Freeland helps Rockies beat Indians 8-1 for 4th straight win

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Freeland helps Rockies beat Indians 8-1 for 4th straight win
Freeland helps Rockies beat Indians 8-1 for 4th straight win

DENVER (AP) – Kyle Freeland pitched 6 1/3 effective innings, Nolan Arenado drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cleveland Indians 8-1 on Wednesday for their fourth straight win.

Charlie Blackmon, the reigning National League Player of the Month, added two RBIs for the Rockies, who lead the NL with 38 wins. Ian Desmond had three hits and scored two runs.

Freeland (7-3) allowed one run and six hits, struck out five and walked none while lowering his ERA to 3.34. The Denver native has turned in a quality start in eight of his last nine starts.

Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer (5-5), pitching on two days’ rest, allowed four runs and tied his season high with five walks in 3 1/3 innings. He threw just 30 pitches Sunday against Kansas City before rain halted the game and ended his appearance.

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland delivers a pitch to Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor in the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado fouls off a pitch from Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Cleveland Indians’ Michael Brantley reacts after striking out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland to end the top of the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer deals with the hot, humid conditions as he takes the mound to face Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon in the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers a pitch to Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu in the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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