Senzatela's strong outing leads Rockies past Cards 2-1

DENVER (AP) Working his way out of a first-inning jam paved the way for Antonio Senzatela's strongest outing in two months.

Senzatela pitched six strong innings for his first win since July 14, Ian Desmond hit a go-ahead home run and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday night.

The Cardinals loaded the bases loaded with one out in the first when Senzatela induced Paul DeJong to ground into an inning-ending double play, producing an immediate lift for the pitcher.

''I got the ground ball for a double play and I thought, `Wow, it's OK,''' Senzatela said. ''When you feel like you're executing pitches, getting outs and getting people to feel uncomfortable (at the plate), you just feel your confidence going up.''

DeJong said the Cardinals couldn't capitalize on their opportunities.

''It could've been a completely different game if we take the lead in the first,'' he said. ''But we had our chances throughout the game to get something else going. Our pitchers did a great job, holding them to two runs again. That's all we can ask from the pitching and defense, is to give us a chance and just got to execute a little better as an offense.''

It was the second straight 2-1 victory for the Rockies, who ensured their first series win over the Cardinals since taking two of three from St. Louis May 26-28, 2017.

Tony Wolters had two hits, including an RBI double. Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI double for the Cardinals' run.

Senzatela (9-10) allowed a run on four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his first win since July 14. It was an abrupt reversal of form for Senzatela, who entered 0-3 with a 15.83 ERA since returning Aug. 25 from a stint with Triple-A Albuquerque.

''They're just making a lot of quality pitches,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''They're controlling counts. They're hitting with their secondary pitches, keeping the ball down. We've seen a lot of good pitching the last two nights.''

Jairo Diaz allowed a leadoff single in the ninth to Paul DeJong and Nolan Arenado's throwing error on Yadier Molina's fielder's choice pulled second baseman Ryan McMahon off the bag, allowing DeJong to advance and Molina to reach. But Diaz then got Tommy Edman to ground into a double play and after walking pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter got pinch-hitter Rangel Ravelo to line out to left for his third save of the season.

Dakota Hudson (15-7) pitched nearly as well, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked five, one intentionally, and saw his career-high five-game winning streak snapped.

Desmond connected on the first offering from Hudson in the sixth inning, driving the ball into the center field seats for his 17th home run of the season and giving the Rockies their only lead.

''That one felt good,'' Desmond said. ''I've been working the last couple of days in the cage so it was good for the work to pay off.''

Down 1-0, the Rockies evened the score on Wolters' RBI double in the fifth. The Rockies had the bases loaded with two outs after an intentional walk to Arenado but Daniel Murphy's deep fly to left was caught at the warning track by Marcell Ozuna.

St. Louis took the early lead on a run-scoring double by Goldschmidt in the third. He scored Dexter Fowler, who beat out an infield single and advanced to second on a balk by Senzatela.

ROLLER BALL

Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong booted Ryan McMahon's second-inning grounder and bobbled the ball a couple of times but still managed to ''roll'' him out at first base. With McMahon closing in on the baq and Wong unable to corral the ball, he reached down with his glove and pushed the ball hard enough for it to roll into first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's glove a step ahead of the runner.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: CF Ramiel Tapia crumpled to the ground in pain after fouling a pitch off the inside of his right knee in the second inning. He was tended to by team trainers and managed to walk off the injury to complete the at-bat, grounding out to second. He was replaced in the lineup an inning later by Sam Hilliard. ... LHP Kyle Freeland threw about 25 pitches in his second bullpen session since straining his left groin Aug. 20. ''He threw well, great intensity,'' Rockies manager Bud Black before the game. ''He threw the ball with a great deal of conviction. He didn't show any signs of the injury. We're still being cautious. We're going to see how he comes out of it (Thursday).''

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (8-13, 4.25 ERA) makes his second career start at Coors Field. Allowed career-high 12 hits in his only previous start at Coors Field a year ago in which he also homered and did not figure in the decision.

