Charlie Blackmon homered in the 12th inning, lifting the Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Indians

Posted: 3:14 PM, Aug 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-09 17:14:49-04
Charlie Blackmon homered in the 12th inning, lifting the Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Indians

CLEVELAND --  Charlie Blackmon  homered in the 12th inning, atoning for a base-running blunder and lifting the  Colorado Rockies  over the  Cleveland Indians  3-2 on Wednesday.

With Colorado trailing 2-1, Blackmon singled leading off the eighth and was running on the pitch when  DJ LeMahieu  fouled a ball to the right side. Second baseman  Jason Kipnis  caught the ball on the warning track with his back to home plate, spun and threw to pitcher  Joe Smith , who was covering first.

Colorado tied the score in the ninth when  Carlos Gonzalez  singled with one out and came home on  Jonathan Lucroy 's double off  Cody Allen , who blew a save for the third time in 22 chances. Lucroy's hit bounced away from center fielder  Bradley Zimmer , who had tried for a sliding stop.

Lucroy was booed throughout the series. He vetoed a trade that would have sent him from Milwaukee to Cleveland at last season's trade deadline.

Blackmon connected against  Zach McAllister  (1-2) for his 27th home run. Blackmon's 74 RBI are the most among leadoff hitters.

Carlos Estevez  (5-0) pitched two hitless innings and  Tyler Chatwood  threw a perfect 12th for his second big league save, his first since April 11, 2012. Rockies closer  Greg Holland  gave up four runs and threw 31 pitches in the ninth inning Tuesday as Cleveland rallied for a 4-1 win.

Trevor Bauer  allowed one run and struck out nine in seven-plus innings. He gave up a leadoff homer to  Alexi Amarista  on an 0-2 pitch in the third and was pulled after Blackmon's eighth-inning single.

Francisco Lindor  hit a two-run homer in the third against rookie  Antonio Senzatela , who allowed two runs, five hits and three walks in five innings.


Indians: All-Star outfielder  Michael Brantley  was put on the 10-day DL, a day after he sprained his right ankle.


Rockies: RHP  Jon Gray  starts Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Miami. He is 4-2 with a 5.12 ERA in seven starts since recovering from a broken bone in his left foot.

Indians: RHP  Danny Salazar  opens a four-game series Thursday at Tampa Bay. He struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings against the  New York Yankees  on Aug. 5.