Powerful Rockies rally past Cubs, 9th straight win at home

DENVER (AP) Ian Desmond hit a monster blast that brought fans to their feet but it was a manufactured run that made the difference for the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado scored its first five runs on homers - including Desmond's 486-foot rocket - but Ryan McMahon delivered the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and Colorado rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Monday night.

Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who have won nine straight at home, but Desmond's shot onto the concourse got everyone's attention.

''Some of us were in awe. He walloped that one pretty good,'' Daniel Murphy said. ''It was a good swing, good at-bat, and a big swing for us, too.''

Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber and David Bote homered for the Cubs. Bote, who grew up in Longmont, Colo., outside of Denver and made his major league debut at Coors Field in 2018, hit his first homer in Colorado.

''Coming back this summer was a little bit more enjoyable than last year,'' he said. ''My debut wasn't successful.''

The game was tied 5-all when Murphy doubled and stole third with one out in the eighth. McMahon drove him in with a single to right-center off of Steve Cishek (1-3).

''(Murphy) was causing havoc out there so maybe Cishek was thinking about him a little bit at third, probably afraid to bounce something, trying to be a little more perfect with his pitches,'' McMahon said. ''Got me something to hit''.

Wade Davis got the final three outs for his eighth save and first since coming off the 10-day injured list on Friday.

The teams used the long ball to put up four runs each in the third inning. Bote and Schwarber went back-to-back on consecutive pitches to score the first two, and Rizzo hit a two-run homer to center to give Chicago a 4-0 lead. Rizzo finished with three hits.

Blackmon and Arenado each had a two-run homer off Yu Darvish in the bottom of the inning to tie it. Desmond gave the Rockies a 5-4 lead with his mammoth pinch-hit homer in the seventh that hit a restaurant on one bounce on the concourse. It is the longest home run in the majors this year, according to Statcast.

''As long as it goes over the fence I don't care how far it goes,'' Desmond said.

The Cubs tied it in the eighth on Javier Baez's groundout off Scott Oberg (4-0) before the Rockies answered in the bottom of the inning.

''It was there for us, we just could not finish it up,'' Chicago manager Joe Maddon said.

Darvish and Rockies starter German Marquez each allowed four runs in six innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: 3B Kris Bryant rolled his ankle against St. Louis on Sunday but was in the lineup.

Rockies: Colorado placed RHP Seunghwan Oh on the 10-day injured with a left abdominal strain, retroactive to Friday, and purchased the contract of LHP Phillip Diehl from Triple-A Albuquerque.

CARGO RETURNS

Chicago outfielder Carlos Gonzalez made his first appearance at Coors Field in a different uniform. Gonzalez played 10 seasons with the Rockies, becoming a free agent after last season. He signed with the Cubs on June 1 after hitting .210 in 30 games with Cleveland.

His return to Colorado was bittersweet for the three-time All-Star and 2010 NL batting champ.

''Obviously, this is home for me,'' he said before the game. ''I got a lot of memories of this place. It is what it is. I'm now on the other side.''

Colorado honored him with a video before the game and the fans gave him a 30-second standing ovation when he came to the plate in the second inning. Rockies players joined in the ovation.

''Real recognizes real. He's a heck of a player,'' Desmond said.

Gonzalez, who was 0 for 3 with a walk Monday, made his Cubs debut against the Rockies in Chicago last week, two days after signing with the club.

''I was home waiting for a job and the next thing I know I'm playing couple of games in Triple-A and hours later playing against my ex-teammates,'' he said. ''It was great seeing them competing against each other.''

UP NEXT

Colorado rookie right-hander Peter Lambert (1-0, 1.29 ERA) makes his Coors Field debut on Tuesday night, five days after winning his first major league start when he beat the Cubs. Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana (4-5, 3.77) took the loss in that game and is on the mound for his fourth career start at Colorado.

