Iannetta homers in 7th, Rox beat D'backs 6-2 on rainy night

DENVER (AP) Here's a sight for sore eyes: Chris Iannetta is seeing the ball a whole lot clearer since recently switching contacts.

Like homer-through-rain-drops sort of vision.

Iannetta hit a two-run shot in the seventh on a cool and drizzly Tuesday evening, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The veteran catcher lined a curve from Merrill Kelly over the left-field fence for his fourth homer of the season.

''Kind of one-handed it,'' said Iannetta, who was a late addition to the lineup due to Tony Wolters' bruised right hand. ''But I knew I hit it pretty good. It was just a matter of if I hit it too high.''

He didn't.

Although, Kelly thought maybe it would stay in the park.

''I thought it got in on him a little bit,'' Kelly said. ''But when I saw it went over, it was tough.''

Early in the season, Iannetta used a less powerful contact prescription only to notice some eye fatigue. When he went on the injured list (strained lat) in April, he discovered a supply of contacts in his old prescription and decided to switch. He's hitting .323 with three homers since his return from the injured list.

''It's been a big thing that's relaxed me behind the plate and offensively,'' Iannetta said. ''That's helped me a lot.''

This was another late-inning rally for the Rockies, who improved to 4-1, including three walk-off wins, on their 10-game homestand. Ryan McMahon added some insurance runs with a two-run, eighth-inning double in a game where the temperatures dipped into the mid-40s and the rain steadily picked up intensity.

After a solid outing by starter Antonio Senzatela, the bullpen took over. Jairo Diaz (1-0) earned his first career win and Chad Bettis picked up his first-ever save by throwing two scoreless innings.

Eduardo Escobar hit his 13th homer of the season for Arizona. He also had an RBI single.

A light rain began falling around the fifth and steadily strengthened as fans headed for cover. The announced crowd of 21,583 was something far less when Bettis retired Escobar on a grounder to end the game.

To keep warm, Escobar and Ketel Marte wore ski masks. Same with Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and some of the umpiring crew. The players also stuck their throwing hands in their back pockets in between pitches.

''With the rain and the wind, it was a little gnarly,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''The field held up pretty well.''

Kelly (4-6) had an efficient outing going before Iannetta's homer. The right-hander went 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs.

''I felt like he was in control of the day and he deserved that opportunity,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said of why he left in Kelly. ''Even though he was at a 100 pitches, I felt like he was in command of the ball game.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver will soon get a second opinion after being diagnosed with a strained forearm. ''We're still going to remain extremely optimistic,'' Lovullo said.

Rockies: Wolters hurt his right hand on a foul tip Monday.

WALKER'S INNING

The second inning was all first baseman Christian Walker: He committed an error, turned an unassisted double play and then stepped on first after fielding a routine grounder for the final out.

His miscue, though, broke Arizona's string of 12 straight games without an error. That was tied for the second-longest games streak in team history.

COMPOSURE

Senzatela went six strong innings and allowed two runs in the no-decision. The right-hander showed some displeasure with the strike zone, slamming the ball into his glove. But he quickly regrouped on the mound.

''It was good to see him really stay focused and keep going,'' Iannetta said.

ARENADO HONORED

Arenado was named the NL player of the week for May 20-26 after batting .538 with four homers and nine RBIs. He's won the award six times over his career, which is tied with Dante Bichette and Todd Helton for most in franchise history.

MOVES

Arizona selected the contract of right-hander Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Reno and optioned righty Jimmie Sherfy back to Reno. Crichton got the final out in the seventh.

UP NEXT

Rockies righty Jeff Hoffman (0-1, 8.10 ERA) makes his third start of the season Wednesday against Arizona. The Diamondbacks will throw left-hander Robbie Ray (4-1, 3.26), who has 50 strikeouts over his last seven starts.

