Murphy's HR Gives Rockies 7th Straight Win, 6-5

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Tom Murphy - Christian Petersen

Colorado Rockies catcher heads back to the dugout after hitting a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning of a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


For the second straight game, the Colorado Rockies got a late pinch-hit home run to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Saturday night, Tom Murphy blasted a two-out solo shot off D'backs reliever Yoshihisa Hirano to put the Rockies up 6-5 and relievers Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis made that 6-5 advantage hold up to give the Rockies their seventh consecutive win.

For the second straight game, the Rockies erased a three-run deficit. They fell behind 3-0 in the fourth inning before rallying.

In the fifth, infielder Garrett Hampson, just called up from AAA Albuquerque earlier in the day, delivered an RBI double for his first Major League hit and Charlie Blackmon doubled to bring Hampson home.

After the D'backs pushed the lead to 4-2, the Rockies tied the game with two runs in the sixth. Ian Desmond had an RBI single and Trevor Story scored on a wild pitch.

The Rockies took a 5-4 lead on Carlos Gonzalez's run-scoring double in the seventh before Arizona tied the game at five on Nick Ahmed's RBI single in the bottom half of the inning.

MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN HERE

The Rockies will go for the sweep in Phoenix on Sunday, July 22. Coverage starts with Rockies Q&A at 1:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan had the call of Murphy's big home run in the eighth inning.

After Saturday's win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel caught up with first baseman Ian Desmond.

Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Tom Murphy.

Postgame comments from Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson.

Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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