Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the game in the ninth inning of Sunday's 10-0 win over the Chicago White. - Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Missed it by that much.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera broke up Kyle Freeland's bid for a no-hitter with a one-out single to left field, just over third baseman Nolan Arenado. Freeland settled for pitching one-hit ball over eight-and-two-thirds innings in the Rockies 10-0 win on Sunday at Coors Field.
"He's [Cabrera] a strong guy. I got that fastball in there but he was able to get enough barrel on it to pop it over Nolan's head," Freeland told KOA NewsRadio.
Freeland walked three and struck out a career-high seven batters while picking up his ninth win of the year against seven losses.
Offensively, the Rockies got to double figures in runs scored and hits for the second time in the three games against the White Sox. Charlie Blackmon and Pat Valaika each homered for the Rockies. Valaika blasted a three-run shot in a five-run sixth inning that gave the Rockies a 7-0 lead.
The Rockies now get four days off for the All-Star break. They will be back in action this Friday, July 14 against the New York Mets at CitiField in New York. Coverage starts Friday at 4:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Here's what it looked like from field level when Freeland faced Cabrera in the ninth inning.
Freeland spoke with KOA NewsRadio's Mike Rice right after the game.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.