Colorado Rockies Rout Arizona Diamondbacks Behind Carlos Gonzalez’s Two Home Runs


Sep 2, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) watches his grand slam home run during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks met for the final contest of their four-game series Wednesday night at Coors Field in Denver. 

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The Colorado Rockies pounded out nine runs and 18 hits — including two home runs from Carlos Gonzalez — and won 9-4 in the final game of their mid-week series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Coors Field in Denver.

The scoring started early with the Dbacks getting a run off Rockies’ starter Jon Gray in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly, but the Rockies would answer back with three in the bottom of the first off Arizona’s Chase Anderson.

That rally started with a CarGo sacrifice fly, and then continued when Nolan Arenado crushed a two-run home run to center field — his 33rd homer of the season.

The Dbacks would get one run back in the top of the second inning on an RBI single off Gray, but to the rookie’s credit, he settled down a great deal after that and threw up a few zeros in the middle of the game.

The Dbacks would rally again, though, and got to Gray for a pair of runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead. First, it happened when Chris Owings doubled home Jake Lamb to tie the game at three runs apiece, and then after Gray had been removed from the game, Owings scored on a fielder’s choice off Rockies’ reliever Christian Friedrich.

Gray ended up going 5.1 innings, allowing the four runs on ten hits and two walks, while only striking out one hitter. And, as he has done so often this year in all of his starts, Gray walked away with a no-decision — but only because of Cargo’s late inning heroics.

After Brooks Brown tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief between the sixth and seventh, CarGo came up with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the seventh and unloaded on a second-deck grand slam to make the game 7-4 in favor of the Rockies. Brown would get the win, the first of his Major League career.

For good measure, CarGo added another two-run shot in the eighth to give him 33 home runs — which ties Arenado for the league lead — and give the Rockies a 9-4 cushion.

Justin Miller shut things down for the Rockies as they cruised to a series split with Arizona in the four-game set. Like Brown, Miller picked up a first, too: his first Major League save.

Next up, the Colorado Rockies will face the San Francisco Giants for four games beginning Thursday night at Coors Field.

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