DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Colorado Rockies to an 11-10 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
The Rockies swept the four-game series and extended their winning streak to five games. Half of Colorado’s wins in the series came via walk-off and four of the Rockies’ last seven wins at home have come on walk-offs, all by different players.
Trevor Story reached on a one-out double off Yoshihisa Hirano (0-2) and moved to third on a groundout by David Dahl. Arizona intentionally walked Nolan Arenado, and Murphy lined a single to left that scored Story.
Murphy finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Story had a career-high four hits. Seunghwan Oh (3-1) pitched the top of the 10th and got the win.
Eduardo Escobar, Christian Walker and pitcher Taylor Clarke hit home runs for Arizona, which failed to hold the late lead and dropped its fourth straight.
The Rockies built an 8-5 lead on homers by Dahl and Ryan McMahon and two RBIs each from Murphy and Tony Wolters. Colorado looked as if it would survive another poor start by Kyle Freeland, but the bullpen faltered and Arizona sent 10 men to the plate.
Escobar’s two-run homer off Mike Dunn made it 8-7, and Bryan Shaw coughed up the rest of the lead. Adam Jones, who had three hits, singled and scored when Walker’s single to center went under the glove of Yonathan Daza. Nick Ahmed doubled and Carson Kelly singled to put the Diamondbacks ahead 10-8.
Ian Desmond led off the eighth with a homer and Arenado singled to drive in Story and tie the game at 10-all.
Each team scored three times in the first inning, and neither starter made it beyond the third inning.
Freeland, who won 17 games last season and finished fourth in the NL Cy Young voting, is 0-3 in his last seven starts. He allowed five runs in three innings, and his ERA rose to 7.13.
Diamondbacks: Arizona has not announced a starter for the first of a three-game series against the New York Mets on Friday.