McCutchen, Harper lead Phillies over Rockies 5-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andrew McCutchen's early batting practice quickly paid off.

McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper lined a two-run double and Cole Irvin tossed six effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Friday night.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler praised McCutchen before the game after seeing him work on hitting slow curves hours before the first pitch.

''It's really gratifying,'' Kapler said after McCutchen got immediate results.

McCutchen also drew two walks, and the leftfielder threw a runner out trying to score.

''I felt pretty good, made some adjustments,'' McCutchen said. ''I just try to stay in the zone and the hits will come.''

The former NL MVP is batting .242 with six homers but has a .371 on-base percentage as a leadoff hitter in his first season in Philadelphia.

Irvin (2-0) gave up four runs - three earned - and five hits to win his second career start. Jose Alvarez and Pat Neshek each tossed a scoreless inning and Hector Neris finished for his sixth save in six tries.

Ian Desmond ripped a two-run homer for Colorado. Rockies starter Jon Gray (3-4) allowed five runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

''Jon worked awful hard in the third and fourth innings,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''Some pitches on the edge could've changed the whole complexion of the game.''

The NL East-leading Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak.

Cesar Hernandez followed J.T. Realmuto's two-out double with a double down the left-field line, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead in the fourth.

Harper's double made it 5-2 in the fifth. Gray retired the first two batters before walking MuCutchen and allowing a single to Jean Segura.

Carlos Estevez replaced Gray and surrendered Harper's first RBIs since he hit a grand slam on May 7. Harper had been 4 for 29 with 15 strikeouts before the hit. He heard boos after striking out in his first two at-bats.

''We're always going to keep battling,'' Harper said. ''If one guy doesn't get it done, another will.''

Desmond connected in the sixth to get the Rockies within a run but Philadelphia's bullpen preserved the lead.

Irvin helped himself at the plate by drawing a 10-pitch walk in his first big-league at-bat with two outs in the third. His first start came at Kansas City. McCutchen followed with a blast out to left-center to tie it at 2-2.

''That was awesome,'' Irvin said about fans rising for every pitch once he got to the sixth one. ''A really cool, unique experience.''

Irvin committed two fielding errors in the second and the Rockies took a 1-0 lead on Brendan Rodgers' fielder's choice grounder.

''Cole had every opportunity to unravel in the second but he has poise,'' Kapler said.

Charlie Blackmon led off the third with a double and scored on Mark Reynolds' double to make it 2-0.

DON'T YOU DARE

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters threw out two runners, McCutchen and Segura, trying to steal second base in the first inning.

ROSTER MOVES

Rodgers, the team's top prospect, was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque and played second base, batting seventh in his first game in the majors. The Rockies optioned right-hander DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to Albuquerque and activated left-hander Jake McGee from the 10-day injured list after he recovered from a sprained left knee.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (mid-back strain) is scheduled to throw two innings for Double-A Hartford on Saturday.

Phillies: INF/OF Scott Kingery (strained right hamstring) was 1 for 4 in a rehab game Friday at Double-A Reading. ... RHP Victor Arano (right elbow inflammation) threw a second bullpen session. ... RHP Vince Velasquez (right forearm strain) is expected in the next couple days.

UP NEXT

RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 5.35 ERA) starts for the Rockies on Saturday and RHP Aaron Nola (3-0, 4.86) goes for the Phillies.

