Story homers as Rockies beat Diamondbacks 5-1

DENVER (AP) No pitcher homers on Thursday. Just a well-played game for Nolan Arenado and company.

Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado's three-run sixth inning, helping the Rockies to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Colorado took two of three for its first series win against Arizona since May 5-7, 2017. The Rockies hit five homers in a 19-2 victory Wednesday night, including the first career drive for right-hander German Marquez, but they took the finale behind a timely rally and solid defense.

''They've given us a really hard time, so to win a series finally at home against them feels really good,'' Arenado said.

Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, and Kyle Freeland pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and drove in a run.

Colorado trailed 1-0 before its rally in the sixth.

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray (3-2) hit Carlos Gonzalez and walked Chris Iannetta with one out before he was replaced by Silvino Bracho, who was called up before the game. Parra then hit a tying single to right, and Tapia followed with another single off Andrew Chafin. LeMahieu drove in Parra with a sacrifice fly.

''The Iannetta at-bat was very crucial and I think it swung the game a little bit,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Chris is a very experienced hitter. He's going to fight you all the way through the entire at-bat.''

The Rockies added two more in the seventh on Story's 18th homer off of Randall Delgado and Gonzalez's RBI single.

''We got a couple of clutch hits and we put an inning together,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''We nicked their bullpen a little bit and our bullpen did a good job.''

Scott Oberg (3-0) got two outs for the win.

The Diamondbacks jumped in front on A.J. Pollock's RBI single in the first. Paul Goldschmidt and Steven Souza Jr. each had two hits.

Souza led off the fourth with a triple and hit a leadoff double in the sixth and was stranded each time. Ketel Marte, John Ryan Murphy and Ray struck out in the fourth, and Souza was thrown out when he tried to score from third on Murphy's hard-hit grounder to a drawn-in Arenado in the sixth.

Arenado, a five-time Gold Glove winner at third, knocked Murphy's smash straight up, grabbed it out of the air barehanded and threw a strike to Iannetta at home.

''I already knew where I was going to go with it, I had a feeling he was going home,'' he said. ''Luckily enough it popped up and it was just right in front of me. It was a big out to save a run there.

''Those are my nightmares. Righty, top-spinner, those are always the ones you get uncomfortable with.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Clay Buchholz (strained left oblique) is scheduled to pitch a simulated game on Friday. Lovullo said Buchholz will throw 55 to 60 pitches.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (blister) won't be activated from the 10-day DL for a possible start Saturday. Black said he will announce the starter for that day on Friday.

ROSTER MOVES

The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Shelby Miller (right elbow inflammation) and left-hander T.J. McFarland (strained left neck) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handers Matt Koch and Bracho from Triple-A.

Miller left Wednesday's loss with elbow tightness and was sent back to Arizona for further evaluation. It was Miller's fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery.

''He's going to get an MRI,'' Lovullo said. ''Holding out hope and always optimistic that it's going to be as positive as it can be. (Wednesday) night was in a rough spot, he felt bad, but nothing he did was his fault.''

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (10-6, 4.85 ERA) will face Anibal Sanchez on Friday to start a three-game series in Atlanta.

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 5.34 ERA) opens a three-game home series against Seattle on Friday night.

