Final Score: Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Lyles worked seven-plus innings to
lead the Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on
Saturday in the second game of a three-game set.
Lyles (3-0) gave up one unearned run on five hits with a walk and two
strikeouts, while Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer for the Rockies, who have
won four of their last five.
"He's really given us a lift in that rotation," Rockies manager Walt Weiss
said of Lyles.
Kyle Kendrick (0-2) gave up three runs on six hits with three strikeouts over
seven innings for the Phillies, who have dropped four of their last five.
Jimmy Rollins drove in their only run.
Nolan Arenado led off the third with a single and DJ LeMahieu followed with a
base hit to left-center. Hustling around the bags, Arenado went for home and
was tagged out at the plate by Carlos Ruiz. Colorado, though, challenged the
call and it was ruled that Ruiz blocked the plate, giving Colorado the run and
a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth, the Rockies added to their advantage as Carlos Gonzalez led off
with a single and Morneau hit a homer to right two batters later for a 3-0
"Made a mistake to Morneau," Kendrick said. "That first run. It was a replay.
I guess that's why we have it, but it's frustrating when it doesn't go (your
The Phillies had loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, their first
threat of the game, but Domonic Brown hit into a double play to end the frame.
Philadelphia was able to push one across in the eighth on Rollins' groundout
that allowed Cody Asche to score.
LaTroy Hawkins worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save of the season.
The Phillies were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left five on
base, while the Rockies went 0-for-4 and stranded three ... Lyles recorded his
first win in three starts against the Phillies ... Kendrick had never lost in
his five previous starts in Colorado.
04/20 01:32:12 ET
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