Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3

PHOENIX (AP) Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time.

Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part of a three-run rally that sent the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

''When you get an offensive catcher as capable as Carson, it adds a whole new dimension and some thickness to your lineup,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''They don't come around very often.''

Kelly's 18 home runs are tied with Miguel Montero (2011) for the most by a catcher in one season in club history. The 25-year-old who was part of the Paul Goldschmidt trade with St. Louis last offseason has 13 homers while hitting eighth in the order, the highest total in the majors.

''Cool!'' Kelly said when told he matched Montero, a two-time All-Star. ''Early on, as a young player not having a ton of success, and then finally seeing the work that you put in over the years pay off at the highest level, it just makes me motivated to continue getting better.''

David Peralta added a two-run triple in the eighth, making a winner of reliever Yoan Lopez (2-5) after he got two outs in the top of the inning.

Wade Davis (1-6) took the loss after giving up Kelly's home run.

''He would like to have that pitch back,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''If you get back that hanging breaking ball to Kelly, that was sort of the back-breaker for Wade.''

Ketel Marte also homered and starter Zac Gallen allowed a run and five hits over six innings in his third start for the Diamondbacks since arriving in a trade with Miami on July 31. He struck out eight and walked six.

Archie Bradley allowed Charlie Blackmon's 27th home run in the ninth - Blackmon's third straight game with a homer - but earned his fifth save. Arizona climbed back to .500 at 63-63, while the Rockies' four-game winning streak ended.

Tony Wolters had two hits and two RBIs for Colorado. Chi Chi Gonzalez held the Diamondbacks hitless for five innings before Kelly lined a first-pitch single to center field to open the sixth.

The next batter, pinch-hitter Josh Rojas, hit a fly ball toward the left-field corner that looked as though it would fall for a hit. But outfielder Raimel Tapia made a long run and a diving catch as he hit the turf.

One out later, Marte drove Gonzalez's fastball beyond the pool deck in right-center for his 26th home run to give Arizona a 2-1 lead.

The Rockies tied it in the eighth against reliever Andrew Chafin. Daniel Murphy led off with a single, Ryan McMahon singled with one out and Wolters drove in Murphy with a base hit.

But then Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, who an inning earlier leaped to catch Trevor Story's line drive, keyed a 1-6-3 double play with a rushed but accurate throw.

After three scoreless innings, Gallen struggled to find the strike zone. He struck out the first two hitters in the fourth, but loaded the bases on a single and two walks. Wolters drew the third walk of the inning, allowing Murphy to trot home with the game's first run.

''Six walks is not going to sit well with me, but we got a win and that's what matters,'' Gallen said. ''Just got to keep us in the game so we can do things like that.''

The announced attendance of 15,443 was the second-smallest crowd of the season for a Diamondbacks home game.

ROSTER MOVES

The Rockies claimed right-hander Wes Parsons off waivers from Atlanta and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque. Parsons was designated for assignment Friday by the Braves. Right-hander Scott Oberg was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL after being treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career Saturday.

SPRING FOES AND MATES

The Diamondbacks and Rockies announced their 2020 spring training schedules Monday, and will open exhibition play against each other on Feb. 22 at Salt River Fields in nearby Scottsdale, a facility the two teams share. It will mark the 10th season of spring training at the complex, which the two teams have shared since it opened in February 2011.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Wolters came up limping with a twisted ankle after trying to throw out Jarrod Dyson at second base on a steal attempt in the eighth. Wolters' throw sailed into center field for an error, his first of the season.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (3-10, 7.09 ERA) is set to face the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. In three starts against Arizona this season, he has allowed at least five runs in each.

Diamondbacks: LHP Alex Young (4-3, 3.98 ERA) makes his second career start against the Rockies. He beat Colorado on July 7 in Phoenix but hasn't won at home since.

