Jun 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies welcomed the Arizona Diamondbacks to Denver for the start of a three-game series at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
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Nolan Arenado hit two home runs, and Wilin Rosario, Brandon Barnes, and DJ LeMahieu each added long balls of their own to push the Colorado Rockies to a 10-5 win on Tuesday night over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks took a 3-0 lead on home runs from Wellington Castillo and Nick Ahmed, but the lead would be short-lived, as the Rockies’ bats were effective this evening against Dbacks’ starter Chase Anderson.
After a Nick Hundley RBI single in the bottom of the second to cut the Dbacks’ lead to 3-1, Arenado blasted his first home run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, a solo shot to left field.
AJ Pollock hit a solo homer for Arizona in the fifth — the third home run allowed by Rockies’ starter Kyle Kendrick — to push the Dbacks’ lead to 4-1.
The Colorado Rockies, though, exploded for a six-run fifth inning off Anderson, jumping out to a 8-4 lead and never looking back. Arenado’s three run homer and Rosario’s solo shot highlighted the inning, a frame that also included an RBI single by Troy Tulowitzki and an RBI double from Charlie Blackmon.
Anderson was done after the outburst of runs, and Rockies’ starter Kyle Kendrick left the game after six full innings in line for just his third win of the season — and first win at home. Kendrick allowed four runs in his six innings, on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts to improve to 3-9 on the season.
The Rockies pushed across runs in the seventh and eighth on the solo homers by LeMahieu and Barnes, and ended up cruising to the 10-5 victory to improve to 31-39 on the season.
The Colorado Rockies and Diamondbacks continue their series Wednesday evening in Denver before finishing Thursday afternoon — after which the Rockies will travel to San Francisco for a weekend series with the Giants.