Freeland, Arenado help Rockies cool down A's 3-1

DENVER (AP) The Rockies are riding their starting pitching - in the thin air of Coors Field of all places.

Kyle Freeland threw six shutout innings, Nolan Arenado homered and Colorado cooled off the Oakland Athletics with a 3-1 victory on Friday night.

Freeland (9-6) allowed five hits while striking out five, walking three and hitting a batter. Colorado's starting pitching is 6-0 with a 1.65 ERA at Coors Field in July.

''We kind of found our image,'' Freeland said of Colorado's rotation. ''We found our look as a group.''

Carlos Gonzalez added three hits, and Ian Desmond and Garrett Hampson drove in runs for the Rockies, who have won 14 of 19 this month. Adam Ottavino threw a spotless ninth for his fourth save of the year. Usual closer Wade Davis had pitched in Colorado's last two games.

Sean Manaea (9-7) allowed three runs on nine hits for the A's, who had their season high-tying, six-game winning streak snapped. It was Manaea's first loss since May 30.

''We wanted to continue to win,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''Obviously we had a nice little win streak going, just didn't get a big hit. There is no reason for anybody to hang their heads.''

The Rockies used small ball to take the lead against Manaea in the second. Noel Cuevas bunted aboard to start the inning and was later brought home on a squeeze bunt from Hampson.

Desmond made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the fifth but was thrown out trying to reach second. Arenado followed with his 26th home run of the season and 100th career homer at Coors Field.

''I think I made three mistakes, two on 0-2 pitches and the home run to Nolan,'' Manaea said. ''I have to be better than that.''

Freeland, meanwhile, managed to keep Oakland scoreless through six innings despite heavy traffic on the bases. The Denver native forced Matt Olson to line out to second to end a bases-loaded threat in the first, then induced a double play to get out of another bases-loaded jam in the fifth.

The A's finally got on the board as Jed Lowrie hit an RBI double off reliever Bryan Shaw in the seventh. They loaded the bases for the third time in the game in the eighth before Scott Oberg struck out Matt Chapman to end the inning.

''We're playing great baseball,'' Arenado said. ''This is kind of what we expected from ourselves to be honest with you. A lot of us aren't really surprised. We knew we had it in us. Right now we're doing it and hopefully we can continue.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF David Dahl (broken foot) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. . LHP Mike Dunn (left shoulder joint inflammation) was transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

OH, NO SHOW

RHP Seunghwan Oh, acquired by the Rockies in a trade with the Blue Jays on Thursday, was not available Friday because of travel issues.

HE'S BACK, BABY

The Rockies activated RHP German Marquez from the paternity list and optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque. Marquez, who was in Venezuela for the birth of his son earlier in the week, will pitch in Sunday's series finale.

WE MEET AGAIN

Arenado and Chapman played together at El Toro High School in Southern California in 2009. Arenado was a highly touted shortstop in his senior year and Chapman was his backup.

UP NEXT

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (2-2, 5.46 ERA) allowed two runs in six innings in a win at Texas on Monday, only the second time in his last seven outings that he went six.

Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 5.55) struggled in his first start since coming off the disabled list, allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss in Arizona.

