Game Recap 5/28/24 | Guardians Beat The Rockies 13-7

May 29, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game


Josh Naylor, heading into Tuesday night, had been in a slump, but he broke out of it in a big way with two home runs, accounting for five RBIs in the victory.  Naylor’s second home run with a three-run shot that went 438 and put the game away.

2 – More home runs!

Jose Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and David Fry hit the go-ahead home run in the 7th, a three-run shot that put Cleveland up 10-7.

3 – Cade Smith

Cleveland pitchers had a hard time keeping the Rockies off the board, giving up seven runs in the first six innings. Cade Smith played a significant role in keeping Colorado at bay, pitching one and 1/3 scoreless innings giving up only one hit with three strikeouts. 

Game Summary

Josh Naylor hit two home runs and drove in five runs, while David Fry’s tie-breaking three-run homer in the seventh inning propelled the Cleveland Guardians to a 13-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

José Ramírez also homered, scoring four runs for Cleveland. He is on a career-high seven-game RBI streak and leads the majors with 56 RBIs, 32 of which came in May. The Guardians top the American League and are second in the majors with 282 runs.

“Every time they scored, we came back and answered,” Cleveland manager Stephen Vogt said. “That’s what this group of guys does. They expect it, demand it of themselves, and go out and get it done.”

Fry’s homer broke a 7-7 tie, and Naylor’s second homer, a 438-foot blast, sealed the game with two outs in the eighth inning.

“Obviously a big situation,” Fry said. “The team needed a hit. Just trying to fight, and luckily I got a pitch up in the zone.”

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

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

Ramírez, who went 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 homer in the first inning.

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

Kris Bryant and Elehuris Montero each hit two-run homers for Colorado. The Rockies tied the game at 7-7 with Ryan McMahon’s RBI single, capping a three-run sixth inning.

“We need more of that from those guys,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “They have power. Kris has proven in his career that he can homer. He still hasn’t gotten on track, but a swing like today can get you going.”

Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie struck out a season-high nine in five innings, allowing six hits, including two homers.

“Just trying to keep the boys in the game,” McKenzie said.

Cade Smith (2-0), the fourth Guardians 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’re playing great as a team,” Naylor said. “One through nine, we are having great at-bats. It’s showing throughout the game.”


At Colorado Wednesday 29th 8:40 EST.


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