COLORADO ROCKS RANGER, PHILS LEAD BRAVES BY 6 IN NL EAST

By Peter Marks

Ryan McMahon’s two-run homer in the first inning helped the Rockies send Ranger Suárez to his first loss of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Phillies.

Colorado, last in the NL West at 18-34, took two of three games and ended a streak of 15 straight winning or tied series for the major league-best Phillies (38-16), Philadelphia’s longest streak since 1983-84.

Suárez (9-1) allowed season highs of five runs and four walks in six innings, while giving up four earned runs and three hits with eight strikeouts. His ERA rose from 1.36 to 1.75.

“It felt like the guys were doing a really good job of being short, staying off the stuff down below the zone,” McMahon said of Suárez. “It’s tough. He makes it look so good, like it’s going to stay in the zone and then it just dashes out of the way. He got us a couple of times, but I feel like we did it well enough in the first two innings and it worked out for us.”

Suárez retired his final 13 batters.

“The first two innings, I didn’t have command of my changeup or my curveball,” Suárez said through an interpreter. “My fastball wasn’t going for strikes, either. I think that was the game right there. When I finally was able to adjust, which I did, we were already five down.”

Bohm had an RBI single in the fourth and Johan Rojas hit a run-scoring single in the fifth.

J.T. Realmuto singled in the eighth and extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest for a Phillies catcher since Tim McCarver hit in 15 straight in 1977.

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