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Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (12 innings): Charlie Blackmon walks off the Phillies

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Blackmon’s first homer of the season extended the Rockies winning streak to five.

The Colorado Rockies were down to their last strike when Charlie Blackmon took former teammate Juan Nicasio deep to right-center for a two-run home run that gave the Rockies a 4-3 win.

The homer was Blackmon’s first of 2019 and extended the Rockies winning streak to five. It was also the only hit the Phillies bullpen allowed in six innings of work.

The game had been tied 2-2 since the sixth when Phil Gosselin’s two-out single started a Phillies rally in the top of the 12th against Rockies reliever Chad Bettis. He scored on an RBI double from Bryce Harper. It was Harper’s fifth hit of the night, but it was all to be for naught for the Phillies.

Coming off of a one-hit shutout of the Giants in his last start, Rockies starter German Márquez took the mound with an infected tooth. Pitching through pain, he only went five innings, allowing two runs on 10 hits, all of them singles, with two walks and five strikeouts. He threw 95 pitches, 67 for strikes, stranding nine runners on base in his five innings of work.

The Phillies got on the board in the first inning against Márquez when Rhys Hoskins’ single scored Andrew McCutchen, who led off the game with a base hit. They got another run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Realmuto that brought home Bryce Harper to take a 2-0 lead.

It took the Rockies until the bottom of the sixth to break through against Phillies starter Vince Velazquez, but it came in a big way when Trevor Story blasted a solo home run 459 feet to the Helton Burger stand on the left field concourse. The Rockies then tied the game on back-to-back doubles from Ian Desmond and Garrett Hampson.

Velazquez pitched 5 23 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.

The Rockies will look to extend their winning streak to six tomorrow, but it will be a tough task against Phillies ace Aaron Nola, who will face Antonio Senzatela in a 6:10 p.m. Mountain time start.