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  • W: S. Oberg (4-0)L: S. Cishek (1-3)S: W. Davis (8)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (17), K. Schwarber (13), D. Bote (8), COL - I. Desmond (7), N. Arenado (17), C. Blackmon (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF51111021.238.341.471.8135.0
K. Bryant 3B22000210.270.385.528.9133.5
A. Rizzo 1B41321010.284.396.559.9558.5
J. Baez SS40100012.298.338.570.9080.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000112.210.291.298.5890.5
S. Cishek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Caratini C40000013.333.444.533.978-0.5
J. Heyward CF-RF40000022.246.348.412.761-1.0
Y. Darvish P20000011.042.040.042.082-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000000.193.286.289.5750.0
M. Montgomery P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Almora CF10000000.251.297.421.7180.0
D. Bote 2B41211020.279.355.491.8466.0
  • a-lined out for Darvish in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF41321000.303.362.573.93610.0
T. Story SS40000012.285.353.535.888-0.5
D. Dahl CF41100002.329.376.531.9084.0
N. Arenado 3B41121011.329.379.605.9846.5
D. Murphy 1B41200000.257.314.450.7646.0
R. Tapia LF40000012.256.295.442.737-0.5
R. McMahon 2B40210001.247.339.413.7533.0
T. Wolters C21000001.302.357.410.7672.0
G. Marquez P20000012.241.241.345.586-0.5
J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Desmond PH11111000.246.317.465.7836.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-homered for Diaz in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - K. Schwarber (13), A. Rizzo (17), D. Bote (8)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (28), A. Rizzo 2 (47), D. Bote (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber, J. Baez, V. Caratini, J. Heyward, Y. Darvish
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (14), D. Murphy (10)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (11), N. Arenado (17), I. Desmond (7)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (34), N. Arenado 2 (57), R. McMahon (23), I. Desmond (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (18), R. McMahon (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl, N. Arenado, R. McMahon, G. Marquez
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Dahl (2), D. Murphy
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Heyward (4)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Murphy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish6.06440324.981.489.5
M. Montgomery0.12110015.171.79-3.0
B. Kintzler0.20000002.510.770.0
S. Cishek (L, 1-3)1.02110103.211.14-4.5
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish6.0
M. Montgomery0.1
B. Kintzler0.2
S. Cishek (L, 1-3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez6.05442734.191.1610.5
J. Diaz1.00000201.740.774.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0) (BS, 3)1.01111201.841.028.0
W. Davis (S, 8)1.01000102.161.509.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez6.0
J. Diaz1.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0) (BS, 3)1.0
W. Davis (S, 8)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - Y. Darvish (7)
  • HBP - Y. Darvish (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 83-63, M. Montgomery 10-7, B. Kintzler 9-5, S. Cishek 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 6-9, M. Montgomery 1-0, B. Kintzler 1-1, S. Cishek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 25, M. Montgomery 3, B. Kintzler 2, S. Cishek 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 96-61, J. Diaz 9-7, S. Oberg 18-10, W. Davis 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-2, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, J. Diaz 3, S. Oberg 5, W. Davis 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF51111021.238.341.471.8135.0
K. Bryant 3B22000210.270.385.528.9133.5
A. Rizzo 1B41321010.284.396.559.9558.5
J. Baez SS40100012.298.338.570.9080.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000112.210.291.298.5890.5
S. Cishek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Caratini C40000013.333.444.533.978-0.5
J. Heyward CF-RF40000022.246.348.412.761-1.0
Y. Darvish P20000011.042.040.042.082-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000000.193.286.289.5750.0
M. Montgomery P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Almora CF10000000.251.297.421.7180.0
D. Bote 2B41211020.279.355.491.8466.0
Total34574331211-----
  • a-lined out for Darvish in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon RF41321000.303.362.573.93610.0
T. Story SS40000012.285.353.535.888-0.5
D. Dahl CF41100002.329.376.531.9084.0
N. Arenado 3B41121011.329.379.605.9846.5
D. Murphy 1B41200000.257.314.450.7646.0
R. Tapia LF40000012.256.295.442.737-0.5
R. McMahon 2B40210001.247.339.413.7533.0
T. Wolters C21000001.302.357.410.7672.0
G. Marquez P20000012.241.241.345.586-0.5
J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Desmond PH11111000.246.317.465.7836.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total33610630411-----
  • a-homered for Diaz in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - K. Schwarber (13), A. Rizzo (17), D. Bote (8)
  • RBI - K. Schwarber (28), A. Rizzo 2 (47), D. Bote (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber, J. Baez, V. Caratini, J. Heyward, Y. Darvish
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (14), D. Murphy (10)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (11), N. Arenado (17), I. Desmond (7)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (34), N. Arenado 2 (57), R. McMahon (23), I. Desmond (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (18), R. McMahon (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl, N. Arenado, R. McMahon, G. Marquez
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Dahl (2), D. Murphy
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Heyward (4)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Murphy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish6.06440324.981.489.5
