Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon (24) scores in the seventh inning as Martin Maldonado of the Houston Astros is unable to make the tag in the Rockies 5-1 win on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)
It took a little time but eventually, the Colorado Rockies got things going.
And once they did, the Houston Astros couldn't stop them.
Rockies scored in every inning from the sixth on and started their six-game road trip with a 5-1 win over the Astros Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run in the sixth, his 30th home run of the season, to not only get the Rockies on the scoreboard but into the lead, 2-1.
Then, Colorado tacked on single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings en route to the win.
Tony Wolters' RBI double in the seventh made it 3-1. Trevor Story pushed it to 4-1 with an eighth inning solo home run before Charlie Blackmon capped the scoring with an RBI single in the ninth.
Rockies starter German Marquez went seven innings and gave up one run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts to get the win and raise his record to 10-9.
The win was the 800th in the managerial career of Rockies' skipper Bud Black.
The Rockies and Astros close out their two-game series on Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
The Rockies are now in sole possession of second place in the N.L. West after the Dodgers lost to the Giants, 2-1, on Tuesday night.
The Diamondbacks beat the Rangers, 6-4, to stay in first place.
After the Rockies win on Tuesday night, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Wolters.
Postgame comments from Rockies desginated hitter Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (through interpreter and first base coach Tony Diaz)
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.