Tomas hits 2 HRs, D’backs rally to beat Rockies 10-9
DENVER (AP) — Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in four runs, Michael Bourn had a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 on Friday night.
Jean Segura had three hits and scored the winning run for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven of their last eight.
Tomas’ solo shot with one out in the ninth off Carlos Estevez (1-5) tied the game. Segura doubled one out later and Bourn singled him home with a sharp liner to left.
Estevez also got the loss in Arizona’s 7-6 win Thursday night.
Tomas hit a three-run homer in Arizona’s six-run seventh for his third career multihomer game.
The Rockies nearly rallied in their half of the ninth. Nolan Arenado led off with a double, moved to third on an error and tried to score from third on a grounder to short but was thrown out at home.
Rickie Weeks Jr. then made a leaping catch of Nick Hundley’s fly to the left-field wall that would have won the game for the Rockies.
Josh Collmenter (1-0) pitched to one batter in the eighth and Brad Ziegler worked a shaky ninth for his 16th save.
The game took 4 hours, 30 minutes, and is the longest nine-inning game in Rockies’ history.
The Diamondbacks led 8-3 before Colorado rallied with two in the seventh and four in the eighth. Carlos Gonzalez, who didn’t start because of a sprained right wrist suffered Thursday, gave the Rockies a 9-8 lead with a pinch-hit RBI double off Randall Delgado.
Both starters were out of the game before the offenses got rolling. Arizona’s Archie Bradley gave up one run on five hits in five innings. Colorado’s Tyler Anderson allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Arizona 3B Jake Lamb came through at the plate but struggled in the field. Lamb had three hits and three RBIs but committed three errors to keep Colorado rallies alive.
Paul Goldschmidt was 2 for 3 and walked three times to reach base for the 46th straight game against the Rockies. It’s the second longest streak against Colorado to Mike Piazza’s 48. It is the longest current one against the Rockies.
Diamondbacks: OF Socrates Brito was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture on his right big toe. Brito fouled a ball off his foot in Thursday’s win over the Rockies. Arizona recalled outfielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno to take Brito’s place on the active roster. Drury was optioned to Reno on Sunday. ... INF Nick Ahmed was out of the lineup with what manager Chip Hale described as “hip issues.” Hale said Ahmed’s hips have been sore for a while and giving him a few days off might help.
Rockies: LHP Jake McGee (sprained left knee) threw a 20-pitch bullpen, his first since going on the disabled list June 11. ... RHP Adam Ottavino (torn ulnar collateral ligament) is scheduled to pitch one inning Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque after throwing one inning Thursday. Ottavino has been out since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2015.
Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (2-6, 6.36), will make his second start since being reinstated from the 15-day DL on Monday. He is 2-3 with a 5.08 ERA in eight career starts against Colorado.
Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (4-4, 7.17) has won three straight and has logged two straight quality starts in his return to the rotation.