April 21, 2019 / 11:07 PM / a month ago

Streaking Rockies knock off Phillies

Jon Gray pitched six shutout innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Sunday.

Apr 21, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field during a rain delay prior to the start of the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Wolters had two hits, including a two-run double for the Rockies, who took three of four from the Phillies and have won six of their last seven.

Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon had a triple and two singles to finish 10-for-18 in the series.

Coming off a seven-inning, one-run effort against the Padres, Gray (2-3) allowed one hit over six innings against the Phillies. He struck out five and walked four while lowering his ERA to 2.78. Gray has pitched at least six innings in each of his five starts.

Relievers Carlos Estevez and Scott Oberg added scoreless innings before Wade Davis allowed a run in the ninth.

Maikel Franco (fourth-inning double) and Andrew McCutchen (seventh-inning single) had the only Phillies’ hits before Andrew Knapp doubled with two outs in the ninth and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto singled him home to spoil the shutout.

McCutchen singled, sending Realmuto to third, before Davis retired Cesar Hernandez with Bryce Harper on deck.

Jerad Eickhoff (0-1) made his first start of the season for the Phillies and allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked four.

Harper drew a walk and has reached base in 24 straight games going back to last season.

The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the third when David Dahl, Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story all hit two-out singles.

Franco’s double gave the Phillies men on second and third with two outs against Gray in the fourth inning, but Roman Quinn flied out to center.

Colorado scored three in the sixth.

Story and Ryan McMahon opened with a walks against Eickhoff and Ian Desmond’s single scored Story. Wolters followed by lining a two-run double to center, scoring McMahon and Desmond.

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