Senzatela, Rockies maintain playoff hopes, beat Arizona 5-1

PHOENIX (AP) Antonio Senzatela picked a great night for perhaps his best outing of the season.

The Colorado right-hander allowed three hits in seven strong innings and the Rockies kept pace in their playoff push with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

With eight games to play, the Rockies trail the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers by 1 1/2 games in the NL West and are 1 1/2 behind St. Louis for the final NL wild-card spot.

''We don't have many games left,'' Colorado catcher Chris Iannetta said. ''We need some help from teams ahead of us to lose some games and we have to win a bunch. It's going to be difficult but we'll just try to win one each day and be happy.''

Arizona, meanwhile, has lost 11 out of 14 and is on the brink of mathematical elimination from playoff contention with a week to go.

Iannetta drove in two with a bases-loaded single in Colorado's four-run third inning against Patrick Corbin (11-7). Iannetta got a third RBI when Brad Boxberger walked him with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Senzatela (6-6) retired the first 14 batters before A.J. Pollock hit a 1-1 pitch just over the left-field wall, Pollock's 19th homer of the season, with two outs in the fifth.

Senzatela thought it was his best performance of the season, considering the circumstance.

''I had a lot of confidence in my fastball, the action of my fastball down in the zone,'' he said through a translator. ''I just felt I could throw it at any point and I was going to have good results.''

The only other batters to reach base against the Colorado right-hander were Alex Avila, whose leadoff single in the sixth was erased by a double play, and Eduardo Escobar, who singled to lead off the seventh.

Senzatela, who has won his last two outings after going 0-3 in his previous four, threw just 75 pitches, allowing a run and striking out four with no walks.

''Tonight was big for him, man,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He's still growing as a pitcher but a great job tonight. Repeated his delivery outstanding. ... He's an aggressive pitcher who attacks.''

A hit batter and two walks by Corbin loaded the bases for Colorado with two outs in the third. Iannetta lashed a two-run single, David Dahl followed with an RBI single down the right-field line, Garrett Hampson drove in another with a single to center and the Rockies led 4-0.

In his shortest outing of the season, Corbin went three innings, allowing four runs and five hits with four walks, a hit batter and five strikeouts. He threw 44 pitches in the third inning alone.

''There's no secrets with Corbin said,'' Black sad. ''This guy's an All-Star pitcher with maybe, arguably one of the best sliders in the game and I thought overall we did a pretty good job of laying off on the low slider.''

It may have been Corbin's final home game as a Diamondback. He becomes a free agent after this season.

''I wasn't the type of outing I was expecting out of Patrick,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''He got nicked up with a 44-pitch third inning and by that time, I guess as you look at the final score of the game, the damage has been done. ... I am disappointed in a lot of things over the past several weeks and you can go ahead and say the entire year. `'

Colorado's Charlie Blackmon singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, tying a career high.

TRAINERS ROOM

Rockies: Manager Bud Black said SS Trevor Story ''had a good day in the batting cage'' and that ''We're real close to turning him loose.'' Story injured his elbow throwing the baseball Monday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and has not played since. It was initially thought to be a more severe injury but an MRI showed no structural damage.

