Originally Published: April 30, 2017 5:55 a.m.
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Reynolds singled in the tying runs with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch to give the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night.
Colorado came back from a four-run deficit to upend Arizona, scoring three runs off Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney (1-2). Rodney walked two and threw two wild pitches in blowing his second consecutive save chance.
Carlos Estevez (3-0) got the win with one inning of scoreless relief and Greg Holland earned his 11th save for the Rockies, who have won the first two games of a three-game set with Arizona, the top two teams in the NL West.
Holland got help from a diving catch by former Diamondback Gerardo Parra of Chris Owings’ sinking liner to left field. He struck out Paul Goldschmidt with a runner on second base to end the game.
Zack Greinke struck out nine in six innings, and three Arizona Diamondbacks homered as Arizona built a 6-2 lead.
Greinke (3-2) gave up three solo home runs and seven hits. He worked out of two jams, getting Tony Wolters to fly out in foul territory with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth inning and striking out Carlos Gonzalez with runners on first and second.
The Rockies (16-9) moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Diamondbacks for first place in the division.
Jake Lamb hit a towering two-run home run to right-center field measured at 481 feet, the longest home run in the majors this season according to MLB Statcast. Brandon Drury and Jeff Mathis hit solo home runs in the second off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson.
Yasmany Tomas doubled in two runs in the third inning to give the Diamondbacks a 4-1 lead.
Trevor Story, Reynolds and Alexi Amarista hit solo home runs for the Rockies. Story has hit eight of his 33 career home runs against Arizona.
Anderson was charged with six runs and seven hits in five innings.
The Rockies rallied in the top of the seventh. Amarista came on as a pinch-hitter to start the inning and hit his first home run in 251 at-bats. That was the end for Greinke, and the Rockies went to work against Arizona’s bullpen.
With reliever Archie Bradley’s strikeout of Wolters in the eighth, the Diamondbacks became the first National League club in history to record 11 or more strikeouts in six consecutive games. The only other major league team to do so was Cleveland in eight straight games from Sept. 16-23, 2014.
STOLEN BASE GOLD
Goldschmidt, with a stolen base in the first inning, has 25 consecutive stolen bases without a caught stealing, the longest active streak in the major leagues.