Goldschmidt homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Rockies 6-3

DENVER (AP) Zack Greinke doesn't like Coors Field for the very reasons teammate Paul Goldschmidt prospers.

Both are finding plenty of success.

Goldschmidt homered twice and drove in five runs, helping Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night.

''There are just a lot of good things for hitting here. A lot of bad things for pitching,'' Greinke said.

Goldschmidt hit a solo shot in the first and a three-run drive in the third, giving him homers in three straight at-bats and his 10th career multihomer game. He later added an RBI single to continue his feast on Colorado pitching. Goldschmidt has reached safely in 57 of his last 58 games against the Rockies.

''I'm not a guy that looks at my stats,'' Goldschmidt said. ''You have good stats somewhere that can change in a hurry. I don't worry too much about it. My biggest focus is just having good at-bats and hitting the ball hard.''

Greinke (3-2) allowed two runs over seven innings to help the Diamondbacks pull within a half-game of the front-running Rockies in the NL West. His biggest mistake was a belt-high fastball to Mark Reynolds, who lined it to left-center for his ninth homer.

''I hate pitching here,'' said Greinke, who is 3-0 with a 4.03 ERA in nine career appearances at Coors Field. ''It's really tough.''

Greinke certainly made things tough on the Rockies. He struck out seven.

''Vintage Greinke tonight,'' Reynolds said. ''Just throwing his slider on the black, away. High fastballs. He was really good.''

Colorado right-hander German Marquez (0-2) was roughed up for five runs in six innings. He pitched six scoreless innings at Arizona on Sunday.

The Rockies threatened in the ninth by loading the bases off Archie Bradley with no outs. On a 2-2 count, Dustin Garneau caught a piece of a Bradley fastball that was ruled a foul tip, with catcher Jeff Mathis hanging on for a strikeout.

But Garneau was adamant that it hit his pinkie, not his bat. The play was reviewed and upheld.

''If it hits the knob of my bat, it's going to shoot off somewhere. It's not going to go in the catcher's mitt like that,'' insisted Garneau, whose team opened a 10-game homestand. ''It's a huge situation for us. But they missed it.''

Fernando Rodney then took over for Bradley. Pinch hitter Pat Valaika drove in a run on a grounder before Rodney retired Charlie Blackmon on a sky-high fly to earn his eighth save.

David Peralta returned to Arizona's lineup after being limited to one at-bat during the three-game series in Washington because of an illness. He drove in a run with a grounder. A.J. Pollock finished with a triple and a double.

Marquez may have figured out the best way to handle Goldschmidt: Don't give him anything near the strike zone. Marquez walked the first baseman on five pitches in the fifth.

Two innings later, Goldschmidt reached his bat way out for a run-scoring single. He has at least one RBI in six straight games at Coors Field.

''He hits mistakes,'' Reynolds said of Goldschmidt. ''He's a really good player.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: LHP Steve Hathaway (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez (calf) was out of the starting lineup for ''precautionary reasons,'' manager Bud Black said.

SHORT CONVERSATION

Although first baseman/outfielder Ian Desmond has played more than 900 games at shortstop, there are no plans to trot him out to the position, even with Trevor Story struggling at the plate.

''In the short-term, no,'' Black said. ''That's not to say that couldn't happen.''

