Tapia's 3-run double sparks Rockies over Nats, 9-5

DENVER (AP) Daniel Murphy's home debut at Coors Field was nearly cut short when he got in the path of a mascot. The Rockies are happy he survived that - and he's back in the lineup.

Murphy returned after missing 20 games with a fractured left index finger, Raimel Tapia had two doubles and drove in three runs to back a solid outing from German Marquez, and Colorado beat the Washington Nationals 9-5 on Wednesday.

Charlie Blackmon homered and Trevor Story extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a double and a triple. Nolan Arenado had three RBIs, David Dahl had three hits and Wade Davis picked up his third save. The Rockies have won eight of their last 10 and went 5-2 on their homestand.

''What a great homestand,'' Murphy said. ''These guys played great. I'm just happy to be a part of it at the end.''

Murphy's two-year, $24 million deal was Colorado's only significant free-agent signing in the offseason. The former National singled in his first at-bat and then drew a walk after Story tripled and scored on Tapia's three-run double in Colorado's four-run third inning.

''Murphy, with a guy on third, less than two outs and he took a walk,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He could have expanded the zone and tried to selfishly get a ribby but he didn't. Those are the things that we're talking about with Murphy that rub off.''

Things got dicey when Murphy came out of the dugout to take the field in the top of the sixth. He stepped into the path of the Coors Field tooth trot race, but disaster was avoided when the oversized tooth veered out of the way.

''He made a really athletic maneuver. Much appreciated,'' Murphy said. ''He probably could have lambasted me there. I should pay more attention.''

Juan Soto homered for the Nationals, who have yet to win more than two games in a row this season.

Marquez (3-1) pitched in pain in his previous start because of an infected tooth. He had it pulled after the loss to Philadelphia on Friday and settled down midway through the game to battle through seven innings Wednesday.

''He settled down and found the strike zone,'' Washington manager Dave Martinez said. ''He used his secondary pitches well and got ahead.''

The three runs Marquez allowed came with two outs. Jake Noll's first major league hit was an RBI double in the second inning, and Soto hit a two-run homer following Victor Robles' two-out single in the third to make it 3-0.

The Rockies scored the next nine runs off Anibal Sanchez (0-3) and Washington's bullpen. Blackmon led off the fourth with his third homer to make it 5-3 and Arenado had an RBI single.

Colorado tacked on three more in the eighth against Trevor Rosenthal, whose horrific start to the season continued.

Matt Adams' two-run single in the ninth was hit third hit of the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Martinez said INF Anthony Rendon (left elbow contusion) is improving and could return Friday. ... RHP Justin Miller (lower back strain) began a rehab assignment Wednesday. Martinez said the club will try to have Miller pitch back-to-back days. ... 3B Ryan Zimmerman (heel) was out of the lineup for rest.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (blister) threw a side session Wednesday. Freeland was placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday. ... The Rockies optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Murphy on the roster.

ROSENTHAL'S STRUGGLES

Rosenthal allowed run-scoring singles to Arenado and Dahl, and another run scored on a wild pitch, one of three he threw in the eighth. The outing actually lowered his ERA from 40.50 to 36.00.

''We've got to get him in the game, we've got to see what he can do,'' Martinez said. ''At this point he just doesn't look right. We have to figure out what's going on.''

Rosenthal had not pitched in the majors since 2017 when Washington signed him this offseason. The former All-Star has battled control issues in his seven appearances with the Nationals.

''I'm trying to make a pitch and I'm having bigger misses than I'd like, but the small misses compound,'' he said. ''I feel really good, really close. I think it'll happen soon. I just have to keep getting in there.''

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (1-3, 4.45 ERA) opens a three-game home series against San Diego on Friday night.

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-1, 3.55) will open a three-game series at Atlanta on Friday night.

