Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez works against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, March 31 at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Photo: Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies picked up their first win of the season, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs to provide the offense. His first tied the game at one in the sixth inning. He followed that up with another solo shot in the eighth, which turned out to the be the winning margin.
Rockies starter German Marquez turned in a solid five innings of work, allowing an unearned run on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Chris Rusin, Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee and Wade Davis each pitched a scoreless inning. Davis recorded his first save as a Rockie.
The Rockies get Sunday off before starting a four-game series in San Diego on Monday. Coverage of game one starts at 7:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Charlie spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel after the game.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.
Postgame comments from Rockies closer Wade Davis.