Blackmon homers twice, Rockies beat Diamondbacks 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) Charlie Blackmon homered twice and the Colorado Rockies salvaged the final game of their season-opening series in Arizona with a 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

Blackmon, whose three hits in the series were all homers, tied the game with a leadoff drive against Zack Greinke in the sixth inning. He added another leadoff shot against Fernando Salas (0-1) in the eighth.

After scoring 17 runs in the first two games, Arizona managed only an unearned run in the series finale.

Bryan Shaw (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh to get the victory. Jake McGee retired the heart of Arizona's lineup in order in the eighth, and Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth for the save in his Rockies debut.

Greinke and Rockies starter German Marquez each had a solid performance.

Greinke, a 17-game winner last season who had his first start pushed back by a minor groin issue in spring training, struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings. Marquez allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four in five innings.

The Diamondbacks took the lead in the fourth.

Daniel Descalso singled with one out and Jarrod Dyson hit a bouncer toward second base. Shortstop Trevor Story booted the grounder into center field and Descalso advanced to third. He scored when Nick Ahmed grounded into a fielder's choice, barely beating out the potential double play.

Greinke blanked the Rockies for five innings on three hits before Blackmon caught the pitcher's slow curve ball on the first pitch of the sixth and sent it into the right-field seat. Greinke fanned Nolan Arenado and gave up a single to Carlos Gonzalez before manager Torey Lovullo made the pitching change.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Randall Delgado (on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Friday. RHP Shelby Miller, on the 60-day DL recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw 35 pitches in his session.

MEMORIES

The Diamondbacks commemorated their 20 years in the majors with the starting pitcher of their first game, Andy Benes, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch to Jorge Fabregas, his catcher that day. Sam Moore of Sam and Dave's ''Soul Man'' fame sang the national anthem, just as he did in that first game in 1998. The first 20,000 fans got jerseys in the team's old purple pinstripes with the No. 98, the year the team began play.

UP NEXT

Both teams have Sunday off.

The Rockies send right-hander Chad Bettis to the mound Monday night in the opener of a three-game series in San Diego.

Arizona opens a three-game series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, with right-hander Taijuan Walker on the mound for the Diamondbacks and right-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu going for the Dodgers.

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  • W: B. Shaw (1-0)L: F. Salas (0-1)S: W. Davis (1)
  • HR: COL - C. Blackmon 2 (3)
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  • a-struck out for Desmond in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Shaw in the 8th
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J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Owings RF10100000.600.667.6001.2671.0
  • a-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu
  • HR - C. Blackmon 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Ahmed (2)
  • RBI - N. Ahmed (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gonzalez
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Peralta
FIELDING
  • E - T. Story
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez5.04104400.001.609.0
C. Rusin1.000011011.571.712.5
B. Shaw (W, 1-0)1.01000000.001.009.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.00000100.000.003.5
W. Davis (S, 1)1.00000200.000.0011.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez5.0
C. Rusin1.0
B. Shaw (W, 1-0)1.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.0
W. Davis (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke5.25110911.590.8813.5
J. De La Rosa0.10000000.000.600.0
F. Salas (L, 0-1)2.01110113.000.67-0.5
A. Chafin1.00000100.001.003.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke5.2
J. De La Rosa0.1
F. Salas (L, 0-1)2.0
A. Chafin1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 89-55, C. Rusin 10-4, B. Shaw 12-8, J. McGee 13-10, W. Davis 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-5, C. Rusin 1-0, B. Shaw 1-1, J. McGee 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, C. Rusin 3, B. Shaw 3, J. McGee 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 83-59, J. De La Rosa 6-4, F. Salas 43-28, A. Chafin 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 1-7, F. Salas 3-2, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 22, J. De La Rosa, F. Salas 7, A. Chafin 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B40000022.308.308.615.923-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100011.250.308.250.5582.5
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  • a-struck out for Desmond in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Shaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Pollock CF30100100.364.462.6361.0982.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000023.000.385.000.385-1.0
J. Lamb 3B40000023.250.308.333.641-1.0
D. Descalso 2B41100012.200.333.200.5331.5
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N. Ahmed SS40110012.455.500.9091.4092.5
J. Mathis C10000200.000.667.000.6672.0
Z. Greinke P20000004.000.000.000.0000.0
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu
  • HR - C. Blackmon 2 (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Ahmed (2)
  • RBI - N. Ahmed (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gonzalez
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Peralta
FIELDING
  • E - T. Story
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez5.04104400.001.609.0
C. Rusin1.000011011.571.712.5
B. Shaw (W, 1-0)1.01000000.001.009.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.00000100.000.003.5
W. Davis (S, 1)1.00000200.000.0011.0
Total9.0510580---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez5.0
C. Rusin1.0
B. Shaw (W, 1-0)1.0
J. McGee (H, 1)1.0
W. Davis (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke5.25110911.590.8813.5
J. De La Rosa0.10000000.000.600.0
F. Salas (L, 0-1)2.01110113.000.67-0.5
A. Chafin1.00000100.001.003.5
Total9.06220112---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke5.2
J. De La Rosa0.1
F. Salas (L, 0-1)2.0
A. Chafin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 89-55, C. Rusin 10-4, B. Shaw 12-8, J. McGee 13-10, W. Davis 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-5, C. Rusin 1-0, B. Shaw 1-1, J. McGee 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, C. Rusin 3, B. Shaw 3, J. McGee 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 83-59, J. De La Rosa 6-4, F. Salas 43-28, A. Chafin 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 1-7, F. Salas 3-2, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 22, J. De La Rosa, F. Salas 7, A. Chafin 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right21
  • 6TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right11
  • 4TH INNING
    Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Descalso scored, Dyson out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Fernando Salas
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis relieved Jake McGee
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Descalso flied out to center
    • Ketel Marte hit for Andrew Chafin
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Valaika hit for Bryan Shaw
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valaika fouled out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon homered to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt lined out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Fernando Salas pitching
    • Chris Owings in right
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Ian Desmond
    • R. McMahon: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story flied out to right
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw relieved Chris Rusin
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mathis lined out to center
    • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings singled to center
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Peralta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Owings out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon homered to right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center
    • Jorge De La Rosa relieved Zack Greinke
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Gonzalez stole second, Ball, Foul, Parra flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Rusin relieved German Marquez
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded into double play third to second to first, Dyson out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story flied out to deep center
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Peralta walked
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peralta picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Pollock walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to second, Pollock to second
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lamb flied out to deep left
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso singled to right
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Descalso to third
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Descalso scored, Dyson out at second
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ahmed to second on wild pitch, Ball, Mathis walked
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Foul, Greinke flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marquez reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Blackmon lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Arenado lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra lined out to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Desmond singled to center
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Story flied out to deep center
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dyson lined out to right
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ahmed doubled to deep right center
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mathis walked
    • Z. Greinke: Greinke lined into double play shortstop, Ahmed out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu doubled to deep center
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Peralta singled to center
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock singled to left, Peralta to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lamb reached on fielder's choice to second, Peralta to third, Pollock out at second
    • D. Descalso: Descalso flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)