Rockies Stay Hot, Cool Down A's, 3-1

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Kyle Freeland - Dustin Bradford

Colorado Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland reacts to an inning-ending double play in the first inning of Friday's 3-1 win over the Oakland A's. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)


The Colorado Rockies are rolling.

And they're rolling at Coors Field.

The Rockies won for the tenth time in 12 home games in July and snapped the Oakland A's six-game winning streak with a 3-1 win on Friday night.

Kyle Freeland battled through six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out five. The win raised his record to 9-6.

Garrett Hampson's bunt base hit brought home Noel Cuevas to get the Rockies on the scoreboard in the second inning.

They made it 2-0 Ian Desmond's RBI single in the fifth. Later that inning, Nolan Arenado's National League-leading 26th home run pushed the lead to 3-0.

That was enough offense for the red-hot Rockies' pitching staff. After Bryan Shaw allowed a run in the seventh, Scott Oberg and Adam Ottavino locked down the win over the final 2-and-a-third innings.

Rockies PR noted that Colorado pitching has put up a 2.65 ERA at home this month, with the starters' combined ERA at 1.65 ERA at Coors Field in July.

The Rockies have won 14 of their last 18 games and will try to make it two straight wins over the A's on Saturday. Coverage starts with Rockies All Access at 4:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN FRIDAY NIGHT HERE

After Friday's win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies closer Adam Ottavino.

Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.

Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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