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  • W: K. Freeland (9-6)L: S. Manaea (9-7)S: A. Ottavino (4)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Chapman 3B41200115.269.360.472.8324.5
J. Lowrie 2B50110022.279.360.482.8422.0
K. Davis LF30000211.251.327.536.8621.5
S. Piscotty RF40000013.262.322.461.7830.5
M. Olson 1B40000014.231.323.441.764-0.5
M. Canha CF40100010.257.333.457.7910.5
J. Lucroy C40200000.244.301.327.6293.0
S. Manaea P20100000.200.200.200.4001.0
a- C. Pinder PH10000011.259.332.453.785-0.5
J. Wendelken P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Martini PH10000002.333.471.519.9890.0
E. Pagan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Manaea in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Wendelken in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF41200014.290.362.506.8684.5
I. Desmond 1B40110011.242.310.463.7731.5
N. Arenado 3B41211011.308.390.591.9816.5
T. Story SS40000002.288.352.539.8910.0
N. Cuevas LF31100011.248.286.338.6241.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Wolters C10000000.153.269.258.5270.0
C. Gonzalez RF40300010.284.331.486.8173.5
G. Hampson 2B40110012.250.368.438.8061.5
C. Iannetta C20000123.222.328.374.7010.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Freeland P20000013.075.119.100.219-0.5
a- G. Parra PH-LF10000001.286.338.390.7270.0
  • a-lined out for Freeland in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Chapman (19), J. Lowrie (26), J. Lucroy (15)
  • RBI - J. Lowrie (66)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon 2 (16), C. Gonzalez (17)
  • HR - N. Arenado (26)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (59), N. Arenado (74), G. Hampson (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Piscotty (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-Hampson-Desmond)
  • E - G. Hampson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (L, 9-7)5.09330513.461.000.5
J. Wendelken2.01001301.801.005.5
E. Pagan1.00000103.681.233.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (L, 9-7)5.0
J. Wendelken2.0
E. Pagan1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 9-6)6.05003503.131.2322.5
B. Shaw (H, 13)0.22110107.081.89-2.5
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.12001202.971.221.0
A. Ottavino (S, 4)1.00000001.460.8910.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 9-6)6.0
B. Shaw (H, 13)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.1
A. Ottavino (S, 4)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 74-53, J. Wendelken 33-20, E. Pagan 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 8-1, E. Pagan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 23, J. Wendelken 8, E. Pagan 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 100-60, B. Shaw 12-10, S. Oberg 30-21, A. Ottavino 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-5, S. Oberg 2-0, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, B. Shaw 4, S. Oberg 7, A. Ottavino 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS40200100.255.315.371.6863.0
M. Chapman 3B41200115.269.360.472.8324.5
J. Lowrie 2B50110022.279.360.482.8422.0
K. Davis LF30000211.251.327.536.8621.5
S. Piscotty RF40000013.262.322.461.7830.5
M. Olson 1B40000014.231.323.441.764-0.5
M. Canha CF40100010.257.333.457.7910.5
J. Lucroy C40200000.244.301.327.6293.0
S. Manaea P20100000.200.200.200.4001.0
a- C. Pinder PH10000011.259.332.453.785-0.5
J. Wendelken P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Martini PH10000002.333.471.519.9890.0
E. Pagan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Manaea in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Wendelken in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF41200014.290.362.506.8684.5
I. Desmond 1B40110011.242.310.463.7731.5
N. Arenado 3B41211011.308.390.591.9816.5
T. Story SS40000002.288.352.539.8910.0
N. Cuevas LF31100011.248.286.338.6241.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Wolters C10000000.153.269.258.5270.0
C. Gonzalez RF40300010.284.331.486.8173.5
G. Hampson 2B40110012.250.368.438.8061.5
C. Iannetta C20000123.222.328.374.7010.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Freeland P20000013.075.119.100.219-0.5
a- G. Parra PH-LF10000001.286.338.390.7270.0
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  • a-lined out for Freeland in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Chapman (19), J. Lowrie (26), J. Lucroy (15)
  • RBI - J. Lowrie (66)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon 2 (16), C. Gonzalez (17)
  • HR - N. Arenado (26)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (59), N. Arenado (74), G. Hampson (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Piscotty (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-Hampson-Desmond)
  • E - G. Hampson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (L, 9-7)5.09330513.461.000.5
J. Wendelken2.01001301.801.005.5
E. Pagan1.00000103.681.233.5
Total8.01033191---
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (L, 9-7)5.0
J. Wendelken2.0
E. Pagan1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 9-6)6.05003503.131.2322.5
B. Shaw (H, 13)0.22110107.081.89-2.5
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.12001202.971.221.0
A. Ottavino (S, 4)1.00000001.460.8910.0
Total9.0911480---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 9-6)6.0
B. Shaw (H, 13)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 5)1.1
A. Ottavino (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 74-53, J. Wendelken 33-20, E. Pagan 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 8-1, E. Pagan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 23, J. Wendelken 8, E. Pagan 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 100-60, B. Shaw 12-10, S. Oberg 30-21, A. Ottavino 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 8-5, S. Oberg 2-0, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 27, B. Shaw 4, S. Oberg 7, A. Ottavino 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Lowrie doubled to deep left, Chapman scored13
  • 5TH INNING
    Arenado homered to left center03
    Desmond singled to right, Blackmon scored, Desmond out at second02
  • 2ND INNING
    Hampson reached on bunt single to pitcher, Cuevas scored, Gonzalez to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Scott Oberg
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie lined out to right
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis popped out to first
    • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Piscotty grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Oberg Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson grounded out to first
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha singled to deep left
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy singled to left center, Canha to second
    • Nick Martini hit for J.B. Wendelken
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martini reached on fielder's choice to third, Canha out at third, Lucroy to second
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien walked, Lucroy to third, Martini to second
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Emilio Pagan pitching
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • G. Hampson: Foul, Hampson flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Semien lined out to center
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Chapman doubled to deep right
    • J. Lowrie: Lowrie doubled to deep left, Chapman scored
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • Tony Wolters catching
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Wendelken Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado lined out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Olson flied out to deep right
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha popped out to shortstop
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy doubled to deep left
    • Chad Pinder hit for Sean Manaea
    • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Pinder struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J.B. Wendelken pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez doubled to deep center
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hampson struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Kyle Freeland
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to right, Gonzalez to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Semien singled to left
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Chapman reached on an infield single to third, Semien to second
    • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lowrie lined out to left, Semien to third
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis walked, Chapman to second
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Ball, Piscotty grounded into double play third to second to first, Davis out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon doubled to deep right
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond singled to right, Blackmon scored, Desmond out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado homered to left center
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to third
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cuevas grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Manaea: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Manaea grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to first
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hampson popped out to second
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • K. Freeland: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
    • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis walked
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to left center
    • T. Story: Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado out at second
    • N. Cuevas: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Cuevas struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Foul, Canha grounded out to second
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy popped out to shortstop
    • S. Manaea: Ball, Strike looking, Manaea singled to right
    • M. Semien: Semien singled to left, Manaea to second
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to left center, Cuevas to third
    • G. Hampson: Hampson reached on bunt single to pitcher, Cuevas scored, Gonzalez to second
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Freeland reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gonzalez out at third, Hampson to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
    • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
    • K. Davis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Davis safe at first on 2nd baseman Hampson fielding error, Chapman to second
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Piscotty hit by pitch, Chapman to third, Davis to second
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Olson lined out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon doubled to left center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to second, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)