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  • W: C. Irvin (2-0)L: J. Gray (3-4)S: H. Neris (6)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (5), PHI - A. McCutchen (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF41100000.294.357.565.9223.0
T. Story SS40000011.270.337.483.820-0.5
N. Arenado 3B41100001.312.358.590.9472.0
M. Reynolds 1B30110001.205.320.410.7303.0
a- D. Murphy PH-1B10000000.190.257.365.6220.0
R. Tapia LF31100101.295.336.571.9083.0
I. Desmond CF41121001.219.284.430.7137.0
B. Rodgers 2B40010011.000.000.000.0000.5
T. Wolters C30000012.300.350.400.750-0.5
J. Gray P20000003.053.053.053.1050.0
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Iannetta PH10000010.244.346.489.835-0.5
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Reynolds in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Estevez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF22121210.242.371.410.7818.5
J. Segura SS41300000.324.360.500.8604.0
B. Harper RF40120022.222.363.430.7933.0
R. Hoskins 1B40000021.266.387.544.932-1.0
J. Realmuto C41100020.275.335.423.7582.0
C. Hernandez 2B40210010.296.363.453.8164.5
O. Herrera CF30000022.240.292.375.667-1.0
M. Franco 3B30000011.234.308.422.730-0.5
C. Irvin P11000100.000.500.000.5002.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH10000010.180.231.262.493-0.5
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Alvarez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (13), M. Reynolds (5)
  • HR - I. Desmond (5)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (16), I. Desmond 2 (20), B. Rodgers
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (5), I. Desmond 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (9), B. Harper (12), J. Realmuto (10), C. Hernandez 2 (11)
  • HR - A. McCutchen (6)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (17), B. Harper 2 (27), C. Hernandez (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (6), B. Harper 2 (11), C. Hernandez (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper, R. Hoskins, O. Herrera, M. Franco
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. McCutchen, J. Segura
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. McCutchen (2)
  • DP - (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins)
  • E - C. Irvin 2 (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 3-4)4.25553814.731.37-2.0
C. Estevez1.12000103.431.291.5
B. Shaw2.01000301.930.966.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 3-4)4.2
C. Estevez1.1
B. Shaw2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Irvin (W, 2-0)6.05431212.770.9220.0
J. Alvarez (H, 2)1.00000104.411.473.5
P. Neshek (H, 6)1.00000003.451.213.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.00000102.080.9810.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Irvin (W, 2-0)6.0
J. Alvarez (H, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 6)1.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 98-61, C. Estevez 19-13, B. Shaw 23-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 1-3, C. Estevez 1-2, B. Shaw 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 20, C. Estevez 6, B. Shaw 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Irvin 84-60, J. Alvarez 11-9, P. Neshek 14-7, H. Neris 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Irvin 7-10, J. Alvarez 1-1, P. Neshek 1-2, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Irvin 25, J. Alvarez 3, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF41100000.294.357.565.9223.0
T. Story SS40000011.270.337.483.820-0.5
N. Arenado 3B41100001.312.358.590.9472.0
M. Reynolds 1B30110001.205.320.410.7303.0
a- D. Murphy PH-1B10000000.190.257.365.6220.0
R. Tapia LF31100101.295.336.571.9083.0
I. Desmond CF41121001.219.284.430.7137.0
B. Rodgers 2B40010011.000.000.000.0000.5
T. Wolters C30000012.300.350.400.750-0.5
J. Gray P20000003.053.053.053.1050.0
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Iannetta PH10000010.244.346.489.835-0.5
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Reynolds in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Estevez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF22121210.242.371.410.7818.5
J. Segura SS41300000.324.360.500.8604.0
B. Harper RF40120022.222.363.430.7933.0
R. Hoskins 1B40000021.266.387.544.932-1.0
J. Realmuto C41100020.275.335.423.7582.0
C. Hernandez 2B40210010.296.363.453.8164.5
O. Herrera CF30000022.240.292.375.667-1.0
M. Franco 3B30000011.234.308.422.730-0.5
C. Irvin P11000100.000.500.000.5002.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH10000010.180.231.262.493-0.5
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Alvarez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (13), M. Reynolds (5)
  • HR - I. Desmond (5)
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (16), I. Desmond 2 (20), B. Rodgers
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (5), I. Desmond 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (9), B. Harper (12), J. Realmuto (10), C. Hernandez 2 (11)
  • HR - A. McCutchen (6)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (17), B. Harper 2 (27), C. Hernandez (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. McCutchen 2 (6), B. Harper 2 (11), C. Hernandez (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper, R. Hoskins, O. Herrera, M. Franco
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. McCutchen, J. Segura
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. McCutchen (2)
  • DP - (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins)
  • E - C. Irvin 2 (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 3-4)4.25553814.731.37-2.0
C. Estevez1.12000103.431.291.5
B. Shaw2.01000301.930.966.5
Total8.08553121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 3-4)4.2
C. Estevez1.1
B. Shaw2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Irvin (W, 2-0)6.05431212.770.9220.0
J. Alvarez (H, 2)1.00000104.411.473.5
P. Neshek (H, 6)1.00000003.451.213.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.00000102.080.9810.5
Total9.0543141---
PITCHERSIP
C. Irvin (W, 2-0)6.0
J. Alvarez (H, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 6)1.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 98-61, C. Estevez 19-13, B. Shaw 23-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 1-3, C. Estevez 1-2, B. Shaw 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 20, C. Estevez 6, B. Shaw 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Irvin 84-60, J. Alvarez 11-9, P. Neshek 14-7, H. Neris 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Irvin 7-10, J. Alvarez 1-1, P. Neshek 1-2, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Irvin 25, J. Alvarez 3, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Desmond homered to left center, Arenado scored45
  • 5TH INNING
    Harper doubled to deep right center, McCutchen and Segura scored25
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez doubled to left, Realmuto scored23
  • 3RD INNING
    McCutchen homered to left center, Irvin scored22
    Reynolds doubled to deep center, Blackmon scored20
  • 2ND INNING
    Rodgers reached on fielder's choice to first, Tapia scored, Desmond to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Pat Neshek
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Tapia fouled out to third
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Rodgers: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to third
    • Daniel Murphy hit for Mark Reynolds
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Murphy flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Shaw Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Hoskins lined out to center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Cole Irvin
    • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wolters flied out to left
    • Chris Iannetta hit for Carlos Estevez
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • Nick Williams hit for Jose Alvarez
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • J. Segura: Segura doubled to deep right
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds flied out to deep center, Arenado to second
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tapia lined out to right
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond homered to left center, Arenado scored
    • B. Rodgers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Rodgers popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Estevez Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep right
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera flied out to deep right, Hernandez to third
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • J. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gray fouled out to catcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon fouled out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • C. Irvin: Ball, Strike looking, Irvin lined out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Segura singled to center, McCutchen to second
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Jon Gray
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Harper doubled to deep right center, McCutchen and Segura scored
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins popped out to third
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to first
    • B. Rodgers: Rodgers flied out to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Wolters struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Realmuto doubled to deep right center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez doubled to left, Realmuto scored
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon doubled to left center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story grounded out to second, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Arenado popped out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds doubled to deep center, Blackmon scored
    • R. Tapia: Tapia singled to left, Reynolds out at home
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco grounded out to second
    • C. Irvin: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Irvin walked
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen homered to left center, Irvin scored
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds flied out to deep center
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tapia walked
    • I. Desmond: Desmond reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Tapia to third on pitcher Irvin throwing error
    • B. Rodgers: Foul, Ball, Rodgers reached on fielder's choice to first, Tapia scored, Desmond to second
    • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt to second, Wolters reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Desmond to third, Rodgers to second on pitcher Irvin throwing error
    • J. Gray: Foul, Gray grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wolters out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto flied out to deep right
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to deep right
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Arenado grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Segura: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McCutchen caught stealing second, catcher to second, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to right
    • B. Harper: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Segura caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)