Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado each hit a pair of home runs as the Rockies rallied to take down the Baltimore Orioles. Arenado’s first home run got the Rockies on the board in the first inning and Story’s second was a walk-off against Orioles closer Mychal Givens.
The other two home runs from Story and Arenado were back-to-back in the seventh that brought the Rockies from a 6-3 deficit to a 6-6 tie. The Rockies also got solid work from their bullpen, as four relievers combined to allow a run on three hits in four innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Story makes history
Trevor Story became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 100 home runs, hitting his 100th long ball in his 448th career game. It was a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning that cut the Rockies deficit to 6-5, also it was a no-doubter:
A sour note for the Rockies was the rough outing for Jeff Hoffman on his return to the starting rotation. Hoffman allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings of work, walking two and striking out three. He also coughed up a pair of home runs, throwing 93 pitches, 53 for strikes. He now has an 8.10 ERA in his two starts with the Rockies this season, allowing nine runs in 10 innings of work.
The Rockies will look to clinch a series win tomorrow, with Kyle Freeland taking the mound against Andrew Cashner. The start time will be later than normal for a Saturday game at Coors Field, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Mountain time.