Anderson stellar, Iannetta homers as Rockies beat Giants 1-0

DENVER (AP) The stat caught Chris Iannetta by complete surprise: This was only the 10th 1-0 game ever at Coors Field.

''Come on,'' the catcher said.

He can thank his dominant starter for the latest addition. He played a pretty big role, too.

Iannetta homered in the seventh, Tyler Anderson pitched eight stellar innings in outdueling Andrew Suarez and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night to sweep a three-game series.

It was the first 1-0 game at Coors Field since June 12, 2010.

Anderson (6-3) scattered two hits and tied a season high with nine strikeouts. The left-hander didn't allow a baserunner to reach second base.

''Tyler pitched great,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

For that, Anderson credits a slight tweak in game plans, going with more cutters than changeups.

''It was helpful because I've faced those guys a lot,'' Anderson said. ''If they want to sit on a changeup, it kind of helps to have something to equalize that.''

And of course, Anderson wanted the ball for the ninth.

''You always want to go out and finish it,'' Anderson said. ''At the same time, Wade Davis is an unbelievable pitcher.''

Davis surrendered a two-out single to Andrew McCutchen and walked Buster Posey in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Brandon Crawford hit a deep foul ball before later flying out as Davis earned his 25th save.

Suarez (3-5) pretty much matched Anderson pitch for pitch in going seven innings and scattering five hits.

''A pitcher's duel is always fun,'' Suarez said. ''I enjoyed it, just that last inning I missed that one pitch.''

Suarez elevated a slider on a full count to Iannetta, who took a few steps down the line to make sure his hooking liner remained fair.

It did. The umpiring crew took a look and confirmed Iannetta's seventh homer of the season.

Kelby Tomlinson and Brandon Belt both singled to account for the only Giants hits off Anderson. Over the three-game series, San Francisco mustered just three runs and hit a combined .152.

''It's a tough one, the whole series,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We've got to rebound here, get the bats going.''

This was another strong outing for Anderson, who allowed four hits and no runs over eight innings in Los Angeles against the Dodgers last Friday.

He found a way to top it.

''He was good both times. He had command of four pitches,'' Iannetta said. ''He was using all four quadrants of the zone. That's really a difference maker. When you can command pitches, it makes it tough for hitters to get in a groove.''

Colorado had something brewing in the third, when DJ LeMahieu lined a one-out double to right. Charlie Blackmon followed with a sharp single off the glove of Joe Panik, who hustled after the baseball as LeMahieu took a wide turn. LeMahieu held at third and Suarez got the next two outs to escape the jam.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Bryan Shaw (strained calf) threw 25 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday. Black said the reliever will throw Friday and Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque. ''From there, we'll make an assessment of where Bryan is,'' Black said. ''But Bryan right now feels good, his arm feels great.''

STREAKING ARENADO

Nolan Arenado leads the NL with 22 homers this season. And to think, he thought he might not even hit one out this season.

No, seriously.

''The first month-and-a-half, felt like I wasn't going to hit any homers this year,'' Arenado said. ''Now I have 22. You have to ride the wave.''

THIS & THAT

Tomlinson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and started at third base. ... Colorado snapped a four-game skid on the Fourth of July. ... Of Colorado's three 1-0 wins on solo homers, Iannetta has the last two, according to the team. He also accomplished the feat on July 18, 2010, at Cincinnati. ... The game lasted just 2 hours, 15 minutes - the shortest at Coors Field this season.

UP NEXT

Giants: Begin a four-game series against St. Louis on Thursday, with Johnny Cueto (3-0, 0.84 ERA) expected to return to the mound. Cueto was placed on the disabled list May 1 - retroactive to April 29 - with inflammation in his right elbow. A few days later he visited Dr. James Andrews, who diagnosed him with a strained elbow.

Rockies: Off Thursday before playing a three-game series in Seattle. RHP German Marquez (6-8, 5.14) will throw for the Rockies on Friday, while the Mariners go with RHP Felix Hernandez (8-6, 5.11).

