Story's homer lifts Rockies past Mariners 4-3

DENVER (AP) Trevor Story tuned up for the All-Star Game with one memorable swing.

Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, and the Colorado Rockies completed a series sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.

''It was awesome. That's what you dream of, for sure,'' said Story, a first-time All-Star. ''That was my first (game-ending homer) and what a time for it before the break. We took it out on a high note.''

Story worked the count to 2-2 against Nick Vincent (3-2) before hitting a drive over the wall in left-center for a dramatic finish to a game played through steady rain.

''I saw a couple pitches, started feeling a little bit more comfortable and that one was just a little more over the plate,'' Story said.

It was the first career game-ending hit for Story, who tossed his helmet to the ground after rounding third and was showered with ice water and popcorn by his teammates as he stepped on home plate.

Scott Oberg (4-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Colorado (51-45) heads into the All-Star break on a roll, winners of five in a row and 10 of 12.

''It's really exciting. Guys are stepping up,'' All-Star Nolan Arenado said. ''We've been playing really good baseball. It's a good feeling. We're going to go into the second half playing really meaningful games, and for a while there it looked like it was getting away from us.''

Seattle (58-39) has dropped four straight and seven of nine, but hits the break in second in the AL West behind Houston.

''I'm really proud of our club,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''We had a really nice first half of the season. These guys continue to compete, all the time. Certainly had the game right there. I thought we had a good chance to win this one today and get off on a bit of a high note.

''We put ourselves in a position by the way we played the first half to gain a good spot here down the stretch in the second half and hopefully get where we ultimately want to go, and that's in the playoffs. This team certainly has enough talent to do that.''

The Mariners grabbed a 3-2 lead on Dee Gordon's two-out RBI single off Jake McGee in the seventh. But the Rockies tied it in the bottom half when Ian Desmond tripled and scored on Chris Iannetta's sacrifice fly.

Colorado left-hander Tyler Anderson pitched six innings of five-hit ball, settling down after a slow start.

Seattle opened the game with three straight singles. Mitch Haniger drove in Gordon with a base hit, and Denard Span made it 2-0 with a two-out RBI double.

Colorado rallied in the third, aided by Haniger's error in right. He bobbled Arenado's two-out RBI single, allowing Charlie Blackmon to come home from third with the tying run and Arenado to take second. Mike Leake then fanned Carlos Gonzalez to end the inning.

Leake was charged with an earned run and six hits in six innings.

TOUGH CONDITIONS

The steady rain created slippery conditions on the outfield grass as well as wet, soft footing on the infield dirt. Groundskeepers spread a drying compound on the infield between innings to keep the field playable.

''They made it a lot better than it should have been,'' Story said. ''It was still rough out there but they did a great job.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: A day after missing a game because of tightness in his lower back, 2B D.J. LeMahieu was back in the starting lineup. ''His (pregame) swings were aggressive, no apprehensions,'' manager Bud Black said. ''Mentally he feels good about where he is so he's back out there.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: Host the Chicago White Sox on Friday night in their first game after the break.

Rockies: Open a three-game series at Arizona on Friday night.

