Arenado homers for 1,000th hit, Rockies rally past Nats 7-5

DENVER (AP) No. 1,000 was nothing new for Nolan Arenado.

Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 Monday night.

Arenado also doubled twice and drove in two to help the Rockies win for the seventh time in eight games. He is the ninth Rockies player to reach 1,000 hits, getting there with a solo shot off Wander Suero (1-2) in the seventh to make it 6-5.

''I'm just thankful I was able to put the team ahead there and have a good quality at bat against a guy throwing hard and throwing really good cutters,'' Arenado said. ''I just tried to hit the ball hard there.''

Washington manager Dave Martinez said Suero's pitch to Arenado went over the middle of the plate.

''With a guy like Arenado you've got to make a better pitch than that,'' Martinez said. ''He's a really good hitter. He's one of the premiere players in the game and you've got to make your pitches.''

The Rockies located the home run ball, convincing the fan who caught it to give it up in exchange for balls autographed by Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon. Clubhouse manager Mike Pontarelli put the ball in a case and presented it to Arenado after the game.

''This is real cool,'' Arenado said with a smile.

Mark Reynolds and pinch-hitter Raimel Tapia also homered for Colorado, and Trevor Story singled twice and drove in a run to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Brian Dozier had a three-run home run for the Nationals, who could not hold two- and three-run leads.

Tapia connected off Kyle Barraclough in the Rockies' eighth.

Wade Davis got three outs for his second save, capping a strong showing by Rockies relievers, who picked up faltering starter Tyler Anderson by not allowing a run over six innings. Chad Bettis stabilized the game for the Rockies by working three innings and Seunghwan Oh (1-0) worked a hitless seventh.

''Those guys have been doing a great job for us all year,'' Reynolds said. ''Bettis came in and threw three innings, really good work, then Oh and (Scott) Oberg and Wade. They haven't had too many leads to pitch with this year, but when they do have the lead, they tend to hold it and keep us in games. And to fall behind twice and win this game against a really good team, it's a confidence boost.''

Washington catcher Yan Gomes said the Rockies relievers were tough to crack.

''We knew coming in they had a pretty decent bullpen,'' Gomes said. ''It was just a matter for us to put some good at-bats together. We did, we were just one knock away from away from breaking the game open, just like they were. We took some good approaches, it just didn't go our way.''

Arenado helped defensively in the ninth, snaring pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki's sharply hit grounder to third, stepping on the bag for the force before going to first to complete a game-ending double play.

Colorado evened the score for the second time with a three-run fifth, highlighted by Reynolds' two-run homer off Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed a season high five runs on nine hits in five innings.

With the score tied at 2 and runners at first and second following successive walks in the fourth, Dozier drove a 2-0 offering deep into the left field bleachers to put Washington up 5-2 and chase Anderson, who was reinstated earlier in the day from the 10-day injured list (left knee inflammation). Anderson allowed five runs and four hits in three-plus innings in his shortest outing of the season.

Howie Kendrick put Washington on top with a two-run single in the first, but Colorado evened it in its half of the inning on Arenado's RBI double and Ryan McMahon's RBI single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland will miss his scheduled start Tuesday night after going on the 10-day injured list because of a blister on his left middle finger. The move was retroactive to Friday. ... INF Daniel Murphy is nearing a return from the 10-day injured list, which he has been on since April 1 after fracturing his left index finger diving for a ground ball. Murphy has gone 2 for 13 with a double and three walks in three rehab games at Triple-A Albuquerque.

NATIONALS MOVE

INF Jake Noll has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno, and the team optioned RHP Austin Adams to Fresno.

UP NEXT

Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (1-0, 2.36 ERA) is set to make his 22nd career start against the Rockies on Tuesday night. He has eight wins against them.

Rockies: No announcement had been made regarding a Tuesday night replacement for Freeland.

