Rockies Sweep Phils, 5-3, Increase NL West Lead

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Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis (71) is congratulated by Antonio Senzatela after earning a Rockies club record 42nd save in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


The Colorado Rockies had a little tougher time but still took care of their business on Thursday.

They defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3, and stretched their lead in the N.L. West to one game.

The Rockies got the offense going in the first inning when outfielder David Dahl homered for the fourth consecutive game.

They added two runs in the second inning and two in the seventh to go up 5-1.

Philly got to within 5-3 on Carlos Santana's two-run home run in the eighth.

Rockies closer Wade Davis shut the door in the ninth and recorded his team-record 42nd save.

MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN HERE

The Rockies now lead the Dodgers by one full game in the N.L. West with three games to play. The Braves 4-1 loss to the Mets dropped the Braves and Rockies into a tie for the second seed in the N.L. playoffs.

Here are the updated N.L. West standings.

NL West through 9/27/18

Here are the updated N.L. Wild standings.

NL Wild Card through 9/27/18

Here are the updated overall National League standings.

NL Standings through 9/27/18

After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies closer Wade Davis.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder David Dahl.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies Carlos Gonzalez.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as interpreter).

 

Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

 
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