McKenry's homer in the 11th lifts Rockies past Mariners 7-5.
Aug. 05, 2015
DENVER (AP) — Michael McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday.
McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Gauipe's 2-2 curveball into the left-field seats for his fourth home run of the season. It was McKenry's first walk-off hit in his career.
Seattle's Nelson Cruz doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to 16 games but failed to homer for the first time in six games.
The Rockies' winning rally started with Ben Paulsen's one-out single off Guaipe (0-3). McKenry worked the count even before he delivered his big hit.
Yohane Flande (2-1) pitched the top of the 11th to get the win.
Seattle starter Taijuan Walker followed his complete game one-hitter against Minnesota with 7 1-3 innings. He allowed five hits and gave up Carlos Gonzalez's three-run homer in the sixth.
Franklin Gutierrez answered with a tiebreaking two-run homer to give Seattle a 5-3 lead.
Colorado rallied for two runs in the ninth off Fernando Rodney to force extra innings.
Seattle scored three runs in the fourth, with Walker hitting an RBI double.
Colorado, which managed just two hits through the first five innings, rallied to tie it in the sixth on Gonzalez's 22nd home run, which traveled an estimated 465 feet.
Rockies left fielder Kyle Parker covered a lot of ground to record the second out of the sixth inning. Parker raced into foul territory to track down Ketel Marte's fly. He ran out of room but leapt into the stands as he caught the ball, prompting an ovation from the 30,196 fans.
Rockies: RHP Brooks Brown is still working his way back from right shoulder inflammation. Manager Walt Weiss said there is no timetable for Brown, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 18.
Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2, 4.47) will open a three-game series at home against Texas on Friday. Iwakuma tossed 8 2-3 innings of one-run ball against Minnesota on Sunday.
Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.87) opens a seven-game road trip in Washington on Saturday. De La Rosa got Colorado's lone win in a four-game series at St. Louis last week.