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David Fry of the Cleveland Guardians watches the flight of his RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon homered to cap a six-run fourth inning and the Colorado Rockies ended Cleveland’s nine-game winning streak with an 8-6 victory over the Guardians on Monday.

Blackmon drove in four runs and made a sliding catch in foul territory for Colorado, which is 11-6 since an 8-28 start.

The fourth-inning rally ended Cleveland’s longest winning streak since winning an AL-record 22 straight from August 24 to September 14, 2017.

José Ramírez continued his strong start to the season with two doubles and drove and increased his Major League RBI lead to 54 with two batted in. He had a chance for more, but struck out with a runner on in the ninth after Andrés Giménez drove in Tyler. Freman.

Freeman had two doubles among his three hits.

“We have our two best hitters ready to score the equalizer even in our first loss,” said manager Stephen Vogt. “It was a very nice nine days and we hope to start it again tomorrow.”

The Rockies have the second-worst record in the NL, but have gone 6-1 against Texas, Philadelphia and Cleveland over the past two weeks. They used a big fourth against starter Xzavion Curry (0-1) to turn a three-point deficit into a 7-4 lead and end the Guardians’ streak.

A bases-loaded error accounted for the first run, Elehuris Montero singled in two more and Blackmon’s second home run of the season just scored to end the six-run inning.

“I thought I was a bit low, but this is the first time we’ve played in summer weather, so that might have helped a bit,” Blackmon said.

Blackmon added an RBI double in the sixth off Scott Barlow to extend the lead.

Colorado left-hander Austin Gomber was scheduled to start but was pushed back because of general arm soreness, manager Bud Black said.

Cleveland took advantage of replacement starter Anthony Molina’s control issues to take a 3-0 lead in the second. Molina left after Tyler Freeman’s RBI single and Josh Rogers (1-0), who had his contract selected for the game, came on and allowed two runs in five innings.

It was Rogers’ first Major League game since June 2, 2022 against Washington.

“That’s the player of the game” Blackmon said. “He came in and threw strikes, was super effective. That’s what we needed.”

Jalen Beeks allowed a run in the ninth before earning his fifth save.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: OF Steven Kwan (left hamstring strain) will start Tuesday night and play six-eight innings with Triple-A Columbus. … RHP Gavin Williams (right elbow complaints) will start for Columbus on Wednesday evening.

Rockies: RHP Justin Lawrence (strained right shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to Sunday and recalled RHP Peter Lambert from Triple-A Albuquerque. … OF Jordan Beck will undergo surgery on his broken left hand on Wednesday.

NEXT ONE

The Guardians send RHP Triston McKenzie (2-3, 3.44) to the mound today against Rockies RHP Ryan Feltner (1-4, 5.07).



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