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Colorado Rockies 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2: Gray shuts down the Jays

Jon Gray kept the Blue Jays in check as the Rockies won their seventh straight game.

The Colorado Rockies won their seventh straight game with an outstanding pitching performance at Coors Field in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. The Rockies jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single from Nolan Arenado, who extended his hitting streak to 12 games and a two-run double from Daniel Murphy. They never looked back as Toronto’s lone runs came on a solo home run from Justin Smoak and an RBI double from Danny Jansen in the ninth with Toronto down 4-0.

The Gray Wolf howls

Rockies starter Jon Gray was dominant against the Blue Jays, he pitched 6 23 shutout innings, walking three and allowing just two hits while striking out seven. He threw 87 pitches, 53 for strikes. Two of Gray’s three walks came against the last two hitters he faced before being removed with a possible hot spot on his finger. Jairo Diaz finished the seventh inning cleanly, keeping the Blue Jays off the board and Gray’s ERA at 4.11 on the season.

Little League homer!

Certainly the most fun offensive highlight for the Rockies came in the fifth inning, when Raimel Tapia’s one-out double turned into a run thanks to a pair of Blue Jays errors. Tapia’s hit was likely a single for most players, and really needs video to be done the proper justice:

Mucho Swagger, indeed.

Looking ahead

The Rockies will look for their second straight sweep and a 9-1 homestand as the close out the series with the Blue Jays on Sunday. Antonio Senzatela will get the start for the Rockies against Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Mountain time.