Godley helps D-backs beat Rockies 5-1 for 10th straight win

DENVER (AP) The numbers pretty much go hand in hand: 79 straight innings the Arizona Diamondbacks have either led or been tied. Ten straight wins.

''It's an impressive run and it says a lot about what we're doing day by day,'' manager Torey Lovullo said. ''You don't just win 10 games by accident.''

Ketel Marte and Brandon Drury homered in a three-run sixth to bolster a strong outing by Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks swept the Colorado Rockies with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.

This is the Diamondbacks' longest winning streak since they captured a franchise-best 12 straight in 2003.

Godley (7-7) allowed three hits, walked six and struck out seven over six innings to help the Diamondbacks increase their lead over Colorado for the top NL wild-card spot to 6 1/2 games.

''It's not the time for us to take our foot off the gas pedal,'' Lovullo said.

For the slumping Rockies, another frustrating loss as they saw their lead over Milwaukee for the second wild card trimmed to just a half-game.

''It's tough, but this is a resilient group,'' said Colorado manager Bud Black, whose team was 2 for 30 in the three-game series with runners in scoring position. ''We'll see how we bounce back. But I've got all the faith in the world in these guys.''

Tied at 1 in the sixth, Marte lined a slider from German Marquez (10-6) over the fence in left for his first homer since July 29. Drury later followed with a two-run shot off Marquez, who allowed four runs over six innings and struck out nine.

Both teams rolled out unconventional lineups.

The Rockies didn't start third baseman Nolan Arenado, first baseman Mark Reynolds and outfielder Ian Desmond. They also switched around the batting order, with usual leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon dropping to the No. 3 spot. Blackmon had a tying single in the fifth.

Arizona gave NL MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt the day off, along with outfielders A.J. Pollock and J.D. Martinez.

The Rockies had something brewing in the eighth after back-to-back singles. But reliever Jimmie Sherfy struck out three straight to quell the threat. He picked up the save with two scoreless innings.

The Diamondbacks were held scoreless in the first inning. That's significant because it snapped a streak of leading after 52 consecutive innings dating to the third inning on Aug. 27 against the Giants. It was the third longest-streak since 1920, according to information provided by Arizona from STATS. Baltimore has the record of 55 innings set in 1983.

However, this streak marches on: The team has either had the lead or been tied for 79 straight innings, which began on Aug. 25. They started this winning streak a day earlier.

''We're going to enjoy this day. We're going to enjoy what we did in Colorado, and then get on that airplane and get ready for a really, really rugged series down in LA,'' Lovullo said. ''We're going to turn the page as quick as possible.''

ROUGH HOME STRETCH

Colorado fell to 1-5 on its nine-game homestand.

''Everyone is trying. Everyone is trying really hard,'' DJ LeMahieu said. ''Everyone is focused. But in baseball - it sounds weird - but the harder you try sometimes the harder it is. We have to get back to finding that happy medium, where we've been all year.''

GOOD AS GOLDY

No surprise, Goldschmidt isn't a big fan of watching and typically tries to talk his way into the lineup.

''He doesn't want to take days off because he feels like he can get in there and make an impact,'' Lovullo said. ''That's what makes him Paul Goldschmidt.''

Goldschmidt is batting .314 with 33 homers and 109 RBIs this season. Those numbers at this point of the season are at or ahead of what he posted in `15 (.319, 27, 97), and `13 (.293, 31, 104) when he was the NL MVP runner-up.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (11-5, 2.97 ERA) starts Monday as the Diamondbacks open a three-game series in Los Angeles. Ray is 6-1 in 11 road starts this season.

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.88) takes the mound Monday to begin a three-game series against San Francisco. Bettis is looking for his first win since returning from testicular cancer.

