Rockies Race Past Mariners, 7-1

Charlie Blackmon - Lindsey Wasson

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hustles home on a double by Carlos Gonzalez in the ninth inning of Friday's 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. (Photo: Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies are starting to roll.

Friday's 7-1 win over the Seatlle Mariners gave the Rockies their seventh win in their last eight games and took their record to 45-43.

Not much more than a week ago, the Rockies trailed the Arizona Diamondbacks by eight games in the National League West.

Now, they're only three-and-a-half games out.

Charlie Blackmon had a big game on Friday, going 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Catcher Tony Wolters ripped a pair of triples and finished with three RBIs and he also scored twice.

That was more than enough support for right-hander German Marquez, who went six innings and allowed one run on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts.


Game two of the series is Saturday, July 7. Coverage starts at 12:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel after Friday's 7-1 win over the Mariners.


Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Tony Wolters.


Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez.


Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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