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COL51-45
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  • W: S. Oberg (4-0)L: N. Vincent (3-2)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51210020.283.301.346.6483.0
J. Segura SS41100001.323.354.458.8122.0
M. Haniger RF40210000.272.358.488.8475.0
K. Seager 3B40000012.233.282.424.705-0.5
R. Healy 1B30100112.240.270.447.7181.5
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D. Span LF40210012.271.358.435.7933.5
G. Heredia CF31100002.231.319.317.6372.0
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A. Colome P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Herrmann PH10000000.242.375.455.8300.0
N. Vincent P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Heredia in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Leake in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Colome in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B31100100.280.326.433.7603.0
C. Blackmon CF41200001.287.355.497.8523.0
N. Arenado 3B30210101.312.395.586.9814.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000024.280.332.479.811-1.0
T. Story SS41111010.292.353.557.9105.5
G. Parra LF30100010.297.339.406.7450.5
I. Desmond 1B31200001.235.308.455.7635.0
C. Iannetta C20010011.233.335.392.7260.5
T. Anderson P20000010.125.222.125.347-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000000.231.333.385.7180.0
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for McGee in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Span (14)
  • SH - D. Freitas
  • RBI - D. Gordon (22), M. Haniger (67), D. Span (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (10), D. Span (15)
BATTING
  • 3B - I. Desmond (4)
  • HR - T. Story (20)
  • SF - C. Iannetta (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (68), T. Story (68), C. Iannetta (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Haniger (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Gordon-Healy; Gordon-Segura-Healy; Gordon-Healy)
  • E - M. Haniger (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake6.06212404.221.3314.0
J. Nicasio (BS, 5)1.01110106.081.381.5
A. Colome1.01000104.121.322.5
N. Vincent (L, 3-2)0.01110014.281.35-7.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake6.0
J. Nicasio (BS, 5)1.0
A. Colome1.0
N. Vincent (L, 3-2)0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.05221603.721.2116.0
J. McGee1.02110106.151.490.5
B. Shaw0.22000007.231.96-2.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0)1.10000102.961.1010.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
J. McGee1.0
B. Shaw0.2
S. Oberg (W, 4-0)1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 77-53, J. Nicasio 18-12, A. Colome 16-13, N. Vincent 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-5, J. Nicasio 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 23, J. Nicasio 4, A. Colome 4, N. Vincent
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 91-65, J. McGee 15-9, B. Shaw 18-10, S. Oberg 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-5, J. McGee 2-0, B. Shaw 1-1, S. Oberg 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 5, B. Shaw 4, S. Oberg 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51210020.283.301.346.6483.0
J. Segura SS41100001.323.354.458.8122.0
M. Haniger RF40210000.272.358.488.8475.0
K. Seager 3B40000012.233.282.424.705-0.5
R. Healy 1B30100112.240.270.447.7181.5
A. Romine PR-1B00000000.203.250.215.4650.0
D. Span LF40210012.271.358.435.7933.5
G. Heredia CF31100002.231.319.317.6372.0
a- B. Gamel PH-CF10000002.286.356.389.7450.0
D. Freitas C30000000.197.274.289.5630.0
M. Leake P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- N. Cruz PH10000011.267.363.538.902-0.5
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Colome P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Herrmann PH10000000.242.375.455.8300.0
N. Vincent P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Heredia in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Leake in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Colome in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B31100100.280.326.433.7603.0
C. Blackmon CF41200001.287.355.497.8523.0
N. Arenado 3B30210101.312.395.586.9814.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000024.280.332.479.811-1.0
T. Story SS41111010.292.353.557.9105.5
G. Parra LF30100010.297.339.406.7450.5
I. Desmond 1B31200001.235.308.455.7635.0
C. Iannetta C20010011.233.335.392.7260.5
T. Anderson P20000010.125.222.125.347-0.5
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000000.231.333.385.7180.0
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for McGee in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Span (14)
  • SH - D. Freitas
  • RBI - D. Gordon (22), M. Haniger (67), D. Span (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (10), D. Span (15)
BATTING
  • 3B - I. Desmond (4)
  • HR - T. Story (20)
  • SF - C. Iannetta (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (68), T. Story (68), C. Iannetta (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Haniger (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Gordon-Healy; Gordon-Segura-Healy; Gordon-Healy)
  • E - M. Haniger (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake6.06212404.221.3314.0
J. Nicasio (BS, 5)1.01110106.081.381.5
A. Colome1.01000104.121.322.5
N. Vincent (L, 3-2)0.01110014.281.35-7.0
Total8.0943261---
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake6.0
J. Nicasio (BS, 5)1.0
A. Colome1.0
N. Vincent (L, 3-2)0.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.05221603.721.2116.0
J. McGee1.02110106.151.490.5
B. Shaw0.22000007.231.96-2.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0)1.10000102.961.1010.5
Total9.0933180---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
J. McGee1.0
B. Shaw0.2
S. Oberg (W, 4-0)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 77-53, J. Nicasio 18-12, A. Colome 16-13, N. Vincent 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-5, J. Nicasio 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 23, J. Nicasio 4, A. Colome 4, N. Vincent
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 91-65, J. McGee 15-9, B. Shaw 18-10, S. Oberg 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-5, J. McGee 2-0, B. Shaw 1-1, S. Oberg 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, J. McGee 5, B. Shaw 4, S. Oberg 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Story homered to center34
  • 7TH INNING
    Iannetta hit sacrifice fly to left, Desmond scored33
    Gordon singled to left, Heredia scored, Gordon to second32
  • 3RD INNING
    Arenado singled to deep right, LeMahieu and Blackmon scored, Arenado to second on right fielder Haniger fielding error22
  • 1ST INNING
    Span doubled to left center, Segura scored, Seager to third20
    Haniger singled to left, Gordon scored, Segura to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freitas flied out to deep center
    • Chris Herrmann hit for Alex Colome
    • C. Herrmann: Herrmann grounded out to third
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Vincent pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Story homered to center
  • 8TH INNING
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Haniger flied out to center
    • K. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to second
    • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Healy singled to left
    • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Span reached on an infield single to second, Healy to second
    • Andrew Romine ran for Ryon Healy
    • Scott Oberg relieved Bryan Shaw
    • Ben Gamel hit for Guillermo Heredia
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gamel grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Colome relieved Juan Nicasio
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon singled to left center
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arenado lined out to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jake McGee relieved Tyler Anderson
    • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to center
    • D. Freitas: Pickoff attempt, Freitas hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Heredia to second
    • Nelson Cruz hit for Mike Leake
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon singled to left, Heredia scored, Gordon to second
    • J. Segura: Segura grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Desmond tripled to deep right
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Iannetta hit sacrifice fly to left, Desmond scored
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Jake McGee
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Tapia grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Segura lined out to center
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger singled to left
    • K. Seager: Ball, Haniger stole second, Seager grounded out to shortstop, Haniger to third
    • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Span flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado singled to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded into double play second to first, Arenado out at second
    • T. Story: Foul, Story fouled out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Freitas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Freitas flied out to deep right
    • M. Leake: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Leake struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Healy: Ball, Healy grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Span struck out looking
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Story flied out to shallow left
    • G. Parra: Parra flied out to deep left
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond singled to center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Haniger: Haniger lined out to right
    • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Iannetta lined out to center
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Blackmon singled to center, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Arenado singled to deep right, LeMahieu and Blackmon scored, Arenado to second on right fielder Haniger fielding error
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Freitas: Freitas grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Leake: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leake struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Parra reached on an infield single to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Desmond grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Parra out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gordon singled to shallow center
    • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Segura singled to right, Gordon to third
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Haniger singled to left, Gordon scored, Segura to second
    • K. Seager: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager reached on fielder's choice to second, Segura to third, Haniger out at second
    • R. Healy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Healy struck out looking
    • D. Span: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Span doubled to left center, Segura scored, Seager to third
    • G. Heredia: Foul, Heredia grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to left
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Blackmon popped out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded into double play second to first, Arenado out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)