WASHINGTON: Kyle Freeland scored in six innings of seven overs, Trevor Storey in three and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers had three hits, including a 2–0 Colorado lead over three pitches in the game of his 14th homer. Twelve of Rodgers’ 14 homers this season have come off the hitter-friendly Coors field.
Storey hit a high fly that went over the wall in the right field in the fourth and gave the Rockies a 6-0 lead. Story has 23 homers and has 14 games left after reaching 24 in each of his last four full seasons.
Freeland (6-8) dropped seven hits and one walk but dropped his ERA to 4.50. Juan Soto doubled for Washington’s only extra-base hit against Freeland, who had scored eight home runs in his last five starts.
Colorado is 7-1 on a nine-game tour that ends Sunday in Washington. The Rockies are 51-44 from May 30. They were 19-34 earlier.
Patrick Corbin (8-15) dropped his league-leading 35th and 36th home runs on Saturday to raise his ERA to 6.11. He allowed six runs (five earned), scored three runs and scored five in four innings against Colorado.
The nations are ranked 12th in the ERA in the 15-team National League. The defeat dropped last-place Washington to 60-88.
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff threw the ceremonial first pitch to national first baseman Josh Bell on Saturday as Vice President Kamala Harris flipped the coin before a football game between his alma mater Howard and Hampton University at Audi Field, DC United. his house. Just one block from MLS, and National Park.
Nationals: RHP Tanner Rainey (sore left) was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday. Washington sent reliever wonder Suero to the Red Wings.
RHP Paolo Espino (4-5, 4.18 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals. RHP John Gray (8-10, 4.16) will pitch for Colorado.
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