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COL11-14
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  • W: G. Marquez (3-1)L: A. Sanchez (0-3)S: W. Davis (3)
  • HR: WAS - J. Soto (4), COL - C. Blackmon (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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V. Robles CF51200010.286.326.500.8262.5
J. Soto LF41121113.241.382.446.8287.5
M. Adams 1B51320011.297.289.595.8846.5
K. Suzuki C50000024.231.279.410.689-1.0
B. Dozier 2B40100021.183.266.366.6320.0
J. Noll 3B40110021.167.286.333.6192.0
A. Sanchez P20100001.100.100.100.2001.0
a- M. Taylor PH10100000.273.429.364.7922.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Kendrick PH10000000.343.422.6861.1080.0
W. Difo SS31100101.246.316.362.6783.0
  • a-doubled for Sanchez in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Rosenthal in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF42111020.279.333.471.8047.0
T. Story SS43200100.292.361.500.8619.0
D. Murphy 1B41100113.143.200.143.3432.5
N. Arenado 3B41230001.278.327.464.7916.0
D. Dahl CF51310001.361.403.6071.0107.0
R. McMahon 2B41100102.250.350.404.7543.0
R. Tapia LF40230101.281.328.596.9248.0
T. Wolters C20000213.280.357.400.7571.5
G. Marquez P30000014.091.091.091.182-0.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000000.204.339.408.7470.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Marquez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Adams (5), J. Noll, M. Taylor
  • HR - J. Soto (4)
  • RBI - J. Soto 2 (17), M. Adams 2 (12), J. Noll (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Soto 2 (7), M. Adams 2 (9), J. Noll
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 3 (3), M. Adams, K. Suzuki 3 (3), A. Sanchez, W. Difo
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (3), D. Dahl 2 (7), R. Tapia 2 (3)
  • 3B - T. Story
  • HR - C. Blackmon (3)
  • SF - N. Arenado (2)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (11), N. Arenado 3 (17), D. Dahl (7), R. Tapia 3 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado, R. McMahon, R. Tapia, T. Wolters 3 (3), G. Marquez 4 (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 0-3)5.09665316.001.78-8.5
M. Grace2.01000205.731.456.0
T. Rosenthal1.023310036.005.33-3.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 0-3)5.0
M. Grace2.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-1)7.08332712.541.0521.5
S. Oberg (H, 3)1.00000101.421.033.5
H. Musgrave0.24220104.501.50-5.5
W. Davis (S, 3)0.10000101.041.507.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-1)7.0
S. Oberg (H, 3)1.0
H. Musgrave0.2
W. Davis (S, 3)0.1
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Rosenthal 3 (5)
  • IBB - A. Sanchez 2 (3)
  • HBP - T. Rosenthal (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 98-61, M. Grace 24-16, T. Rosenthal 31-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-9, M. Grace 4-0, T. Rosenthal 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 29, M. Grace 7, T. Rosenthal 7
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 102-69, S. Oberg 6-5, H. Musgrave 25-17, W. Davis 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-6, S. Oberg 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 31, S. Oberg 3, H. Musgrave 6, W. Davis
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF51100013.313.377.406.7841.5
V. Robles CF51200010.286.326.500.8262.5
J. Soto LF41121113.241.382.446.8287.5
M. Adams 1B51320011.297.289.595.8846.5
K. Suzuki C50000024.231.279.410.689-1.0
B. Dozier 2B40100021.183.266.366.6320.0
J. Noll 3B40110021.167.286.333.6192.0
A. Sanchez P20100001.100.100.100.2001.0
a- M. Taylor PH10100000.273.429.364.7922.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Kendrick PH10000000.343.422.6861.1080.0
W. Difo SS31100101.246.316.362.6783.0
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  • a-doubled for Sanchez in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Rosenthal in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF42111020.279.333.471.8047.0
T. Story SS43200100.292.361.500.8619.0
D. Murphy 1B41100113.143.200.143.3432.5
N. Arenado 3B41230001.278.327.464.7916.0
D. Dahl CF51310001.361.403.6071.0107.0
R. McMahon 2B41100102.250.350.404.7543.0
R. Tapia LF40230101.281.328.596.9248.0
T. Wolters C20000213.280.357.400.7571.5
G. Marquez P30000014.091.091.091.182-0.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000000.204.339.408.7470.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total35912816515-----
  • a-grounded out for Marquez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Adams (5), J. Noll, M. Taylor
  • HR - J. Soto (4)
  • RBI - J. Soto 2 (17), M. Adams 2 (12), J. Noll (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Soto 2 (7), M. Adams 2 (9), J. Noll
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 3 (3), M. Adams, K. Suzuki 3 (3), A. Sanchez, W. Difo
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (3), D. Dahl 2 (7), R. Tapia 2 (3)
  • 3B - T. Story
  • HR - C. Blackmon (3)
  • SF - N. Arenado (2)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (11), N. Arenado 3 (17), D. Dahl (7), R. Tapia 3 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado, R. McMahon, R. Tapia, T. Wolters 3 (3), G. Marquez 4 (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 0-3)5.09665316.001.78-8.5
M. Grace2.01000205.731.456.0
T. Rosenthal1.023310036.005.33-3.0
Total8.01299651---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 0-3)5.0
M. Grace2.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-1)7.08332712.541.0521.5
S. Oberg (H, 3)1.00000101.421.033.5
H. Musgrave0.24220104.501.50-5.5
W. Davis (S, 3)0.10000101.041.507.5
Total9.012552101---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-1)7.0
S. Oberg (H, 3)1.0
H. Musgrave0.2
W. Davis (S, 3)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Rosenthal 3 (5)
  • IBB - A. Sanchez 2 (3)
  • HBP - T. Rosenthal (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 98-61, M. Grace 24-16, T. Rosenthal 31-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-9, M. Grace 4-0, T. Rosenthal 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 29, M. Grace 7, T. Rosenthal 7
