McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

DENVER (AP) Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup.

McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night.

McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and finished with three hits as the Rockies snapped a five-game home losing streak. Colorado has won four in a row overall after dropping eight straight.

McMahon had been out of the lineup since suffering a strained left elbow against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 5. He missed 10 games and was in Arizona in extended spring training to get his timing back, but didn't find his power stroke in his rehab work.

''I had no home runs down there,'' he said. ''Not even close, actually.''

His two homers were no-doubters. The first one traveled 412 feet, and the second 416.

''I felt good down (in Arizona) and wanted to carry that over,'' he said.

J.T. Realmuto homered and Cesar Hernandez had three hits for Philadelphia.

Freeland (2-3), who left Saturday's start in San Francisco with a blister issue, allowed just two hits and didn't walk a batter to win his eighth game in his last nine decisions at Coors Field. He left after 85 pitches because the blister started forming on his finger again.

''It's fine. It started creeping on us, started building,'' he said. ''We decided it was best to not push it where something worse can happen.''

He struck out seven but was headed for a no-decision when McMahon hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia starter Zach Eflin (2-2) in the bottom of the sixth to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.

It was the only real mistake Eflin made in his six innings.

''I'm not disappointed with the way I pitched,'' he said. ''It was one moment.''

Realmuto cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the seventh with his third home run of the season, but McMahon blasted a low fastball from Victor Arano into the Rockies bullpen in the bottom of the inning to make it 6-2.

''That would have been a ball if he took it, but he dug it out,'' Colorado manager Buddy Black said. ''We talk about homers, and most of the time they're mistakes. The first one is a change-up in the middle of the plate and the second homer was a pretty good pitcher's pitch.''

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thought the same thing.

''I can't fault Victor. It was a good pitch,'' he said. ''McMahon swung over the same pitch in the at-bat. He threw him a fastball and then came back with the pitch down and gave up the home run.''

Tony Wolters had three hits and Nolan Arenado two for the Rockies.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: OF Odubel Herrera (right hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game and OF Roman Quinn was activated. Herrera left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning after pulling up while chasing a fly ball against the New York Mets. ... SS Jean Segura tested out his strained left hamstring before the game, but was not in the lineup.

Rockies: OF David Dahl was activated from the 10-day injured list and was in the lineup Thursday. Dahl, who had been out since April 8 with a left core injury, doubled and scored a run. Colorado optioned OF Yonathan Daza and INF Josh Fuentes to Triple-A Albuquerque. ... OF Ian Desmond (general leg soreness) was not in the starting lineup, but pinch-hit in the eighth inning. ... An MRI confirmed C Chris Iannetta had a strained right lat. He was placed on the 10-day IL on Monday.

COLD WELCOME

Outfielder Bryce Harper made his first trip to Denver since signing with the Phillies and he didn't get a lot of love from the fans. He was booed in all four plate appearances and finished 0-for-3 with a walk.

He shrugged off the crowd's welcome.

''I'm used to it. I get booed everywhere,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.25) is scheduled to make his third start and fourth appearance of the season.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (2-1, 2.00) threw a one-hitter for his first career shutout in San Francisco on Sunday.

