Goldschmidt homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Rockies 9-4

DENVER (AP) Paul Goldschmidt has looked like a new slugger since the calendar turned.

Goldschmidt continued his sizzling June with two long home runs and a double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Friday night.

It was his second straight game with at least three hits, and he has raised his average by 32 points in the past eight days.

''It's nice to be able to contribute. For a lot of these games I wasn't really doing much to help us win and it's nice to be part of the team now,'' he said after hitting his ninth and 10th home runs. ''Hopefully I can keep it going.''

Jake Lamb and David Peralta also homered, and Zack Greinke (5-4) tossed 5 2/3 innings and had an RBI single for Arizona.

Goldschmidt had just 14 hits in May, batting .144 in 27 games, but has already collected 13 hits in seven games this month. He had four hits and three doubles in Wednesday's loss at San Francisco and had another double in the first inning Friday, scoring Arizona's first run.

He added a two-run homer in the third, an estimated 438-foot shot to center field that gave Arizona a 3-1 lead. He topped that with a 439-foot shot to center leading off the ninth for his first multi-home run game of the season and 13th of his career.

''He's extremely hot. It's just a product of a lot of hard work and fighting through those tough, mean times and knowing he's going to come out the other end,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I know that every player that goes through those moments waits for this to happen and he's right in the middle of a great run.''

Arizona is 5-2 in June after losing 13 of 14 at one stretch of May.

Goldschmidt's first blast was one of three homers German Marquez (4-6) allowed in the third. One pitch after Goldschmidt's drive, Lamb went deep down the right-field line. One out later, Peralta homered into the Colorado bullpen to extend Arizona's lead to 5-1.

It was the first time a Colorado pitcher has allowed three home runs in the same inning since Scott Oberg did it on April 19, 2015, at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

''I just missed my spots,'' Marquez said. ''I missed the location of my pitches and they took advantage of it.''

Homers by Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story - a two-run shot to center - in the fifth inning got the Rockies within 5-4, but Greinke gave himself a cushion with an RBI single in the sixth. Arizona scored two more in the eighth.

Goldschmidt capped the ninth with another towering home run to center off reliever Brooks Pounders.

''You knew he was going to get out of it,'' Greinke said. ''It lasted longer than people probably expected but he's looking good right now.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: OF Steven Souza Jr. (right pectoral strain) will take live at-bats against injured starters Robbie Ray (strained right oblique) and Jorge De La Rosa (right Achilles bursitis) on Saturday, Lovullo said. ... A.J. Pollock (fractured thumb) is doing some running and lower-body work. ... RHP Shelby Miller (Tommy John surgery) will throw 85-90 pitches for Double-A Jackson on Sunday.

Rockies: LHP Mike Dunn was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left rhomboid strain, and RHP Jeff Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

SOLID START

Jon Jay, acquired from Kansas City on Wednesday, went 0 for 4 but walked ahead of Goldschmidt's first home run. Jay's presence helps an outfield that has hit hard by injury.

''We're a little thin in the outfield and we thought he was the right guy to bring in to get some quality at-bats and win some games,'' Lovullo said. ''I'm looking for the quality at-bat every single time he walks up there, and that's what I told him. I don't want him to change any of the approaches that he's been making over the past number of years of his career.

''He's a good hitter and we want somebody up there that's a quality hitter.''

