Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story scores on an RBI single by Ian Desmond in the Rockies' 15-9 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
After holding a fish fry on Wednesday afternoon in the friendly confines of Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies are that close to their first postseason berth since 2009.
The Rockies battered the Marlins, 15-9, to lower their magic number to two to clinch the second N.L. Wild Card.
Ian Desmond and Trevor Story each had four RBIs. Desmond's three-run home run was the centerpiece of a six-run second inning. After the Marlins scored four times in the top of the fourth to close to within 6-3, the Rockies responded with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Story lined a two-double down the left field line and Desmond brought Story home with an RBI single.
Jon Gray worked six innings and gave up three runs on six hits while striking out five. The win gives Gray a 10-4 record.
The Rockies got some help from the Reds, who beat the Brewers 6-0. If Cincinnati beats Milwaukee again on Thursday night, the Rockies would clinch a tie for the second N.L. Wild Card.
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon had three hits and three RBIs and now has 100 RBIs this season.
The Rockies begin their final series of the regular season Friday night against the Dodgers at Coors Field. KOA NewsRadio coverage will begin with Rockies On Deck at 6:05 p.m. MDT.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel caught up with Trevor Story after Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.