Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez works in the fourth inning of a 14-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on Wednesday night. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
With four days left in the regular season, they are the first-place Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies routed the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-0, Wednesday night at Coors Field. The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2, and the Rockies jumped into the lead the N.L. West by a half-game over the Dodgers.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez was masterful against the Phillies. He struck out the first eight Phillies batters he faced and now has a franchise record 215 strikeouts this season.
Marquez went seven scoreless innings and gave up three hits, walked one and finished with 11 strikeouts.
Outfielder David Dahl homered for the third straight game, a three-run shot in a seven-run fifth inning.
The Rockies added another four runs in the eighth.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this equals the latest the Rockies have ever had sole possession of first place in a season. They also had a half-game lead over the Dodgers on Sept. 26, 1995.
The Rockies go for the sweep of the Phillies on Thursday. Coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Check out KOA NewsRadio highlights of the Rockies win.
Here are the updated N.L. West standings.
Here are the updated N.L. Wild Card standings.
After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with catcher Drew Butera.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter).
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder David Dahl.
Postgame comments from Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.