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  • W: S. Oh (1-0)L: W. Suero (1-2)S: W. Davis (2)
  • HR: WAS - B. Dozier (4), COL - M. Reynolds (3), N. Arenado (4), R. Tapia (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF41100011.314.385.395.7813.5
V. Robles CF40000021.270.316.500.816-1.0
J. Soto LF31100100.240.380.427.8075.0
H. Kendrick 3B40120001.387.462.7741.2363.0
R. Zimmerman 1B41200011.222.315.413.7283.5
Y. Gomes C31000112.234.308.340.6481.5
B. Dozier 2B21131200.188.268.391.65810.0
J. Hellickson P10000000.250.400.250.6500.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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b- K. Suzuki PH10000002.265.316.471.7860.0
W. Difo SS30000001.226.294.355.6490.0
  • a-struck out for Grace in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF50100002.281.333.458.7922.0
D. Dahl LF41100012.345.393.582.9751.5
N. Arenado 3B43321000.281.337.483.82013.0
T. Story SS41210001.281.343.461.8046.0
R. McMahon 2B40110002.227.333.409.7422.0
M. Reynolds 1B21121210.227.368.455.8238.5
I. Desmond CF40000024.173.203.293.496-1.0
T. Wolters C40100000.292.346.417.7631.0
T. Anderson P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
C. Bettis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- P. Valaika PH00000100.074.194.111.3051.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Tapia PH11111000.265.308.531.8386.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Bettis in the 6th
  • b-homered for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Zimmerman (3)
  • HR - B. Dozier (4)
  • SH - J. Hellickson (2)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (10), B. Dozier 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, Y. Gomes
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (5), N. Arenado 2 (4)
  • HR - N. Arenado (4), M. Reynolds (3), R. Tapia (2)
  • SH - C. Bettis (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (14), T. Story (15), R. McMahon (7), M. Reynolds 2 (7), R. Tapia (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon (3), R. Tapia
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (4), J. Soto (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (2)
  • DP - (Robles-Dozier)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-McMahon-Reynolds; Arenado-Reynolds)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson5.09552414.341.611.0
M. Grace1.00001007.001.672.0
W. Suero (L, 1-2)1.01110115.790.96-3.5
K. Barraclough1.01110012.161.561.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson5.0
M. Grace1.0
W. Suero (L, 1-2)1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson3.045534112.002.33-1.0
C. Bettis3.00000007.271.739.0
S. Oh (W, 1-0)1.00000105.001.4410.5
S. Oberg (H, 2)1.01000101.541.112.5
W. Davis (S, 2)1.01001001.081.568.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson3.0
C. Bettis3.0
S. Oh (W, 1-0)1.0
S. Oberg (H, 2)1.0
W. Davis (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 93-58, M. Grace 10-5, W. Suero 14-10, K. Barraclough 9-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 5-6, W. Suero 1-1, K. Barraclough 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 26, M. Grace 3, W. Suero 4, K. Barraclough 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 81-52, C. Bettis 37-21, S. Oh 8-6, S. Oberg 21-13, W. Davis 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 3-2, C. Bettis 7-2, S. Oh 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 16, C. Bettis 9, S. Oh 3, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF41100011.314.385.395.7813.5
V. Robles CF40000021.270.316.500.816-1.0
J. Soto LF31100100.240.380.427.8075.0
H. Kendrick 3B40120001.387.462.7741.2363.0
R. Zimmerman 1B41200011.222.315.413.7283.5
Y. Gomes C31000112.234.308.340.6481.5
B. Dozier 2B21131200.188.268.391.65810.0
J. Hellickson P10000000.250.400.250.6500.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH10000010.226.219.516.735-0.5
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Suzuki PH10000002.265.316.471.7860.0
W. Difo SS30000001.226.294.355.6490.0
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  • a-struck out for Grace in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF50100002.281.333.458.7922.0
D. Dahl LF41100012.345.393.582.9751.5
N. Arenado 3B43321000.281.337.483.82013.0
T. Story SS41210001.281.343.461.8046.0
R. McMahon 2B40110002.227.333.409.7422.0
M. Reynolds 1B21121210.227.368.455.8238.5
I. Desmond CF40000024.173.203.293.496-1.0
T. Wolters C40100000.292.346.417.7631.0
T. Anderson P10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
C. Bettis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- P. Valaika PH00000100.074.194.111.3051.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Bettis in the 6th
  • b-homered for Oberg in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Zimmerman (3)
  • HR - B. Dozier (4)
  • SH - J. Hellickson (2)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick 2 (10), B. Dozier 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, Y. Gomes
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (5), N. Arenado 2 (4)
  • HR - N. Arenado (4), M. Reynolds (3), R. Tapia (2)
  • SH - C. Bettis (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (14), T. Story (15), R. McMahon (7), M. Reynolds 2 (7), R. Tapia (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. McMahon (3), R. Tapia
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl 2 (2), I. Desmond 4 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (4), J. Soto (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - V. Robles (2)
  • DP - (Robles-Dozier)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-McMahon-Reynolds; Arenado-Reynolds)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson5.09552414.341.611.0
M. Grace1.00001007.001.672.0
W. Suero (L, 1-2)1.01110115.790.96-3.5
K. Barraclough1.01110012.161.561.0
Total8.01177353---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson5.0
