Rockies sweep Diamondbacks, who are eliminated

PHOENIX (AP) The Colorado Rockies still have a shot at the postseason heading into the final week of the regular season after a three-game sweep of Arizona.

Kyle Freeland extended his unbeaten streak to 10 starts, and the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 2-0 Sunday to stay 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and 1 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the NL's second wild card.

''Arizona's lineup, we all know it can wake up at any moment and throw four or five runs on you whenever,'' Freeland said. ''We're in a tight race and trying to get this last win to sweep them, but it was fun out there.''

Colorado allowed three runs during the sweep.

''You can't win without starting pitching over the long haul, over the 162, and I think we're proving that and it's been awesome,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Arizona lost for the seventh time in eight games and was eliminated from contention in the NL West and wild-card race. The Diamondbacks led the division entering the final month but are 5-16 in September.

''I know we have that little `e' next to our name, and that hurts,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I'll digest it and make sure that this team is ready to play against the Dodgers who are in a race. We know what's at stake for them, and we're not going to lay down.''

Freeland (16-7) allowed seven hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked one, lowering his ERA to 2.84. He is 7-0 since an Aug. 1 loss at St. Louis.

Nolan Arenado hit an RBI double in the third and Gerardo Parra had a run-scoring single in the fifth.

Zach Godley (14-11) lost his fourth straight, allowing six hits and three walks in five innings.

Freeland got out of a first-and-third jam in the seventh, retiring Eduardo Escobar on an inning-ending popout.

''He's done tremendous work as a second-year pitcher in this league and I can't praise him enough for what he's done for this group,'' Black said.

After Adam Ottavino walked a pair of batters with one out in the eighth, Seunghwan Oh struck out A.J. Pollock and retired Ketel Marte on a flyout.

Wade Davis got three straight outs for his NL-leading 41st save in 47 chances. Davis tied the Rockies single-season saves record, shared by Greg Holland (2017) and Jose Jimenez (2002).

''We just weren't able to play good enough,'' Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt said. ''It wasn't like we made mistakes or didn't care. The effort was there, the preparation was there, just the performance wasn't good enough.''

BLACKMON ROLLING

Charlie Blackmon led off the game with a single to shallow center that extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.

OTTO-MATIC

Ottavino set the Rockies season record for strikeouts as a reliever with his 108th in the eighth inning.

FINAL WEEK PLAN

Lovullo said he might rest some regulars and take a look at other players during the last week. Arizona is 79-77.

''I'm sure everybody in that room wants to finish over .500, I think that would be a nice accomplishment,'' he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Black didn't announce his starting lineup until 45 minutes before first pitch, waiting to see how All-Star shortstop Trevor Story looked in an on-field workout. Story hit, took ground balls and made strong throws to first base, but Garrett Hampson started at shortstop. Story, who left last Monday's game with a right elbow injury, missed his fifth straight game.

Black said Story is ''real close'' to a return.

Diamondbacks: RF Steven Souza Jr. left after the fourth inning with lower back spasms.

UP NEXT

Rockies: After going 44-37 on the road, Colorado opens its final homestand with LHP Tyler Anderson (6-9) scheduled to face Philadelphia and Zach Eflin (11-7) on Monday.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (6-2) is scheduled to start Monday's series opener against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, who go with star LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-5, 2.45). Ray has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts.

