Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story connects on a two-run home run in the third inning of Thursday's 10-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Kyle Freeland did his thing. The offense did its thing. The bullpen did, too.
When all of that happens, the Colorado Rockies are really tough to beat.
Thursday afternoon at Coors Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks had no chance as the Rockies put the hammer down in a 10-3 win that gave them three wins in the four-game series.
Freeland went six-and-a-third innings ad allowed three runs on four hits with only one walk and six strikeouts.
Nolan Arenado blasted his 34th home run of the season to get the Rockies offense going in the first. At 27 years old, Arenado became the youngest player in MLB history to have four straight 30 HR, 100 RBI seasons.
After scoring five runs in the first four innings, the Rockies broke the game open in a five-run seventh. Charlie Blackmon had a pingh-hit, two-run single and then David Dahl and D.J. LeMahieu followed with RBI singles.
Shortstop Trevor Story hit his 33rd home run of the season in the third inning, a two-run shot. The 33 home runs are the most ever in one season for a Rockies shortstop.
The Rockies now lead the Diamondbacks by four-and-a-half games in the N.L. West. The Dodgers beat the Cardinals, 9-7, and remain a game-and-a-half out.
The Rockies now embark on their final road trip of the regular season, a nine-game trip that starts in San Francisco on Friday night. Coverage of game one against the Giants starts at 7:35 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Here are the KOA NewsRadio highlights of the game.
Updated N.L. West standings, through Friday's games.
.@Rockies P Kyle Freeland gets a nice ovation as he leaves the game in a 10-3 win over the #Dbacks on Thurs. Freeland went 6-and-a-third innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits w/ 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. He earned he win to raise his record to 15-7. @Rockiesradio #HuntForRocktober pic.twitter.com/4PBTah2xOi— Mike Rice (@MRiceKOA) September 14, 2018
After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies outfielder David Dahl.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.