Marquez pitches 7 2-3 innings as Rockies beat A's, 3-2.

DENVER (AP) The Oakland A's came to Denver on a roll. They are leaving the Mile High City reeling after playing the hottest team in the NL.

German Marquez continued Colorado's strong starting pitching, Tom Murphy homered and the Rockies beat the A's 3-2 on Sunday to sweep the interleague series.

Oakland had played its way into the playoff picture with a 27-7 record since June 16 before losing all three against Colorado.

''Everything was going our way in Texas and in this series guys were lining out,'' Stephen Piscotty said.

After going 11-16 in June the Rockies have turned around their season with a 16-5 mark in July. They finished the month 12-2 at Coors Field and have the best record in the NL since June 16 after ending Oakland's six-game winning streak.

''It was a good challenge at a great time. Two teams that are playing really well,'' Carlos Gonzalez said. ''Obviously I didn't want to face those guys in June when we were limping. Those are the type of opportunities when you're doing well. You want to face good teams to see where you're at.''

Marquez (9-8) returned from paternity leave to deliver 7 2/3 solid innings and help the Rockies win for the 11th time in 13 games. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out eight. He left to a standing ovation after fanning Nick Martini.

Marquez was away from the team for the birth of his son, Damian, with his girlfriend, Diluanny. Damian was born earlier this week in Venezuela.

''This one goes out for my son, for my family,'' Marquez said. ''It's a big-time dedication to them since they were watching the game. I got to spend some time with them this week.''

Khris Davis and Matt Chapman homered for the A's, who lost just their first series in their last 12. Oakland averaged more than 10 runs in a four-game sweep at Texas last week but scored just four runs against Colorado.

''We grinded out games in Texas and knew coming into here it was going to be a tough series,'' catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. ''I played here last year for a couple of months and I knew these guys would come after us every day.''

The Rockies gave Marquez the early lead when Ryan McMahon, recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the game, doubled to lead off the second and scored on Murphy's second home run of the season.

McMahon's RBI double off Oakland starter Frankie Montas (5-3) made it 3-0. McMahon finished with two doubles in four at-bats.

Chapman led off the fourth with his 13th home run of the season and Davis hit a solo shot in the seventh, his 28th, to make it 3-2.

Wade Davis got the last three outs to nail down his 30th save in 34 chances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

A's: Placed INF Chad Pinder on the 10-day DL with a left elbow laceration and recalled INF Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville.

Rockies: Manager Bud Black said 2B DJ LeMahieu (left oblique strain) will make the upcoming road trip. LeMahieu was placed on the 10-day DL on July 21. ... RHP Chad Bettis (blister) had no setbacks in his rehab start Saturday, Black said.

STARTING STRONG

Colorado's July revival has been sparked by the rotation. The Rockies starters have an ERA of 3.43 since June 19, and the team is 23-9 in that span to move 10 games above .500.

The rotation finished July with a 1.71 ERA at Coors Field.

The sharp pitching has allowed Colorado to win when not putting up a lot of runs. The Rockies outscored Oakland 10-4 over the weekend.

''It's outstanding. The stretch that we're getting from the starting rotation has been unbelievable,'' Gonzalez said. ''It's the best I've seen in 10 years. All the starters are doing something I haven't seen before -- not giving up a lot of runs.''

UP NEXT

A's: RHP Edwin Jackson (1-2, 3.86) opens a three-game home series against Toronto on Monday.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.57) will start the opener of a four-game series in St. Louis on Monday.

