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Rockies 2, Diamondbacks 0: Matt McBride, Charlie Blackmon homer as Tyler Matzek dominates Arizona

The Rockies had just one man on basepaths in the game and went seven innings without reaching, but a pair of solo home runs and some good pitching helped them to a 2-0 win in Arizona.

Ralph Freso

A two-out single by Nolan Arenado in the top of the first inning was the only time the Rockies actually had a man on the bases in their 2-0 win over Arizona.

Matt McBride got the Rockies their first run of the night with a solo home run to left off of Arizona starter Vidal Nuno with one out in the second. It was McBride's second home run of the season.

Nuno then proceeded to retire the final 20 Rockies he faced, leaving the game after allowing the lone run on two hits in eight innings, walking none and striking out seven. Reliever Matt Stites entered the game for Nuno in the ninth, retiring pinch hitter Brandon Barnes before giving up the game's second run, Charlie Blackmon's 16th homer of the year, a solo shot into the pool in right-center field.

Nuno's strong performance was outdone by Rockies starter Tyler Matzek, who allowed just three singles and three walks in seven shutout innings, striking out four. Brooks Brown, Christian Friedrich and Adam Ottavino each got an out in the eighth before LaTroy Hawkins closed out the game in the ninth, but not before putting two men on with two outs.

The rubber game of the series is tomorrow afternoon at 2:10 p.m. Mountain time. Jorge De La Rosa will take on Chase Anderson.

Source: FanGraphs

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