Rockies hit 5 home runs, rout Diamondbacks 19-2.

DENVER (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks preserved their bullpen. Their psyche might have taken a big hit, however.

Arizona's Coors Field dominance ended in a blast of offense by the Colorado Rockies. Carlos Gonzalez hit two homers, starter German Marquez also went deep for one of Colorado's five home runs as the Rockies routed Arizona 19-2 on Wednesday night.

Gonzalez drove in six runs to help the Rockies end a nine-game home losing streak against the Diamondbacks. They scored 12 runs in the first three innings and only a couple of Arizona position players taking the mound settled things down.

''We've had trouble against this team, we all know it, so today was good,'' Nolan Arenado said.

Arizona starter Shelby Miller (0-4) allowed five runs before leaving after the first with right elbow tightness. Miller was making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery and was headed back to Phoenix on Wednesday night to be evaluated, manager Torey Lovullo said.

''He definitely didn't seem himself,'' said Alex Avila, who started at catcher and finished the game on the mound. ''He was kind of struggling to command really anything, noticing him grimacing on occasion when he'd throw a pitch. Obviously there was something wrong there.''

With the game out of hand, the Diamondbacks turned to second baseman Daniel Descalso and Avila to pitch. Descalso tossed 2 2/3 innings in his fifth relief appearance. Avila threw two scoreless innings in his first time pitching since college.

''It's like riding bike,'' he said. ''I wasn't trying to do anything special, just made sure I tired to throw strikes and that's really it.''

Colorado scored seven runs off Jorge De La Rosa and four more off Yoshihisa Hirano to bring on Descalso in the fourth. He had retired the first nine batters he faced his career but Arenado greeted him with an RBI single and Gonzalez followed with a two-run homer. Descalso was the first position player in franchise history to pitch more than one inning. Avila became the second.

Charlie Blackmon and Ian Desmond also homered as Colorado ended a nine-game home losing streak to the Diamondbacks.

Marquez (8-8), who pitched six innings, hit his first career home run off Descalso that made it 19-1.

''I happened to make really good contact on that pitch and the ball left the yard,'' Marquez said. ''I'd be lying if I sometimes (don't think) I've got to go yard at some point. I'm glad it happened tonight.''

The 19 runs were the most this season for Colorado and one short of the franchise best.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Reliever TJ McFarland left the game in the fourth inning with neck tightness. ... Lovullo said OF Jarrod Dyson (right groin strain) is dealing with the break up of scar tissue related to his 2017 hernia surgery and said the team will keep him off his feet until after the break.

Rockies: RHP Bryan Shaw was activated from the 10-day DL and LHP Jerry Vasto optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. Shaw pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his first appearance since June 23rd.

TWO FOR THE BOOKS

The Diamondbacks made history by pitching Descalso and Avila tossing multiple innings. The last time it happened was when the Philadelphia Phillies did it against the Chicago Cubs on July 22, 1945, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

In addition, Descalso coming on in the fourth inning was the earliest a position player pitched in a game since Sal Bando did it for Milwaukee on Aug. 29, 1979, according to Elias.

WILD WEEK

The Diamondbacks will need the upcoming All-Star break to regroup from the last four games. On Saturday they scored 20 runs to beat San Diego, went 16 innings the next day against the Padres and then allowed 19 runs against Colorado.

''The 20 runs followed by 16-inning game -- I've never seen something like that,'' Lovullo said. ''Our positions players had to cover four-plus innings. So it's a weird set of circumstances, but today only counts as one loss.''

NERVOUS NOLAN

Arenado has faced the toughest pitchers in the game with confidence but facing Descalso in the fourth inning was stressful for the All-Star third baseman.

''It was awkward, my heart was beating really fast because I didn't want to get out,'' he said. ''It was nice to get a hit.''

SALAS RELEASED

The Diamondbacks released RHP Fernando Salas a few days after designating him for assignment.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray (3-1, 5.23 ERA) and Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland (8-6, 3.18 ERA) will start on Thursday.