UP NEXT

Colorado sends LHP Kyle Freeland (15-7, 2.95 ERA) to the mound and Arizona counters with RHP Zack Godley (14-10, 4.79) Sunday in the final meeting of the teams this season.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (6-6)L: P. Corbin (11-7)
  • HR: ARI - A. Pollock (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF41200000.288.357.493.8504.0
D. LeMahieu 2B51200002.278.323.441.7633.0
N. Arenado 3B31000213.292.372.545.9172.5
M. Holliday LF30000123.294.419.451.8700.0
G. Parra LF00000100.281.339.365.7031.0
I. Desmond 1B31000206.236.304.418.7223.0
C. Iannetta C41230111.219.337.375.7126.5
D. Dahl RF40110114.274.325.486.8112.5
G. Hampson SS40110013.242.390.333.7241.5
A. Senzatela P30000025.091.091.136.227-1.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000010.230.303.376.679-0.5
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF40000001.272.335.353.6880.0
E. Escobar 3B40100000.268.332.488.8201.0
D. Peralta LF30000001.295.351.519.8710.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000001.296.396.548.9450.0
D. Descalso 2B30000021.240.356.441.797-1.0
A. Pollock CF31111020.256.314.477.7915.0
N. Ahmed SS30000000.239.293.421.7130.0
A. Avila C30100000.162.296.304.5991.0
P. Corbin P0000-000.186.213.203.000-
a- P. Kivlehan PH1000-010.429.5001.000.000-
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Sherfy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Brito PH10000001.192.222.192.4150.0
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- K. Marte PH10000000.252.322.420.7420.0
  • a-struck out for Corbin in the 3rd
  • b-lined out for Sherfy in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Boxberger in the 9th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Iannetta 3 (35), D. Dahl (33), G. Hampson (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Iannetta 3 (7), D. Dahl (10), G. Hampson
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Holliday, D. Dahl 3 (3), A. Senzatela 5 (5)
BATTING
  • HR - A. Pollock (19)
  • RBI - A. Pollock (61)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Descalso
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hampson-LeMahieu-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Escobar-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
  • E - N. Ahmed (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 6-6)7.03110414.521.3529.0
A. Ottavino (H, 32)1.00000102.270.973.5
W. Davis1.00000004.331.093.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 6-6)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 32)1.0
W. Davis1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 11-7)3.05444503.231.06-6.5
R. Delgado2.01002005.591.663.0
J. Sherfy1.00000102.131.183.5
S. Bracho1.20000203.081.104.0
A. Chafin0.11110102.771.32-1.5
B. Boxberger1.01002004.381.420.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 75-51, A. Ottavino 5-5, W. Davis 10-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-6, A. Ottavino 1-1, W. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Corbin (8), R. Delgado (2)
  • IBB - R. Delgado, B. Boxberger (4)
  • HBP - P. Corbin (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 82-46, R. Delgado 29-19, J. Sherfy 13-10, S. Bracho 18-12, A. Chafin 7-5, B. Boxberger 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 3-0, R. Delgado 4-2, S. Bracho 2-1, B. Boxberger 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 18, R. Delgado 9, J. Sherfy 3, S. Bracho 5, A. Chafin 2, B. Boxberger 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF41200000.288.357.493.8504.0
D. LeMahieu 2B51200002.278.323.441.7633.0
N. Arenado 3B31000213.292.372.545.9172.5
M. Holliday LF30000123.294.419.451.8700.0
G. Parra LF00000100.281.339.365.7031.0
I. Desmond 1B31000206.236.304.418.7223.0
C. Iannetta C41230111.219.337.375.7126.5
D. Dahl RF40110114.274.325.486.8112.5
G. Hampson SS40110013.242.390.333.7241.5
A. Senzatela P30000025.091.091.136.227-1.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000010.230.303.376.679-0.5
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay RF40000001.272.335.353.6880.0
E. Escobar 3B40100000.268.332.488.8201.0
D. Peralta LF30000001.295.351.519.8710.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000001.296.396.548.9450.0
D. Descalso 2B30000021.240.356.441.797-1.0
A. Pollock CF31111020.256.314.477.7915.0
N. Ahmed SS30000000.239.293.421.7130.0
A. Avila C30100000.162.296.304.5991.0
P. Corbin P0000-000.186.213.203.000-
a- P. Kivlehan PH1000-010.429.5001.000.000-
R. Delgado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Sherfy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Brito PH10000001.192.222.192.4150.0
S. Bracho P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- K. Marte PH10000000.252.322.420.7420.0
Total291311055-----
  • a-struck out for Corbin in the 3rd
  • b-lined out for Sherfy in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Boxberger in the 9th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Iannetta 3 (35), D. Dahl (33), G. Hampson (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Iannetta 3 (7), D. Dahl (10), G. Hampson
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Holliday, D. Dahl 3 (3), A. Senzatela 5 (5)
BATTING
  • HR - A. Pollock (19)
  • RBI - A. Pollock (61)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Descalso
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hampson-LeMahieu-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Escobar-Descalso-Goldschmidt)
  • E - N. Ahmed (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 6-6)7.03110414.521.3529.0
A. Ottavino (H, 32)1.00000102.270.973.5
W. Davis1.00000004.331.093.0
Total9.0311051---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 6-6)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 32)1.0
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 11-7)3.05444503.231.06-6.5
