Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl connects on a seventh inning grand slam off of Matt Andriese of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rockies 13-2 win on Monday night. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Early on, the bats were silent.
By the time the Colorado Rockies were done, the bats were booming in a 13-2 blowout win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night at Coors Field.
Trailing 1-0 heading to the fifth, the Rockies scored six times, highlighted by Trevor Story's three-run home run.
Then in the seventh, they exploded for seven more runs, with David Dahl's grand slam the big blow.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez was outstanding again. He went seven innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts.
It is the fourth consecutive start that Marquez has fanned at least 11 batters.
The Rockies banged out 17 hits and five batters had at least two each. Four different Rockies drove in at least two runs.
The Rockies got some help in the race for the N.L. West title. The Reds beat the Dodgers, 10-6. The Rockies increase their lead to a game-and-a-half over L.A.
Here are the updated standings through Monday's games.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan had the call of Story's three-run home run in the fifth inning.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel had the call of Dahl's grand slam in the seventh inning.
After Monday's win, Jerry spoke with Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder David Dahl.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter).
Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Tony Wolters.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager on Bud Black.