Rockies knock off Phillies, hand Ranger Suarez first loss

Ryan McMahon homered, Brendan Rodgers had two hits, and the Colorado Rockies handed Philadelphia starter Ranger Suarez his first loss of the season with a 5-2 win over the Phillies in Denver on Sunday.

Suarez (9-1) was shaky early and Colorado took advantage, avenging a shutout loss to the lefty in Philadelphia on April 16. The Rockies took two of three over the weekend to end the Phillies run of success.

Philadelphia had tied or won its last 14 series and had not lost one since dropping two of three against Cincinnati April 1-3. The Phillies still have not lost consecutive games since April 23-24.

Brandon Marsh had two hits and J.T. Realmuto singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 15 games for Philadelphia.

Suarez entered Sunday having won nine straight starts and hadn’t allowed more than three runs all season.

Colorado got to the major league wins leader in the first inning. Rodgers singled with one out and McMahon sent Suarez’s next pitch into the Phillies bullpen, his 10th of the season.

The Rockies added on in the second inning with just one hit.

Brenton Doyle walked, stole second, Elehuris Montero walked and Hunter Goodman doubled to score Doyle. Ezequiel Tovar walked to load the bases and third baseman Alec Bohm’s throwing error on a forceout gave Colorado a 5-0 lead.

Suarez retired the last 13 batters he faced. He finished the game having given up five runs — four earned — on three hits, struck out nine and walked a season-high four batters.

The Phillies chipped away at the deficit. Kyle Schwarber led off the fourth with a walk, went to second on an error and scored on Bohm’s single, and Brandon Marsh scored in the fifth on a single by Johan Rojas to make it 5-2.

That’s all the Phillies managed against Colorado starter Cal Quantrill (4-3), who allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. The bullpen allowed just two hits over the last three innings and Tyler Kinley pitched a clean ninth for his second save.

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