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  • W: S. Oberg (3-0)L: R. Ray (3-2)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (18)
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  • b-flied out for Koch in the 9th
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  • a-singled for Cuevas in the 6th
  • b-singled for Oberg in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Ottavino in the 8th
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  • 2B - N. Ahmed (19), S. Souza (3)
  • 3B - S. Souza
  • SH - R. Ray (3)
  • RBI - A. Pollock (38)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (20), I. Desmond (11)
  • HR - T. Story (18)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu (5)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (34), T. Story (63), C. Gonzalez (39), G. Parra (40), R. Tapia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - P. Goldschmidt (3), C. Owings (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu (5), I. Desmond (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Iannetta (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 3-2)5.15223805.031.494.0
S. Bracho (BS, 1)0.01110002.300.89-2.0
A. Chafin0.21000001.591.09-1.0
R. Delgado1.02221015.401.20-2.0
M. Koch1.00000004.331.183.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 3-2)5.1
S. Bracho (BS, 1)0.0
A. Chafin0.2
R. Delgado1.0
M. Koch1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland5.16111403.111.219.0
S. Oberg (W, 3-0)0.20000103.201.147.5
C. Rusin (H, 6)0.20000005.951.470.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.11001101.690.961.5
W. Davis1.00000103.931.173.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland5.1
S. Oberg (W, 3-0)0.2
C. Rusin (H, 6)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.1
W. Davis1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Ray (2)
  • HBP - R. Ray (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 102-62, S. Bracho 3-2, A. Chafin 13-9, R. Delgado 18-9, M. Koch 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-5, A. Chafin 1-1, R. Delgado 2-0, M. Koch 3-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 25, S. Bracho, A. Chafin 3, R. Delgado 5, M. Koch 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Freeland (2)
  • HBP - K. Freeland (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-67, S. Oberg 16-11, C. Rusin 8-4, A. Ottavino 18-12, W. Davis 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-8, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, S. Oberg 2, C. Rusin 2, A. Ottavino 6, W. Davis 3
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  • a-flied out for Chafin in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Koch in the 9th
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C. Blackmon CF40000013.280.351.484.836-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40100012.311.395.592.9871.5
T. Story SS31111122.289.352.544.8966.0
I. Desmond 1B31100112.224.301.439.7405.5
C. Gonzalez RF31110011.275.322.466.7883.5
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  • a-singled for Cuevas in the 6th
  • b-singled for Oberg in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Ahmed (19), S. Souza (3)
  • 3B - S. Souza
  • SH - R. Ray (3)
  • RBI - A. Pollock (38)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (20), I. Desmond (11)
  • HR - T. Story (18)
  • SF - D. LeMahieu (5)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (34), T. Story (63), C. Gonzalez (39), G. Parra (40), R. Tapia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - P. Goldschmidt (3), C. Owings (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. LeMahieu (5), I. Desmond (10)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Marte-Goldschmidt)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Iannetta (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 3-2)5.15223805.031.494.0
S. Bracho (BS, 1)0.01110002.300.89-2.0
A. Chafin0.21000001.591.09-1.0
R. Delgado1.02221015.401.20-2.0
M. Koch1.00000004.331.183.0
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PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 3-2)5.1
S. Bracho (BS, 1)0.0
A. Chafin0.2
R. Delgado1.0
M. Koch1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland5.16111403.111.219.0
S. Oberg (W, 3-0)0.20000103.201.147.5
C. Rusin (H, 6)0.20000005.951.470.0
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.11001101.690.961.5
W. Davis1.00000103.931.173.5
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PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland5.1
S. Oberg (W, 3-0)0.2
C. Rusin (H, 6)0.2
A. Ottavino (H, 18)1.1
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Ray (2)
  • HBP - R. Ray (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 102-62, S. Bracho 3-2, A. Chafin 13-9, R. Delgado 18-9, M. Koch 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 3-5, A. Chafin 1-1, R. Delgado 2-0, M. Koch 3-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 25, S. Bracho, A. Chafin 3, R. Delgado 5, M. Koch 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Freeland (2)
  • HBP - K. Freeland (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 98-67, S. Oberg 16-11, C. Rusin 8-4, A. Ottavino 18-12, W. Davis 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 4-8, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, S. Oberg 2, C. Rusin 2, A. Ottavino 6, W. Davis 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to right center, Desmond scored15
    Story homered to right14
  • 6TH INNING
    LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Parra scored13
    Tapia singled to right center, Iannetta scored, Parra to third12
    Parra singled to right, Gonzalez scored, Iannetta to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Pollock singled to left, Jay scored, Goldschmidt to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • C. Owings: Owings grounded out to shortstop
    • Jake Lamb hit for Matt Koch
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb flied out to deep right
    • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to center
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Pollock lined out to second
    • S. Souza: Souza popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Koch relieved Randall Delgado
    • G. Parra: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to third
    • Tom Murphy hit for Adam Ottavino
    • T. Murphy: Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin pitching
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Andrew Chafin
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Descalso flied out to deep right
    • J. Jay: Ball, Jay lined out to third
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Chris Rusin
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Randall Delgado pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Story homered to right
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Desmond stole second, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right center, Desmond scored
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Iannetta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gonzalez out at second
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Souza doubled to left center
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte lined out to third
    • Scott Oberg relieved Kyle Freeland
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Souza to third on passed ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Murphy reached on fielder's choice to third, Souza out at home
    • C. Owings: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez hit by pitch
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked, Gonzalez to second
    • Silvino Bracho relieved Robbie Ray
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Noel Cuevas
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra singled to right, Gonzalez scored, Iannetta to second
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Scott Oberg
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Silvino Bracho
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Tapia singled to right center, Iannetta scored, Parra to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to right, Parra scored
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Jay grounded out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed doubled to deep center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt lined out to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu stole second, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Foul, Souza tripled to left center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • C. Owings: Owings intentionally walked
    • R. Ray: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Owings stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Iannetta singled to left center
    • N. Cuevas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cuevas lined out to center
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Foul, Pollock flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon lined out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to deep left
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Murphy: Ball, Murphy grounded out to third
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Owings singled to left
    • R. Ray: Foul, Ray hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Owings to second
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond doubled to deep left
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez fouled out to first
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas intentionally walked
    • K. Freeland: Strike swinging, Foul, Freeland grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jay hit by pitch
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed flied out to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to center, Jay to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pollock singled to left, Jay scored, Goldschmidt to second
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Souza flied out to right
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu singled to shallow right
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu out at second
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arenado flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)