Arenado, Senzatela lead Rockies to rout of D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) The Colorado Rockies were in search of a return to some form of normalcy on the heels of a wild four-game split with the San Diego Padres in which they scored 48 runs and allowed 44.

Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Antonio Senzatela helped give the Rockies exactly that.

Arenado homered and drove in three, Senzatela pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 Tuesday night.

Blackmon stayed hot with three hits, though he admitted to feeling less than 100 percent after the taxing San Diego series. The Rockies (39-35) took over second place in the NL West, a game up on the Diamondbacks, with their sixth straight win against Arizona.

''I feel like I'm doing a good job of not trying to do too much,'' Blackmon said. ''My best approach is usually to see it, hit it.''

Senzatela (6-5) equaled his longest outing of the season with 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

''He was the key to game,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said of Senzatela. ''`Senza' restored order. That was critical. This was in my opinion a big game.''

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead on Arenado's high drive into the left field seats off Arizona's Merrill Kelly (7-7) with two out in the first. It scored Blackmon, who led off the game with a double down the right field line.

''I'm just glad he's on our team,'' Arenado said of Blackmon. ''Our offense goes as he goes, I've always said that.''

Blackmon has reached base in 28 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the National League. He was named NL Player of the Week on Monday after getting 21 hits last week, and he's the first player in Rockies history with at least three hits in five consecutive games.

Jarrod Dyson bunted over Senzatela's head for a base hit to lead off the fifth, took third on a single and scored on David Peralta's fielder's choice to make it 2-1. But the Rockies took control in the top of the sixth with four runs.

Arenado doubled in David Dahl, and after Daniel Murphy reached on catcher's interference, Ryan McMahon doubled to right field to drive in two runs.

McMahon sprinted home on a wild pitch before the inning ended, giving the Rockies a 6-1 lead.

Ian Desmond's single in the fourth extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Desmond and Dahl drove in single runs in the seventh.

Kelly was charged with five earned runs and eight hits in six innings, striking out five. He had won his past three starts.

The Diamondbacks fell to 14-17 at home this season.

''I can't explain it,'' manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I thought we were in a decent position. I thought we did a good enough job of it but that four-run sixth really took the wind of us.''

ROCKIES MOVE

Colorado called up infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque and designated pitcher Mike Dunn for assignment. Dunn had been with the Rockies since 2017 and made 121 appearances. ''It was emotional,'' Black said. ''Mike understood all elements of the decision.''

THAT ROX

The Rockies got their 2,000 win as a franchise.

KLIFF NOTE

New Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury attended the night's game.

