Diamondbacks drop 3rd straight in Colorado to Rockies

May 29, 2019, 9:35 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed follows the flight of his pop foul caught by Colorado Rockies firs...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed follows the flight of his pop foul caught by Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Jeff Hoffman pitched five solid innings and beat out an infield single to drive in a key run as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Brendan Rodgers had a two-run single and Trevor Story added three hits for the Rockies, who won their season-high fourth in a row at home and clinched a series win in the four-game set.

Carson Kelly homered and singled to drive in two runs for the Diamondbacks. Adam Jones also went deep and rookie first baseman Kevin Cron doubled twice and scored a run.

Hoffman (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, helping the Rockies get back to .500 at 27-27. He struck out six and walked two.

Scott Oberg got three outs for his first save.

Robbie Ray (4-2) gave up five runs — four earned — in 4 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out six as his four-game winning streak ended.

Arizona pulled within a run in the fifth on Jones’ two-out solo shot off Hoffman into the left field bleachers.

Colorado added a run in the bottom half on reliever Stefan Crichton’s errant pickoff throw to first, which allowed Nolan Arenado to score from third. But the Diamondbacks again got within a run on Kelly’s homer in the sixth off reliever Seunghwan Oh.

Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the fourth, the Rockies drew three consecutive walks from Ray to start the inning and all three scored. Rodgers singled to drive in a pair of runs and Hoffman had a two-out bunt single, scoring Ian Desmond from third as the Rockies moved in front 4-2.


Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta is expected to resume light baseball activities as soon as he intensifies his rehab work toward a return from right AC joint inflammation that landed him on the 10-day injured list a week ago.

Rockies: RHP Wade Davis is expected to throw a bullpen in the next day or two, his first since going on the 10-day injured list a week ago with a left oblique strain. … LHP Chris Rusin, who began the season on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain, continued his rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he threw one scoreless inning with two strikeouts. It was his eighth rehab appearance.


Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (1-1, 2.93 ERA) is set to make his third career start in Thursday’s series finale. Clarke earned his first big league win in his last outing, allowing three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings against San Francisco.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (2-6, 6.71 ERA) is seeking his first win since April 18 against Philadelphia. He has gone 1-3 with an 8.65 ERA in five starts at home this season.

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