Realmuto hits grand slam, Marlins beat Rockies 6-2

DENVER (AP) J.T. Realmuto was focused purely on putting the ball in play with the bases loaded and two strikes on him.

He ended up putting it out of play.

Realmuto hit a grand slam during a five-run seventh inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Saturday.

With one out, Realmuto fouled off three pitches against struggling reliever Bryan Shaw before lining an elevated cutter just over the right-field wall. The drive helped Miami stop a three-game skid and ended the Rockies' winning streak at four.

''Early, I felt like I was trying to do a little too much in that at-bat,'' Realmuto said. ''Once I got to two strikes I was really just trying to fight and put the ball in play. That's really it.''

Shaw said he threw the pitch he wanted against Realmuto. It just ended with a bad result.

''We executed where we wanted to and he hit it,'' Shaw said.

Trevor Richards (2-4) gave up one run and three hits in six innings, striking out eight. He also singled for his first hit in the majors.

The 25-year-old rookie was 0-3 with a 7.40 ERA on the road coming into the day at Coors Field.

''He set the tone,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He kept us in the game and gave us a chance.''

Rockies starter Tyler Anderson (4-3) was sharp before allowing three consecutive hits to open the seventh, including an RBI single from pinch-hitter Justin Bour that chased the lefty and put the Marlins ahead 2-1. Starlin Castro then loaded the bases after video review reversed an out call and ruled him safe with an infield single.

An out later, Realmuto hit his second career grand slam. His first came on Aug. 12, 2015 against the Boston Red Sox.

''J.T.'s great, you know he's not afraid,'' Mattingly said. ''He's not bothered by anything out there. He's one of the guys that you like being up there. I remember telling him last year, at one point he was struggling, and I just told him `there's no one I like up there better than you', because you always feel like he's not afraid and nothing is going to bother him up there.''

Gerardo Parra hit a solo homer in the seventh to bring Colorado within 6-2. Parra drove both runs for the Rockies, who fell back below .500 (38-39).

Derek Dietrich hit his 10th home run of the season off Anderson in the fourth to put the Marlins up 1-0. Colorado tied it on Parra's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: SS Miguel Rojas was a late scratch with soreness from a bruise on his left hand.

Rockies: RHP Scott Oberg (back strain) and LHP Mike Dunn (shoulder strain) were slated to begin rehab assignments in Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

NEW ROLE FOR SHAW?

Colorado manager Bud Black wasn't opposed to the idea of moving Shaw into a different role in the bullpen as he continues to struggle.

''That's possible,'' Black said. ''We have some guys coming back that might potentially be able to go that way to give Bryan a little step back.''

TRANSACTION

The Rockies called up INF Pat Valaika and optioned RHP Yency Almonte to Triple-A Albuquerque.

WELCOME BACK

The Rockies welcomed back a few of their former players as the organization celebrated their 25th year anniversary. Todd Helton and Larry Walker were among those in attendance. Prior to the game, they returning players posed for selfies with fans and a couple of them took a few swings in a batting practice. Former Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla - who is 50 - hit a couple well over the fence in left to the oohs and ahhs of the crowd.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (5-6, 4.03 ERA) takes the mound for the series finale Sunday. Smith has gone 3-4 with a 4.89 ERA on the road this season.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (5-7, 5.20 ERA) is 1-2 with a 7.77 in his four starts in June. He got the win against the Mets on Tuesday after allowing four runs in six innings.