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  • W: G. Marquez (8-8)L: S. Miller (0-4)
  • HR: ARI - P. Goldschmidt (21), COL - I. Desmond (18), C. Gonzalez 2 (10), C. Blackmon (18), G. Marquez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF40000011.284.353.357.709-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B21111000.282.389.545.9346.0
J. Murphy C20000010.242.291.464.755-0.5
J. Lamb 3B41200010.235.322.372.6942.5
A. Pollock CF30100021.287.351.592.9420.0
J. Mathis 2B10000001.184.283.243.5260.0
D. Peralta LF40110001.289.351.509.8602.0
K. Marte SS30000110.243.306.422.7280.5
D. Descalso 2B-P-1B30100112.260.363.484.8471.5
A. Avila C-1B-P30000111.144.269.261.5300.5
S. Miller P0000-000.000.200.000.000-
a- R. Ray PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Owings 2B-CF20000011.191.255.284.540-0.5
  • a-struck out for Miller in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B54300101.274.322.431.75210.0
C. Blackmon CF34331100.284.355.490.84514.0
R. Tapia CF20100000.200.333.400.7332.0
N. Arenado 3B31220100.312.397.593.9906.0
P. Valaika 3B-SS20000001.146.208.225.4330.0
C. Gonzalez RF54262001.275.319.467.78718.0
Y. Almonte P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Story SS41200012.289.351.537.8885.5
a- T. Murphy PH-C00000100.313.340.438.7781.0
G. Parra LF41000125.291.330.400.7301.0
I. Desmond 1B51351000.223.299.437.73612.0
T. Wolters C-3B41100112.157.269.270.5384.5
G. Marquez P42221001.324.324.412.7359.0
N. Cuevas RF10000001.256.290.352.6420.0
  • a-walked for Story in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (21)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (52), D. Peralta (53)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu 2 (21), R. Tapia (2), T. Story (26)
  • 3B - T. Wolters (3)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (18), C. Gonzalez 2 (10), I. Desmond (18), G. Marquez
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 3 (44), N. Arenado 2 (66), C. Gonzalez 6 (38), I. Desmond 5 (54), G. Marquez 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (13), I. Desmond 5 (18), G. Marquez (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valaika-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Miller (L, 0-4)1.045521111.402.07-12.5
J. De La Rosa1.25773224.831.64-11.0
T. McFarland0.11000001.811.16-1.0
Y. Hirano0.14440002.251.08-8.0
D. Descalso2.24331128.101.50-1.5
A. Avila2.01000000.000.505.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 8-8)6.05222814.811.3923.0
Y. Almonte2.01000000.000.755.0
B. Shaw1.00001207.361.943.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 8-8)6.0
Y. Almonte2.0
B. Shaw1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Miller 37-22, J. De La Rosa 65-37, T. McFarland 5-2, Y. Hirano 17-12, D. Descalso 36-25, A. Avila 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Miller 2-0, J. De La Rosa 3-0, T. McFarland 1-0, D. Descalso 1-6, A. Avila 1-5
  • Batters Faced - S. Miller 9, J. De La Rosa 13, T. McFarland 2, Y. Hirano 5, D. Descalso 13, A. Avila 7
  • Balks - J. De La Rosa (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 101-67, Y. Almonte 16-9, B. Shaw 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-1, Y. Almonte 3-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, Y. Almonte 6, B. Shaw 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF40000011.284.353.357.709-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B21111000.282.389.545.9346.0
J. Murphy C20000010.242.291.464.755-0.5
J. Lamb 3B41200010.235.322.372.6942.5
A. Pollock CF30100021.287.351.592.9420.0
J. Mathis 2B10000001.184.283.243.5260.0
D. Peralta LF40110001.289.351.509.8602.0
K. Marte SS30000110.243.306.422.7280.5
D. Descalso 2B-P-1B30100112.260.363.484.8471.5
A. Avila C-1B-P30000111.144.269.261.5300.5
S. Miller P0000-000.000.200.000.000-
a- R. Ray PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Owings 2B-CF20000011.191.255.284.540-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Miller in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B54300101.274.322.431.75210.0
C. Blackmon CF34331100.284.355.490.84514.0
R. Tapia CF20100000.200.333.400.7332.0
N. Arenado 3B31220100.312.397.593.9906.0
P. Valaika 3B-SS20000001.146.208.225.4330.0
C. Gonzalez RF54262001.275.319.467.78718.0
Y. Almonte P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Story SS41200012.289.351.537.8885.5
a- T. Murphy PH-C00000100.313.340.438.7781.0
G. Parra LF41000125.291.330.400.7301.0
I. Desmond 1B51351000.223.299.437.73612.0
T. Wolters C-3B41100112.157.269.270.5384.5
G. Marquez P42221001.324.324.412.7359.0
N. Cuevas RF10000001.256.290.352.6420.0
Total4319191856414-----
  • a-walked for Story in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (21)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (52), D. Peralta (53)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu 2 (21), R. Tapia (2), T. Story (26)
  • 3B - T. Wolters (3)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (18), C. Gonzalez 2 (10), I. Desmond (18), G. Marquez
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 3 (44), N. Arenado 2 (66), C. Gonzalez 6 (38), I. Desmond 5 (54), G. Marquez 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (13), I. Desmond 5 (18), G. Marquez (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (12)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valaika-LeMahieu-Desmond)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Miller (L, 0-4)1.045521111.402.07-12.5
J. De La Rosa1.25773224.831.64-11.0
T. McFarland0.11000001.811.16-1.0
Y. Hirano0.14440002.251.08-8.0
D. Descalso2.24331128.101.50-1.5
A. Avila2.01000000.000.505.0
Total8.0191919645---
PITCHERSIP
S. Miller (L, 0-4)1.0
J. De La Rosa1.2
T. McFarland0.1
Y. Hirano0.1
D. Descalso2.2
A. Avila2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 8-8)6.05222814.811.3923.0
Y. Almonte2.01000000.000.755.0
B. Shaw1.00001207.361.943.0
Total9.06223101---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 8-8)6.0
Y. Almonte2.0
B. Shaw1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Miller 37-22, J. De La Rosa 65-37, T. McFarland 5-2, Y. Hirano 17-12, D. Descalso 36-25, A. Avila 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Miller 2-0, J. De La Rosa 3-0, T. McFarland 1-0, D. Descalso 1-6, A. Avila 1-5
  • Batters Faced - S. Miller 9, J. De La Rosa 13, T. McFarland 2, Y. Hirano 5, D. Descalso 13, A. Avila 7