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  • W: T. Anderson (6-3)L: A. Suarez (3-5)S: W. Davis (25)
  • HR: COL - C. Iannetta (7)
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B. Belt 1B40100010.297.391.510.9000.5
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A. Hanson SS30000011.280.313.528.841-0.5
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K. Tomlinson 3B20100010.221.285.274.5590.5
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T. Watson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Slater in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Tomlinson in the 8th
  • c-grounded out for Suarez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40200000.279.329.438.7663.0
C. Blackmon CF30100110.275.350.465.8151.5
N. Arenado 3B40100023.312.396.601.9970.0
T. Story SS40200002.279.343.523.8662.0
I. Desmond LF-1B40000015.215.292.434.727-0.5
C. Iannetta C31111000.244.351.419.7706.0
N. Cuevas RF30000000.250.281.328.6090.0
P. Valaika 1B30000000.133.191.217.4080.0
G. Parra LF00000000.305.345.423.7670.0
T. Anderson P20000020.138.219.138.357-1.0
a- T. Murphy PH10000000.313.327.438.7640.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Anderson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (18)
  • HR - C. Iannetta (7)
  • RBI - C. Iannetta (21)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-Story-Valaika)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (L, 3-5)7.05110613.921.2316.0
T. Watson1.02001001.600.970.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (L, 3-5)7.0
T. Watson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 6-3)8.02002903.901.2234.5
W. Davis (S, 25)1.01001104.151.248.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 6-3)8.0
W. Davis (S, 25)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 89-58, T. Watson 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 10-5, T. Watson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, T. Watson 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 93-59, W. Davis 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-6, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, W. Davis 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen RF30100121.259.343.426.7691.0
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A. Slater LF30000012.300.436.367.803-0.5
a- B. Crawford PH10000002.310.373.497.8690.0
A. Hanson SS30000011.280.313.528.841-0.5
J. Panik 2B30000001.241.312.349.6610.0
K. Tomlinson 3B20100010.221.285.274.5590.5
b- N. Hundley PH10000010.263.310.511.821-0.5
P. Sandoval 3B00000000.256.320.392.7120.0
A. Suarez P20000011.000.037.000.037-0.5
c- A. Jackson PH10000000.245.313.299.6120.0
T. Watson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Slater in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Tomlinson in the 8th
  • c-grounded out for Suarez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40200000.279.329.438.7663.0
C. Blackmon CF30100110.275.350.465.8151.5
N. Arenado 3B40100023.312.396.601.9970.0
T. Story SS40200002.279.343.523.8662.0
I. Desmond LF-1B40000015.215.292.434.727-0.5
C. Iannetta C31111000.244.351.419.7706.0
N. Cuevas RF30000000.250.281.328.6090.0
P. Valaika 1B30000000.133.191.217.4080.0
G. Parra LF00000000.305.345.423.7670.0
T. Anderson P20000020.138.219.138.357-1.0
a- T. Murphy PH10000000.313.327.438.7640.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Anderson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (18)
  • HR - C. Iannetta (7)
  • RBI - C. Iannetta (21)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-Story-Valaika)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (L, 3-5)7.05110613.921.2316.0
T. Watson1.02001001.600.970.0
Total8.0711161---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (L, 3-5)7.0
T. Watson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 6-3)8.02002903.901.2234.5
W. Davis (S, 25)1.01001104.151.248.5
Total9.03003100---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 6-3)8.0
W. Davis (S, 25)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 89-58, T. Watson 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 10-5, T. Watson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, T. Watson 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 93-59, W. Davis 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 8-6, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, W. Davis 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Belt grounded out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen singled to center
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Posey walked, McCutchen to second
    • Brandon Crawford hit for Austin Slater
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford lined out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Gerardo Parra in left field
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik flied out to deep right
    • Nick Hundley hit for Kelby Tomlinson
    • N. Hundley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • Austin Jackson hit for Andrew Suarez
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jackson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pablo Sandoval at third base
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • Tom Murphy hit for Tyler Anderson
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Murphy flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado singled to deep left, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story reached on an infield single to shortstop, Blackmon to third, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Story out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey flied out to center
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond flied out to left
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta homered to left
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Strike looking, Cuevas grounded out to third
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Valaika lined out to first
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Belt singled to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Hanson flied out to right
    • J. Panik: Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tomlinson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Valaika grounded out to third
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Belt grounded out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • B. Posey: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Posey flied out to right
    • A. Slater: Slater grounded into fielder's choice to third, McCutchen out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Iannetta grounded out to third
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Tomlinson: Tomlinson singled to right
    • A. Suarez: Suarez hit into double play third to shortstop to first, Tomlinson out at second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep right center
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon reached on an infield single to second, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado fouled out to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Posey out at second
    • A. Hanson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Hanson reached on fielder's choice to third, Slater out at second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Cuevas grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Valaika: Valaika grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second, LeMahieu to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story reached on an infield single to shortstop, LeMahieu to third
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)