Colorado Rockies outfielder Noel Cuevas celebrates his three-run home run with Gerardo Parra (l) in the seventh inning of Saturday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Good teams get contributions from everyone.
That's exactly what happened for the Colorado Rockies in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Outfielder Noel Cuevas broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run home run off James Paxton in the seventh inning. Colorado then added one more run in the ninth.
The Rockies needed Cuevas' blast since their normal run-producers had a rare tough day. D.J. LeMahieu, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado combined to go 0-14 at the top of the order.
Kyle Freeland battled through five innings to keep the Rockies in the game. He gave up one run on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
The Rockies have won five straight games and eight of their last nine.
The Rockies have now won eight of their last nine games and go for the sweep of the Mariners on Sunday. Coverage starts at 1:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel had the call of Cuevas' 3-run home run.
Rockies infielder Pat Valaika spoke with Jerry after the win.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Noel Cuevas.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.