M. Grace1.0
W. Suero (L, 1-2)1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson3.045534112.002.33-1.0
C. Bettis3.00000007.271.739.0
S. Oh (W, 1-0)1.00000105.001.4410.5
S. Oberg (H, 2)1.01000101.541.112.5
W. Davis (S, 2)1.01001001.081.568.0
Total9.0655461---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson3.0
C. Bettis3.0
S. Oh (W, 1-0)1.0
S. Oberg (H, 2)1.0
W. Davis (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 93-58, M. Grace 10-5, W. Suero 14-10, K. Barraclough 9-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 5-6, W. Suero 1-1, K. Barraclough 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 26, M. Grace 3, W. Suero 4, K. Barraclough 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 81-52, C. Bettis 37-21, S. Oh 8-6, S. Oberg 21-13, W. Davis 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 3-2, C. Bettis 7-2, S. Oh 1-1, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 16, C. Bettis 9, S. Oh 3, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Tapia homered to right57
  • 7TH INNING
    Arenado homered to left center56
  • 5TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to center, Story scored55
    Story singled to left, Arenado scored53
  • 4TH INNING
    Dozier homered to left, Zimmerman and Gomes scored52
  • 1ST INNING
    McMahon singled to center, Arenado scored, McMahon to second22
    Arenado doubled to left, Dahl scored21
    Kendrick singled to center, Eaton and Soto scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike swinging, Ball, Zimmerman doubled to left
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomes grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
    • Kurt Suzuki hit for Kyle Barraclough
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki grounded out to third, Zimmerman out at third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg relieved Seung-Hwan Oh
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soto singled to left center
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kendrick grounded out to second, Soto out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Wander Suero
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Wolters flied out to left
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Scott Oberg
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Tapia homered to right
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Seung-Hwan Oh pitching
    • Matt Adams hit for Matt Grace
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded out to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wander Suero pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado homered to left center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story flied out to right
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Zimmerman grounded out to third
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes grounded out to first
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Grace relieved Jeremy Hellickson
    • Pat Valaika hit for Chad Bettis
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep center, Valaika out at second
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Dahl lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles flied out to left
    • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Soto lined out to center
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado doubled to left
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Story singled to left, Arenado scored
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon grounded out to shortstop, Story to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds homered to center, Story scored
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zimmerman singled to left center
    • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked, Zimmerman to second
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier homered to left, Zimmerman and Gomes scored
    • Chad Bettis relieved Tyler Anderson
    • J. Hellickson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hellickson grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded out to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters singled to right
    • C. Bettis: Bettis hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon lined out to right, Wolters to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto fouled out to catcher
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Story singled to center
    • R. McMahon: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon fouled out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Story stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • J. Hellickson: Ball, Hellickson hit sacrifice bunt to first, Dozier to second
    • W. Difo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Difo grounded out to third
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wolters flied out to center
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon doubled to right
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eaton singled to left
    • V. Robles: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Robles lined out to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Soto walked, Eaton to second
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Eaton stole third Soto stole second,, Foul, Kendrick singled to center, Eaton and Soto scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Zimmerman struck out on foul tip
    • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon fouled out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Arenado doubled to left, Dahl scored
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Story flied out to right
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon singled to center, Arenado scored, McMahon to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond popped out to second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)