Rockies avoid a 100-loss season

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Rockies avoid a 100-loss season

Players are playing out the string with next year well on their mind
Paul Goldschmidt swung through this pitch in the first inning for a strikeout, but he connected in the ninth off Rockies’ closer Rafael Betancourt to send Monday night’s game into extra innings. Colorado eventually won 7-5 in 13 innings.
Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu taps the plate in front of Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Konrad Schmidt in the decisive 13th inning of Monday night’s game in Phoenix. Colorado scored two in the top of the 13th to beat Arizona 7-5 on Monday night.
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The game was the longest in innings for either team this season and the Diamondbacks’ longest home game in time. ... Paul Goldschmidt returned to the lineup after missing three games with a sore back. . Rockies OF Rafael Ortega, who made his major league debut Sunday, pinch-hit for Drew Pomeranz in the sixth. ... Pomeranz finishes the season 1-4 on the road but was far better than his last three starts, in which he allowed five runs in 10 innings. ... Wade Miley struck out the side in the third on nine pitches, the second player to accomplish the feat in the majors this season and the third player in Diamondbacks history after Randy Johnson and Byung-Hyun Kim. ... Gerardo Parra’s home run was his first since June 19 against Seattle, a span of 189 at-bats. ... LHP Patrick Corbin (6-8) takes the mound for Arizona today against Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-5). Corbin, who was 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA in four consecutive early August starts, has gone 1-4 with a 6.94 ERA in his last seven appearances. Chacin is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA against the Diamondbacks, 2-1 at Chase Field.

Rockies avoid a 100-loss season

Paul Goldschmidt swung through this pitch in the first inning for a strikeout, but he connected in the ninth off Rockies’ closer Rafael Betancourt to send Monday night’s game into extra innings. Colorado eventually won 7-5 in 13 innings.
Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu taps the plate in front of Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Konrad Schmidt in the decisive 13th inning of Monday night’s game in Phoenix. Colorado scored two in the top of the 13th to beat Arizona 7-5 on Monday night.
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