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Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3: Raimel Tapia hits walk off single in 11th

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The Rockies win another one late

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies have been making a habit of playing exciting baseball late and Memorial Day was no exception. This one went to extra innings. With the game tied 3-3 in the 11th, Ian Desmond hit what looked like a game winning home run that was called a double (and upheld upon review). There was not a lot of time for “what ifs” though, as Raimel Tapia took the first pitch he saw and singled up the middle to drive Desmond home and give the Rockies a 4-3 win.

Nolan being Nolan

Two outs with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Nolan Arenado stepped to the plate to face Archie Bradley with the Rockies down 3-1. Two pitches later the game was tied after Nolan got his second hit of the game, his seventh straight multi-hit game, tying a franchise record and extending his own personal best.

Gray solid

Jon Gray didn’t have a dominant outing, but he was far from bad. He was removed after three straight one-out hits in the sixth inning after just 84 pitches despite having allowed only two runs. Maybe he was dealing with a possible injury, or Bud Black saw something he didn’t like, but Jairo Díaz came in and finished off the D-backs in the inning. Gray’s final line was 5 13 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K. It was his second solid start in a row and he seems to be building back into a good place.

Up Next

The series continues Tuesday evening. Antonio Senzatela will get the start for the Rockies and Merrill Kelly will start for the Diamondbacks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 pm MT.