ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ezequiel Tovar homered twice and added two singles whereas driving in 4 runs to spark the…

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ezequiel Tovar homered twice and added two singles whereas driving in 4 runs to spark the Colorado Rockies to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

It was Tovar’s second multihomer recreation this season for Colorado, and his fifteenth multihit recreation since May 1.

“It’s a pleasant probability of tempo for me immediately after yesterday,” Tovar stated by a translator about going 0 for five on Friday evening. “Winning feels good, it at all times feels good. It’s onerous to win on this league.”

Charlie Blackmon added three hits and a run scored for the Rockies, who logged their fifteenth come-from-behind win. Colorado has received two video games in a sequence for simply the second time this season.

Victor Vodnik (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 innings of reduction for his second profession win. Tyler Kinley earned his fourth save and second on this sequence by pitching a scoreless ninth.

“It takes everyone,” Colorado supervisor Bud Black stated. “It takes multiple man these days while you go to your bullpen. You want all of them to do their jobs. Kinley gave up a double, however ended up getting it finished.”

Matt Carpenter homered and scored twice for the Cardinals.

Rockies starter Ryan Feltner allowed no earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, however did not earn his first win since April 12. He gave up two hits with a stroll and 7 strikeouts, and credited catcher Jacob Stallings for his success.

“I put my full belief in him immediately and he guided me round,” stated Feltner, who entered with a 6.22 ERA. “I made pitches after I needed to. There are some positives I can take away from immediately and construct on.”

The Rockies added three runs within the seventh off reliever Andrew Kittredge (0-3). Brenton Doyle drove in Blackmon with a single after which scored on Tovar’s second homer. Both homers got here on breaking balls with two strikes.

“I’ve been doing this for some time,” Tovar stated. “I can do nicely with two strikes. I really feel snug in that depend.”

Carpenter hit a one-out solo homer within the seventh, passing Matt Holiday for twelfth in franchise historical past with 157 for his profession.

St. Louis scored 4 unearned runs within the sixth for a 4-3 lead. Paul Goldschmidt grounded right into a fielder’s alternative and three runners scored on an error. Matt Carpenter walked and Dylan Carlson singled. With one out, Alec Burleson loaded the bases when second baseman Alan Trejo mishandled a grounder.

Goldschmidt then grounded to first and Elehuris Montero threw to second to start a double play — however the ball sailed into left subject, permitting all three runners to attain. Goldschmidt got here residence on a two-out single by Nolan Arenado.

The Rockies struck for a run within the first. Tovar’s single scored Blackmon, who had singled, stole second and went to 3rd on catcher Iván Herrera’s throwing error. Tovar’s single snapped an 0-for-9 skid.

“We want to enhance it — the protection has not been good,” St. Louis supervisor Oliver Marmol stated. “We’re simply in a bit of little bit of a rut the place there are lots of errors being made on the sector.”

St. Louis starter Kyle Gibson acquired out of a one-out based-loaded jam within the third when he acquired Ryan McMahon to hit into an inning-ending double play.

“I didn’t really feel fairly as sharp as I’ve the previous couple of weeks,” Gibson stated. “I wasn’t fairly what I needed to be.”

Colorado added two runs within the sixth for a 3-0 lead on Tovar’s leadoff homer and Jake Cave’s two-out single.

“It seems to be like opposing pitching are attempting to get him out delicate with breaking balls,” Black stated of Tovar. “He’s acquired energy. This was day for him.”


Rockies: Selected the contract of RHP Geoff Hartlieb from Triple-A Albuquerque. … Designated RHP Matt Carasiti for task. He has a ten.38 ERA in 8 2/3 innings and 7 appearances this season.


Rockies: 2B Brendan Rodgers (left hamstring) was not within the lineup. He acquired damage working out a groundball within the high of the fourth inning of Friday’s recreation.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (decrease again pressure) will make his second minor league rehab begin Tuesday with Double-A Springfield and he’s anticipated to throw 40 pitches.


Rockies LHP Ty Blach (2-3, 4.54) is making his sixth begin since becoming a member of the rotation on May 12. In his final begin, he allowed a season-high 10 hits and 4 runs in a 4-1 loss to the Reds. The Cardinals had not introduced a starter.



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