Rockies: RHP Tim Melville (2-1, 3.66 ERA) is slated to make his fifth start of the season. Rockies have come out on top in three of his four outings.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (9-10)L: D. Hudson (15-7)S: J. Diaz (3)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (17)
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  • b-struck out for Hudson in the 7th
  • c-lined out for Brebbia in the 9th
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Estevez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (23), P. Goldschmidt (20), P. DeJong (30)
  • SH - K. Wong (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (82)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Wong, M. Ozuna 2 (55), Y. Molina (40), R. Ravelo (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Hilliard, T. Wolters (16)
  • HR - I. Desmond (17)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (61), T. Wolters (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, D. Murphy 2 (39), R. McMahon (51), I. Desmond, Y. Alonso (31), P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (McMahon-Story-Murphy; Arenado-McMahon-Murphy; McMahon-Story-Murphy)
  • E - N. Arenado (10), R. McMahon (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson (L, 15-7)6.04225713.381.418.5
J. Gant0.12000003.141.21-2.0
T. Webb1.10001103.911.082.5
J. Brebbia0.10000103.241.080.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson (L, 15-7)6.0
J. Gant0.1
T. Webb1.1
J. Brebbia0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 9-10)6.04112506.871.7523.5
W. Parsons (H, 2)1.01000104.181.572.5
C. Estevez (H, 9)1.00001103.901.332.5
J. Diaz (S, 3)1.01001004.011.268.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 9-10)6.0
W. Parsons (H, 2)1.0
C. Estevez (H, 9)1.0
J. Diaz (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Hudson (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 96-53, J. Gant 9-7, T. Webb 19-11, J. Brebbia 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 7-4, T. Webb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 27, J. Gant 3, T. Webb 5, J. Brebbia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 92-59, W. Parsons 12-9, C. Estevez 20-10, J. Diaz 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-4, W. Parsons 1-0, C. Estevez 2-0, J. Diaz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 24, W. Parsons 3, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 5
  • Balks - A. Senzatela (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Wong 2B30000013.281.361.420.780-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B30110111.259.342.463.8043.5
M. Ozuna LF40000014.253.330.489.819-0.5
P. DeJong SS40200003.244.324.454.7793.0
Y. Molina C40000002.271.310.399.7090.0
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  • a-walked for Bader in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Hudson in the 7th
  • c-lined out for Brebbia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Story SS30000111.294.354.543.8970.5
C. Blackmon RF40100003.319.363.574.9381.0
N. Arenado 3B10100300.312.375.581.9554.0
D. Murphy 1B40000007.278.330.462.7910.0
R. McMahon 2B40000023.256.335.451.787-1.0
I. Desmond LF41111011.257.315.472.7875.5
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S. Hilliard CF11100200.194.306.484.7895.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Estevez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (23), P. Goldschmidt (20), P. DeJong (30)
  • SH - K. Wong (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (82)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Wong, M. Ozuna 2 (55), Y. Molina (40), R. Ravelo (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Hilliard, T. Wolters (16)
  • HR - I. Desmond (17)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (61), T. Wolters (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Blackmon, D. Murphy 2 (39), R. McMahon (51), I. Desmond, Y. Alonso (31), P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (McMahon-Story-Murphy; Arenado-McMahon-Murphy; McMahon-Story-Murphy)
  • E - N. Arenado (10), R. McMahon (16)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson (L, 15-7)6.04225713.381.418.5
J. Gant0.12000003.141.21-2.0
T. Webb1.10001103.911.082.5
J. Brebbia0.10000103.241.080.5
Total8.0622691---
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson (L, 15-7)6.0
J. Gant0.1
T. Webb1.1
J. Brebbia0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 9-10)6.04112506.871.7523.5
W. Parsons (H, 2)1.01000104.181.572.5
C. Estevez (H, 9)1.00001103.901.332.5
J. Diaz (S, 3)1.01001004.011.268.0
Total9.0611470---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 9-10)6.0
W. Parsons (H, 2)1.0
C. Estevez (H, 9)1.0
J. Diaz (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Hudson (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 96-53, J. Gant 9-7, T. Webb 19-11, J. Brebbia 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 7-4, T. Webb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 27, J. Gant 3, T. Webb 5, J. Brebbia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 92-59, W. Parsons 12-9, C. Estevez 20-10, J. Diaz 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-4, W. Parsons 1-0, C. Estevez 2-0, J. Diaz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 24, W. Parsons 3, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 5
  • Balks - A. Senzatela (2)
  • 6TH INNING
    Desmond homered to center12
  • 5TH INNING
    Wolters doubled to deep right, Hilliard scored11
  • 3RD INNING
    Goldschmidt doubled to left, Fowler scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong singled to shallow left
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Molina reached on fielder's choice to third, DeJong to second on 3rd baseman Arenado throwing error
    • T. Edman: Foul, Foul, Edman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, DeJong to third, Molina out at second
    • Matt Carpenter hit for Harrison Bader
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • Rangel Ravelo hit for John Brebbia
    • Randy Arozarena ran for Matt Carpenter
    • R. Ravelo: Pickoff attempt to first, Ravelo lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Wes Parsons
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Fowler walked
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Fowler to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Goldschmidt struck out on foul tip
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Webb Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second
    • S. Hilliard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hilliard walked
    • T. Wolters: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Wolters reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hilliard out at second
    • Pat Valaika hit for Carlos Estevez
    • John Brebbia relieved Tyler Webb
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wes Parsons pitching
    • T. Edman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Edman singled to shallow center
    • H. Bader: Bader grounded into double play third to second to first, Edman out at second
    • Jose Martinez hit for Dakota Hudson
    • Jo. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • John Gant pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Story lined out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado singled to center, Blackmon to second
    • Tyler Webb relieved John Gant
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Murphy flied out to deep right, Blackmon to third
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, McMahon struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong doubled to deep left
    • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond homered to center
    • S. Hilliard: Strike swinging, Hilliard doubled to shallow left
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • D. Hudson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hudson struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • S. Hilliard: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hilliard walked
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Wolters doubled to deep right, Hilliard scored
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to pitcher, Wolters to third, Story to second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado intentionally walked
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Sam Hilliard in center field
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong flied out to center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Edman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado walked
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy lined out to center
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Hudson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hudson grounded out to first
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fowler reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Wong lined out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Fowler to second on balk, Goldschmidt doubled to left, Fowler scored
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Wolters singled to left
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Foul, Foul, Senzatela struck out bunting foul
    • T. Story: Story lined out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Molina grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Edman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Edman lined out to right
    • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bader grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler doubled to deep right center
    • K. Wong: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ozuna reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Fowler to third, Goldschmidt to second on 2nd baseman McMahon fielding error
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeJong grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ozuna out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)