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  • W: T. Richards (2-4)L: T. Anderson (4-3)
  • HR: MIA - J. Realmuto (10), D. Dietrich (10), COL - G. Parra (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Castro 2B41100101.272.319.372.6923.0
B. Anderson 3B51100026.296.372.418.7901.0
J. Realmuto 1B41241121.308.365.548.91310.0
C. Maybin RF-LF50000013.227.304.302.606-0.5
D. Dietrich LF31111111.292.346.475.8216.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
L. Brinson CF40000012.176.220.324.544-0.5
Y. Rivera SS41100020.192.326.219.5451.0
B. Holaday C40100000.183.227.239.4661.0
T. Richards P10100100.077.143.077.2202.0
a- J. Bour PH11110000.240.369.431.8003.0
J. Shuck RF10000000.193.252.237.4890.0
  • a-singled for Richards in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B30000100.278.328.439.7671.0
C. Blackmon CF40100012.283.362.486.8480.5
N. Arenado 3B40000021.319.404.589.993-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF41100020.276.330.449.7791.0
T. Story SS40100000.264.333.522.8552.0
G. Parra LF21121010.305.343.417.7606.5
I. Desmond 1B20000121.215.297.427.7240.0
T. Wolters C30000011.149.269.218.487-0.5
T. Anderson P10000010.083.185.083.269-0.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Cuevas PH10000000.273.301.354.6550.0
J. Hoffman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-fouled out for Musgrave in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Realmuto (10), D. Dietrich (10)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 4 (31), D. Dietrich (27), J. Bour (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (20)
  • HR - G. Parra (4)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • SH - T. Anderson (5)
  • RBI - G. Parra 2 (35)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rivera-Castro-Realmuto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 2-4)6.03112804.911.4326.0
B. Ziegler1.01110115.661.511.5
D. Steckenrider1.00000003.441.213.0
K. Barraclough1.00000101.080.753.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.07442814.621.344.0
B. Shaw0.22221017.571.96-5.0
H. Musgrave1.10000004.241.163.0
J. Hoffman1.000011010.132.442.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.0
B. Shaw0.2
H. Musgrave1.1
J. Hoffman1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 86-48, B. Ziegler 9-7, D. Steckenrider 11-7, K. Barraclough 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 4-5, B. Ziegler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 22, B. Ziegler 4, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Anderson (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 95-62, B. Shaw 28-16, H. Musgrave 7-5, J. Hoffman 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 5-5, B. Shaw 2-0, H. Musgrave 2-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, B. Shaw 5, H. Musgrave 4, J. Hoffman 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Castro 2B41100101.272.319.372.6923.0
B. Anderson 3B51100026.296.372.418.7901.0
J. Realmuto 1B41241121.308.365.548.91310.0
C. Maybin RF-LF50000013.227.304.302.606-0.5
D. Dietrich LF31111111.292.346.475.8216.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
L. Brinson CF40000012.176.220.324.544-0.5
Y. Rivera SS41100020.192.326.219.5451.0
B. Holaday C40100000.183.227.239.4661.0
T. Richards P10100100.077.143.077.2202.0
a- J. Bour PH11110000.240.369.431.8003.0
J. Shuck RF10000000.193.252.237.4890.0
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  • a-singled for Richards in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B30000100.278.328.439.7671.0
C. Blackmon CF40100012.283.362.486.8480.5
N. Arenado 3B40000021.319.404.589.993-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF41100020.276.330.449.7791.0
T. Story SS40100000.264.333.522.8552.0
G. Parra LF21121010.305.343.417.7606.5
I. Desmond 1B20000121.215.297.427.7240.0
T. Wolters C30000011.149.269.218.487-0.5
T. Anderson P10000010.083.185.083.269-0.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Cuevas PH10000000.273.301.354.6550.0
J. Hoffman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Musgrave in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Realmuto (10), D. Dietrich (10)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 4 (31), D. Dietrich (27), J. Bour (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (20)
  • HR - G. Parra (4)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • SH - T. Anderson (5)
  • RBI - G. Parra 2 (35)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rivera-Castro-Realmuto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 2-4)6.03112804.911.4326.0
B. Ziegler1.01110115.661.511.5
D. Steckenrider1.00000003.441.213.0
K. Barraclough1.00000101.080.753.5
Total9.04222101---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (W, 2-4)6.0
B. Ziegler1.0
D. Steckenrider1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.07442814.621.344.0
B. Shaw0.22221017.571.96-5.0
H. Musgrave1.10000004.241.163.0
J. Hoffman1.000011010.132.442.5
Total9.0966492---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.0
B. Shaw0.2
H. Musgrave1.1
J. Hoffman1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 86-48, B. Ziegler 9-7, D. Steckenrider 11-7, K. Barraclough 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 4-5, B. Ziegler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 22, B. Ziegler 4, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Anderson (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 95-62, B. Shaw 28-16, H. Musgrave 7-5, J. Hoffman 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 5-5, B. Shaw 2-0, H. Musgrave 2-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, B. Shaw 5, H. Musgrave 4, J. Hoffman 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Parra homered to center62
    Realmuto homered to right, Bour, Castro and Anderson scored61
    Bour singled to center, Rivera scored, Holaday to third21
  • 4TH INNING
    Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, Gonzalez scored, Story to third11
    Dietrich homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeff Hoffman pitching
    • S. Castro: Castro flied out to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • C. Maybin: Maybin lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Drew Steckenrider
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado flied out to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story flied out to center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • H. Musgrave Pitching:
    • Y. Rivera: Rivera popped out to third
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Holaday grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Shuck grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Brad Ziegler
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Harrison Musgrave
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Cuevas fouled out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Rivera singled to left
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Holaday singled to right center, Rivera to second
    • Justin Bour hit for Trevor Richards
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bour singled to center, Rivera scored, Holaday to third
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Tyler Anderson
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bour to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to second, Holaday out at home, Bour to third, Castro to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Realmuto homered to right, Bour, Castro and Anderson scored
    • C. Maybin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
    • Harrison Musgrave relieved Bryan Shaw
    • L. Brinson: Pickoff attempt, Brinson flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Ziegler pitching
    • J.B. Shuck in right field
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story grounded out to third
    • G. Parra: Parra homered to center
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Realmuto singled to center
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Maybin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Realmuto out at second
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dietrich fouled out to third
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Brinson flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Arenado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Blackmon out at second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rivera struck out looking
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Holaday grounded out to third
    • T. Richards: Richards singled to right
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Richards to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
    • B. Anderson: Anderson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters fouled out to left
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich homered to right center
    • L. Brinson: Brinson lined out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Story doubled to deep left, Gonzalez to third
    • G. Parra: Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, Gonzalez scored, Story to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Holaday: Holaday lined out to left
    • T. Richards: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Richards walked
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro reached on fielder's choice to third, Richards out at second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Anderson hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Desmond to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Story flied out to right
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Parra struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro popped out to first
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to shallow left center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Maybin grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out on foul tip
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)