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RockiesCOL72-64
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  • W: Z. Godley (7-7)L: G. Marquez (10-6)S: J. Sherfy (1)
  • HR: ARI - C. Iannetta (14), B. Drury (11), K. Marte (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Marte SS41111012.265.345.429.7745.5
J. Lamb 3B41100031.255.364.505.8690.5
C. Iannetta C41211021.243.336.509.8457.0
B. Drury 2B41121001.271.319.453.7727.0
R. Fuentes CF40100002.241.273.336.6091.0
K. Negron 1B40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Sherfy P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Blanco LF41100010.246.328.367.6951.5
Z. Godley P10000010.054.103.054.157-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000000.243.339.406.7460.0
J. Barrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
A. Rosales 1B10000010.236.273.366.639-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Godley in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B51100011.314.379.411.7901.5
C. Gonzalez RF20000220.241.313.361.6741.0
C. Blackmon CF30210102.340.404.6181.0224.0
G. Parra LF40200003.338.367.495.8632.0
T. Story SS40000034.226.304.420.724-1.5
R. McMahon 1B20000100.182.400.273.6731.0
a- N. Arenado 3B10000012.303.360.578.938-0.5
P. Valaika 1B40000034.250.275.512.787-1.5
T. Wolters C10000210.239.341.286.6281.5
b- A. Amarista PH10000000.237.266.355.6210.0
G. Marquez P10000013.205.205.256.462-0.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- I. Desmond PH10000000.280.327.375.7030.0
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- M. Tauchman PH10000000.231.444.231.6750.0
  • a-struck out for McMahon in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Wolters in the 9th
  • c-flied out for Oberg in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Holland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (25), C. Iannetta (16)
  • HR - K. Marte (5), C. Iannetta (14), B. Drury (11)
  • SH - Z. Godley (6)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (45), K. Marte (15), C. Iannetta (33), B. Drury 2 (56)
BATTING
  • SH - G. Marquez (6)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (85)
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Negron, B. Drury
FIELDING
  • E - P. Valaika (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 7-7)6.03116703.211.1321.5
J. Barrett (H, 2)0.20000104.121.420.5
T. McFarland (H, 1)0.12000105.211.49-1.5
J. Sherfy (S, 1)2.00000300.000.0014.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 7-7)6.0
J. Barrett (H, 2)0.2
T. McFarland (H, 1)0.1
J. Sherfy (S, 1)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 10-6)6.06440924.261.307.5
S. Oberg1.01000005.441.672.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000107.711.500.5
C. Estevez0.22110016.651.78-3.0
G. Holland1.00000103.881.233.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 10-6)6.0
S. Oberg1.0
Z. Rosscup0.1
C. Estevez0.2
G. Holland1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 105-59, J. Barrett 8-5, T. McFarland 9-6, J. Sherfy 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 7-3, J. Sherfy 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, J. Barrett 2, T. McFarland 3, J. Sherfy 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 97-65, S. Oberg 9-6, Z. Rosscup 6-3, C. Estevez 14-9, G. Holland 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-5, S. Oberg 3-0, C. Estevez 1-1, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, S. Oberg 4, Z. Rosscup, C. Estevez 4, G. Holland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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DiamondbacksARI79-58
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RockiesCOL72-64
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta RF50210010.299.352.455.8073.5
K. Marte SS41111012.265.345.429.7745.5
J. Lamb 3B41100031.255.364.505.8690.5
C. Iannetta C41211021.243.336.509.8457.0
B. Drury 2B41121001.271.319.453.7727.0
R. Fuentes CF40100002.241.273.336.6091.0
K. Negron 1B40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Sherfy P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Blanco LF41100010.246.328.367.6951.5
Z. Godley P10000010.054.103.054.157-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000000.243.339.406.7460.0
J. Barrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
A. Rosales 1B10000010.236.273.366.639-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Godley in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B51100011.314.379.411.7901.5
C. Gonzalez RF20000220.241.313.361.6741.0
C. Blackmon CF30210102.340.404.6181.0224.0
G. Parra LF40200003.338.367.495.8632.0
T. Story SS40000034.226.304.420.724-1.5
R. McMahon 1B20000100.182.400.273.6731.0
a- N. Arenado 3B10000012.303.360.578.938-0.5
P. Valaika 1B40000034.250.275.512.787-1.5
T. Wolters C10000210.239.341.286.6281.5
b- A. Amarista PH10000000.237.266.355.6210.0
G. Marquez P10000013.205.205.256.462-0.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- I. Desmond PH10000000.280.327.375.7030.0
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- M. Tauchman PH10000000.231.444.231.6750.0
Total30151061219-----
  • a-struck out for McMahon in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Wolters in the 9th
  • c-flied out for Oberg in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Holland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (25), C. Iannetta (16)
  • HR - K. Marte (5), C. Iannetta (14), B. Drury (11)
  • SH - Z. Godley (6)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (45), K. Marte (15), C. Iannetta (33), B. Drury 2 (56)
BATTING
  • SH - G. Marquez (6)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (85)
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Negron, B. Drury
FIELDING
  • E - P. Valaika (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 7-7)6.03116703.211.1321.5
