Tapia's Slam Helps Rockies Beat D'backs, 11-10

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Raimel Tapia - Ralph Freso

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia celebrates his pinch-hit grand slam with third base coach Stu Cole in the seventh inning of Friday's 11-10 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)


Just like that, the Colorado Rockies winning streak reached six games.

Thanks in large part to Raimel Tapia.

Pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, Tapia drilled a grand slam off reliever Archie Bradley to give the Rockies a thrilling 11-10 come-from-behind win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Trailing 8-5 entering the seventh, the Rockies got to within 8-7 on Carlos Gonzalez's RBI single and Tony Wolters' bases-loaded walk.

Up came Tapia to bat for pitcher Scott Oberg. Tapia launched a 2-2 fastball to right field for his first career grand slam that gave the Rockies an 11-8 lead.

With closer Wade Davis out ill, Adam Ottavino had to work for his third save of the season. He recorded the final out of the eighth inning before giving up a run in the ninth but stranding the tying run at third base when he struck out pinch-hitter Jon Jay on four pitches to end the game.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a pair of two-run home runs and finished 3-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

The Rockies erased a three-run deficit twice. They trailed 5-2 after three innings and then were behind 8-5 after six.

GET MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN HERE

The Rockies and D'backs go at it in game two on Saturday, July 21. Coverage starts with Rockies All Access at 4:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Check out the call of Tapia's grand slam by KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel.

After the game, Jerry caught up with Nolan Arenado.

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia with first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter.

Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino.

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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