Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond hits a two run single during the eighth inning of Friday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks. (Photo: Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies offense finally came around.
It took a little while but it happened.
The Rockies scored four runs in the eighth inning in a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.
David Dahl's RBI single snapped a 2-2 tie. Nolan Arenado also singled to drive in a run. Ian Desmond's two-run single gave the Rockies a 6-2 win.
Rockies starter German Marquez gave up two runs in the top of the first on David Peralta's two-run home run.
But Marquez settled down and tied the game at 2-2 on D.J. LeMahieu's two-run double in the sixth.
Early on, D'backs starter Zack Greinke dominated. He retired the first 13 Rockies hitters in order before Carlos Gonzalez walked with one out in the fifth.
Greinke worked seven-and-a-third innings and gave up three runs and took the loss.
Marquez bounced back from allowing the first inning home run and went seven innings. He gave up two runs on six hits, did not walk a batter and struck out 11.
Marquez became the third Rockies pitcher to strike out 200 batters in a season, joining Pedrao Astacio and Ubaldo Jimenez.
The Rockies will go for another win over the D'backs on Saturday, Sept. 22. Coverage starts with Rockies All Access at 4:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
With the Rockies win and the Padres 5-3 victory over the Dodgers, the Rockies are back to within a game-and-a-half of L.A. in the N.L. West.
Check out the KOA NewsRadio highlights of the game.
Updated N.L. West standings through Friday, Sept. 21.
Updated N.L. Wild Card standings through Friday, Sept. 21.
After the game, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies outfielder David Dahl.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter).
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.