ROOFTOP WEATHER

Tuesday tied for the third latest calendar date in Chase Field history that the stadium's retractable roof was opened for a game. The record is June 27, 1998. Temperature at first pitch was 103 degrees.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: IF Jake Lamb was scheduled to play first base for Triple-A Reno on Tuesday night in San Antonio. He's been on the injured list since April 5 with a strained quadriceps.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (6-5, 4.39 earned run average) is set for his second start against Arizona this season Wednesday. He's 2-3 in eight career starts against the Diamondbacks with both wins at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (8-2, 2.65) goes into Wednesday's start having not allowed a run over his last 13 1/3 innings.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (6-5)L: M. Kelly (7-7)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (18)
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T. Story SS51200012.294.360.549.9093.5
D. Dahl LF-CF41110023.335.384.541.9242.0
N. Arenado 3B42331101.327.385.594.98013.0
D. Murphy 1B31000102.273.322.455.7772.0
I. Desmond CF40110014.273.335.505.8391.5
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C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. McMahon 2B41120003.263.343.413.7575.0
T. Wolters C40100002.301.376.397.7731.0
A. Senzatela P30000021.000.042.000.042-1.0
R. Tapia LF10000000.262.302.443.7450.0
  • a-struck out for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF51100010.260.350.390.7401.5
K. Marte 2B40300000.293.346.568.9143.0
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D. Peralta LF20110201.290.351.502.8534.0
A. Jones RF30000105.274.322.488.8101.0
E. Escobar 3B40000002.288.345.559.9040.0
C. Walker 1B30100010.252.327.476.8031.5
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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N. Ahmed SS40100001.273.323.426.7491.0
C. Kelly C30000102.265.344.515.8591.0
M. Kelly P20000022.000.040.000.040-1.0
K. Cron 1B20000010.214.261.524.785-0.5
  • a-struck out for Andriese in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for McFarland in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (18), T. Story (20), N. Arenado (17), R. McMahon (9)
  • HR - N. Arenado (18)
  • SF - D. Dahl (4)
  • RBI - D. Dahl (36), N. Arenado 3 (60), I. Desmond (38), R. McMahon 2 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado, M. Reynolds 2 (2), R. McMahon 2 (2), T. Wolters, A. Senzatela
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Walker (18)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (38)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 4 (4), E. Escobar 2 (2), C. Kelly 2 (2), M. Kelly 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - N. Arenado (4)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Kelly 2 (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 6-5)6.27114505.091.6318.5
J. Diaz1.10000004.910.953.0
C. Estevez1.00000103.971.413.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 6-5)6.2
J. Diaz1.1
C. Estevez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 7-7)6.08650513.991.272.5
T. McFarland2.02222005.641.660.0
M. Andriese1.02000204.911.452.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 7-7)6.0
T. McFarland2.0
M. Andriese1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 103-59, J. Diaz 16-11, C. Estevez 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-5, J. Diaz 4-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 30, J. Diaz 5, C. Estevez 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Kelly (3)
  • IBB - T. McFarland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 84-58, T. McFarland 38-22, M. Andriese 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-9, T. McFarland 5-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 27, T. McFarland 10, M. Andriese 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF52300000.341.389.6551.0446.0
T. Story SS51200012.294.360.549.9093.5
D. Dahl LF-CF41110023.335.384.541.9242.0
N. Arenado 3B42331101.327.385.594.98013.0
D. Murphy 1B31000102.273.322.455.7772.0
I. Desmond CF40110014.273.335.505.8391.5
J. Diaz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Reynolds PH10000012.171.291.342.633-0.5
C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. McMahon 2B41120003.263.343.413.7575.0
T. Wolters C40100002.301.376.397.7731.0
A. Senzatela P30000021.000.042.000.042-1.0
R. Tapia LF10000000.262.302.443.7450.0
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  • a-struck out for Diaz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF51100010.260.350.390.7401.5
K. Marte 2B40300000.293.346.568.9143.0
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A. Jones RF30000105.274.322.488.8101.0
E. Escobar 3B40000002.288.345.559.9040.0
C. Walker 1B30100010.252.327.476.8031.5
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Vargas PH-2B10000000.264.291.395.6860.0
N. Ahmed SS40100001.273.323.426.7491.0
C. Kelly C30000102.265.344.515.8591.0
M. Kelly P20000022.000.040.000.040-1.0
K. Cron 1B20000010.214.261.524.785-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Andriese in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for McFarland in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (18), T. Story (20), N. Arenado (17), R. McMahon (9)
  • HR - N. Arenado (18)
  • SF - D. Dahl (4)
  • RBI - D. Dahl (36), N. Arenado 3 (60), I. Desmond (38), R. McMahon 2 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 2 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado, M. Reynolds 2 (2), R. McMahon 2 (2), T. Wolters, A. Senzatela
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Walker (18)
  • RBI - D. Peralta (38)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 4 (4), E. Escobar 2 (2), C. Kelly 2 (2), M. Kelly 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - N. Arenado (4)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Kelly 2 (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 6-5)6.27114505.091.6318.5
J. Diaz1.10000004.910.953.0
C. Estevez1.00000103.971.413.5
Total9.0711460---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 6-5)6.2
J. Diaz1.1
C. Estevez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly (L, 7-7)6.08650513.991.272.5
T. McFarland2.02222005.641.660.0
M. Andriese1.02000204.911.452.0
Total9.01287271---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly (L, 7-7)6.0
T. McFarland2.0
M. Andriese1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 103-59, J. Diaz 16-11, C. Estevez 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-5, J. Diaz 4-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 30, J. Diaz 5, C. Estevez 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Kelly (3)
  • IBB - T. McFarland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 84-58, T. McFarland 38-22, M. Andriese 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 4-9, T. McFarland 5-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 27, T. McFarland 10, M. Andriese 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Desmond grounded out to pitcher, Story scored, Arenado to third, Murphy to second81
    Dahl hit sacrifice fly to center, Blackmon scored, Story to third on catcher Kelly fielding error71
  • 6TH INNING
    McMahon scored on wild pitch61
    McMahon doubled to deep right center, Arenado and Murphy scored51
    Arenado doubled to deep left, Dahl scored31
  • 5TH INNING
    Peralta reached on fielder's choice to second, Dyson scored, Marte out at second21
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to left, Blackmon scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • T. Story: Foul, Story singled to center
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Arenado singled to right, Story to second
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Murphy lined out to right, Story to third
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Jairo Diaz
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez pitching
    • K. Cron: Cron lined out to third
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • Tim Locastro hit for Matt Andriese
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Locastro struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wolters grounded out to third
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Diaz Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for T.J. McFarland
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Vargas grounded out to third
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado throwing error
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Kelly grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kevin Cron at first base
    • T.J. McFarland pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to right center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story doubled to deep right center, Blackmon to third
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Dahl hit sacrifice fly to center, Blackmon scored, Story to third on catcher Kelly fielding error
    • N. Arenado: Arenado intentionally walked
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to pitcher, Story scored, Arenado to third, Murphy to second
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McMahon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • K. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte singled to center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked, Marte to second
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • Raimel Tapia in left field
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Dahl singled to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado doubled to deep left, Dahl scored
    • D. Murphy: Murphy reached on catcher's interference
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike (foul tip), McMahon doubled to deep right center, Arenado and Murphy scored
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first, McMahon to third
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon scored on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar flied out to deep left
    • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker doubled to deep right
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ahmed lined out to third
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Kelly lined out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon lined out to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson reached on bunt single to second
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to right, Dyson to third
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta reached on fielder's choice to second, Dyson scored, Marte out at second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Murphy lined out to first
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond singled to left center
    • R. McMahon: McMahon lined out to center
    • T. Wolters: Wolters flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Walker grounded out to first
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Kelly: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kelly walked, Ahmed to second
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to right
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story fouled out to first
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Ball, Dahl reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kelly struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Dyson lined out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to left
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked, Marte to second
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McMahon flied out to deep center
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wolters singled to shallow left
    • A. Senzatela: Senzatela flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kelly grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon doubled to deep right
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dahl struck out on foul tip
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado homered to left, Blackmon scored
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy flied out to shallow left
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta singled to left
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked, Peralta to second
    • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)