Guardians 13-7 Rockies (May 28, 2024) Game Recap

DENVER — — Josh Naylor hit two homers and drove in five runs, David Fry hit a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Colorado Rockies 13-7 on Tuesday night.

José Ramírez homered and scored four runs for Cleveland. He has a career-high seven-game RBI streak and leads the majors with 56 RBIs, 32 in May. The Guardians lead the American League and are second in the major leagues with 282 points.

“Every time they scored, we came back and answered,” Cleveland manager Stephen Vogt said. “That’s what this group of guys does. They are waiting for him. They demand it of themselves and will do it.

Fry’s homer broke a 7-7 tie and Naylor’s second homer, measured at 438 feet, put the game away with two outs in the eighth.

“It’s obviously an important situation,” Fry said. “The team needed a hit. I was just trying to fight, and luckily I got a pitch in the zone.”

Naylor broke an 0-for-17 slump with his first homer, a two-run shot in the fourth inning.

“Sometimes you’ll be good, sometimes you’ll be bad,” Naylor said. “It is what it is. I don’t think you should pay attention to the numbers. Go out and try to be a good player every day. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, go back to the drawing board.

Ramírez, who was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks, is 13-for-29 with two homers, six doubles and eight RBIs in seven games at Coors Field. He hit his 16th home run in the first half.

Rookie Kyle Manzardo had three hits and two doubles in his first career multi-hit game.

Kris Bryant and Elehuris Montero hit two-run homers for Colorado. The Rockies tied it at 7 on Ryan McMahon’s RBI single to cap the three-run sixth inning.

“We need more of these guys, don’t we?” » said Colorado manager Bud Black. “They have the power. Kris has proven throughout his career that he can hit a home run. He’s still not on track, but a swing like today can help you move forward.

Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie had a season-high nine hits in five innings, allowing six hits, including two home runs.

“I’m just trying to keep the boys in the game,” McKenzie said.

Cade Smith (2-0), the Guardians’ fourth pitcher, struck out three in 1 1/3 innings.

Peter Lambert (2-4) walked Ramírez with one out in the seventh and Matt Carasiti walked Naylor before Fry’s 401-foot homer into the left field seats.

“We play really well as a team,” Naylor said. “One through nine, we have great bats. It shows throughout the game.”


Guards: RHP Eli Morgan (shoulder) was activated from the injured list and RHP Xzavion Curry was optioned to Double-A Akron before the game. … OF Steven Kwan (hamstring) took charge and went six innings at Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. “He has a really good streak,” Vogt said. “He still has a few boxes to check before we can think about his return.” … RHP Gavin Williams (elbow) is expected to pitch two innings in a rehab start at Columbus on Wednesday.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (Tommy John) threw 25 pitches, all fastballs, during a pregame bullpen session. He is scheduled for another bullpen this weekend and could be activated before the All-Star break, Black said. … OF Nolan Jones (back) ran, hit and did some field work Tuesday and expects to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. … LHP Austin Gomber (soreness), scratched from a Monday start, is expected to rejoin the rotation this weekend with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Black said.


Guardians LHP Logan Allen (6-2, 4.89 ERA) is scheduled to face Rockies LHP Ty Blach (1-2, 4.55) in the final game of the series.



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