Right-hander German Marquez gave up three hits over eight shutout innings and added an RBI single Tuesday as the visiting Colorado Rockies ended a four-game losing streak by drubbing the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 at PNC Park.
Carlos Estevez stranded two runners in the ninth to complete the shutout.
Marquez (5-2) got plenty of support, most notably from Charlie Blackmon (3-for-5 with a two-run triple) and Trevor Story (solo home run).
Pirates starter Chris Archer (1-4) went five innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He had allowed six earned runs in each of his previous two starts.
Pittsburgh played without right fielder Gregory Polanco, who was scratched from the lineup because of a finger problem stemming from his left hand getting jammed Sunday.
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip off his collarbone area in the fifth and left the game following his one-out single in the bottom of the inning.
In the second, Colorado's Daniel Murphy led off with a double to right and moved to third on Ian Desmond's groundout. Murphy got caught in a rundown on Tony Wolters' fielder's choice, but Cervelli's toss to third baseman Colin Moran was offline, allowing Murphy to score for a 1-0 Rockies lead.
Story led off the second with a shot that just cleared the wall in left for his 11th homer and a 2-0 game.
With one out in the fourth, Desmond and Wolters drew the only walks Archer yielded, and they were costly for the Pirates starter. Both runners moved up on Marquez's bunt and scored when Blackmon hit his fifth triple, to left-center, making it 4-0.
The Rockies added another in the eighth against reliever Chris Stratton. Ryan McMahon singled to right. An out later, Desmond singled to center, and another out later Marquez picked up his sixth RBI with a base hit to center for a 5-0 lead.
Marquez took a shot off his left knee on what became a groundout by Cole Tucker in the bottom of the eighth but remained in the game to record the inning's final two outs.
--Field Level Media