UP NEXT

Arizona will start RHP Matt Koch (4-3, 3.76) against Colorado RHP Chad Bettis (4-1, 4.02) in the second game of the three-game series on Saturday.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (5-4)L: G. Marquez (4-6)
  • HR: ARI - P. Goldschmidt 2 (10), J. Lamb (3), D. Peralta (11), COL - C. Blackmon (13), T. Story (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF41000132.302.360.368.7270.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B53332000.241.349.464.81316.0
J. Lamb 3B51111011.239.356.423.7795.5
D. Descalso 2B50210010.261.355.516.8723.5
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Peralta LF51311001.264.329.464.7939.0
K. Marte SS-2B42100113.231.288.380.6674.5
J. Dyson CF30000001.201.299.292.5900.0
J. Mathis C31110100.190.324.241.5656.0
Z. Greinke P30110010.227.320.318.6381.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Owings PH00010000.189.254.290.5441.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Ahmed SS00000000.211.263.397.6600.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Chafin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B50200002.282.341.442.7822.0
C. Blackmon CF51111011.288.369.515.8845.5
N. Arenado 3B50100011.324.416.566.9820.5
C. Gonzalez RF41100011.268.308.446.7541.5
T. Story SS41221010.247.328.489.8188.5
G. Parra LF41200011.292.328.389.7173.5
I. Desmond 1B30000103.192.263.394.6571.0
C. Iannetta C20000212.224.331.396.7271.5
G. Marquez P10110000.286.286.286.5712.0
a- M. Tauchman PH10000002.100.206.133.3390.0
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Cuevas PH10000010.282.320.352.672-0.5
C. Rusin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Pounders P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- R. McMahon PH10000000.207.293.280.5740.0
  • a-grounded out for Marquez in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Musgrave in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Pounders in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (14), D. Descalso (12), D. Peralta (9), K. Marte (11)
  • 3B - J. Mathis
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (10), J. Lamb (3), D. Peralta (11)
  • SF - C. Owings
  • SH - J. Dyson (3)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt 3 (25), J. Lamb (14), D. Descalso (31), D. Peralta (28), J. Mathis (4), Z. Greinke (3), C. Owings (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso (15), Z. Greinke (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (11), T. Story (13), G. Parra (9)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (13), T. Story (12)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (31), T. Story 2 (43), G. Marquez
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (25), G. Marquez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. LeMahieu (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Marte-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
  • E - K. Marte (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 5-4)5.28432523.531.1011.5
A. Chafin (H, 7)1.10000102.051.233.5
Y. Hirano1.01001101.670.961.5
T. McFarland1.01000002.311.212.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 5-4)5.2
A. Chafin (H, 7)1.1
Y. Hirano1.0
T. McFarland1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 4-6)4.06551434.791.48-3.0
H. Musgrave2.02111102.651.062.5
C. Rusin2.02221107.861.521.5
B. Pounders1.02110117.941.850.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 4-6)4.0
H. Musgrave2.0
C. Rusin2.0
B. Pounders1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Greinke
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 96-63, A. Chafin 11-7, Y. Hirano 16-10, T. McFarland 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-5, A. Chafin 1-1, Y. Hirano 1-0, T. McFarland 3-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 28, A. Chafin 3, Y. Hirano 4, T. McFarland 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Rusin (2)
  • IBB - H. Musgrave
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 69-44, H. Musgrave 29-19, C. Rusin 26-17, B. Pounders 25-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-2, H. Musgrave 1-4, C. Rusin 4-1, B. Pounders 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 19, H. Musgrave 9, C. Rusin 9, B. Pounders 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Jay RF41000132.302.360.368.7270.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B53332000.241.349.464.81316.0
J. Lamb 3B51111011.239.356.423.7795.5
D. Descalso 2B50210010.261.355.516.8723.5
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Peralta LF51311001.264.329.464.7939.0
K. Marte SS-2B42100113.231.288.380.6674.5
J. Dyson CF30000001.201.299.292.5900.0
J. Mathis C31110100.190.324.241.5656.0
Z. Greinke P30110010.227.320.318.6381.5
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Owings PH00010000.189.254.290.5441.0
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Ahmed SS00000000.211.263.397.6600.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Chafin in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B50200002.282.341.442.7822.0
C. Blackmon CF51111011.288.369.515.8845.5
N. Arenado 3B50100011.324.416.566.9820.5
C. Gonzalez RF41100011.268.308.446.7541.5
T. Story SS41221010.247.328.489.8188.5
G. Parra LF41200011.292.328.389.7173.5
I. Desmond 1B30000103.192.263.394.6571.0
C. Iannetta C20000212.224.331.396.7271.5
G. Marquez P10110000.286.286.286.5712.0
a- M. Tauchman PH10000002.100.206.133.3390.0
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Cuevas PH10000010.282.320.352.672-0.5
C. Rusin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Pounders P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- R. McMahon PH10000000.207.293.280.5740.0
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  • a-grounded out for Marquez in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Musgrave in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Pounders in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (14), D. Descalso (12), D. Peralta (9), K. Marte (11)
  • 3B - J. Mathis
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt 2 (10), J. Lamb (3), D. Peralta (11)
  • SF - C. Owings
  • SH - J. Dyson (3)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt 3 (25), J. Lamb (14), D. Descalso (31), D. Peralta (28), J. Mathis (4), Z. Greinke (3), C. Owings (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Descalso (15), Z. Greinke (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (11), T. Story (13), G. Parra (9)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (13), T. Story (12)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (31), T. Story 2 (43), G. Marquez
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (25), G. Marquez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. LeMahieu (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Marte-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
