Dbacks @ Rockies Doubleheader: Arizona Takes Two!

By Guillermo Salcido
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May 3, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits a single in the twelfth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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The second game started like a track meet, at least for starters Robbie Ray and Jordan Lyles. The starting pitchers blazed through the first 3 innings. Then Paul Goldschmidt finally made his presence. Goldy would hammer his 7th homer of the season to give the Arizona the 1-0 lead. The Rockies would end up tying the game at the bottom of inning with a Michael McKenry double.

In the sixth, both Tuffy Gosewisch and Cliff Pennington reached on singles. David Peralta drove them in with a two out double to make the score 3-1. Goldy would then bloop a single to drive in Peralta to extend the lead to 4-1. Before the inning ended, Goldschmidt stole his sixth base of the season.

Mar 6, 2015; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) throws during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

By the bottom of the 7th, both starters were gone. Robbie Ray provided a quality start in his 2015 debut. Ray (1-0) threw 6 innings, allowed 5 hits and a run while striking out 5. Lyles (2-3) threw 7 innings allowed 4 runs and struck out 6.

The 8th inning saw the Dbacks get some all-important insurance. Pollock and Hill both singled and a safety squeeze by Gosewisch forced another run to come across. Although they also executed a double steal in the inning, that’s all the insurance they would get. The game now stood a 5-1 Diamondbacks.

Apr 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Addison Reed throws in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Chafin handled two innings of relief and then handed the ball over to Addison Reed for the 9th inning. Although it wasn’t a save situation, Reed needed the work. He came through with a 1-2-3 inning to give Arizona their second win of the day.

Arizona grabbed 12 hits and had a combined 30 hits on the day. In Game 2, Gosewisch went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Hill extended his hitting streak to six games and went 2-for-4, 6-for-9 on the day. Pennington went 2-for-3 to pitch in.

The Diamondbacks (12-14) will head back to Arizona to take on the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. The Rockies (11-15) will continue their home stand when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.