Marquez pitches Rockies to 3-1 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) A fist pump and a late fastball on the cusp of 100 mph was all the indication needed to know just how good German Marquez felt Saturday.

He pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and Ian Desmond homered as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.

Marquez (6-8) retired his first 15 batters before Enrique Hernandez connected for a home run off the left-field foul pole leading off the sixth. After a Chase Utley single, Marquez dispatched the Dodgers on three fly balls to end the inning and pumped his right fist to emphasize the moment.

''Isn't that great? I loved that'' Rockies manager Bud Black said of the fist pump. ''He uses (his energy) with his fastball. I want him to use it with his fastball but not overthrow. There is a time you can stand on a pitch and lean on it and I think he does that.''

He appeared to do just that with his fastball in the eighth inning. Facing Hernandez two innings after the home run, Marquez struck out the Dodgers' utility man on a 99.9 mph fastball.

''No doubt I let it rip on that one,'' Marquez said through an interpreter. ''But I worked hard in my preparation in between starts and my goal is to maintain my stamina deep into games. I think today I was able to accomplish that.''

Marquez struck out nine and walked none after entering with a 5.53 ERA, third-worst among qualified National League starters.

The Rockies closed out June with three consecutive victories and two consecutive over the Dodgers after getting swept by Los Angeles in a three-game series at Coors Field to begin the month. Colorado finished June with an 11-16 record.

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda (5-5) gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits over seven innings and lost for the first time in four June starts. He had a short stint on the disabled list during the month due to a right hip strain. He struck out nine for the second consecutive start.

''It was a good outing,'' Maeda said through an interpreter. ''My desire is to be able to pitch deeper into the game and being able to pitch seven innings and is a good thing. But unfortunately, we didn't get the win and that was something we wanted.''

The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when DJ LeMahieu scored from third base on a passed ball by catcher Yasmani Grandal. Nolan Arenado struck out, but advanced to first with LeMahieu scoring when the ball got through Grandal.

Desmond went deep in the fifth for a 2-0 lead. It was his 17th home run of the season and career-best 13th on the road.

Trevor Story doubled for the Rockies in the seventh and scored on Chris Iannetta's single to make it 3-1.

After a strong start to the month, the Dodgers finished June with a 17-9 record, losing four of their last five games.

CLOSER FOR THE DAY

Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino pitched the ninth Saturday for his second save. Closer Wade Davis, who earned the save after Tyler Anderson's eight-inning outing Friday, was given the night off.

''He pitched great and he deserved to win,'' Ottavino said of Marquez. ''That's two games straight that we got eight innings out of our starters so we appreciate that down in the bullpen. I think everybody does on the team so I think that was just an awesome job by (Marquez).''

Davis is expected to return to the closer role Sunday.

DODGERS DRIVE 55

Hernandez's home run gave the Dodgers 55 in the month of June, to increase their franchise record for a month. The previous record of 53 was set in June of last season.

His home run was his 14th of the season and third this week. Max Muncy and Joc Pederson each finished with 10 home runs in June. Pederson has 11 on the season.

''I worked really hard in the off season to get stronger and get in better shape,'' said Hernandez, whose previous best was 11 home runs last season. ''Last year I hit a lot of doubles and this year those doubles are turning into homers. Hopefully we can keep swinging the bats in July the way we are in June.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF David Dahl (broken right foot) is out of a walking boot and will join the team Monday in Colorado to continue his rehab.

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (right rib microfracture), who made one appearance this week after returning from the DL, will likely need two starts at Class A Rancho Cucamonga before he returns to the Dodgers, according to manager Dave Roberts. ... RHP Pedro Baez (right biceps tendinitis) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session, but no timetable for his return has been revealed.

UP NEXT

Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis (5-1, 5.07 ERA) will be back on the road where he excels, as his five road victories were tied for third in the National League at the start of play Saturday. Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling (6-2, 1.98) has a loss and a no-decision in his past two starts following a six-start win streak.

