Gray, Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games

DENVER (AP) Jon Gray found a way to dispense with all the traffic on the bases.

Pitching out of trouble when he had to, Gray threw six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.

''I'm just taking more pride when those situations arise,'' said Gray, who struggled at times last season to contain the big inning. ''I just feel like we're making really good pitches when it comes to crunch time.''

Trevor Story and Ian Desmond also had RBI singles for the Rockies, who won three of four against the Phillies for their second series win of the season and first at home.

Bryce Harper drew a leadoff walk in the Phillies eighth and has reached base safely in all 21 games to start the season.

The Phillies got a two-out RBI single from pinch hitter J.T. Realmuto in the ninth and had two runners when Wade Davis retired Cesar Hernandez on an infield groundout.

Gray (2-3) allowed one hit in six innings, a double by Maikel Franco in the fourth. He struck out five and walked four in winning his second in a row after losing his first three decisions.

Carlos Estevez, Scott Oberg and Davis finished up with an inning apiece.

''We didn't a whole lot of great stuff today,'' said the Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, who had three hits and walk. ''Tony Wolters got some really good hits, outside of Jon Gray just dominating. I felt like he went out and shut them down. He kind of put us on his back and won the game for us.''

Timely pitching and a baserunning gaffe by the Phillies helped him get out of trouble in the fourth, when Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson had two errors, and he leaned on his arm again in the fifth when he issued consecutive one-out walks before retiring Andrew McCutchen and striking out Hernandez.

''I just had to settle down, take a breath and get back to what I had been doing,'' Gray said. ''I'm just going right at them now, attack and make good pitches and let them get themselves out. The mistakes are not going to come from me.''

Jerad Eickhoff (0-1), making his first start of the season after beginning the year on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain, allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked four, including two in the Rockies' three-run sixth.

''There was a lot of positives,'' Eickhoff said. ''I can think of one or two negative things that affected the game in a pretty big way. But those are things I can control, I can adjust. It's a really positive thing to build on, for sure.''

Three consecutive two-out singles in the third gave the Rockies the lead. David Dahl started the string, advanced on Nolan Arenado's single and came home on the hit by Story, who extending his hitting streak to 10 games. It's his fourth career hitting streak of 10 or more games.

Colorado added three runs in the sixth. Eickhoff issued consecutive walks to start the inning and Desmond followed with an RBI single. Wolters drove in two more with a double that rolled to the wall in right-center field. Wolters was thrown out trying to reach third.

The start of the game was delayed 33 minutes because of rain.

CAUGHT IN A RUNDOWN

A baserunning mistake cost the Phillies a prime scoring opportunity in the fourth. Hernandez reached on Hampson's fielding error and one out later, Hampson dropped Story's toss to what looked to be a double play grounder. But Hernandez apparently didn't see Hampson drop the ball and wandered off the base toward third.

Story quickly retrieved the loose ball to start a rundown that ended in Hernandez being tagged out trying to get back to second. ''It is ultimately my fault,'' Hernandez said through a translator. ''I know better. I should've stayed on the base until I was 100 percent sure if I was out or safe. I just assumed I was out. It's a learning experience for me, and hopefully it won't happen again.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-2, 11.00 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday and start the series opener against the Washington Nationals. Anderson has been on the IL since April 7 with left knee inflammation. ... INF Daniel Murphy has begun a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque, playing seven innings and getting five at-bats. He was placed on the injured list April 1 after breaking his left index finger diving for a groundball in the second game of the season. Murphy, a free agent acquisition, signed a two-year deal with Colorado on Dec. 21.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.25 ERA) is slated to start the series opener at the New York Mets on Monday night.

Rockies: No official announcement has been made but it is anticipated that LHP Tyler Anderson (0-2, 11.00 ERA) will be reinstated from the injured list and start Monday night against Washington.

