Wolters, Marquez lead Mariners past Rockies 7-1

SEATTLE (AP) Tony Wolters wasn't even supposed to play Friday night against the Seattle Mariners.

Tom Murphy was in Colorado's lineup to catch starting pitcher German Marquez, only to receive word that he needed to return home to Denver to be with his wife, Lindsay, who's giving birth to their second child. Wolters found out around 4 p.m. that Murphy was out and he was in for the Rockies.

He responded by driving in three runs on a pair of triples, throwing out Dee Gordon trying to steal second base and calling a strong game for Marquez in a 7-1 victory.

''Tony had a really good game,'' manager Bud Black said. ''Two triples, was part of the offense, contributed there, caught German very well. Stuck some pitches that I think were probably borderline that we got some calls, which was great, which Tony does so well.''

Wolters becomes the first catcher in Rockies history to hit two triples in a game.

''I was happy I connected with the ball and did something for the team offensively,'' Wolters said.

He also blocked a pitch in the dirt from Marquez and managed to flip the ball back to Marquez covering the plate to retire an advancing Gordon in the bottom of the sixth.

''It was a curveball (Marquez) threw 12 feet,'' Wolters said jokingly, ''but I think it hit off my stomach on the right side kind of weird and went (to the right) and I saw (Gordon) coming. (Marquez) is such an athlete, he took two steps and he was already at home plate. I threw the ball to him and he made a sweet tag.''

Marquez (7-8) limited the Mariners to one run and five hits with five strikeouts. He walked none and didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning.

Charlie Blackmon homered off Felix Hernandez (8-7) to give Colorado a 1-0 lead in the first. Hernandez allowed hits to Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story before getting out of the early jam.

Raimel Tapia doubled over the right-field wall before Wolters' first triple extended the Rockies' advantage to 2-0. DJ LeMahieu's sacrifice fly scored Wolters.

Hernandez was driven from the game after five innings, having allowed three runs and eight hits with two strikeouts.

''Felix was having some struggles in the first inning,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''He made a mistake to Blackmon with the home run. He just wasn't sharp at all, but was still able to give us five innings and keep us somewhat in the ballgame.''

Colorado quickly piled on against Roenis Elias in the sixth. After Ian Desmond reached on an error and Tapia walked, Wolters tripled again to drive them in. A double by LeMahieu scored Wolters as the Rockies made it 6-0.

Denard Span hit a solo homer off Marquez in the sixth to get the Mariners on the scoreboard.

Gonzalez drove in Blackmon on a double in the eighth off Nick Rumbelow to extend Colorado's lead to 7-1.

MARJAMA RETIRES

Mariners C Mike Marjama informed the team that he is retiring from baseball to take a position with the National Eating Disorders Association. Marjama, 28, was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on April 20 after making the team's opening day roster. He appeared in 10 games this season, batting .111 with three doubles, two walks and six strikeouts. Seattle now has three openings on its 40-man roster.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RF Mitch Haniger took batting practice before the game and was expected to be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter two days after sustaining a bruised knee running into the outfield wall. He was scratched before Thursday's series finale with the Los Angeles Angels. ... Gordon left after the play at the plate in the sixth. Servais said Gordon tweaked his hip. ''I think he'll be OK, but I'll know more tomorrow morning.''

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (8-6) has worked at least six innings in 12 of his last 13 starts for the Rockies and has won four of his last five decisions. He has allowed two runs of fewer in each of his last four starts.

Mariners: LHP James Paxton (8-2) has won eight of his last nine decisions and is coming off eight shutout innings against Kansas City, allowing just two hits and walking two while striking out 11.

