Tapia's grand slam leads Rockies over Diamondbacks 11-10
PHOENIX — Pinch-hitter Raimel Tapia hit a grand slam in Colorado's six-run seventh inning, Nolan Arenado had a pair of two-run homers and the Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on Friday night.
Arizona built an 8-5 lead through six innings behind Ketel Marte's career-high four RBIs and a big night by A.J. Pollock.
The Diamondbacks brought in Archie Bradley (2-2) in the seventh, an inning earlier than usual.
It didn't turn out well.
Carlos Gonzalez hit a run-scoring single, and Bradley, who entered with a 1.97 ERA, walked in another run. Tapia, who had two previous career home runs, hit his first grand slam just over the wall in right to put Colorado up 11-8.
Scott Oberg (5-0) got two outs in the sixth inning for the Rockies, who have won six straight. Adam Ottavino gave up a run in the ninth before striking out Jon Jay with a runner at third for his third save.
Pollock tied a team record with five hits and scored three runs. David Peralta had four hits for the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies have a knack for jumping on teams early, leading the majors with 80 first-inning runs and 29 homers. They tacked onto those totals on Arenado's two-run homer off Robbie Ray.
The Diamondbacks answered in the bottom half, though, going up 3-2 on Marte's two-run single and a passed ball by catcher Tony Wolters.
Arizona tacked on two more runs in the third, but German Marquez, baseball's hitting leader among pitchers, floated a run-scoring single to right in the fourth. He's 7 for 13 in his past five games, raising his average to .361.
Marquez allowed six runs — five earned — on eight hits and struck six in five innings.
Arenado tied it in the fifth, curling a two-run homer just over the wall and inside the foul pole in right for his 25th of the season.
Ray allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu left in the fourth innings after re-injuring his back. ... RHP Chad Bettis (blister) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday.
Diamondbacks: An MRI on the right elbow of RHP Shelby Miller showed no further ligament damage, but he is expected to be shut down for about another week. Miller has not pitched since feeling elbow tightness in a loss to Colorado on July 11, his fourth start back from Tommy John surgery.
Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley has allowed two runs in 12 innings his past two starts heading into Saturday's game against the Rockies. Colorado will send out LHP Kyle Freeland, who is seventh in the NL with a 3.11 ERA.