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Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Colorado Rockies 2: Fifth straight loss drops Rockies back to .500

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The Rockies need the All-Star Break in the worst way.

The Colorado Rockies losing streak continued as Robbie Ray stifled the offense and Jon Gray dealt with significant traffic on the bases in a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks. Gray kept the Rockies in the game, allowing three runs in five innings of work, but surrendered eight hits and walked a pair, meaning the Diamondbacks had runners in scoring position in each of the first four innings. The Rockies, meanwhile, produced all of their offense on two swings of the bat, both solo home runs, meaning they could not capitalize on any of the five walks issued by Ray.

Welcome to the Story Show

The standout for the Rockies tonight was undoubtedly Trevor Story. Story made big plays on both sides of the ball late in the game. First, he started this double play to get Jake McGee out of a tough spot in the seventh inning:

Story followed that flash of the leather in the top of the eighth with a solo home run against Yoan Lopez, his 18th of the season:

It’s plays like those that have Story ticketed for his second consecutive All-Star Game Tuesday in Cleveland.

Splashdown

Daniel Murphy started the scoring on the night in the top of the second, hitting a solo home run that wound up in the pool at Chase Field. It was his seventh homer of the year, all of them coming on the road:

Looking ahead

The Rockies will look to avoid a sweep in Arizona tomorrow afternoon, with German Márquez on the mound against Diamondbacks rookie Alex Young. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Mountain time.