Velasquez takes no-hitter into 7th, Phils beat Rockies 9-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When Vince Velasquez is calm and composed, he's tough to beat.

Velasquez took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams hit solo homers, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 Thursday.

Trevor Story lined Velasquez's 105th pitch - a curve - to left for an RBI double, ending Velasquez's bid for the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.

''That was as confident as I've ever seen him,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''His demeanor was calm and relaxed.''

Velasquez (5-7) got a standing ovation as he walked off the mound after the hit. The hard-throwing righty looked nothing like the pitcher who allowed 10 runs against the Brewers last Friday. He dominated the Rockies, giving up one hit and two runs with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

''I was comfortable all the way through,'' he said. ''I just wanted to have a solid bounce-back.''

Velasquez retired 20 of the first 21 batters. He walked Gerardo Parra in the second and picked him off. Velasquez walked Carlos Gonzalez before Story's double. Tommy Hunter entered and allowed an RBI single to Parra to cut Philadelphia's lead to one run before getting the final out of the inning.

''That can be him every time out. He has that stuff,'' Hoskins said of Velasquez.

The Phillies won a series for the first time since taking two of three from Atlanta on May 21-23. They're 7-12 since.

Colorado has lost 10 of 13.

Rockies starter German Marquez (4-7) gave up six runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. Rockies manager Bud Black finally pulled Marquez with the bases loaded after 112 pitches.

''It's a shame that Marquez got tagged with as many runs that he did,'' Black said. ''He threw the ball pretty well.''

Hoskins drove a first-pitch fastball into the left-field seats to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first. It was his eighth homer and second since returning last Saturday from a fractured jaw.

Williams lined his eighth homer out to right in the second for a 2-0 lead. He hit an opposite-field RBI double to left on an 0-2 pitch in the sixth to make it 3-0.

After the Rockies cut it to 3-2, the Phillies broke open the game with four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Hoskins had an RBI double and Odubel Herrera and Carlos Santana followed with run-scoring singles. Hoskins added an RBI single in the eighth, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.

ROOKIE GOES DEEP

Colorado's Ryan McMahon hit his first major league home run in the eighth off reliever Hector Neris.

STORY'S STREAKING

Story drove in his 50th run in his 68th game. He leads the NL in RBIs. Since June 1, Story is batting .388 (19-49) with seven doubles, three homers and 11 RBIs.

HONORING THOME

Jim Thome, who will enter the Hall of Fame in July, was honored before the game on the 14th anniversary of hitting his 400th homer in the first season of Citizens Bank Park.

OWNING THE SERIES

The Phillies are 44-25 against the Rockies since 2008.

HIT PARADE

The Phillies had 13 hits, most since 13 on April 13 at Tampa Bay. Five players had multi-hit games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Reliever Adam Ottavino (oblique) was activated from the 10-day disabled list. Lefty Jerry Vasto was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Phillies: Reliever Pat Neshek (shoulder, forearm) and righty Jerad Eickhoff (numbness in fingers) were scheduled to throw bullpen sessions.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (4-1, 4.40 ERA) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Texas. LHP Yohander Mendez starts for the Rangers.

Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (5-4, 2.97 ERA) makes his second start against the Brewers in six days. Arrieta allowed five runs - four earned - in 5 1/3 innings in a 12-3 loss last Saturday.