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  • W: Y. Lopez (2-5)L: W. Davis (1-6)S: A. Bradley (5)
  • HR: COL - C. Blackmon (27), ARI - K. Marte (26), C. Kelly (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Story SS40000121.290.358.567.9250.0
N. Arenado 3B50200010.303.363.554.9171.5
D. Murphy 1B22100202.282.331.457.7885.0
R. Tapia LF-CF40100014.287.325.445.7700.5
R. McMahon 2B20100210.270.351.472.8231.5
T. Wolters C30220100.285.349.361.7105.0
G. Hampson CF30000014.211.269.314.582-0.5
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C. Gonzalez P30000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
J. Tinoco P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
I. Desmond LF10000000.259.317.470.7870.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Hampson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson RF-CF41100011.259.334.364.6983.5
K. Marte CF-2B31121111.320.382.573.9557.5
E. Escobar 2B-3B31000101.271.327.527.8532.0
D. Peralta LF40220001.275.343.464.8077.0
C. Walker 1B40000002.257.345.472.8170.0
J. Lamb 3B30000001.213.353.402.7550.0
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Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bradley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS30000011.272.332.461.793-0.5
C. Kelly C32211000.259.351.542.8938.0
Z. Gallen P10000000.154.154.154.3080.0
a- J. Rojas PH10000001.273.360.318.6780.0
K. Ginkel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Jones RF10000010.270.318.433.751-0.5
  • a-flied out for Gallen in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Blackmon (27)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (70), T. Wolters 2 (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia 3 (3), G. Hampson 3 (3), C. Gonzalez
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (28)
  • 3B - D. Peralta (3)
  • HR - K. Marte (26), C. Kelly (18)
  • RBI - K. Marte 2 (73), D. Peralta 2 (57), C. Kelly (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Marte 2 (24), D. Peralta 2 (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta, C. Walker, N. Ahmed
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. McMahon
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (27)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Wolters
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Escobar-Ahmed-Walker; Lopez-Ahmed-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Gonzalez6.03221215.871.5716.0
J. Tinoco1.00000004.221.313.0
W. Davis (L, 1-6)0.22331217.431.82-10.0
J. McGee0.11000003.821.33-1.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Gonzalez6.0
J. Tinoco1.0
W. Davis (L, 1-6)0.2
J. McGee0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Gallen6.05116802.451.3213.0
K. Ginkel (H, 1)1.00000002.251.133.0
A. Chafin (BS, 2)0.13110104.001.24-3.5
Y. Lopez (W, 2-5)0.20000002.721.037.0
A. Bradley (S, 5)1.01110114.041.518.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Gallen6.0
K. Ginkel (H, 1)1.0
A. Chafin (BS, 2)0.1
Y. Lopez (W, 2-5)0.2
A. Bradley (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 94-62, J. Tinoco 12-6, W. Davis 17-10, J. McGee 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 7-9, J. McGee 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 22, J. Tinoco 3, W. Davis 5, J. McGee 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Gallen 103-61, K. Ginkel 9-4, A. Chafin 12-10, Y. Lopez 5-3, A. Bradley 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Gallen 5-3, K. Ginkel 1-2, Y. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Gallen 27, K. Ginkel 3, A. Chafin 4, Y. Lopez, A. Bradley 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF51211010.327.373.609.9826.5
T. Story SS40000121.290.358.567.9250.0
N. Arenado 3B50200010.303.363.554.9171.5
D. Murphy 1B22100202.282.331.457.7885.0
R. Tapia LF-CF40100014.287.325.445.7700.5
R. McMahon 2B20100210.270.351.472.8231.5
T. Wolters C30220100.285.349.361.7105.0
G. Hampson CF30000014.211.269.314.582-0.5
a- Y. Alonso PH10000002.201.301.355.6560.0
W. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Gonzalez P30000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
J. Tinoco P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
I. Desmond LF10000000.259.317.470.7870.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Hampson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson RF-CF41100011.259.334.364.6983.5
K. Marte CF-2B31121111.320.382.573.9557.5
E. Escobar 2B-3B31000101.271.327.527.8532.0
D. Peralta LF40220001.275.343.464.8077.0
C. Walker 1B40000002.257.345.472.8170.0
J. Lamb 3B30000001.213.353.402.7550.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bradley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS30000011.272.332.461.793-0.5
C. Kelly C32211000.259.351.542.8938.0
Z. Gallen P10000000.154.154.154.3080.0
a- J. Rojas PH10000001.273.360.318.6780.0
K. Ginkel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Jones RF10000010.270.318.433.751-0.5
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  • a-flied out for Gallen in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Blackmon (27)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (70), T. Wolters 2 (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia 3 (3), G. Hampson 3 (3), C. Gonzalez
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (28)
  • 3B - D. Peralta (3)
  • HR - K. Marte (26), C. Kelly (18)
  • RBI - K. Marte 2 (73), D. Peralta 2 (57), C. Kelly (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Marte 2 (24), D. Peralta 2 (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta, C. Walker, N. Ahmed
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. McMahon
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (27)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Wolters