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  • W: J. Diaz (1-0)L: M. Kelly (4-6)S: C. Bettis (1)
  • HR: ARI - E. Escobar (13), COL - C. Iannetta (4)
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N. Ahmed SS40200012.278.332.429.7611.5
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  • a-grounded out for Crichton in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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T. Story SS31000111.266.339.500.8391.5
D. Dahl RF40000012.297.347.481.828-0.5
N. Arenado 3B22000200.333.380.6291.0094.0
D. Murphy 1B30110111.224.300.408.7083.5
R. McMahon 2B40120001.244.340.407.7474.0
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  • a-lined out for Diaz in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (12), T. Locastro (3)
  • HR - E. Escobar (13)
  • SH - M. Kelly (3)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 2 (42)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson 2 (2), C. Walker 2 (2), M. Kelly 4 (4), K. Cron
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (10), D. Murphy (7), R. McMahon (5)
  • HR - C. Iannetta (4)
  • SH - A. Senzatela (3)
  • RBI - D. Murphy (20), R. McMahon 2 (19), C. Iannetta 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy (8), R. McMahon 2 (9), C. Iannetta 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, R. McMahon, I. Desmond 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Avila
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Walker; Escobar-Marte-Walker)
  • E - C. Walker (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - T. Story (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 4-6)6.26441514.831.494.5
S. Crichton0.10000000.000.000.0
A. Bradley1.01223004.631.89-3.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 4-6)6.2
S. Crichton0.1
A. Bradley1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela6.09222215.811.659.0
J. Diaz (W, 1-0)1.00000003.860.8610.0
C. Bettis (S, 1)2.00000204.831.5214.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela6.0
J. Diaz (W, 1-0)1.0
C. Bettis (S, 1)2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Kelly (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 104-71, S. Crichton 1-1, A. Bradley 29-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 12-2, A. Bradley 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 26, S. Crichton, A. Bradley 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Senzatela (2)
  • HBP - C. Bettis (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 101-64, J. Diaz 9-6, C. Bettis 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 7-8, J. Diaz 3-1, C. Bettis 4-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 28, J. Diaz 4, C. Bettis 7
  • Balks - A. Senzatela
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C. Walker 1B40000012.239.316.457.773-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Crichton in the 8th
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D. Dahl RF40000012.297.347.481.828-0.5
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D. Murphy 1B30110111.224.300.408.7083.5
R. McMahon 2B40120001.244.340.407.7474.0
I. Desmond CF41200012.239.312.439.7512.5
C. Iannetta C31221001.267.353.567.9208.0
A. Senzatela P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-lined out for Diaz in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (12), T. Locastro (3)
  • HR - E. Escobar (13)
  • SH - M. Kelly (3)
  • RBI - E. Escobar 2 (42)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Escobar (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson 2 (2), C. Walker 2 (2), M. Kelly 4 (4), K. Cron
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (10), D. Murphy (7), R. McMahon (5)
  • HR - C. Iannetta (4)
  • SH - A. Senzatela (3)
  • RBI - D. Murphy (20), R. McMahon 2 (19), C. Iannetta 2 (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy (8), R. McMahon 2 (9), C. Iannetta 2 (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, R. McMahon, I. Desmond 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Avila
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Walker; Escobar-Marte-Walker)
  • E - C. Walker (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - T. Story (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 4-6)6.26441514.831.494.5
S. Crichton0.10000000.000.000.0
A. Bradley1.01223004.631.89-3.0
Total8.0766451---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 4-6)6.2
S. Crichton0.1
A. Bradley1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela6.09222215.811.659.0
J. Diaz (W, 1-0)1.00000003.860.8610.0
C. Bettis (S, 1)2.00000204.831.5214.0
Total9.0922241---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela6.0
J. Diaz (W, 1-0)1.0
C. Bettis (S, 1)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Kelly (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 104-71, S. Crichton 1-1, A. Bradley 29-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 12-2, A. Bradley 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 26, S. Crichton, A. Bradley 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Senzatela (2)
  • HBP - C. Bettis (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 101-64, J. Diaz 9-6, C. Bettis 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 7-8, J. Diaz 3-1, C. Bettis 4-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 28, J. Diaz 4, C. Bettis 7
  • Balks - A. Senzatela
  • 8TH INNING
    McMahon doubled to deep left, Story and Arenado scored, Murphy to third26
  • 7TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to left center, Desmond scored24
  • 5TH INNING
    Escobar singled to center, Marte scored22
  • 4TH INNING
    Murphy doubled to deep right, Arenado scored12
    Tapia scored on wild pitch11
  • 3RD INNING
    Escobar homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to third
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Chad Bettis pitching
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Locastro hit by pitch
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to pitcher, Locastro to second
    • Kevin Cron hit for Stefan Crichton
    • K. Cron: Ball, Cron grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tapia lined out to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • D. Dahl: Dahl lined out to center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, Story to second
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked, Story to third, Arenado to second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, McMahon doubled to deep left, Story and Arenado scored, Murphy to third
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jairo Diaz relieved Antonio Senzatela
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte lined out to right
    • E. Escobar: Escobar safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Escobar to second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond singled to center
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Iannetta homered to left center, Desmond scored
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jairo Diaz
    • Stefan Crichton relieved Merrill Kelly
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Foul, Locastro popped out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ahmed singled to right
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked, Ahmed to second
    • M. Kelly: Ball, Kelly hit sacrifice bunt to first, Ahmed to third, Avila to second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story grounded out to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson lined out to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marte doubled to left center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar singled to center, Marte scored
    • A. Jones: Foul, Jones flied out to deep center
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar to second on balk, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iannetta singled to right
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Ball, Senzatela hit sacrifice bunt to first, Iannetta to second
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Walker flied out to left
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Locastro reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed singled to right, Locastro to second
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila grounded out to first, Locastro to third, Ahmed to second
    • M. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Kelly lined out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia doubled to right center
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to second, Tapia to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado walked, Tapia scored on wild pitch
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Murphy doubled to deep right, Arenado scored
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to second
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar homered to right center
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond singled to right
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Iannetta grounded into double play third to second to first, Desmond out at second
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Senzatela struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Walker lined out to second
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Locastro doubled to deep left
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ahmed flied out to deep right, Locastro to third
    • A. Avila: Avila intentionally walked
    • M. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Avila stole second, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado safe at first on 1st baseman Walker fielding error
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy grounded into double play first, Arenado out at second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson singled to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marte singled to right, Dyson to second
    • E. Escobar: Escobar lined out to center, Dyson to third
    • A. Jones: Jones grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)