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 102-69, S. Oberg 6-5, H. Musgrave 25-17, W. Davis 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-6, S. Oberg 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 31, S. Oberg 3, H. Musgrave 6, W. Davis
  • 9TH INNING
    Adams singled to center, Difo and Eaton scored, Robles to third59
  • 8TH INNING
    Dahl singled to right center, Arenado scored39
    Arenado singled to left, Story scored38
    Blackmon scored, Story to third on wild pitch37
  • 4TH INNING
    Arenado singled to right, Story scored36
    Blackmon homered to right35
  • 3RD INNING
    Tapia doubled to deep right center, Murphy, Dahl and McMahon scored34
    Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, Story scored31
    Soto homered to right, Robles scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Noll doubled to deep left, Adams scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Harrison Musgrave relieved Scott Oberg
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Trevor Rosenthal
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kendrick flied out to deep center
    • W. Difo: Ball, Difo singled to center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton singled to left, Difo to second
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Robles singled to center, Difo to third, Eaton to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
    • M. Adams: Foul, Ball, Adams singled to center, Difo and Eaton scored, Robles to third
    • Wade Davis relieved Harrison Musgrave
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Suzuki struck out on foul tip
    • B. Dozier: Dozier flied out to deep left
    • J. Noll: Noll grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trevor Rosenthal relieved Matt Grace
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon hit by pitch
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked, Blackmon to second
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon to third, Story to second on wild pitch, Murphy grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Blackmon scored, Story to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to left, Story scored
    • D. Dahl: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dahl singled to right center, Arenado scored
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon flied out to center
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Eaton flied out to deep center
    • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto walked
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Grace Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Mark Reynolds hit for German Marquez
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • J. Noll: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Noll struck out swinging
    • Michael Taylor hit for Anibal Sanchez
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep right center
    • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Difo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Grace pitching
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Dahl doubled to deep center
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Robles fouled out to first
    • J. Soto: Soto grounded out to second
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Adams singled to center
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to third
    • B. Dozier: Dozier singled to left
    • J. Noll: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Noll struck out swinging
    • A. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier to second on wild pitch, Sanchez singled to center, Dozier to third
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Difo walked, Sanchez to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon homered to right
    • T. Story: Story doubled to deep right
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy lined out to right, Story to third
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to right, Story scored
    • D. Dahl: Strike (foul tip), Dahl lined out to right
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McMahon singled to left, Arenado to second
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia walked, Arenado to third, McMahon to second
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Difo grounded out to first
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles singled to center
    • J. Soto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Soto homered to right, Robles scored
    • M. Adams: Adams grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Story tripled to left center
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • N. Arenado: Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, Story scored
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Dahl doubled to shallow left, Murphy to third
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • R. Tapia: Tapia doubled to deep right center, Murphy, Dahl and McMahon scored
    • T. Wolters: Wolters intentionally walked
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Marquez flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Foul, Adams doubled to deep center
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Foul, Suzuki lined out to left
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • J. Noll: Noll doubled to deep left, Adams scored
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dahl grounded out to second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McMahon fouled out to third
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tapia doubled to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Wolters intentionally walked
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marquez popped out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to shortstop
    • V. Robles: Robles lined out to left
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Soto flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • T. Story: Story lined out to right
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Murphy singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado fouled out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)