez P20000012.278.278.278.556-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Marquez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (9), S. Gennett (13)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. McMahon (2)
  • HR - D. Dahl (3), N. Arenado (10), C. Gonzalez (5), I. Desmond (9)
  • SH - G. Marquez
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (25), D. Dahl (11), N. Arenado 2 (29), C. Gonzalez 2 (18), I. Desmond 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (8), C. Gonzalez 2 (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (McMahon-Story-Desmond; McMahon-Desmond; Davis-McMahon)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (L, 1-3)5.19442425.631.42-3.0
W. Peralta0.11110103.651.66-1.5
T. Rainey0.111100114.402.20-2.0
D. Floro1.03220112.571.38-1.5
J. Stephens1.00000203.751.424.0
Total8.01488284---
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (L, 1-3)5.1
W. Peralta0.1
T. Rainey0.1
D. Floro1.0
J. Stephens1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 4-5)7.05112604.211.4426.0
M. Dunn0.11002106.591.90-2.5
A. Ottavino0.20000000.950.640.0
B. Pounders0.13111004.821.50-5.0
W. Davis0.20000002.450.950.0
Total9.0922570---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 4-5)7.0
M. Dunn0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
B. Pounders0.1
W. Davis0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 85-53, W. Peralta 8-7, T. Rainey 3-3, D. Floro 16-9, J. Stephens 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 8-4, T. Rainey 1-0, D. Floro 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 27, W. Peralta 2, T. Rainey 2, D. Floro 6, J. Stephens 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Dunn, B. Pounders
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 105-62, M. Dunn 18-9, A. Ottavino 4-2, B. Pounders 14-9, W. Davis 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-6, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, M. Dunn 4, A. Ottavino, B. Pounders 5, W. Davis
  • 9TH INNING
    Peraza scored, Duvall to third, Hamilton to second on wild pitch28
  • 7TH INNING
    Desmond homered to right center, Gonzalez scored18
  • 6TH INNING
    Arenado homered to center, Blackmon scored16
    Blackmon singled to left, Wolters scored14
  • 1ST INNING
    Gonzalez homered to right, Arenado scored13
    Dahl homered to right11
    Gennett doubled to left, Votto scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brooks Pounders pitching
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Schebler flied out to deep left
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to right
    • Adam Duvall hit for Jackson Stephens
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall singled to left, Peraza to second
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton singled to right center, Peraza to third, Duvall to second
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peraza scored, Duvall to third, Hamilton to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Winker walked
    • Wade Davis relieved Brooks Pounders
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart lined into double play pitcher to third, Duvall out at third
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • J. Winker: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
    • T. Barnhart: Strike swinging, Ball, Barnhart singled to right, Winker to second
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Winker to third, Barnhart to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gennett struck out on foul tip
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Mike Dunn
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded into double play third to first, Barnhart out at third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Dixon at first
    • Jackson Stephens relieved Dylan Floro
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dahl flied out to left
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Adam Ottavino
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cuevas struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Schebler grounded out to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peraza singled to left
    • Alex Blandino hit for Tanner Rainey
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blandino struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Dylan Floro pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center
    • I. Desmond: Desmond homered to right center, Gonzalez scored
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters singled to left
    • Daniel Castro hit for German Marquez
    • D. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Votto flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Suarez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to center
    • G. Marquez: Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Wolters to second
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Matt Harvey
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon singled to left, Wolters scored
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Tanner Rainey relieved Wandy Peralta
    • N. Arenado: Arenado homered to center, Blackmon scored
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • J. Winker: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Winker grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hamilton out at second
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Dahl flied out to deep left
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Story singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to right, Story to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked, Story to third, Gonzalez to second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, McMahon grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to second
    • M. Harvey: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Harvey grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McMahon doubled to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to first, McMahon to third
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Marquez grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Winker grounded out to first
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto singled to center
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gennett singled to right, Votto to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to right
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded into fielder's choice to second, Gonzalez out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza popped out to shortstop
    • M. Harvey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harvey struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hamilton struck out bunting foul
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McMahon flied out to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Marquez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to center, Wolters to third
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dahl grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker flied out to left
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto doubled to deep right
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett doubled to left, Votto scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Ball, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon fouled out to third
    • D. Dahl: Dahl homered to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado singled to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Story popped out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez homered to right, Arenado scored
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)