DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched the primary full recreation of his profession and Elias Díaz hit a two-run homer to guide the Colorado Rockies over the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Tuesday evening.
Senzatela allowed six hits and retired the final eight batters he confronted in opposition to the AL West leaders for Colorado’s first full recreation since German Marquez went the space in April 2019. The fitting-hander fanned Mark Canha with a 97 mph fastball and received Jake Lamb on a grounder to finish it.
Senzatela (4-2) struck out three and walked one. He threw 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes in a uncommon pitching gem at Coors Area.
Oakland struck first when Tony Kemp’s sacrifice fly scored Lamb within the second inning. It stayed that approach till the fifth when Josh Fuentes, who had two hits, singled and went to 3rd on a throwing error by shortstop Marcus Semien. Diaz fell behind 0-2 however lined Sean Manaea’s curveball into the left-field seats to place Colorado forward 2-1 along with his first residence run of the season.
Fuentes got here up huge once more within the sixth when he hit a sacrifice fly to attain his cousin, Nolan Arenado, and chase Manaea (4-3).
That was greater than sufficient for Senzatela, who earned simply his second win within the final 5 weeks. Colorado gained for the second time in seven video games.
Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty is day after day with a proper knee sprain. Piscotty left the primary recreation of Monday’s doubleheader in Seattle and didn’t play within the nightcap. … 3B Matt Chapman had surgical procedure to restore a torn labrum in his proper hip. The operation was carried out in Colorado, the place he’ll stay for 2 weeks.
Rockies: OF Raimel Tapia returned to the lineup after experiencing dizziness Sunday.
With 13 video games left within the season, Colorado must run off some wins to achieve the playoffs. Arenado was blunt in his evaluation of the state of affairs when he spoke earlier than Tuesday’s recreation.
“Eight groups make the playoffs and if we’re not a kind of eight groups that’s not an excellent signal,” he mentioned. “The purpose is to get within the playoffs yearly however with eight groups, now we have to discover a technique to struggle and get in. If not, that gained’t be superb.”
Oakland sends right-hander Mike Fiers (5-2, 5.06 ERA) to the mound Wednesday afternoon in opposition to Marquez (2-5, 4.35) within the finale of the two-game collection.
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