The Colorado Rockies rode another strong performance from Kyle Freeland and a Nolan Arenado home run to a 3-1 win over the Oakland A’s at Coors Field. The win for the Rockies snapped Oakland’s six-game winning streak.
The Rockies got on the board in the top of the second when Garrett Hampson recorded a bunt single that brought home Noel Cuevas, who had reached on a bunt single of his own. Ian Desmond doubled the Rockies’ lead with an RBI single in the fifth before Arenado provided the insurance with his home run. Adam Ottavino earned his fourth save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth to make the Rockies 21-9 in their last 30 games.
Kyle Freeland Rolls Again
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland continued his breakout season with another strong start at Coors Field. Freeland pitched six shutout innings, allowing five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. He threw a season-high 110 pitches, 67 for strikes.
The performance dropped Freeland’s ERA to 3.13 on the season, which would be the third-best mark for a single season in Rockies history.
Nolan Being Nolan
Nolan Arenado broke out of a 1-for-16 slump with a single in the third inning and followed that with a solo home run, his 26th of the season, in the fifth against A’s starter Sean Manaea. It was also Arenado’s 100th career home run at Coors Field, making him just the seventh player to hit that mark.
Nolan's 100th career HR at home! pic.twitter.com/YJmdI7OaT3— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 28, 2018
The Rockies will look to secure another series win in July as they take on Oakland tomorrow night at Coors Field. Antonio Senzatela will take the mound against former Rockies lefty Brett Anderson, who gets the start for the A’s. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. Mountain time.