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Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 4: McMahon and Gray lead the way

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The Rockies get the series win in the desert

The Rockies offense beat the D-backs offense, out hitting the Snakes 10-14 en route to their 6-4 victory. This victory marked their seventh straight against the D-backs, which ties a club record set in 2004.

The Gray Wolf howls again

After pitching 13 of an inning in relief on Sunday, Jon Gray ended the night with a howling victory — pushing his record to 7-5 in 15 starts. Gray pitched six innings and gave up six hits, but only two crossed home plate (one earned). 55 of his 83 pitches were strikes. In comparison, Zack Greinke threw 58 of his 86 pitches for strikes but he gave up 11 hits and five earned runs, including a two-run homer to Daniel Murphy in the fourth. Gray walked three and struck out four and Greinke didn’t walk a batter and struck out two. The two pitched fairly neck and neck, but the Rockies offense helped capitalize on Jon’s good start and propel the team to victory.

I back, you back, we back RyMac

Ryan McMahon had another three hit, three RBI night. He started off with a single in the first and then grounded into a double play in the fourth, but came back with back-to-back hits in the seventh and eighth. In the seventh, he hit a two RBI double that knocked in Nolan Arenado and Daniel Murphy for the third of five straight hits surrendered by Zack Greinke in the inning. McMahon is currently in the midst of a career-high six-game hitting streak in which he has gone 13-for-27 (.481) with three doubles and eight RBI.

Not the Story you want to hear

Trevor Story exited the game in the sixth inning after trying to stretch a single into a double and got caught. Trevor appeared to jam his thumb sliding head first into second base and was relieved by Pat Valaika. Initial x-rays were negative, but Story is scheduled for more tests tomorrow to figure out the extent of the injury. Hug watch and positive vibes please!

Up Next

The Rockies look to sweep the Diamondbacks tomorrow at Chase Field. Jeff Hoffman will take the ball against D-backs lefty Robbie Ray. First pitch is at 1:40 MT.