Freeland shines at Coors, Rox rally for 5-2 win over Giants

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland has a silhouette of a mountain range tattooed along his right arm.

So, no, the Denver native doesn't mind pitching in a little thin air.

Freeland elevated his game once again at Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a throwing error by shortstop Brandon Crawford to rally for a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

Freeland (8-6) settled in to go seven strong innings after surrendering a homer to Gorkys Hernandez on the first pitch of the game.

That mistake hardly weighed on him.

''There were a lot more pitches to be thrown,'' said Freeland, who allowed three hits. ''You have to have faith in your offense they'll come through for you.''

The left-hander hardly feels intimidated by the hitter's park. Freeland has allowed three or fewer runs in all but one of his seven starts at Coors Field this season.

''To me, it's still the game of baseball. You have to make your pitches,'' Freeland said of his approach at Coors. ''If you don't make your pitches, there's a strong chance they're going to get whacked - hard.''

Part of Freeland's good groove of late has to do with the development of his changeup. He's throwing it with confidence - and success.

''There is a poise factor that comes into play when you're playing this game,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He's learning this at the highest level. ... I love the day that Kyle pitches.''

Scott Oberg threw the eighth and Wade Davis worked his way around a one-out double by Buster Posey in the ninth for his 24th save. He struck out Crawford to end the game.

Madison Bumgarner (1-3) was cruising along until the seventh when he began to unravel. After allowing three straight singles, he was replaced by reliever Reyes Moronta, who walked Nolan Arenado and then allowed the tying run on a double play. Ian Desmond followed with a roller that Crawford gobbled up only to throw wide to first, allowing the tiebreaking run to score.

''Just didn't throw it 100 percent. I gave it about an 80-percent throw,'' Crawford explained. ''One-hopper, I had time.''

Pinch-hitter Tom Murphy added an insurance run in the eighth, with Charlie Blackmon bringing in another on a sacrifice fly. Arenado finished 2 for 3 with two walks.

Bumgarner ran his streak to 22 scoreless innings before it came to a halt in the seventh when he was charged with three runs, two earned. Before Monday, the left-hander hadn't allowed a run since June 16 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

''I don't care about the streak. I'm just trying to win,'' Bumgarner said. ''That's a tough loss. Everything was going our way early on and didn't go our way late. That's all there is to it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (elbow) was schedule to throw a bullpen session Monday in Sacramento, while RHP Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) was slated to make a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento. ''It's a fairly big day in Sacramento,'' manager Bruce Bochy cracked. ''Tomorrow, we'll have a plan.''

Rockies: RHP Bryan Shaw (right calf strain) had a bullpen session Monday and ''threw the ball well,'' Black said. Shaw will throw a simulated game Wednesday and may soon go out on a rehab assignment. ... RHP Chad Bettis wore white tape on his middle finger after developing a hot spot during Sunday's start. Bettis was pulled after three innings. ''We're concerned about him for sure,'' Black said.

GREAT GRABS

Austin Slater played a big role in keeping the Rockies off the scoreboard early by making a sliding catch in left field to end the third with the bases loaded. Slater also had a diving catch in the second.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (8-5, 4.45 ERA) faces the Rockies on Tuesday for a second time in less than a week. He allowed five runs over four innings last Thursday.

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 6.23) will be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and make his first start of the season Tuesday. He takes the place of opening day starter Jon Gray, who was optioned to Triple-A over the weekend.

