Marquez throws 1-hitter, Rockies top SF 4-0, end 8-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) German Marquez almost did more than merely end Colorado's losing streak. He came close to putting himself in the record book.

Marquez pitched a one-hitter, nicked only by Evan Longoria's single with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rockies stopped an eight-game skid by beating the San Francisco Giants 4-0 Sunday.

''That was a gem today, it really was,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''I was really proud of German. From the first pitch on there was a great intent and he built momentum as the game went on. He had life to the fastball and the breaking pitches were outstanding.''

Marquez (2-1) struck out nine and walked none while throwing 105 pitches in the first complete game in the majors this season. It was the first-ever complete game for Marquez in 156 pro starts, including 69 in the big leagues, and the first complete game one-hitter in Rockies' history.

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the only no-hitter for Colorado in 2010 at Atlanta.

''I looked up in the sixth and they still had no hits,'' Marquez said through a translator. ''That's when I knew I had all my pitches working. I knew today especially with the losing streak the team needed me. I was happy to go out there and provide that.''

Marquez had allowed just one runner, hitting Kevin Pillar with a changeup to begin the sixth inning, and was in complete control heading into the eighth.

Brandon Crawford opened the eighth with a hard, one-hopper that deflected off third baseman Nolan Arenado's glove. Arenado quickly grabbed the ball out of the air and zipped a throw to retire Crawford.

Longoria followed with a grounder in the hole, just beyond Arenado's dive. The Gold Glover took off his mitt and slammed it to the ground, shouting that the no-hit bid had been broken up.

''I was just frustrated, I wanted him to get it so bad,'' Arenado said. ''This year's been tough and it was really cool to see him go out there and pitch like that. He did an unbelievable job.''

The 24-year-old Marquez made his second start since signing a $43 million, five-year contract.

''He's going to throw a lot of games like that, that's how good his stuff is,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We just had our hands full today.''

Arenado provided all the support with a three-run homer, his first this season. The four-time Silver Slugger entered the day batting .246 with six RBIs.

Prior to Longoria's hit, Colorado center fielder Ian Desmond made a diving catch and right fielder Charlie Blackmon had a sliding grab to preserve the no-hit try.

Arenado walked and scored on Trevor Story's double in the third. Arenado then ended his power drought with a towering home run off Giants starter Derek Holland in the fifth.

Holland (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits in six innings.

THROWING BLANKS

Travis Bergen, Trevor Gott and Nick Vincent each threw a scoreless inning for the Giants, extending the bullpen's scoreless streak to 20 innings. Collectively, San Francisco's relievers have a 1.77 ERA.

YOU AGAIN?

Arenado's home run was his 25th against the Giants, second-most among active players behind Matt Kemp's 26. Eleven of those have come at Oracle Park, tying Paul Goldschmidt for the most among active visiting players.

''I was waiting for a mistake and I was able to take advantage of it,'' Arenado said. ''It felt amazing to finally contribute and drive in some runs.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Kyle Freeland checked out fine a day after developing a blister on his left middle finger. Black doesn't expect Freeland to miss his next turn in the rotation.

Giants: OF/1B Tyler Austin underwent an MRI on his right elbow after injuring it during a pre-game workout earlier in the week. Although the test came back negative, Austin could still be placed on the injured list.

UP NEXT

Rockies: Black has yet to name a starter for Monday's game at San Diego. RHP Antonio Senzatela, who rejoined the team in San Francisco after completing a rehab assignment in the minors, is the leading candidate.

Giants: RHP Dereck Rodriguez (1-2, 4.15) faces the Nationals and ace Stephen Strasburg in the opener of a three-game series in Washington on Tuesday.