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  • W: V. Velasquez (5-7)L: G. Marquez (4-7)
  • HR: COL - R. McMahon (1), PHI - N. Williams (8), R. Hoskins (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40000010.283.361.500.861-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF31000120.263.313.431.7441.0
T. Story SS41110000.270.343.527.8704.0
G. Parra LF20110110.294.336.383.7202.5
I. Desmond 1B30000021.195.263.394.657-1.0
R. McMahon 3B31111010.202.280.303.5835.5
T. Wolters C30000010.156.281.229.510-0.5
G. Marquez P20000000.261.261.261.5220.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hoffman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Pounders P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Hoffman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41000124.256.368.384.7521.0
R. Hoskins LF52331021.244.369.446.81411.0
O. Herrera CF50210012.286.346.429.7742.5
C. Santana 1B40210001.224.345.427.7723.0
N. Williams RF31221111.230.292.439.7319.5
J. Valentin 3B30000013.267.267.433.700-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Morgan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Knapp C42200010.179.286.218.5044.5
V. Velasquez P20000000.261.261.261.5220.0
S. Kingery SS21100001.214.271.330.6012.0
J. Crawford SS-3B32110100.205.283.349.6327.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Hunter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (16)
  • HR - R. McMahon
  • RBI - T. Story (50), G. Parra (22), R. McMahon (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (31), G. Parra (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (15), N. Williams (5), A. Knapp
  • 3B - J. Crawford
  • HR - R. Hoskins (8), N. Williams (8)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 3 (36), O. Herrera (34), C. Santana (38), N. Williams 2 (19), J. Crawford (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (10), N. Williams (8)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - G. Parra
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 4-7)6.07662825.131.482.0
J. McGee0.12110004.811.40-3.0
J. Hoffman0.21001002.701.50-2.0
B. Pounders1.03220007.901.76-2.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 4-7)6.0
J. McGee0.1
J. Hoffman0.2
B. Pounders1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 5-7)6.21222604.741.3026.0
T. Hunter (H, 10)0.11000104.001.39-0.5
H. Neris1.01110114.971.461.5
A. Morgan1.00000105.001.613.5
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 5-7)6.2
T. Hunter (H, 10)0.1
H. Neris1.0
A. Morgan1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 112-70, J. McGee 17-10, J. Hoffman 18-11, B. Pounders 22-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-6, J. Hoffman 1-0, B. Pounders 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, J. McGee 3, J. Hoffman 3, B. Pounders 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 105-61, T. Hunter 7-5, H. Neris 17-12, A. Morgan 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 6-7, H. Neris 1-1, A. Morgan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 22, T. Hunter 2, H. Neris 4, A. Morgan 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B40000010.276.327.432.759-0.5
C. Blackmon CF40000010.283.361.500.861-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF31000120.263.313.431.7441.0
T. Story SS41110000.270.343.527.8704.0
G. Parra LF20110110.294.336.383.7202.5
I. Desmond 1B30000021.195.263.394.657-1.0
R. McMahon 3B31111010.202.280.303.5835.5
T. Wolters C30000010.156.281.229.510-0.5
G. Marquez P20000000.261.261.261.5220.0
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hoffman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Pounders P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hoffman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41000124.256.368.384.7521.0
R. Hoskins LF52331021.244.369.446.81411.0
O. Herrera CF50210012.286.346.429.7742.5
C. Santana 1B40210001.224.345.427.7723.0
N. Williams RF31221111.230.292.439.7319.5
J. Valentin 3B30000013.267.267.433.700-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Altherr PH10000003.182.305.327.6320.0
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Knapp C42200010.179.286.218.5044.5
V. Velasquez P20000000.261.261.261.5220.0
S. Kingery SS21100001.214.271.330.6012.0
J. Crawford SS-3B32110100.205.283.349.6327.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Hunter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (16)
  • HR - R. McMahon
  • RBI - T. Story (50), G. Parra (22), R. McMahon (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (31), G. Parra (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (15), N. Williams (5), A. Knapp
  • 3B - J. Crawford
  • HR - R. Hoskins (8), N. Williams (8)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 3 (36), O. Herrera (34), C. Santana (38), N. Williams 2 (19), J. Crawford (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (10), N. Williams (8)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - G. Parra
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
  • PB - T. Wolters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 4-7)6.07662825.131.482.0
J. McGee0.12110004.811.40-3.0
J. Hoffman0.21001002.701.50-2.0
B. Pounders1.03220007.901.76-2.0
Total8.01399382---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 4-7)6.0
J. McGee0.1
J. Hoffman0.2
B. Pounders1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 5-7)6.21222604.741.3026.0
T. Hunter (H, 10)0.11000104.001.39-0.5
H. Neris1.01110114.971.461.5
A. Morgan1.00000105.001.613.5
Total9.0333291---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 5-7)6.2
T. Hunter (H, 10)0.1
H. Neris1.0
A. Morgan1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 112-70, J. McGee 17-10, J. Hoffman 18-11, B. Pounders 22-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-6, J. Hoffman 1-0, B. Pounders 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, J. McGee 3, J. Hoffman 3, B. Pounders 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 105-61, T. Hunter 7-5, H. Neris 17-12, A. Morgan 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 6-7, H. Neris 1-1, A. Morgan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 22, T. Hunter 2, H. Neris 4, A. Morgan 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Hoskins singled to center, Crawford scored39
    Crawford tripled to left center, Knapp scored38
    McMahon homered to center37
  • 7TH INNING
    Santana singled to right, Hoskins scored, Herrera to second27
    Herrera singled to right center, Crawford scored, Hoskins to third26
    Hoskins doubled to left center, Kingery scored, Crawford to third25
    Knapp scored, Kingery to third, Crawford to second on passed ball24
    Parra singled to right, Story scored23
    Story doubled to deep left, Gonzalez scored13
  • 6TH INNING
    Williams doubled to deep left, Hernandez scored, Santana to third03
  • 2ND INNING
    Williams homered to right center02
  • 1ST INNING
    Hoskins homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan relieved Hector Neris
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Story lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, McMahon homered to center
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Jeff Hoffman
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cuevas grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brooks Pounders pitching
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Knapp doubled to deep right
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery grounded out to third, Knapp to third
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford tripled to left center, Knapp scored
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins singled to center, Crawford scored
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Herrera lined out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story doubled to deep left, Gonzalez scored
    • Scott Kingery at shortstop
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra singled to right, Story scored
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Knapp reached on an infield single to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kingery singled to left, Knapp to second
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked, Knapp to third, Kingery to second
    • Jake McGee relieved German Marquez
    • C. Hernandez: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez fouled out to right
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp scored, Kingery to third, Crawford to second on passed ball, Hoskins doubled to left center, Kingery scored, Crawford to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Herrera singled to right center, Crawford scored, Hoskins to third
    • Jeff Hoffman relieved Jake McGee
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana singled to right, Hoskins scored, Herrera to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams walked, Herrera to third, Santana to second
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Tommy Hunter
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Altherr grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Williams out at second
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon popped out to third
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Wolters popped out to shortstop
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Marquez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Herrera flied out to left
    • C. Santana: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana singled to shallow center, Hernandez to second
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Williams doubled to deep left, Hernandez scored, Santana to third
    • J. Valentin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valentin struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story grounded out to third
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Knapp lined out to center
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Velasquez grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Herrera singled to right center
    • C. Santana: Santana popped out to shortstop
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • J. Valentin: Valentin flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Wolters flied out to deep center
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Marquez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story lined out to center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra walked
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Parra picked off at first, pitcher to first, Pickoff attempt, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams homered to right center
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Valentin flied out to left
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • V. Velasquez: Ball, Velasquez grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon flied out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Hoskins homered to left center
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)