MLB Baseball

Final-10 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   10 R H E
Colorado0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5110
Boston0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6130
  W: B. Workman (3-1)   L: C. Bettis (1-3)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, May 15, 2019
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 37,032

Rockies persevere, can now sweep Red Sox

According to STATS
According to STATS

Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox

  1. These teams each lost two of three in their first interleague series of 2019. However, Boston's 16-4 interleague record last season was the best in MLB, while Colorado's 13-7 mark tied for third in MLB.
  2. Boston swept Seattle and scored 34 runs over the three games, the most by any team in any three-game series this season. The Red Sox had a team .354 OBP in the series, the third-highest mark by any team in a series this season.
  3. The Rockies have scored at least 10 runs five times in May, most in MLB. Their .304 team batting average this month ranks second in MLB (Astros, .308), and their 82 runs scored are fewer than only the Astros (86) and the Red Sox (86).
  4. Charlie Blackmon leads MLB with 11 extra-base hits this month, while teammate Nolan Arenado's .452 batting average also leads MLB this month (minimum 10 PA). The duo has combined for 35 hits in May, fewer than only Houston's George Springer and Yuli Gurriel (37) among MLB duos.
  5. Kyle Freeland has a career 1.95 ERA in interleague games, the lowest mark in Rockies franchise history (minimum 50 IP). The only active pitchers to make as many interleague starts as Freeland and have a lower career ERA are Luis Severino (1.46), Blake Snell (1.47) and Garrett Richards (1.52).
  6. Rafael Devers has 20 hits in May, second in MLB (George Springer, 21). He's had three consecutive three-hit games entering today, one of seven MLB players with three straight this season -- no player has had four straight three-hit games in 2019. Nolan Arenado is the only other to do so in May (May 1-3).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/14/2019 thru 5/15/2019

The Colorado Rockies were in uncharted territory, having struck out 24 times without working a single walk through 10 innings of their game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. But that was not enough to dismay them on their way to a 5-4 victory in 11 innings.

"This is how our guys are built," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "The resolve that they have over the long haul is really, really good stuff."

A pair of walks to set up a go-ahead single by Mark Reynolds was the eventual difference, and now the Rockies find themselves in position to finish off a two-game road sweep when they face the Red Sox again Wednesday night.

Right-hander German Marquez (4-2, 3.43 ERA) is scheduled to start for Colorado, while left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.53) gets the nod for Boston.

Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 Rockies through seven innings - a major league record - before ceding to the bullpen in Tuesday's loss, which snapped a five-game Boston winning streak.

After the game, Red Sox manager Alex Cora was questioned about replacing Sale, who had thrown 108 pitches but struck out eight of the last 10 men he faced, with a reliever, but the skipper remained focused on the big picture.

"I think he understands," Cora said of Sale. "We need this guy to pitch deep into the season, so you've got to be disciplined."

Brandon Workman, who hadn't given up a hit in his last 11 appearances, served up a go-ahead two-run home run to Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, and Boston rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the eighth before ultimately falling in extras.

"It sucks, honestly, but I think we had the right matchups going into that inning," Cora said. "It is what it is. We show up tomorrow and go play again."

Like Sale, who has seen his ERA drop from 8.50 to 4.24 over his last five starts, Rodriguez has been on a similar roll for the Red Sox. Boston has won each of the 26-year-old's last six starts, and he's 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA in that span.

Rodriguez threw seven scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners his last time out. He will face the Rockies for the first time in his career.

Marquez, 24, has been steady all season for Colorado, and he worked around 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings to allow just two runs in a win over the San Diego Padres in his last start. Marquez has similarly never faced Boston.

The Rockies have won four of their last five games, with Blackmon (11-game hitting streak) and Nolan Arenado (.435 average, five home runs in May) leading the charge. Their 87 runs scored this month lead the National League.

The Red Sox had won 11 of 13 prior to Tuesday's loss. J.D. Martinez has four homers in his last six games following a 15-game drought, and Rafael Devers has eight RBIs in his last four contests.

-Field Level Media

Updated May 15, 2019

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Carolina   Sun 4:05pm
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Carolina 2
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Utah   Fri 9:00pm
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Elon   Sat 12:00pm
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LSU   Sat 12:00pm
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UCF   Sat 3:30pm
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Ball State   Sat 7:00pm
NC State  
Old Dominion   Sat 7:00pm
Oregon   Sat 7:00pm
Charlotte   Sat 7:30pm
Oklahoma State   Sat 7:30pm
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Pittsburgh 1
San Francisco 11 F
Boston 3
Tampa Bay 8 F
Los Angeles 7
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Oakland 1
Los Angeles 3 F
New York 2
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Toronto   7:05pm
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Washington 1 F
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Colorado 4
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Arizona 5
Philadelphia 4 F
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San Diego 2 F
Milwaukee 1
Cincinnati 3 F
Chicago 2
Philadelphia   12:10pm
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Chicago 2
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1 19 Martin Truex Jr 24
2 4 Kevin Harvick 3
3 2 Brad Keselowski 18
4 9 Chase Elliott 8
5 12 Ryan Blaney 23
6 88 Alex Bowman 19
7 24 William Byron 14
8 42 Kyle Larson 15
9 22 Joey Logano 22
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2 20 Christopher Bell 2
3 19 Brandon Jones 6
4 00 Cole Custer 1
5 7 Justin Allgaier 3
6 9 Noah Gragson 36
7 08 Gray Gaulding 16
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 13
9 18 Riley Herbst 15
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1 16 Austin Hill 7
2 45 Ross Chastain 2
3 51 Christian Eckes 1
4 2 Sheldon Creed 6
5 4 Todd Gilliland 3
6 30 Brennan Poole 18
7 24 Brett Moffitt 4
8 99 Ben Rhodes 13
9 18 Harrison Burton 9