The first task Colorado had to do in the game was to score first to swing the odds of victory in their favor. They held on to beat Arizona 7-5 despite Miguel Montero’s three-run homer in the 9th inning. After two quick outs in the first inning, Tulo singled, Money doubled, and Wilin Rosario knocked in both with a single to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Arizona scratched back to tie the game at 2-2 on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and a wild pitch in the fifth inning.
Corey Dickerson started the five-run outburst in the seventh inning off former Rockie pitcher Will Harris by hitting the pitch that bounced in the dirt to right field for a double. That would make Vladmir Guerrero proud. DJLM drove him home with a single. Tulo followed with a single to put the runners on the corners. After Tulo moved up to second base on a wild pitch, Cuddyer hit into fielder’s choice where DJLM was out at the plate. With the runners on the corners again, Rosario had a two-run double with a deep fly to center field. After the Toddfather’s walk and a strikeout by NoDo, Blackie hit a triple off the right field fence to put the game out of reach at 7-2.
The second game of a three-game series will be played tomorrow at 6:10 p.m. MT. With the victory, the Rockies stayed in third place holding a 68-80 record in an attempt to avoid clinching a losing season.