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  • W: G. Marquez (2-1)L: D. Holland (1-2)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (1)
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T. Story SS40110021.242.309.452.7602.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000111.172.286.414.7000.5
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P. Valaika 2B20000110.105.227.158.3850.5
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G. Marquez P30000021.143.143.143.286-1.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Duggar RF40000021.224.250.328.578-1.0
    J. Panik 2B40000000.209.314.256.5700.0
    B. Posey C30000020.213.288.298.586-1.0
    B. Belt 1B30000010.218.317.473.790-0.5
    B. Crawford SS30000010.228.290.263.553-0.5
    E. Longoria 3B30100000.197.222.311.5341.0
    K. Pillar CF20000021.155.161.379.5410.0
    G. Parra LF30000002.188.273.229.5020.0
    D. Holland P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    a- P. Sandoval PH10000001.292.292.542.8330.0
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    • a-grounded out for Holland in the 6th
    • b-flied out for Vincent in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Story
    • HR - N. Arenado
    • SH - G. Marquez
    • RBI - N. Arenado 3 (9), T. Story (10)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Reynolds, T. Wolters 2 (4)
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Tapia
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Longoria (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
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    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (W, 2-1)9.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Holland (L, 1-2)6.04444614.091.274.0
    T. Bergen1.00000101.690.383.5
    T. Gott1.00000101.860.833.5
    N. Vincent1.01000102.611.262.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Holland (L, 1-2)6.0
    T. Bergen1.0
    T. Gott1.0
    N. Vincent1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 105-75
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 11-3
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 29
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 101-62, T. Bergen 18-13, T. Gott 12-9, N. Vincent 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 5-4, T. Bergen 2-0, T. Gott 2-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Holland 26, T. Bergen 3, T. Gott 3, N. Vincent 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    N. Arenado 3B22131200.254.324.365.68911.0
    T. Story SS40110021.242.309.452.7602.0
    M. Reynolds 1B30000111.172.286.414.7000.5
    I. Desmond CF40000021.140.183.193.376-1.0
    P. Valaika 2B20000110.105.227.158.3850.5
    R. Tapia LF10100000.219.242.281.5240.0
    G. Marquez P30000021.143.143.143.286-1.0
    T. Wolters C30000002.200.226.300.5260.0
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      S. Duggar RF40000021.224.250.328.578-1.0
      J. Panik 2B40000000.209.314.256.5700.0
      B. Posey C30000020.213.288.298.586-1.0
      B. Belt 1B30000010.218.317.473.790-0.5
      B. Crawford SS30000010.228.290.263.553-0.5
      E. Longoria 3B30100000.197.222.311.5341.0
      K. Pillar CF20000021.155.161.379.5410.0
      G. Parra LF30000002.188.273.229.5020.0
      D. Holland P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      a- P. Sandoval PH10000001.292.292.542.8330.0
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      • a-grounded out for Holland in the 6th
      • b-flied out for Vincent in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Story
      • HR - N. Arenado
      • SH - G. Marquez
      • RBI - N. Arenado 3 (9), T. Story (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Reynolds, T. Wolters 2 (4)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Tapia
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Longoria (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (W, 2-1)9.01000902.000.7040.5
      Total9.0100090---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (W, 2-1)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holland (L, 1-2)6.04444614.091.274.0
      T. Bergen1.00000101.690.383.5
      T. Gott1.00000101.860.833.5
      N. Vincent1.01000102.611.262.5
      Total9.0544491---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holland (L, 1-2)6.0
      T. Bergen1.0
      T. Gott1.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 105-75
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 11-3
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 29
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 101-62, T. Bergen 18-13, T. Gott 12-9, N. Vincent 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 5-4, T. Bergen 2-0, T. Gott 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Holland 26, T. Bergen 3, T. Gott 3, N. Vincent 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Arenado homered to left center, Blackmon and Hampson scored40
      • 3RD INNING
        Story doubled to deep center, Arenado scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Nick Vincent relieved Trevor Gott
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia singled to right
        • G. Marquez: Marquez popped bunt out to first
        • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Tapia caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Yangervis Solarte hit for Nick Vincent
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte flied out to center
        • S. Duggar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Duggar struck out looking
        • J. Panik: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Panik grounded out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Trevor Gott relieved Travis Bergen
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to first
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to third
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria singled to left
        • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Travis Bergen pitching
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wolters grounded out to third
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second
        • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hampson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Panik grounded out to first
        • B. Posey: Posey flied out to left
        • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Belt grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Desmond popped out to shortstop
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika flied out to center
        • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Raimel Tapia in left field
        • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar hit by pitch
        • G. Parra: Ball, Parra flied out to deep left
        • Pablo Sandoval hit for Derek Holland
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to pitcher, Pillar to second
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Duggar lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to center
        • G. Hampson: Ball, Foul, Hampson singled to right, Blackmon to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado homered to left center, Blackmon and Hampson scored
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Story popped out to first
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond lined out to center
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
        • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duggar grounded out to second
        • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik lined out to right
        • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hampson popped out to first
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
        • T. Story: Ball, Story doubled to deep center, Arenado scored
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Parra lined out to center
        • D. Holland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Desmond struck out on foul tip
        • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valaika walked, Reynolds to second
        • G. Marquez: Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Reynolds to third, Valaika to second
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt grounded out to first
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Hampson flied out to left
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado walked
        • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul on 3rd baseman Longoria dropped ball error, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Panik lined out to left
        • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)