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SEA56-33
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  • W: G. Marquez (7-8)L: F. Hernandez (8-7)
  • HR: COL - C. Blackmon (16), SEA - D. Span (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40120011.279.327.439.7653.5
C. Blackmon CF52311011.280.353.476.8298.5
N. Arenado 3B50100014.310.393.594.9880.5
C. Gonzalez RF50210013.270.317.430.7483.5
T. Story SS40200003.282.347.522.8695.0
G. Parra LF50000006.299.338.414.7530.0
I. Desmond 1B41100102.216.294.432.7265.0
R. Tapia DH32100102.143.333.286.6195.0
T. Wolters C42230002.153.264.252.51611.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B30100000.283.303.350.6530.0
    A. Romine 2B10100000.213.263.227.4891.0
    J. Segura SS40100002.331.360.466.8261.0
    D. Span LF41311000.268.356.427.7828.0
    N. Cruz DH40000023.272.360.559.919-1.0
    K. Seager 3B40000023.233.283.437.720-1.0
    R. Healy 1B40000011.245.275.460.735-0.5
    B. Gamel RF30000010.284.360.391.750-0.5
    C. Herrmann C30100000.227.370.364.7341.0
    G. Heredia CF30100011.237.330.328.6580.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (19), C. Gonzalez (12), R. Tapia
      • 3B - T. Wolters 2 (2)
      • HR - C. Blackmon (16)
      • SF - D. LeMahieu (4)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (33), C. Blackmon (39), C. Gonzalez (30), T. Wolters 3 (14)
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Span (8)
      • RBI - D. Span (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Span (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Story (11), I. Desmond (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Gordon (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Oberg-LeMahieu-Desmond)
      • E - N. Arenado (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Gordon-Healy; Healy)
      • E - J. Segura (11)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (W, 7-8)6.05110514.921.4024.5
      J. McGee1.00000105.401.363.5
      S. Oberg1.02000003.181.191.0
      C. Rusin1.01000106.211.492.5
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (W, 7-8)6.0
      J. McGee1.0
      S. Oberg1.0
      C. Rusin1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (L, 8-7)5.08330215.131.370.0
      R. Elias3.02322102.351.113.5
      N. Rumbelow1.03110104.911.36-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (L, 8-7)5.0
      R. Elias3.0
      N. Rumbelow1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - G. Marquez (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 110-78, J. McGee 9-6, S. Oberg 10-7, C. Rusin 18-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-3, S. Oberg 1-1, C. Rusin 1-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, J. McGee 3, S. Oberg 4, C. Rusin 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Hernandez (5), R. Elias (2)
      • HBP - R. Elias
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 94-64, R. Elias 55-30, N. Rumbelow 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 4-9, R. Elias 4-4, N. Rumbelow 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 23, R. Elias 14, N. Rumbelow 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      COL45-43
      1200030017131
      SEA56-33
      000001000181
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. LeMahieu 2B40120011.279.327.439.7653.5
      C. Blackmon CF52311011.280.353.476.8298.5
      N. Arenado 3B50100014.310.393.594.9880.5
      C. Gonzalez RF50210013.270.317.430.7483.5
      T. Story SS40200003.282.347.522.8695.0
      G. Parra LF50000006.299.338.414.7530.0
      I. Desmond 1B41100102.216.294.432.7265.0
      R. Tapia DH32100102.143.333.286.6195.0
      T. Wolters C42230002.153.264.252.51611.0
      Total39713712424-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Gordon 2B30100000.283.303.350.6530.0
        A. Romine 2B10100000.213.263.227.4891.0
        J. Segura SS40100002.331.360.466.8261.0
        D. Span LF41311000.268.356.427.7828.0
        N. Cruz DH40000023.272.360.559.919-1.0
        K. Seager 3B40000023.233.283.437.720-1.0
        R. Healy 1B40000011.245.275.460.735-0.5
        B. Gamel RF30000010.284.360.391.750-0.5
        C. Herrmann C30100000.227.370.364.7341.0
        G. Heredia CF30100011.237.330.328.6580.5
        Total3318110710-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (19), C. Gonzalez (12), R. Tapia
          • 3B - T. Wolters 2 (2)
          • HR - C. Blackmon (16)
          • SF - D. LeMahieu (4)
          • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (33), C. Blackmon (39), C. Gonzalez (30), T. Wolters 3 (14)
          BATTING
          • HR - D. Span (8)
          • RBI - D. Span (40)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Span (14)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Story (11), I. Desmond (8)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - D. Gordon (6)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Oberg-LeMahieu-Desmond)
          • E - N. Arenado (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Gordon-Healy; Healy)
          • E - J. Segura (11)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Marquez (W, 7-8)6.05110514.921.4024.5
          J. McGee1.00000105.401.363.5
          S. Oberg1.02000003.181.191.0
          C. Rusin1.01000106.211.492.5
          Total9.0811071---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Marquez (W, 7-8)6.0
          J. McGee1.0
          S. Oberg1.0
          C. Rusin1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Hernandez (L, 8-7)5.08330215.131.370.0
          R. Elias3.02322102.351.113.5
          N. Rumbelow1.03110104.911.36-0.5
          Total9.01376241---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Hernandez (L, 8-7)5.0
          R. Elias3.0
          N. Rumbelow1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - G. Marquez (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 110-78, J. McGee 9-6, S. Oberg 10-7, C. Rusin 18-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-3, S. Oberg 1-1, C. Rusin 1-1
          • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, J. McGee 3, S. Oberg 4, C. Rusin 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Hernandez (5), R. Elias (2)
          • HBP - R. Elias
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 94-64, R. Elias 55-30, N. Rumbelow 20-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 4-9, R. Elias 4-4, N. Rumbelow 1-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 23, R. Elias 14, N. Rumbelow 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Gonzalez doubled to left center, Blackmon scored71
