DENVER (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland agreed to a $64.5 million, five-year contract with his hometown team earlier in the day and left with the lead after five innings. He gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three.
The left-hander was able to celebrate when Colorado rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the seventh. Phillies reliever Seranthony Domínguez (1-1) issued a two-out walk to Charlie Blackmon and gave up a single to Kris Bryant. Cron connected off Jeurys Familia to put the Rockies back in front with his sixth home run of the season.
Justin Lawrence (1-0) got the win and Daniel Bard worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save.
Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in three runs for the Phillies, and J.T. Realmuto had three hits. Philadelphia has lost three straight.
The Phillies took a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Bryce Harper in the first inning and Matt Vierling in the fourth. Colorado answered in the bottom of the fourth with three runs.
Cron drove in Blackmon with a sacrifice fly, Randal Grichuk tied it with a single and Elías Díaz put the Rockies ahead 3-2 with a single.
Schwarber’s two-run homer in the sixth off Ty Blach — his third of the season — put Philadelphia back ahead. Kyle Gibson was in line for the win after allowing three runs in six innings, but the Phillies’ bullpen couldn’t hold it.
Schwarber’s RBI single in the eighth got Philadelphia within one.
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