Walker homers twice, Diamondbacks rout Rockies 8-0

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks had a day off on the Fourth of July.

That meant fireworks at Chase Field a day later - and not just pyrotechnics.

Christian Walker hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Diamondbacks to an 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

The Diamondbacks sent 11 batters to the plate in a six-run fifth inning, highlighted by Walker's three-run shot off Rockies reliever Jesus Tinoco. Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke got the win in his last start before heading to the All-Star Game.

''I wouldn't say I'm trying to hit home runs,'' said Walker, who has 17 this season. ''They tend to come in bunches. Maybe I'm swinging a little more uphill than I usually do.''

Greinke (10-3) shut out the Rockies on four hits through seven innings, striking out nine. Colorado was shut out for the fourth time this season.

''Total command of all pitches, fastball location, really good change, his change-up in the high 80s has Grade A action down,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''We couldn't get underneath that ball to get it elevated.''

Alex Avila added a two-run double to help the Diamondbacks end a three-game losing streak. The Rockies lost their fourth in a row, and their club record eight-game winning streak against the Diamondbacks came to an end.

Greinke raised his career strikeout total to 2,543, and moved past Bartolo Colon (2,535) and Javier Vazquez (2,536) for 32nd on the career strikeout list. Greinke reached 10 wins before the All-Star break for the fourth consecutive season.

He had to move on from an interference call against him in the third inning that put runners on second and third with one out.

''Made good pitches after that, and then got out of the inning, which was nice,'' Greinke said. ''We scored a lot of runs. It was a good game.''

Walker hit a two-run homer to the opposite field off Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (7-6) in the fourth inning for the game's first runs.

Senzatela was charged with seven runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. The seven runs were the most allowed by a Rockies starter since Peter Lambert allowed eight on June 16 against San Diego.

''I was getting ground balls, but in the fourth inning I left the ball up,'' Senzatela said. ''In the fifth everything was the same. I left them up and they hit them really good.''

Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia struck out swinging against reliever Archie Bradley to end the game, and broke his bat into two pieces slamming it on the ground.

''After eight consecutive losses to this team, it was nice to turn the tide a little bit,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.

PERALTA TO INJURED LIST

The Diamondbacks placed outfielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list Friday with right shoulder inflammation. Peralta left Wednesday's game at Dodger Stadium in the third inning.

Peralta had an MRI on Thursday, which revealed joint inflammation that remained from a previous right shoulder problem, manager Torey Lovullo said. Peralta hurt his right shoulder and had an injured list stint in late May.

He's batting .347 with runners in scoring position this season, and has an overall average of .289 with 24 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 44 RBI in 73 games.

''We just felt like at this point in time it would be the best decision to get him off his feet, combined with the All-Star break,'' Lovullo said. ''At some point after the All-Star break, (he) gets back on his feet and is healthy and he can get into that true David form where he carries this ball club.''

The Diamondbacks called up infielder Domingo Leyba from Triple-A Reno to take Peralta's place on the roster.

SCORING CHANGES

The Rockies were affected by several scoring changes announced by Major League Baseball on Friday. From June 28's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chris Iannetta's infield single was changed to an error by the pitcher.

Reliever Jake McGee got a run allowed changed to an unearned run from that game.

Infielder Ryan McMahon was charged with a throwing error from a June 23 game against the Dodgers, in what was originally scored a hit.

Infielder Trevor Story had a base hit from July 2 against Houston changed to an error on the Astros' Jose Altuve.

FOR TYLER

Both teams and fans at Chase Field observed a moment of silence for the late Tyler Skaggs, who made his big-league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2012.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: IF Wilmer Flores (foot) took ground balls and live at-bats on Friday as he moved closer to a rehab assignment and a return. ... RHP Jon Duplantier (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Thursday and will throw to hitters on Sunday. ... RHP Taylor Clarke (back) had an MRI recently, but no update was given before the game.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (9-5, 3.84 earned run average) has won each of his last four starts and has a win over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field from earlier this season.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (5-6, 4.10 ERA) enters his Saturday start against the Rockies third in the NL in strikeouts with 129. Lovullo also confirmed that LHP Alex Young, who won his major-league debut June 27 at San Francisco, will start Sunday against Colorado.