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  • W: K. Freeland (8-6)L: M. Bumgarner (1-3)S: W. Davis (24)
  • HR: SF - G. Hernandez (11)
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B. Posey C30210110.295.372.430.8025.5
A. Slater LF40000013.346.486.423.909-0.5
B. Crawford SS30000021.311.375.502.8770.0
P. Sandoval 3B30000011.262.326.401.727-0.5
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  • a-singled for Moronta in the 8th
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D. LeMahieu 2B51200002.276.325.432.7573.0
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N. Arenado 3B30210201.310.397.597.9936.0
T. Story SS30000113.274.340.517.8570.5
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  • a-singled for Freeland in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey 2 (18)
  • HR - G. Hernandez (11)
  • RBI - G. Hernandez (25), B. Posey (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (19), T. Murphy (6)
  • SF - C. Blackmon
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (36), N. Arenado (60), T. Murphy (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Panik-Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Crawford (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 1-3)6.07323502.581.126.5
R. Moronta (BS, 2)1.00001101.911.042.5
T. Blach0.03220004.281.50-5.0
S. Dyson1.00000003.201.123.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 1-3)6.0
R. Moronta (BS, 2)1.0
T. Blach0.0
S. Dyson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 8-6)7.03221313.251.1826.5
S. Oberg (H, 4)1.01000003.321.152.0
W. Davis (S, 24)1.01000204.281.2210.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 8-6)7.0
S. Oberg (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 24)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 89-61, R. Moronta 22-11, T. Blach 12-7, S. Dyson 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-8, R. Moronta 2-0, S. Dyson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 29, R. Moronta 4, T. Blach 3, S. Dyson 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-60, S. Oberg 9-7, W. Davis 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 9-9, S. Oberg 2-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 26, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Belt 1B41100000.295.391.514.9052.0
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B. Posey C30210110.295.372.430.8025.5
A. Slater LF40000013.346.486.423.909-0.5
B. Crawford SS30000021.311.375.502.8770.0
P. Sandoval 3B30000011.262.326.401.727-0.5
J. Panik 2B30000001.250.322.362.6840.0
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  • a-singled for Moronta in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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C. Blackmon CF41110011.270.345.455.7992.5
N. Arenado 3B30210201.310.397.597.9936.0
T. Story SS30000113.274.340.517.8570.5
I. Desmond 1B30000100.215.293.436.7291.0
C. Iannetta C40100017.243.352.402.7540.5
C. Gonzalez RF41100021.267.317.430.7471.0
N. Cuevas LF41100001.257.288.336.6242.0
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S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Freeland in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey 2 (18)
  • HR - G. Hernandez (11)
  • RBI - G. Hernandez (25), B. Posey (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Posey (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (19), T. Murphy (6)
  • SF - C. Blackmon
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (36), N. Arenado (60), T. Murphy (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Panik-Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Crawford (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (L, 1-3)6.07323502.581.126.5
R. Moronta (BS, 2)1.00001101.911.042.5
T. Blach0.03220004.281.50-5.0
S. Dyson1.00000003.201.123.0
Total8.01054460---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (L, 1-3)6.0
R. Moronta (BS, 2)1.0
T. Blach0.0
S. Dyson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 8-6)7.03221313.251.1826.5
S. Oberg (H, 4)1.01000003.321.152.0
W. Davis (S, 24)1.01000204.281.2210.0
Total9.0522151---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 8-6)7.0
S. Oberg (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 24)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 89-61, R. Moronta 22-11, T. Blach 12-7, S. Dyson 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 6-8, R. Moronta 2-0, S. Dyson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 29, R. Moronta 4, T. Blach 3, S. Dyson 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-60, S. Oberg 9-7, W. Davis 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 9-9, S. Oberg 2-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 26, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to center, Cuevas scored25
    Murphy doubled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Cuevas to third24
  • 7TH INNING
    Desmond safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Blackmon scored, Desmond to second23
    Story grounded into double play second to first to shortstop, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third, Arenado out at second22
    Arenado walked, Valaika scored, LeMahieu to third, Blackmon to second21
  • 3RD INNING
    Posey doubled to left center, Belt scored20
  • 1ST INNING
    Hernandez homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Foul, McCutchen lined out to center
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey doubled to deep right
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • Alen Hanson hit for Reyes Moronta
    • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hanson singled to right
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hanson out at second
    • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ty Blach pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to left center
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cuevas singled to right, Gonzalez to third
    • Tom Murphy hit for Scott Oberg
    • T. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy doubled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Cuevas to third
    • Sam Dyson relieved Ty Blach
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon hit sacrifice fly to center, Cuevas scored
    • Raimel Tapia ran for Tom Murphy
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to second
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Panik popped out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Valaika hit for Kyle Freeland
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Foul, Valaika singled to right center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right, Valaika to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon reached on an infield single to shortstop, Valaika to third, LeMahieu to second
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Madison Bumgarner
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, Valaika scored, LeMahieu to third, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Story grounded into double play second to first to shortstop, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third, Arenado out at second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error, Blackmon scored, Desmond to second
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Ball, Slater lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Desmond fouled out to first
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Iannetta singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Bumgarner: Strike looking, Bumgarner popped out to second
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
    • N. Arenado: Arenado doubled to deep left
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford lined out to shortstop
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Sandoval struck out on foul tip
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Strike looking, Cuevas grounded out to second
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • B. Belt: Belt singled to right
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to third
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Posey doubled to left center, Belt scored
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu singled to left
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Arenado singled to center, LeMahieu to second
    • T. Story: Story fouled out to third
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Crawford hit by pitch
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval lined out to center
    • J. Panik: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Panik reached on fielder's choice to second, Crawford out at second
    • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Bumgarner grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Panik out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Ball, Cuevas lined out to left
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Freeland popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Hernandez homered to right
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt grounded out to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen flied out to deep right
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Posey walked
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Slater grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado to third, Story to second
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Iannetta fouled out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)