Marquez Blanks Pirates, Rockies Roll To 5-0 Win

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Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez works in the first inning of Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. (Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

German Marquez made sure the Colorado Rockies losing streak would not reach five games.

Marquez was brilliant in throwing eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

He gave up only three hits, walked just one batter and struck out seven.

The Rockies gave Marquez more than enough offensive support. Shortstop Trevor Story hit his 11th home run of the season (and 99th career homer) in the third.

An inning later, Charlie Blackmon made it 4-0 with a two-run triple. Marquez tacked on a final run with an RBI single in the eighth.


The Rockies and Pirates play game two on Wednesday, May 22. Coverage starts at 4:25 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Here are the KOA highlights from Tuesday's win.


After the game, KOA Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster.


Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez.


Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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