Oakland Athletics (35-26) at Colorado Rockies (24-36)
Sunday, June 6 2021 ∙ Coors Field/ Colorado Rockies Communications
W: Márquez (4-5) L: Kaprielian (2-1) S: Bard (7)
The Colorado Rockies avoided the sweep with a win and finished this homestand 4-2 … fourth time this season holding their opponent to one or fewer runs and the second time at home … improved to 20-14 at Coors Field.
Germán Márquez held the A’s scoreless through five innings before breaking the shutout with an earned run in the sixth, his final frame … allowed four hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out six … fourth pitcher in franchise history with four or more consecutive starts of six or more innings pitched and one or fewer earned runs allowed, and the first since 2011, joining Ubaldo Jimenez (5, 2010), Jhoulys ChacÍn (4, 2011) and Jason Hammel (4, 2010) … joins Chacín as the only pitchers in the group to also limit opponents to four or fewer hits in each of these starts … 1.08 ERA (26.0 IP, 3 ER) through this span.
Daniel Bard executed his career-high seventh save of the season with a season-high tying two innings pitched … gave up two hits, walked none and struck out two … one earned run allowed through his last 15 innings (0.60 ERA).
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 , extending his hitting streak to a season-best seven games … one hit shy of tying Hall of Famer Larry Walker for the second-most hits in franchise history (1,361).
Joshua Fuentes recorded his 12th multi-hit game of the season and third of this homestand with a 2-for-3 game … 10 of 12 multi-hit contests have come at Coors Field … batting .338 (27-for-80) with 10 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 17 RBI through 23 games since May 12.
The Oakland Athletics were held to eight hits, snapping a streak of five-consecutive games with double-digit hits … … have won eight road series with no losses and one split … nine consecutive road series without a loss is the longest such streak in Athletics history.