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  • W: K. Freeland (2-3)L: Z. Eflin (2-2)
  • HR: PHI - J. Realmuto (3), COL - R. McMahon 2 (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Kingery SS40000011.414.469.7591.227-0.5
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R. Hoskins 1B31000022.242.397.548.9461.0
J. Realmuto C41121010.277.342.462.8046.5
R. Quinn CF40000040.000.000.000.000-2.0
C. Hernandez 2B40300010.270.356.429.7852.5
M. Franco 3B40000003.233.347.567.9140.0
Z. Eflin P20100010.143.143.143.2860.5
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J. Nicasio P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Arano in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF40100121.221.274.299.5731.0
D. Dahl CF31100103.342.395.6321.0273.0
N. Arenado 3B42100001.263.321.434.7563.0
T. Story SS31110000.260.321.438.7593.0
R. McMahon 1B42352000.276.364.552.91516.0
R. Tapia LF20100210.268.318.439.7571.5
G. Hampson 2B40000003.186.210.288.4980.0
T. Wolters C40300002.289.308.421.7293.0
K. Freeland P20000001.000.286.000.2860.0
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Freeland in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Realmuto (3)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, R. Hoskins 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (3)
  • HR - R. McMahon 2 (2)
  • SF - T. Story
  • RBI - T. Story (11), R. McMahon 5 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado, G. Hampson, T. Wolters 2 (2), M. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Dahl, R. Tapia (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Hoskins)
  • E - S. Kingery
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 2-2)6.07323213.681.365.0
J. Alvarez0.11110109.392.09-1.5
V. Arano0.22221013.860.86-5.0
J. Nicasio1.01000106.001.782.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 2-2)6.0
J. Alvarez0.1
V. Arano0.2
J. Nicasio1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 2-3)6.02000704.231.1929.5
C. Estevez (H, 1)0.22220115.791.07-3.5
S. Oberg (H, 1)1.10002202.081.152.0
W. Davis1.01000200.001.313.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 2-3)6.0
C. Estevez (H, 1)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 1)1.1
W. Davis1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 92-55, J. Alvarez 10-7, V. Arano 18-9, J. Nicasio 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 11-4, J. Nicasio 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, J. Alvarez 2, V. Arano 4, J. Nicasio 4
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Oberg, W. Davis
  • HBP - C. Estevez
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 86-58, C. Estevez 18-11, S. Oberg 29-16, W. Davis 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 7-4, C. Estevez 1-0, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 20, C. Estevez 5, S. Oberg 6, W. Davis 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF40000012.250.393.485.878-0.5
S. Kingery SS40000011.414.469.7591.227-0.5
B. Harper RF30000110.250.415.500.9150.5
R. Hoskins 1B31000022.242.397.548.9461.0
J. Realmuto C41121010.277.342.462.8046.5
R. Quinn CF40000040.000.000.000.000-2.0
C. Hernandez 2B40300010.270.356.429.7852.5
M. Franco 3B40000003.233.347.567.9140.0
Z. Eflin P20100010.143.143.143.2860.5
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- N. Williams PH00000100.214.313.286.5981.0
J. Nicasio P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Arano in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF40100121.221.274.299.5731.0
D. Dahl CF31100103.342.395.6321.0273.0
N. Arenado 3B42100001.263.321.434.7563.0
T. Story SS31110000.260.321.438.7593.0
R. McMahon 1B42352000.276.364.552.91516.0
R. Tapia LF20100210.268.318.439.7571.5
G. Hampson 2B40000003.186.210.288.4980.0
T. Wolters C40300002.289.308.421.7293.0
K. Freeland P20000001.000.286.000.2860.0
a- M. Reynolds PH10000011.200.333.400.733-0.5
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Desmond PH10000001.161.200.274.4740.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Freeland in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Realmuto (3)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, R. Hoskins 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dahl (3)
  • HR - R. McMahon 2 (2)
  • SF - T. Story
  • RBI - T. Story (11), R. McMahon 5 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, N. Arenado, G. Hampson, T. Wolters 2 (2), M. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Dahl, R. Tapia (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Hoskins)
  • E - S. Kingery
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 2-2)6.07323213.681.365.0
J. Alvarez0.11110109.392.09-1.5
V. Arano0.22221013.860.86-5.0
J. Nicasio1.01000106.001.782.5
Total8.01165442---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 2-2)6.0
J. Alvarez0.1
V. Arano0.2
J. Nicasio1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (W, 2-3)6.02000704.231.1929.5
C. Estevez (H, 1)0.22220115.791.07-3.5
S. Oberg (H, 1)1.10002202.081.152.0
W. Davis1.01000200.001.313.0
Total9.05222121---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (W, 2-3)6.0
C. Estevez (H, 1)0.2
S. Oberg (H, 1)1.1
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 92-55, J. Alvarez 10-7, V. Arano 18-9, J. Nicasio 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 11-4, J. Nicasio 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 27, J. Alvarez 2, V. Arano 4, J. Nicasio 4
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Oberg, W. Davis
  • HBP - C. Estevez
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 86-58, C. Estevez 18-11, S. Oberg 29-16, W. Davis 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 7-4, C. Estevez 1-0, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 20, C. Estevez 5, S. Oberg 6, W. Davis 4
  • 7TH INNING
    McMahon homered to center, Arenado scored26
    Story hit sacrifice fly to center, Dahl scored24
    Realmuto homered to right center, Hoskins scored23
  • 6TH INNING
    McMahon homered to right center, Arenado and Story scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez singled to shallow left
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Hernandez to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Ball, Hernandez to third on wild pitch, Franco grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Nick Williams hit for Victor Arano
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams walked
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Kingery flied out to deep right
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harper walked, Williams to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hampson grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters singled to right
    • Ian Desmond hit for Scott Oberg
    • I. Desmond: Desmond flied out to right
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carlos Estevez pitching
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Harper grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins hit by pitch
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto homered to right center, Hoskins scored
    • R. Quinn: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez singled to left
    • Scott Oberg relieved Carlos Estevez
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Franco grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Zach Eflin
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dahl doubled to deep right center
    • Victor Arano relieved Jose Alvarez
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado singled to center, Dahl to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Story hit sacrifice fly to center, Dahl scored
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon homered to center, Arenado scored
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tapia walked
    • G. Hampson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Tapia caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • Z. Eflin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to third
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado safe at first on shortstop Kingery throwing error
    • T. Story: Foul, Story singled to center, Arenado to second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, McMahon homered to right center, Arenado and Story scored
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Hampson grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to left
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Kyle Freeland
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Realmuto lined out to shortstop
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Quinn struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters singled to right
    • K. Freeland: Foul, Ball, Ball, Freeland reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Wolters out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon reached on bunt single to third, Freeland to second
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Dahl grounded out to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Kingery lined out to center
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to right
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, McMahon flied out to deep right
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia singled to center
    • G. Hampson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hampson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Tapia out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Franco flied out to deep right
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Eflin singled to right
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen reached on fielder's choice to third, Eflin out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Ball, Freeland grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. Dahl: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Dahl reached on fielder's choice to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto fouled out to first
    • R. Quinn: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story flied out to center
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McMahon singled to center
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Tapia walked, McMahon to second
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Hampson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, McMahon out at third, Tapia to second
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dahl caught stealing second, catcher to second, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)