Streaking Rockies Beat D-Backs, Move Into Second In NL West

www.oann.com | 7/21/2018 | Staff
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Colorado catcher Tom Murphy hit a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and the visiting Rockies moved into second place in the National League West with a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Saturday.

Ian Desmond had two hits and an RBI and for the Rockies, who have won 15 of their last 18 and leapfrogged the Diamondbacks while moving within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead.

Steven - Souza - Jr - Hits - RBIs

Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and two RBIs, Ketel Marte had two hits and scored twice and Nick Ahmed had two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who have lost 12 of 18. Yoshihisa Hirano (2-2) took the loss.

Scott Oberg (6-0) gave up the tying run in the seventh inning but got his second victory of the series. Wade Davis pitched around Marte’s single and a two-out walk in the ninth for his 28th save.

D-backs - Scoreless - Tie - Runs - Hits

The D-backs broke a scoreless tie by scoring three runs on two hits in the fourth inning. Marte was hit by a pitch before Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock walked to load the bases. Souza singled in Marte, and Goldschmidt tagged up and scored on Ahmed’s foul pop...
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