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Escobar-Ahmed-Walker; Lopez-Ahmed-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Gonzalez6.03221215.871.5716.0
J. Tinoco1.00000004.221.313.0
W. Davis (L, 1-6)0.22331217.431.82-10.0
J. McGee0.11000003.821.33-1.0
Total8.0655242---
PITCHERSIP
C. Gonzalez6.0
J. Tinoco1.0
W. Davis (L, 1-6)0.2
J. McGee0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Gallen6.05116802.451.3213.0
K. Ginkel (H, 1)1.00000002.251.133.0
A. Chafin (BS, 2)0.13110104.001.24-3.5
Y. Lopez (W, 2-5)0.20000002.721.037.0
A. Bradley (S, 5)1.01110114.041.518.5
Total9.09336101---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Gallen6.0
K. Ginkel (H, 1)1.0
A. Chafin (BS, 2)0.1
Y. Lopez (W, 2-5)0.2
A. Bradley (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 94-62, J. Tinoco 12-6, W. Davis 17-10, J. McGee 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 7-9, J. McGee 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 22, J. Tinoco 3, W. Davis 5, J. McGee 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Gallen 103-61, K. Ginkel 9-4, A. Chafin 12-10, Y. Lopez 5-3, A. Bradley 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Gallen 5-3, K. Ginkel 1-2, Y. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Gallen 27, K. Ginkel 3, A. Chafin 4, Y. Lopez, A. Bradley 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to right35
  • 8TH INNING
    Peralta tripled to deep right, Dyson and Escobar scored25
    Kelly homered to left23
    Wolters singled to right, Murphy scored, McMahon to second22
  • 6TH INNING
    Marte homered to right center, Kelly scored12
  • 4TH INNING
    Wolters walked, Murphy scored, Tapia to third, McMahon to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley relieved Yoan Lopez
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond popped out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon homered to right
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arenado fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • Adam Jones in right field
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy singled to right
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: McMahon singled to left center, Murphy to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters singled to right, Murphy scored, McMahon to second
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Andrew Chafin
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Garrett Hampson
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Wolters out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • Ian Desmond in left field
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Kelly homered to left
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson singled to left
    • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson stole second, Dyson to third on catcher Wolters throwing error, Foul, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked
    • Jake McGee relieved Wade Davis
    • D. Peralta: Peralta tripled to deep right, Dyson and Escobar scored
    • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kevin Ginkel pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story lined out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Peralta doubled to left
    • Jesus Tinoco relieved Chi Chi Gonzalez
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Walker popped out to second
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Ball, Lamb lined out to center
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ahmed fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, McMahon picked off at first, pitcher to first, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters singled to right
    • G. Hampson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hampson flied out to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Kelly singled to center
    • Josh Rojas hit for Zac Gallen
    • J. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas flied out to left
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Foul, Marte homered to right center, Kelly scored
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Escobar lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to right center
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado reached on an infield single to third, Story to second
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked, Story to third, Arenado to second
    • R. Tapia: Tapia lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker grounded out to third
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb flied out to deep left
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Tapia singled to left, Murphy to second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked, Murphy to third, Tapia to second
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked, Murphy scored, Tapia to third, McMahon to second
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte flied out to shallow left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Escobar grounded out to third
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hampson grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Blackmon fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kelly flied out to center
    • Z. Gallen: Strike looking, Gallen grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded out to shortstop
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker lined out to center
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Lamb grounded out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Gallen Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Arenado singled to left, Story to second
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Arenado out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar flied out to deep center
    • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)