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  • W: G. Marquez (6-8)L: K. Maeda (5-5)S: A. Ottavino (2)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (17), LAD - E. Hernandez (14)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Pederson CF-LF40000011.258.341.537.878-0.5
    M. Muncy 3B40100011.264.406.6031.0090.5
    M. Kemp LF30000030.303.342.522.864-1.5
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    C. Bellinger 1B30000000.240.323.483.8060.0
    Y. Grandal C30000000.227.317.419.7360.0
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    E. Hernandez SS31111010.238.316.485.8015.5
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    • a-flied out for Hudson in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. LeMahieu (16), T. Story (22)
    • HR - I. Desmond (17)
    • RBI - I. Desmond (47), C. Iannetta (20)
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Hernandez (14)
    • RBI - E. Hernandez (30)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hernandez-Bellinger)
    • PB - Y. Grandal (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez (W, 6-8)8.02110915.141.4435.5
    A. Ottavino (S, 2)1.01000101.420.829.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (W, 6-8)8.0
    A. Ottavino (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Maeda (L, 5-5)7.05322913.361.2814.5
    E. Paredes0.01000003.860.86-1.0
    D. Hudson2.00000303.661.387.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Maeda (L, 5-5)7.0
    E. Paredes0.0
    D. Hudson2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-64, A. Ottavino 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-11, A. Ottavino 1-1
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, A. Ottavino 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 97-65, E. Paredes 4-2, D. Hudson 24-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 7-5
    • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 28, E. Paredes, D. Hudson 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    N. Arenado 3B40000031.306.389.585.974-1.5
    C. Gonzalez RF40000032.268.319.437.756-1.5
    T. Story SS31100121.274.339.519.8583.0
    G. Parra LF30000102.301.340.418.7581.0
    I. Desmond 1B41111012.216.294.443.7385.5
    C. Iannetta C40110030.242.354.406.7600.5
    G. Marquez P30100002.300.300.300.6001.0
    A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Pederson CF-LF40000011.258.341.537.878-0.5
      M. Muncy 3B40100011.264.406.6031.0090.5
      M. Kemp LF30000030.303.342.522.864-1.5
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      a- J. Turner PH10000001.262.356.429.7850.0
      C. Bellinger 1B30000000.240.323.483.8060.0
      Y. Grandal C30000000.227.317.419.7360.0
      Y. Puig RF30000020.257.323.435.758-1.0
      E. Hernandez SS31111010.238.316.485.8015.5
      C. Utley 2B30100000.225.304.325.6291.0
      K. Maeda P20000011.095.095.095.190-0.5
      E. Paredes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-flied out for Hudson in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (16), T. Story (22)
      • HR - I. Desmond (17)
      • RBI - I. Desmond (47), C. Iannetta (20)
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Hernandez (14)
      • RBI - E. Hernandez (30)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hernandez-Bellinger)
      • PB - Y. Grandal (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (W, 6-8)8.02110915.141.4435.5
      A. Ottavino (S, 2)1.01000101.420.829.5
      Total9.03110101---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (W, 6-8)8.0
      A. Ottavino (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Maeda (L, 5-5)7.05322913.361.2814.5
      E. Paredes0.01000003.860.86-1.0
      D. Hudson2.00000303.661.387.5
      Total9.06322121---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Maeda (L, 5-5)7.0
      E. Paredes0.0
      D. Hudson2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-64, A. Ottavino 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 4-11, A. Ottavino 1-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, A. Ottavino 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 97-65, E. Paredes 4-2, D. Hudson 24-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 7-5
      • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 28, E. Paredes, D. Hudson 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Iannetta singled to center, Story scored, Parra to third31
      • 6TH INNING
        Hernandez homered to left21
      • 5TH INNING
        Desmond homered to left20
      • 4TH INNING
        LeMahieu scored on passed ball10
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Parra flied out to deep left
        • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Desmond lined out to right
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Taylor in center field
        • Joc Pederson in left field
        • Adam Ottavino relieved German Marquez
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • J. Pederson: Pederson grounded out to second
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy singled to left center
        • Justin Turner hit for Daniel Hudson
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Ball, Turner flied out to deep left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Edward Paredes relieved Kenta Maeda
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to left
        • Daniel Hudson pitching
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado flied out to deep left
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Utley grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • T. Story: Story doubled to deep right
        • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra walked
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Iannetta singled to center, Story scored, Parra to third
        • G. Marquez: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Marquez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Parra out at home, Iannetta to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Marquez out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger lined out to center
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez homered to left
        • C. Utley: Utley singled to right
        • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maeda lined out to center
        • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pederson flied out to deep center
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Muncy flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond homered to left
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Marquez singled to right
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to first, Marquez out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bellinger flied out to center
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal flied out to deep right
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to left
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to deep center, LeMahieu to third
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado struck out, reached on passed ball, LeMahieu scored on passed ball
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story walked, Arenado to second
        • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson flied out to deep right
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
        • C. Iannetta: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
        • G. Marquez: Marquez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • E. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to shortstop
        • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Utley lined out to center
        • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maeda struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep right
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Maeda Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to deep left
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy popped out to third
        • M. Kemp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)