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Rockies lose to Diamondbacks 6-3 as Paul Goldschmidt hits two home runs

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The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks 6-3 on Friday at Coors Field.

Germán Márquez had a rough start. In six innings, Márquez allowed five runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out three while giving up two home runs. On the other side, Zack Greinke shut down the Rockies through seven innings. He allowed two runs on six hits, but he didn’t walk a batter while also striking out seven batters.

The Diamondbacks got started early. AJ Pollock lead off the game with a triple, and he scored on a subsequent groundout by David Peralta. Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run in the first inning as well, giving the Diamondbacks a 2-0 advantage before the Rockies had a chance to hit. The third inning played out similarly. Pollock doubled, and Márquez walked Peralta. Goldschmidt then brought them home with a three-run dinger. That made it 5-0.

Mark Reynolds put the Rockies on the board in the fourth inning with a solo home run, his ninth of the season. The Diamondbacks got the run back in the seventh inning. Scott Oberg struck out Peralta, but he reached on a wild pitch. Peralta advanced to second base on another wild pitch, and he scored on a single by, who else, Goldschmidt. The Rockies got their second run in the seventh. Gerardo Parra singled and scored on a Dustin Garneau double. That made it a 6-2 game.

The Rockies made it real interesting in the ninth inning. Reynolds and Parra started the inning with back-to-back singles, and Trevor Story worked a walk to load the bases with nobody out. Dustin Garneau struck out after very probably being hit by a pitch that was called a foul tip that the catcher held on to. It was a pretty bad call that was reviewed but was never going to be overturned from the original call. Pat Valaika grounded out after that, which drove in a run to make it 6-3. Fernando Rodney got Charlie Blackmon to fly out to end the game.

The Rockies still lead the Diamondbacks by a half game in the National League West. They’ll play again tomorrow at 6:10 MT. Lefty Tyler Anderson will start for the Rockies, and lefty Patrick Corbin gets the ball for the Diamondbacks.