          • 6TH INNING
            Span homered to right center61
            LeMahieu doubled to deep right, Wolters scored60
            Wolters tripled to right center, Desmond and Tapia scored50
          • 2ND INNING
            LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Wolters scored30
            Wolters tripled to deep right center, Tapia scored20
          • 1ST INNING
            Blackmon homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Nick Rumbelow relieved Roenis Elias
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon singled to left center
            • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
            • C. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez doubled to left center, Blackmon scored
            • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Story reached on an infield single to third
            • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Parra flied out to right
            • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Story out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chris Rusin relieved Scott Oberg
            • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span singled to right
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Cruz lined out to center
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • R. Healy: Ball, Span to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • R. Elias Pitching:
            • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond walked
            • R. Tapia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia grounded out to shortstop, Desmond to third
            • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters flied out to left
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Scott Oberg relieved Jake McGee
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann flied out to center
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia singled to left
            • A. Romine: Romine singled to shallow left, Heredia to second
            • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Segura grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Romine out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Andrew Romine at second base
            • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to first
            • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Story hit by pitch
            • G. Parra: Parra lined into double play first, Story out at first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake McGee relieved German Marquez
            • K. Seager: Seager flied out to right
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Healy flied out to right
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Roenis Elias relieved Felix Hernandez
            • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
            • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error, Desmond to second
            • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia walked
            • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters tripled to right center, Desmond and Tapia scored
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu doubled to deep right, Wolters scored
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
            • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Arenado flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gordon singled to shallow center
            • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gordon to second on wild pitch, Foul, Segura grounded out to shortstop, Gordon to third
            • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon out at home, Span homered to right center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out, reached on wild pitch
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to right, LeMahieu to second
            • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado flied out to center
            • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to second
            • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrmann singled to left
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Heredia grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond singled to shallow center
            • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Tapia flied out to center
            • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters lined into double play second to first, Desmond out at first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gordon lined out to shortstop
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Segura singled to right
            • D. Span: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Span singled to left center, Segura to second
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado singled to shallow center
            • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
            • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Arenado out at second
            • G. Parra: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball (pitchout), Story stole second, Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel grounded out to second
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrmann flied out to left
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia doubled to deep right
            • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wolters tripled to deep right center, Tapia scored
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Wolters scored
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Seager grounded out to first
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
            • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon homered to right
            • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to third
            • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to left
            • T. Story: Story singled to center, Gonzalez to second
            • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Marquez Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gordon safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error
            • J. Segura: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gordon caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Segura lined out to right
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Span grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)