M. Montgomery0.12110015.171.79-3.0
B. Kintzler0.20000002.510.770.0
S. Cishek (L, 1-3)1.02110103.211.14-4.5
Total8.01066043---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish6.0
M. Montgomery0.1
B. Kintzler0.2
S. Cishek (L, 1-3)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez6.05442734.191.1610.5
J. Diaz1.00000201.740.774.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0) (BS, 3)1.01111201.841.028.0
W. Davis (S, 8)1.01000102.161.509.5
Total9.07553123---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez6.0
J. Diaz1.0
S. Oberg (W, 4-0) (BS, 3)1.0
W. Davis (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - Y. Darvish (7)
  • HBP - Y. Darvish (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 83-63, M. Montgomery 10-7, B. Kintzler 9-5, S. Cishek 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 6-9, M. Montgomery 1-0, B. Kintzler 1-1, S. Cishek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 25, M. Montgomery 3, B. Kintzler 2, S. Cishek 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 96-61, J. Diaz 9-7, S. Oberg 18-10, W. Davis 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 9-2, S. Oberg 1-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 25, J. Diaz 3, S. Oberg 5, W. Davis 4
  • 8TH INNING
    McMahon singled to right center, Murphy scored, McMahon out at second56
    Baez reached on fielder's choice to second, Bryant scored, Rizzo out at second on 1st baseman Murphy fielding error55
  • 7TH INNING
    Desmond homered to left45
  • 3RD INNING
    Arenado homered to left, Dahl scored44
    Blackmon homered to right, Wolters scored42
    Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored40
    Schwarber homered to left20
    Bote homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis relieved Scott Oberg
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
    • A. Almora: Almora popped out to first
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bote singled to center
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo singled to center, Bryant to third
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez reached on fielder's choice to second, Bryant scored, Rizzo out at second on 1st baseman Murphy fielding error
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • Albert Almora in center field
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy doubled to right
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Tapia struck out looking, Murphy stole third
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Foul, McMahon singled to right center, Murphy scored, McMahon out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jairo Diaz relieved German Marquez
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Yu Darvish
    • D. Descalso: Descalso lined out to left
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bote struck out looking
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Montgomery pitching
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Ian Desmond hit for Jairo Diaz
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond homered to left
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon doubled to deep right
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Mike Montgomery
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Story grounded out to pitcher, Blackmon to third
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dahl flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Baez singled to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Baez to third
    • V. Caratini: Caratini grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Murphy flied out to right
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Tapia lined out to center
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber fouled out to third
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon singled to center
    • T. Story: Story flied out to right
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Dahl reached on fielder's choice to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Y. Darvish: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Darvish grounded out to second
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Tapia flied out to left
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon singled to right
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, McMahon to second on wild pitch, Wolters grounded out to shortstop, McMahon to third
    • G. Marquez: Marquez grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Bote: Ball, Bote homered to right center
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber homered to left
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rizzo homered to center, Bryant scored
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez lined out to center
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Caratini grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wolters hit by pitch
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Marquez struck out bunting foul
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon homered to right, Wolters scored
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Dahl stole second, Strike looking, Arenado homered to left, Dahl scored
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • V. Caratini: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Caratini reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gonzalez out at second
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy singled to right
    • R. Tapia: Tapia flied out to left
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon reached on fielder's choice to second, Murphy out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo singled to center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez reached on fielder's choice to second, Rizzo out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
    • T. Story: Story flied out to center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Dahl lined out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)