J. Barrett (H, 2)0.20000104.121.420.5
T. McFarland (H, 1)0.12000105.211.49-1.5
J. Sherfy (S, 1)2.00000300.000.0014.5
Total9.05116120---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 7-7)6.0
J. Barrett (H, 2)0.2
T. McFarland (H, 1)0.1
J. Sherfy (S, 1)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 10-6)6.06440924.261.307.5
S. Oberg1.01000005.441.672.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000107.711.500.5
C. Estevez0.22110016.651.78-3.0
G. Holland1.00000103.881.233.5
Total9.09550113---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 10-6)6.0
S. Oberg1.0
Z. Rosscup0.1
C. Estevez0.2
G. Holland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 105-59, J. Barrett 8-5, T. McFarland 9-6, J. Sherfy 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 7-3, J. Sherfy 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, J. Barrett 2, T. McFarland 3, J. Sherfy 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 97-65, S. Oberg 9-6, Z. Rosscup 6-3, C. Estevez 14-9, G. Holland 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-5, S. Oberg 3-0, C. Estevez 1-1, G. Holland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, S. Oberg 4, Z. Rosscup, C. Estevez 4, G. Holland 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Iannetta homered to left51
  • 6TH INNING
    Drury homered to right, Lamb scored41
    Marte homered to left21
  • 5TH INNING
    Blackmon singled to left, LeMahieu scored, Gonzalez to second11
  • 3RD INNING
    Peralta doubled to deep left, Blanco scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Carlos Estevez
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco grounded out to first
    • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rosales struck out looking
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Tony Wolters
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Amarista grounded out to second
    • Mike Tauchman hit for Greg Holland
    • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tauchman grounded out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu fouled out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Zac Rosscup pitching
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Zac Rosscup
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Iannetta homered to left
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Drury flied out to right
    • R. Fuentes: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Fuentes singled to center
    • K. Negron: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Negron grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to shallow center
    • G. Parra: Parra reached on bunt single to pitcher, Blackmon to second
    • Jimmie Sherfy pitching
    • Adam Rosales at first
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Nolan Arenado hit for Ryan McMahon
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg relieved German Marquez
    • G. Blanco: Blanco grounded out to first
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Zack Godley
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta singled to shallow right center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Barrett pitching
    • Ian Desmond hit for Scott Oberg
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond flied out to deep center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Jake Barrett
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Foul, Marte homered to left
    • J. Lamb: Lamb singled to right
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Drury homered to right, Lamb scored
    • R. Fuentes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Fuentes lined out to right
    • K. Negron: Ball, Foul, Foul, Negron lined out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • Z. Godley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Godley struck out looking
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, LeMahieu singled to shallow left center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to left, LeMahieu scored, Gonzalez to second
    • G. Parra: Foul, Parra grounded into double play second to first, Gonzalez to third, Blackmon out at second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • B. Drury: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Drury safe at first on shortstop Valaika fielding error, Drury to second
    • R. Fuentes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Fuentes grounded out to second, Drury to third
    • K. Negron: Ball, Ball, Negron flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra singled to left
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Parra out at second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McMahon walked, Story to second
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika lined out to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked, Story to third, McMahon to second
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Ball, Blanco singled to shallow center
    • Z. Godley: Godley hit sacrifice bunt to first, Blanco to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Peralta doubled to deep left, Blanco scored
    • K. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Marte lined out to left
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Marquez hit sacrifice bunt to first, Wolters to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop, Wolters to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta doubled to deep right
    • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Drury flied out to center
    • R. Fuentes: Ball, Foul, Fuentes grounded out to first, Iannetta to third
    • K. Negron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Negron struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)