THIS & THAT

Rockies INF Cristhian Adames cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque. ... Arizona purchased the contract of OF Gregor Blanco from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Braden Shipley to Reno. ... Arizona manager Torey Lovullo will wait a few days before announcing Tuesday's starter against Detroit. ''We'll address our needs based on what happens over the next three days,'' Lovullo said. ... Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian and several of his teammates were in attendance.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (2-3, 2.29 ERA) took a no-decision in his start last Sunday against Colorado. He allowed no runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (1-3, 7.71 ERA) seeks his first win at home since Aug. 31.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (3-2)L: G. Marquez (0-2)S: F. Rodney (8)
  • HR: ARI - P. Goldschmidt 2 (7), COL - M. Reynolds (9)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF50100012.288.333.568.9010.5
    D. LeMahieu 2B40100021.268.354.357.7110.0
    N. Arenado 3B40100012.287.344.574.9180.5
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    M. Reynolds 1B42211010.314.371.619.9907.5
    G. Parra RF41300000.291.322.419.7414.0
    T. Story SS30000112.165.277.392.6690.5
    D. Garneau C40110014.218.271.400.6712.5
    G. Marquez P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    a- A. Amarista PH10000001.310.333.483.8160.0
    J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- P. Valaika LF10010000.278.316.444.7601.0
    • a-grounded out for Oberg in the 7th
    • b-grounded out for Lyles in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Pollock (11), J. Mathis (3)
    • 3B - A. Pollock (2)
    • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (7)
    • RBI - D. Peralta (8), P. Goldschmidt 5 (26)
    • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Garneau (7)
    • HR - M. Reynolds (9)
    • RBI - M. Reynolds (24), D. Garneau (6), P. Valaika (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (14), D. Garneau
    FIELDING
    • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
    • PB - D. Garneau (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (W, 3-2)7.06220713.090.8626.5
    A. Bradley1.13111301.563.00-0.5
    F. Rodney (S, 8)0.200000010.800.007.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (W, 3-2)7.0
    A. Bradley1.1
    F. Rodney (S, 8)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez (L, 0-2)6.05553327.311.331.5
    S. Oberg1.01110204.501.002.0
    J. Lyles2.02000108.561.004.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (L, 0-2)6.0
    S. Oberg1.0
    J. Lyles2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 97-70, A. Bradley 32-23, F. Rodney 8-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 10-4, F. Rodney 1-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Bradley 8, F. Rodney 2
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Oberg 2 (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 101-67, S. Oberg 15-13, J. Lyles 24-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-8, S. Oberg 2-0, J. Lyles 4-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, S. Oberg 5, J. Lyles 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. Peralta RF42010111.309.370.485.8553.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B32352100.330.470.5941.06417.0
    J. Lamb 3B40000012.271.358.523.881-0.5
    Y. Tomas LF30000111.260.314.521.8350.5
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    B. Drury 2B40000001.302.350.406.7560.0
    C. Owings SS40100010.308.351.505.8560.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Blackmon CF50100012.288.333.568.9010.5
      D. LeMahieu 2B40100021.268.354.357.7110.0
      N. Arenado 3B40100012.287.344.574.9180.5
      I. Desmond LF40000033.304.304.565.870-1.5
      M. Reynolds 1B42211010.314.371.619.9907.5
      G. Parra RF41300000.291.322.419.7414.0
      T. Story SS30000112.165.277.392.6690.5
      D. Garneau C40110014.218.271.400.6712.5
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      J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- P. Valaika LF10010000.278.316.444.7601.0
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      • a-grounded out for Oberg in the 7th
      • b-grounded out for Lyles in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pollock (11), J. Mathis (3)
      • 3B - A. Pollock (2)
      • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (7)
      • RBI - D. Peralta (8), P. Goldschmidt 5 (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Garneau (7)
      • HR - M. Reynolds (9)
      • RBI - M. Reynolds (24), D. Garneau (6), P. Valaika (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (14), D. Garneau
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
      • PB - D. Garneau (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (W, 3-2)7.06220713.090.8626.5
      A. Bradley1.13111301.563.00-0.5
      F. Rodney (S, 8)0.200000010.800.007.0
      Total9.09331101---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (W, 3-2)7.0
      A. Bradley1.1
      F. Rodney (S, 8)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (L, 0-2)6.05553327.311.331.5
      S. Oberg1.01110204.501.002.0
      J. Lyles2.02000108.561.004.5
      Total9.0866362---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (L, 0-2)6.0
      S. Oberg1.0
      J. Lyles2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 97-70, A. Bradley 32-23, F. Rodney 8-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 10-4, F. Rodney 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Bradley 8, F. Rodney 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Oberg 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 101-67, S. Oberg 15-13, J. Lyles 24-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-8, S. Oberg 2-0, J. Lyles 4-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, S. Oberg 5, J. Lyles 7
      • 9TH INNING
        Valaika grounded out to shortstop, Reynolds scored, Parra to third, Story to second63
      • 7TH INNING
        Garneau doubled to left, Parra scored62
        Goldschmidt singled to shallow center, Peralta scored61
      • 4TH INNING
        Reynolds homered to center51
      • 3RD INNING
        Goldschmidt homered to left, Pollock and Peralta scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Goldschmidt homered to center20
        Peralta grounded out to second, Pollock scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco singled to shallow center
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Peralta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Blanco out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Bradley Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds singled to shallow center
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra singled to center, Reynolds to second
        • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Story walked, Reynolds to third, Parra to second
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garneau struck out on foul tip
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, In play
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Valaika grounded out to shortstop, Reynolds scored, Parra to third, Story to second
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • Y. Tomas: Ball, Foul, Tomas grounded out to second
        • B. Drury: Drury grounded out to first
        • C. Owings: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Owings singled to shallow center
        • J. Mathis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Mathis grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Bradley Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to shallow center
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to third
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Oberg Pitching:
        • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Greinke grounded out to second
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta to second on wild pitch, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to shallow center, Peralta scored
        • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds flied out to center
        • G. Parra: Ball, Parra singled to shallow center
        • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to deep center
        • D. Garneau: Garneau doubled to left, Parra scored
        • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Drury flied out to deep right
        • C. Owings: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado singled to right
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Goldschmidt to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lamb grounded out to shortstop, Goldschmidt to third
        • Y. Tomas: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tomas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Garneau flied out to center
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Marquez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • C. Owings: Owings grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis doubled to deep left
        • Z. Greinke: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Greinke popped out to shortstop
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pollock popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds homered to center
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • Z. Greinke: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Greinke grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Pollock: Strike (foul tip), Pollock doubled to deep center
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt homered to left, Pollock and Peralta scored
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb grounded out to third
        • Y. Tomas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tomas walked
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Drury lined out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Marquez grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Drury lined out to first
        • C. Owings: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Owings flied out to right
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mathis flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • T. Story: Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Parra out at second
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Foul, Ball, Garneau grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock tripled to deep right
        • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta grounded out to second, Pollock scored
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt homered to center
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • Y. Tomas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tomas grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon lined out to right
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, LeMahieu singled to center
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)