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  • W: G. Marquez (9-8)L: F. Montas (5-3)S: W. Davis (30)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (28), M. Chapman (13), COL - T. Murphy (2)
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G. Parra LF40000023.282.335.384.720-1.0
N. Arenado 3B30000120.306.392.594.9860.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000100.287.335.495.8301.0
T. Story SS41200022.289.352.538.8902.0
R. McMahon 1B41210002.222.291.364.6556.0
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    BATTING
    • HR - M. Chapman (13), K. Davis (28)
    • RBI - M. Chapman (35), K. Davis (80)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. McMahon 2 (6)
    • HR - T. Murphy (2)
    • SH - G. Marquez (2)
    • RBI - R. McMahon (10), T. Murphy 2 (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Arenado-Valaika-McMahon)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Montas (L, 5-3)4.18332613.751.46-3.0
    Y. Petit1.20000203.291.054.0
    L. Trivino1.00000001.280.953.0
    E. Pagan1.00000103.601.203.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Montas (L, 5-3)4.1
    Y. Petit1.2
    L. Trivino1.0
    E. Pagan1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez (W, 9-8)7.25221824.821.3827.0
    S. Oberg (H, 6)0.10000102.931.210.5
    W. Davis (S, 30)1.00000104.301.1610.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (W, 9-8)7.2
    S. Oberg (H, 6)0.1
    W. Davis (S, 30)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - F. Montas (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 78-50, Y. Petit 22-16, L. Trivino 15-10, E. Pagan 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-3, L. Trivino 1-2
    • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 5, L. Trivino 3, E. Pagan 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 100-70, S. Oberg 7-4, W. Davis 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-7, W. Davis 1-1
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, S. Oberg, W. Davis 3
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    M. Chapman 3B41111021.272.363.483.8465.0
    J. Lowrie 2B40000010.275.356.474.829-0.5
    K. Davis LF41111010.249.323.536.8595.5
    M. Olson 1B30200110.233.326.439.7652.5
    S. Piscotty RF30000013.258.319.453.772-0.5
    M. Semien SS30000002.252.312.366.6780.0
    J. Lucroy C30000010.241.298.324.622-0.5
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    • a-singled for Trivino in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    G. Parra LF40000023.282.335.384.720-1.0
    N. Arenado 3B30000120.306.392.594.9860.0
    C. Gonzalez RF30000100.287.335.495.8301.0
    T. Story SS41200022.289.352.538.8902.0
    R. McMahon 1B41210002.222.291.364.6556.0
    T. Murphy C41121023.282.301.493.7946.0
    P. Valaika 2B30100000.157.225.255.4801.0
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      BATTING
      • HR - M. Chapman (13), K. Davis (28)
      • RBI - M. Chapman (35), K. Davis (80)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. McMahon 2 (6)
      • HR - T. Murphy (2)
      • SH - G. Marquez (2)
      • RBI - R. McMahon (10), T. Murphy 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Arenado-Valaika-McMahon)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Montas (L, 5-3)4.18332613.751.46-3.0
      Y. Petit1.20000203.291.054.0
      L. Trivino1.00000001.280.953.0
      E. Pagan1.00000103.601.203.5
      Total8.0833291---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Montas (L, 5-3)4.1
      Y. Petit1.2
      L. Trivino1.0
      E. Pagan1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (W, 9-8)7.25221824.821.3827.0
      S. Oberg (H, 6)0.10000102.931.210.5
      W. Davis (S, 30)1.00000104.301.1610.5
      Total9.05221102---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (W, 9-8)7.2
      S. Oberg (H, 6)0.1
      W. Davis (S, 30)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Montas (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 78-50, Y. Petit 22-16, L. Trivino 15-10, E. Pagan 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-3, L. Trivino 1-2
      • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 5, L. Trivino 3, E. Pagan 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 100-70, S. Oberg 7-4, W. Davis 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-7, W. Davis 1-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 28, S. Oberg, W. Davis 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Davis homered to right center23
      • 4TH INNING
        Chapman homered to left13
      • 3RD INNING
        McMahon doubled to deep right center, Story scored03
      • 2ND INNING
        Murphy homered to center, McMahon scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Wade Davis relieved Scott Oberg
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Strike looking, Lowrie flied out to center
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded out to third
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • Mark Canha hit for Lou Trivino
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • N. Martini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Martini struck out on foul tip
        • Scott Oberg relieved German Marquez
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Emilio Pagan pitching
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon flied out to center
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Murphy popped out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis homered to right center
        • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Olson singled to right
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Piscotty flied out to center
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded into double play third to second to first, Olson out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Lou Trivino relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arenado lined out to center
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • N. Martini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martini grounded out to first
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Foul, Chapman lined out to first
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Petit Pitching:
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valaika flied out to left
        • G. Marquez: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Marquez struck out looking
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Semien grounded out to third
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lucroy lined out to center
        • F. Montas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Montas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Montas Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • T. Story: Story reached on an infield single to second, Gonzalez to second
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Frankie Montas
        • R. McMahon: Foul, McMahon flied out to left
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman homered to left
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie lined out to left
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Ball, Piscotty grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Olson out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Montas Pitching:
        • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Valaika singled to left
        • G. Marquez: Ball, Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to first, Valaika to second
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to deep left, Valaika to third
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy lined out to third
        • F. Montas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Montas struck out swinging
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Martini grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Montas Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Story reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. McMahon: McMahon doubled to deep right center, Story scored
        • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to right
        • M. Olson: Ball, Olson singled to right center
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Montas Pitching:
        • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Ball, McMahon doubled to deep left
        • T. Murphy: Murphy homered to center, McMahon scored
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika flied out to deep center
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Marquez grounded out to second
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon singled to shallow left
        • G. Parra: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Martini grounded out to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Montas Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • G. Parra: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Parra reached on fielder's choice to third, Blackmon out at second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, Parra to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep left, Parra to third, Arenado to second
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)