  • Balks - J. De La Rosa (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 101-67, Y. Almonte 16-9, B. Shaw 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-1, Y. Almonte 3-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, Y. Almonte 6, B. Shaw 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Peralta singled to center, Lamb scored218
  • 5TH INNING
    Marquez homered to left center118
  • 4TH INNING
    Gonzalez homered to center, Blackmon and Arenado scored117
    Arenado singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to second114
    Blackmon singled to right, Marquez scored, LeMahieu to third113
    Marquez singled to left, Wolters scored112
  • 3RD INNING
    Gonzalez homered to left center111
    Blackmon homered to center, LeMahieu scored110
  • 2ND INNING
    Desmond singled to right center, Blackmon and Gonzalez scored, Parra to third18
    Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third, Arenado out at second16
  • 1ST INNING
    Desmond homered to left, Gonzalez and Story scored15
    Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, Blackmon scored, Arenado out at second12
    Arenado singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third11
    Goldschmidt homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Yency Almonte
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta flied out to left
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Descalso walked
    • A. Avila: Ball, Descalso to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Y. Almonte Pitching:
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lamb singled to center
    • J. Mathis: Mathis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lamb out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Avila Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia lined out to left
    • P. Valaika: Valaika flied out to deep right
    • Y. Almonte: Almonte grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Noel Cuevas in right field
    • Yency Almonte relieved Carlos Gonzalez
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Avila lined out to right
    • C. Owings: Ball, Owings lined out to right
    • J. Jay: Ball, Jay grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Avila Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond singled to left
    • T. Wolters: Wolters flied out to left
    • Y. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Almonte flied out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu lined out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Raimel Tapia in center field
    • Pat Valaika at third base
    • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Lamb to second on fielder's indifference, Peralta singled to center, Lamb scored
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Peralta to second
    • D. Descalso: Descalso grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jeff Mathis at second base
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Tapia doubled to deep right center
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Valaika popped out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez fouled out to third
    • Tom Murphy hit for Trevor Story
    • T. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • G. Parra: Foul, Parra flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Descalso: Foul, Ball, Descalso singled to center
    • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to first, Descalso to second
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • J. Jay: Foul, Jay grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • John Ryan Murphy catching
    • I. Desmond: Desmond flied out to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wolters grounded out to third
    • G. Marquez: Marquez homered to left center
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Peralta grounded out to first
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved T.J. McFarland
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond flied out to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters tripled to deep center
    • G. Marquez: Marquez singled to left, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to left center, Marquez to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to right, Marquez scored, LeMahieu to third
    • Chris Owings at second base
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Gonzalez homered to center, Blackmon and Arenado scored
    • T. Story: Story fouled out to first
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay lined out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. De La Rosa Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marquez grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep left
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon homered to center, LeMahieu scored
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez homered to left center
    • T. Story: Ball
    • Story doubled to deep right center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
    • Robbie Ray hit for Shelby Miller
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jorge De La Rosa pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to deep left
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon walked, LeMahieu to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, LeMahieu to third, Blackmon to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third, Arenado out at second
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra walked, Gonzalez to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Desmond singled to right center, Blackmon and Gonzalez scored, Parra to third
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt homered to left center
    • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pollock singled to center
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Miller Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to center, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Arenado singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Blackmon to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, Blackmon scored, Arenado out at second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Story singled to left, Gonzalez to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike swinging, Story stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond homered to left, Gonzalez and Story scored
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Marquez grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)