R. Delgado2.01002005.591.663.0
J. Sherfy1.00000102.131.183.5
S. Bracho1.20000203.081.104.0
A. Chafin0.11110102.771.32-1.5
B. Boxberger1.01002004.381.420.0
Total9.0855890---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 11-7)3.0
R. Delgado2.0
J. Sherfy1.0
S. Bracho1.2
A. Chafin0.1
B. Boxberger1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 75-51, A. Ottavino 5-5, W. Davis 10-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-6, A. Ottavino 1-1, W. Davis 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Corbin (8), R. Delgado (2)
  • IBB - R. Delgado, B. Boxberger (4)
  • HBP - P. Corbin (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 82-46, R. Delgado 29-19, J. Sherfy 13-10, S. Bracho 18-12, A. Chafin 7-5, B. Boxberger 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 3-0, R. Delgado 4-2, S. Bracho 2-1, B. Boxberger 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 18, R. Delgado 9, J. Sherfy 3, S. Bracho 5, A. Chafin 2, B. Boxberger 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Iannetta walked, LeMahieu scored, Parra to third, Desmond to second51
  • 5TH INNING
    Pollock homered to left41
  • 3RD INNING
    Hampson singled to center, Iannetta scored, Dahl to third40
    Dahl singled to right, Desmond scored, Iannetta to second30
    Iannetta singled to right center, Blackmon and Arenado scored, Desmond to third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Chafin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to left
    • Brad Boxberger relieved Andrew Chafin
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to left, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arenado lined out to center, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Parra intentionally walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Desmond reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at home, LeMahieu to third, Parra to second
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta walked, LeMahieu scored, Parra to third, Desmond to second
    • D. Dahl: Dahl flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Ketel Marte hit for Brad Boxberger
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to center
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jay grounded out to second
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Bracho Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dahl flied out to left
    • G. Hampson: Hampson grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Silvino Bracho
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed flied out to deep left
    • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Silvino Bracho pitching
    • M. Holliday: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to second
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Gerardo Parra in left field
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar singled to left
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt flied out to center
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Descalso lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jimmie Sherfy relieved Randall Delgado
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon flied out to deep left
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Ball, Avila singled to center
    • Socrates Brito hit for Jimmie Sherfy
    • S. Brito: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brito lined out to shortstop
    • J. Jay: Jay grounded out to second, Avila out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Delgado Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to third, Desmond to second
    • D. Dahl: Dahl intentionally walked
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Foul, Hampson flied out to center
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Senzatela grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt lined out to center
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock homered to left
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Randall Delgado pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon singled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Blackmon to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Arenado grounded out to second, Blackmon to third
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Foul, Holliday grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jay grounded out to second
    • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep right
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon hit by pitch
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked, Blackmon to third, Arenado to second
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Iannetta singled to right center, Blackmon and Arenado scored, Desmond to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Dahl singled to right, Desmond scored, Iannetta to second
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hampson singled to center, Iannetta scored, Dahl to third
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Senzatela struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • A. Avila: Ball, Avila grounded out to shortstop
    • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Patrick Corbin
    • P. Kivlehan: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kivlehan struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Iannetta singled to center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Pollock struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop, LeMahieu to second on shortstop Ahmed throwing error
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to second, Holliday out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Peralta grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)