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Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1: Antonio Senzatela twirls gem in win

The Rockies held their ground in the playoff race with a victory in Arizona.

With the teams they are chasing both securing wins, a victory for the Rockies was absolutely critical on Saturday and they delivered with a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Antonio Senzatela pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Rockies scored four runs against Patrick Corbin in the third inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.


With his team needing a win, Antonio Senzatela produced the best start of his career to date. He retired the first 14 Diamondbacks hitters he faced and allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings of work, striking out four without walking anybody. The only run for the D-Backs came when A.J. Pollock broke up his perfect game with a solo home run in the fifth inning. It took Senzatela just 75 pitches to complete his seven innings, 51 of which were strikes.

Iannetta Comes Through

Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta had a big game at the plate tonight, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. He also drove in three of the Rockies five runs. He brought home the team’s first two runs in the third with a bases loaded single that scored Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado. He also walked with the bases loaded in the ninth to force home DJ LeMahieu with the Rockies fifth run.

Looking Ahead

The Rockies will look for a sweep of Arizona tomorrow, and the chances for it seem good with Kyle Freeland on the mound. The Diamondbacks will counter with Zack Godley starting. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Mountain Time.