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  • W: J. Gray (2-3)L: J. Eickhoff (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B50000026.241.315.380.694-1.0
B. Harper RF30000111.278.418.544.9630.5
R. Hoskins 1B40000022.273.404.519.924-1.0
M. Franco 3B30100101.274.372.575.9473.0
R. Quinn CF40000013.125.222.125.347-0.5
P. Gosselin SS40000010.250.250.333.583-0.5
A. Knapp C11100300.235.409.353.7626.0
J. Eickhoff P00000100.000.500.000.5001.0
a- N. Williams PH10000001.176.263.235.4980.0
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Realmuto PH10110000.280.341.440.7812.0
  • a-lined out for Eickhoff in the 7th
  • b-singled for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF40300110.286.340.462.8025.5
D. Dahl LF31100122.353.404.6081.0112.0
N. Arenado 3B40200104.259.319.412.7313.0
T. Story SS21110112.271.337.459.7966.5
R. McMahon 1B-2B31000117.225.340.425.7651.5
I. Desmond CF41110013.183.213.310.5232.5
T. Wolters C30220100.295.354.432.7866.0
G. Hampson 2B30000011.183.203.282.484-0.5
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- P. Valaika PH10000001.074.167.111.2780.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Gray P20000020.091.091.091.182-1.0
b- M. Reynolds PH-1B20000021.214.340.381.721-1.0
  • a-flied out for Oberg in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Gray in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (4), A. Knapp (2)
  • SH - J. Eickhoff
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, C. Hernandez 6 (6), R. Quinn 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters (6)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (3)
  • SH - D. Dahl
  • RBI - T. Story (14), I. Desmond (10), T. Wolters 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 4 (4), R. McMahon 4 (4), I. Desmond 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn
  • DP - (Gosselin-Hernandez-Hoskins)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds)
  • E - G. Hampson 2 (2), R. McMahon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (L, 0-1)6.07444803.601.402.0
A. Davis2.03002300.002.502.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (L, 0-1)6.0
A. Davis2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 2-3)6.01004502.781.0825.5
C. Estevez1.01001105.061.131.5
S. Oberg1.00001001.691.132.0
W. Davis1.03110101.231.50-0.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 2-3)6.0
C. Estevez1.0
S. Oberg1.0
W. Davis1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Davis
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 92-54, A. Davis 43-28
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 3-5, A. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 27, A. Davis 12
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 97-62, C. Estevez 21-12, S. Oberg 13-7, W. Davis 29-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 9-5, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, C. Estevez 5, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF50200003.275.408.513.9212.0
C. Hernandez 2B50000026.241.315.380.694-1.0
B. Harper RF30000111.278.418.544.9630.5
R. Hoskins 1B40000022.273.404.519.924-1.0
M. Franco 3B30100101.274.372.575.9473.0
R. Quinn CF40000013.125.222.125.347-0.5
P. Gosselin SS40000010.250.250.333.583-0.5
A. Knapp C11100300.235.409.353.7626.0
J. Eickhoff P00000100.000.500.000.5001.0
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A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-lined out for Eickhoff in the 7th
  • b-singled for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF40300110.286.340.462.8025.5
D. Dahl LF31100122.353.404.6081.0112.0
N. Arenado 3B40200104.259.319.412.7313.0
T. Story SS21110112.271.337.459.7966.5
R. McMahon 1B-2B31000117.225.340.425.7651.5
I. Desmond CF41110013.183.213.310.5232.5
T. Wolters C30220100.295.354.432.7866.0
G. Hampson 2B30000011.183.203.282.484-0.5
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10000001.074.167.111.2780.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Gray P20000020.091.091.091.182-1.0
b- M. Reynolds PH-1B20000021.214.340.381.721-1.0
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  • a-flied out for Oberg in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Gray in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (4), A. Knapp (2)
  • SH - J. Eickhoff
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (17)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, C. Hernandez 6 (6), R. Quinn 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters (6)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (3)
  • SH - D. Dahl
  • RBI - T. Story (14), I. Desmond (10), T. Wolters 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 4 (4), R. McMahon 4 (4), I. Desmond 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn
  • DP - (Gosselin-Hernandez-Hoskins)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds)
  • E - G. Hampson 2 (2), R. McMahon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (L, 0-1)6.07444803.601.402.0
A. Davis2.03002300.002.502.5
Total8.010446110---
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (L, 0-1)6.0
A. Davis2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (W, 2-3)6.01004502.781.0825.5
C. Estevez1.01001105.061.131.5
S. Oberg1.00001001.691.132.0
W. Davis1.03110101.231.50-0.5
Total9.0511670---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (W, 2-3)6.0
C. Estevez1.0
S. Oberg1.0
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Davis
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 92-54, A. Davis 43-28
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 3-5, A. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 27, A. Davis 12
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 97-62, C. Estevez 21-12, S. Oberg 13-7, W. Davis 29-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 9-5, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, C. Estevez 5, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Realmuto singled to center, Knapp scored14
  • 6TH INNING
    Wolters doubled to deep center, McMahon and Desmond scored, Wolters out at third04
    Desmond singled to right, Story scored, McMahon to third02
  • 3RD INNING
    Story singled to left, Dahl scored, Arenado to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Quinn grounded out to first
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gosselin struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Knapp doubled to deep right center
    • J.T. Realmuto hit for Austin Davis
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto singled to center, Knapp scored
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Realmuto to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCutchen singled to left, Realmuto to third
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, McCutchen to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg relieved Carlos Estevez
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Franco grounded out to second, Harper out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Davis Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Wolters singled to right
    • Pat Valaika hit for Scott Oberg
    • P. Valaika: Valaika flied out to deep center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to left center, Wolters to second
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked, Wolters to third, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Arenado grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Dahl out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carlos Estevez pitching
    • P. Gosselin: Ball, Gosselin flied out to right
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Knapp walked
    • Nick Williams hit for Jerad Eickhoff
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams lined out to third
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen singled to left, Knapp to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Davis pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to right
    • D. Dahl: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, Blackmon to second
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story hit by pitch, Blackmon to third, Arenado to second
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Desmond flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Harper flied out to deep right
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul on 2nd baseman McMahon dropped ball error, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco walked
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Quinn popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • R. McMahon: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Story stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond singled to right, Story scored, McMahon to third
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Wolters doubled to deep center, McMahon and Desmond scored, Wolters out at third
    • G. Hampson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jon Gray
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • P. Gosselin: Strike swinging, Foul, Gosselin grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Knapp walked
    • J. Eickhoff: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Eickhoff walked, Knapp to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCutchen flied out to deep left
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon tripled to deep right
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez safe at first on 2nd baseman Hampson fielding error
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Hoskins reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at third on 2nd baseman Hampson fielding error
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco doubled to deep right, Hoskins to third
    • R. Quinn: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Quinn flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond lined out to right
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Hampson grounded out to second, Wolters out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • P. Gosselin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gosselin grounded out to second
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • J. Eickhoff: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Eickhoff hit sacrifice bunt to first, Knapp to second
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gray struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to right, Dahl to second
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Story singled to left, Dahl scored, Arenado to second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, McMahon flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Hoskins struck out on foul tip
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Quinn: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters flied out to left
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hampson flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. Dahl: Dahl hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, McMahon flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)