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    BATTING
    • 2B - R. McMahon (13), R. Tapia (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl 2 (2), N. Arenado 2 (2), R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Wolters
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Avila (4)
    • HR - C. Walker 2 (17)
    • SF - E. Escobar (6)
    • RBI - E. Escobar (66), C. Walker 5 (43), A. Avila 2 (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker 5 (21)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, N. Ahmed 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Dyson (20)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Murphy-Story; Story-McMahon-Murphy)
    FIELDING
    • E - N. Ahmed (5), Z. Greinke
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Senzatela (L, 7-6)4.17772115.321.64-8.5
    J. Tinoco2.22112112.791.031.5
    C. Estevez1.00000204.351.454.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Senzatela (L, 7-6)4.1
    J. Tinoco2.2
    C. Estevez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (W, 10-3)7.04000902.730.9231.5
    A. Bradley2.01001404.951.736.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (W, 10-3)7.0
    A. Bradley2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Tinoco
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 73-44, J. Tinoco 38-21, C. Estevez 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 7-3, J. Tinoco 5-2, C. Estevez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 20, J. Tinoco 12, C. Estevez 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 104-71, A. Bradley 37-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 9-4, A. Bradley 2-0
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Bradley 8
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    G. Hampson CF10000010.203.237.289.526-0.5
    T. Story SS40100022.292.358.536.8930.0
    D. Dahl CF-RF40100013.316.360.544.9040.5
    N. Arenado 3B30000032.318.382.574.956-1.5
    P. Valaika 3B10000000.128.226.213.4390.0
    D. Murphy 1B30000100.272.325.437.7611.0
    R. McMahon 2B40100010.256.333.402.7351.5
    R. Tapia LF40100022.265.302.446.7471.0
    T. Wolters C30100001.286.353.378.7301.0
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    • a-struck out for Tinoco in the 8th
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    T. Locastro LF00000000.238.371.317.6880.0
    K. Marte CF31100101.312.360.564.9243.0
    E. Escobar 2B-3B31010001.291.350.535.8852.0
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    J. Lamb 3B-1B31100111.206.341.265.6062.5
    N. Ahmed SS31000132.256.306.417.7240.5
    A. Avila C31220100.246.422.522.9447.0
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    I. Vargas 2B-3B00000000.253.293.370.6630.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - R. McMahon (13), R. Tapia (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dahl 2 (2), N. Arenado 2 (2), R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Wolters
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Avila (4)
      • HR - C. Walker 2 (17)
      • SF - E. Escobar (6)
      • RBI - E. Escobar (66), C. Walker 5 (43), A. Avila 2 (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker 5 (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, N. Ahmed 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Dyson (20)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Murphy-Story; Story-McMahon-Murphy)
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Ahmed (5), Z. Greinke
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Senzatela (L, 7-6)4.17772115.321.64-8.5
      J. Tinoco2.22112112.791.031.5
      C. Estevez1.00000204.351.454.0
      Total8.0988442---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Senzatela (L, 7-6)4.1
      J. Tinoco2.2
      C. Estevez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (W, 10-3)7.04000902.730.9231.5
      A. Bradley2.01001404.951.736.0
      Total9.05001130---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (W, 10-3)7.0
      A. Bradley2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Tinoco
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 73-44, J. Tinoco 38-21, C. Estevez 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 7-3, J. Tinoco 5-2, C. Estevez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 20, J. Tinoco 12, C. Estevez 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 104-71, A. Bradley 37-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 9-4, A. Bradley 2-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Bradley 8
      • 5TH INNING
        Walker homered to center, Dyson and Marte scored08
        Escobar hit sacrifice fly to center, Avila scored, Dyson to third05
        Avila doubled to deep right, Lamb and Ahmed scored04
      • 4TH INNING
        Walker homered to right, Escobar scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tim Locastro in left field
        • Domingo Leyba at second base
        • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dahl grounded out to first
        • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Valaika grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy walked
        • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon doubled to deep left, Murphy to third
        • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Archie Bradley pitching
        • Ildemaro Vargas at second base
        • Mark Reynolds hit for Jesus Tinoco
        • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Reynolds struck out on foul tip
        • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hampson struck out looking
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carlos Estevez pitching
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Avila grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to shortstop
        • R. McMahon: Foul, Foul, McMahon grounded out to first
        • R. Tapia: Tapia doubled to center
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Pat Valaika at third base
        • Garrett Hampson in center field
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar grounded out to first
        • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker grounded out to third
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Story singled to center
        • D. Dahl: Dahl reached on fielder's choice to second, Story out at second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Tinoco Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
        • Z. Greinke: Foul, Strike looking, Greinke flied out to left
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson reached on fielder's choice to first, Avila out at second
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wolters lined out to first
        • A. Senzatela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb singled to right
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked, Lamb to second
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila doubled to deep right, Lamb and Ahmed scored
        • Z. Greinke: Foul, Greinke flied out to right
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson singled to right center, Avila to third
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Dyson stole second, Ball, Marte walked
        • Jesus Tinoco relieved Antonio Senzatela
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Escobar hit sacrifice fly to center, Avila scored, Dyson to third
        • C. Walker: Walker homered to center, Dyson and Marte scored
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to center
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked, Jones to second
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones to third, Lamb to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Murphy grounded out to second
        • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson lined out to center
        • K. Marte: Marte singled to center
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Escobar reached on fielder's choice to second, Marte out at second
        • C. Walker: Ball, Walker homered to right, Escobar scored
        • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wolters singled to right
        • A. Senzatela: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon reached on fielder's choice to first, Wolters to third on shortstop Ahmed fielding error. Blackmon to second on Greinke fielding error
        • T. Story: Ball, Story flied out to shallow right
        • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dahl struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Avila singled to center
        • Z. Greinke: Greinke grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Avila out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Murphy lined out to left
        • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to first
        • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker singled to center
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Walker out at second
        • J. Lamb: Lamb grounded into double play shortstop to first, Jones out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Dahl singled to center
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Senzatela Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Marte grounded out to second
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)