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  • W: K. Freeland (16-7)L: Z. Godley (14-11)S: W. Davis (41)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40100112.288.357.492.8491.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41200112.279.325.441.7663.5
D. Dahl RF41000014.269.319.477.7960.5
N. Arenado 3B30110112.293.373.546.9193.5
G. Parra LF40110021.281.338.363.7011.0
I. Desmond 1B30000116.234.303.416.7190.5
C. Iannetta C30000121.217.336.371.7070.0
G. Hampson SS40200011.270.400.378.7782.5
K. Freeland P20000021.095.123.127.250-1.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000011.182.250.409.659-0.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Oh in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Souza RF20000010.217.306.354.660-0.5
C. Owings RF30200000.209.273.304.5782.0
E. Escobar 3B40200004.270.333.488.8211.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000021.294.394.544.938-1.0
D. Peralta LF30200110.297.354.520.8742.5
N. Ahmed SS30000103.238.292.418.7101.0
A. Pollock CF40100015.256.314.475.7880.5
K. Marte 2B30000113.250.321.417.7390.5
J. Mathis C30000012.204.277.277.554-0.5
a- J. Jay PH10000010.271.334.353.687-0.5
Z. Godley P10000000.059.111.059.1700.0
b- P. Kivlehan PH1000-011.375.444.875.000-
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Walker PH10000001.174.224.413.6380.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- D. Descalso PH10000000.239.355.440.7950.0
  • a-struck out for Mathis in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Godley in the 5th
  • c-popped out for Diekman in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Bracho in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (35), G. Hampson (2)
  • SH - K. Freeland (4)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (103), G. Parra (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4), C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar 4 (4), A. Pollock 3 (3), K. Marte 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Escobar (4)
FIELDING
  • E - G. Hampson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt; Escobar-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 16-7)7.07001602.841.2226.0
A. Ottavino (H, 33)0.10002102.260.99-1.5
S. Oh (H, 20)0.20000102.731.030.5
W. Davis (S, 41)1.00000104.261.0710.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 16-7)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 33)0.1
S. Oh (H, 20)0.2
W. Davis (S, 41)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (L, 14-11)5.06223504.751.461.5
A. Bradley1.00000203.591.144.0
J. Diekman1.00000204.941.554.0
Y. Lopez1.00001304.501.003.5
S. Bracho1.01001102.961.131.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (L, 14-11)5.0
A. Bradley1.0
J. Diekman1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
S. Bracho1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 94-65, A. Ottavino 18-8, S. Oh 7-5, W. Davis 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 3-12, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 29, A. Ottavino 3, S. Oh 2, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Godley (17)
  • IBB - S. Bracho (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 90-54, A. Bradley 11-9, J. Diekman 13-8, Y. Lopez 21-12, S. Bracho 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 4-6, A. Bradley 1-0, J. Diekman 1-0, S. Bracho 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 24, A. Bradley 3, J. Diekman 3, Y. Lopez 4, S. Bracho 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40100112.288.357.492.8491.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41200112.279.325.441.7663.5
D. Dahl RF41000014.269.319.477.7960.5
N. Arenado 3B30110112.293.373.546.9193.5
G. Parra LF40110021.281.338.363.7011.0
I. Desmond 1B30000116.234.303.416.7190.5
C. Iannetta C30000121.217.336.371.7070.0
G. Hampson SS40200011.270.400.378.7782.5
K. Freeland P20000021.095.123.127.250-1.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000011.182.250.409.659-0.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Oh in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Souza RF20000010.217.306.354.660-0.5
C. Owings RF30200000.209.273.304.5782.0
E. Escobar 3B40200004.270.333.488.8211.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000021.294.394.544.938-1.0
D. Peralta LF30200110.297.354.520.8742.5
N. Ahmed SS30000103.238.292.418.7101.0
A. Pollock CF40100015.256.314.475.7880.5
K. Marte 2B30000113.250.321.417.7390.5
J. Mathis C30000012.204.277.277.554-0.5
a- J. Jay PH10000010.271.334.353.687-0.5
Z. Godley P10000000.059.111.059.1700.0
b- P. Kivlehan PH1000-011.375.444.875.000-
A. Bradley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Walker PH10000001.174.224.413.6380.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- D. Descalso PH10000000.239.355.440.7950.0
Total3407003920-----
  • a-struck out for Mathis in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Godley in the 5th
  • c-popped out for Diekman in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Bracho in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (35), G. Hampson (2)
  • SH - K. Freeland (4)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (103), G. Parra (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4), C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar 4 (4), A. Pollock 3 (3), K. Marte 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Escobar (4)
FIELDING
  • E - G. Hampson (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt; Escobar-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 16-7)7.07001602.841.2226.0
A. Ottavino (H, 33)0.10002102.260.99-1.5
S. Oh (H, 20)0.20000102.731.030.5
W. Davis (S, 41)1.00000104.261.0710.5
Total9.0700390---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 16-7)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 33)0.1
S. Oh (H, 20)0.2
W. Davis (S, 41)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (L, 14-11)5.06223504.751.461.5
A. Bradley1.00000203.591.144.0
J. Diekman1.00000204.941.554.0
Y. Lopez1.00001304.501.003.5
S. Bracho1.01001102.961.131.5
Total9.07225130---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (L, 14-11)5.0
A. Bradley1.0
J. Diekman1.0
Y. Lopez1.0
S. Bracho1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 94-65, A. Ottavino 18-8, S. Oh 7-5, W. Davis 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 3-12, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 29, A. Ottavino 3, S. Oh 2, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Godley (17)
  • IBB - S. Bracho (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 90-54, A. Bradley 11-9, J. Diekman 13-8, Y. Lopez 21-12, S. Bracho 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 4-6, A. Bradley 1-0, J. Diekman 1-0, S. Bracho 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 24, A. Bradley 3, J. Diekman 3, Y. Lopez 4, S. Bracho 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Parra singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second20
  • 3RD INNING
    Arenado doubled to deep center, Dahl scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Silvino Bracho relieved Yoan Lopez
    • G. Hampson: Foul, Hampson doubled to left
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Seung-Hwan Oh
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon intentionally walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • Jon Jay hit for Jeff Mathis
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Silvino Bracho
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Descalso grounded out to first
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Owings flied out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Yoan Lopez pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Kyle Freeland
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked, Peralta to second
    • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Adam Ottavino
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Marte flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jake Diekman relieved Archie Bradley
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Dahl grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Foul, Marte safe at first on shortstop Hampson fielding error
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Mathis lined out to left
    • Christian Walker hit for Jake Diekman
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Walker popped out to second
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings singled to center, Marte to third
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Escobar popped out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hampson grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Freeland struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt popped out to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta singled to shallow center
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed flied out to deep left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pollock grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Chris Owings in right field
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dahl flied out to left
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to second, Parra out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Zack Godley
    • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kivlehan struck out swinging
    • C. Owings: Owings singled to right, Marte to second
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Escobar fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • K. Freeland: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Freeland struck out bunting foul
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Escobar singled to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt flied out to right
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Peralta singled to center, Escobar to second
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed fouled out to first
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Pollock grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dahl reached on fielder's choice to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Arenado doubled to deep center, Dahl scored
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to shortstop, Arenado to third
    • I. Desmond: Desmond fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mathis fouled out to first
    • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Godley lined out to second
    • S. Souza: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Souza lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta flied out to center
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Hampson reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Freeland hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Hampson to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed flied out to right
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock singled to left
    • K. Marte: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon to second
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado lined out to left
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Parra struck out, reached on wild pitch, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second on wild pitch
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar singled to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Escobar caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)