Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners Saturday night at Coors Field. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Jon Gray is back.
The Colorado Rockies right-hander returned to the starting rotation after two starts at Triple-A Albuquerque and shut down the Seattle Mariners over seven-and-a-third innings in Saturday night's 4-1 win Friday night at Coors Field.
Gray allowed only five hits and walked one while striking out six.
The Rockies gave him enough offense, thanks to a pair of two-run innings.
Carlos Gonzalez lined a two-run home run to center field in the third inning. Then in the fifth, Ian Desmond ripped an RBI triple and Nolan Arenado brought Desmond home with a single to make it 4-0.
The Mariners scored their only run in the eighth when they chased Gray. But Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis closed it out for the Rockies, who set a franchise record by winning their fifth consecutive series against teams above .500.
The Rockies look for a sweep of the Mariners on Sunday. Coverage of the game starts with Rockies Q&A at 12:05 p.m on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
After Saturday's game, Gray spoke with KOA NewsRadio's Mike Rice.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.