  • E - K. Marte (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (W, 5-4)5.28432523.531.1011.5
A. Chafin (H, 7)1.10000102.051.233.5
Y. Hirano1.01001101.670.961.5
T. McFarland1.01000002.311.212.0
Total9.01043372---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (W, 5-4)5.2
A. Chafin (H, 7)1.1
Y. Hirano1.0
T. McFarland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 4-6)4.06551434.791.48-3.0
H. Musgrave2.02111102.651.062.5
C. Rusin2.02221107.861.521.5
B. Pounders1.02110117.941.850.5
Total9.01299374---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 4-6)4.0
H. Musgrave2.0
C. Rusin2.0
B. Pounders1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Greinke
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 96-63, A. Chafin 11-7, Y. Hirano 16-10, T. McFarland 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 8-5, A. Chafin 1-1, Y. Hirano 1-0, T. McFarland 3-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 28, A. Chafin 3, Y. Hirano 4, T. McFarland 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Rusin (2)
  • IBB - H. Musgrave
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 69-44, H. Musgrave 29-19, C. Rusin 26-17, B. Pounders 25-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-2, H. Musgrave 1-4, C. Rusin 4-1, B. Pounders 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 19, H. Musgrave 9, C. Rusin 9, B. Pounders 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Goldschmidt homered to center94
  • 8TH INNING
    Owings hit sacrifice fly to right, Mathis scored84
    Mathis tripled to left center, Marte scored74
  • 6TH INNING
    Greinke singled to center, Marte scored, Mathis to second64
  • 5TH INNING
    Story homered to center, Gonzalez scored54
    Blackmon homered to left52
  • 3RD INNING
    Peralta homered to right center51
    Lamb homered to right41
    Goldschmidt homered to center, Jay scored31
  • 2ND INNING
    Marquez singled to left, Parra scored, Iannetta to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Descalso singled to shallow right, Goldschmidt scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brooks Pounders relieved Chris Rusin
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt homered to center
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Descalso lined out to right
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peralta doubled to left center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T.J. McFarland pitching
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Brooks Pounders
    • Nick Ahmed at shortstop
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to left
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop, LeMahieu to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Dyson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte to second on wild pitch, Dyson hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Marte to third
    • J. Mathis: Mathis tripled to left center, Marte scored
    • Chris Owings hit for Andrew Chafin
    • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Owings hit sacrifice fly to right, Mathis scored
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yoshihisa Hirano pitching
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Story doubled to left center
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Desmond out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin pitching
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Descalso doubled to deep right
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Chafin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Musgrave Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Peralta lined out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte doubled to deep left
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Dyson lined out to second
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mathis intentionally walked
    • Z. Greinke: Greinke singled to center, Marte scored, Mathis to second
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Harrison Musgrave
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cuevas struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to shallow center
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Zack Greinke
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu picked off at second, first to pitcher to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Harrison Musgrave pitching
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt lined out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Lamb grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Descalso: Descalso flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon homered to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to right center
    • T. Story: Ball, Story homered to center, Gonzalez scored
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra singled to shallow left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond flied out to deep right
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mathis grounded out to third
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
    • J. Jay: Ball, Jay grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra doubled to right center
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second, Parra to third
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • Mike Tauchman hit for German Marquez
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jay walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt homered to center, Jay scored
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb homered to right
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peralta homered to right center
    • K. Marte: Marte flied out to left
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to first
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Mathis lined out to center
    • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Greinke grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra safe at first on 2nd baseman Marte fielding error, Parra to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to third
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta intentionally walked
    • G. Marquez: Foul, Marquez singled to left, Parra scored, Iannetta to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt doubled to deep right center
    • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded out to shortstop, Goldschmidt to third
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso singled to shallow right, Goldschmidt scored
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Peralta reached on an infield single to shortstop, Descalso to second
    • K. Marte: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)