Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia hits a go-ahead pinch hit RBI single in the sixth inning of Thursday's 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Thursday, there was no 12-run outburst in the first three innings of the game.
Instead, the Colorado Rockies waited to score three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1.
After Gerardo Parra tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth, Raimel Tapia delivered a pinch-hit single that brought home Chris Iannetta and gave the Rockies a lead they would not relinquish.
D.J. LeMahieu capped the three-run sixth inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Parra.
The Rockies added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh on Trevor Story's 18th home run of the season and Carlos Gonzalez's RBI single.
The Rockies take the series and have won 10 of their last 13 games. They trail the Dodgers by three games in the N.L. West.
The Rockies open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Coors Field. KOA NewsRadio coverage begins at 6 p.m. MDT.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.