Story hits walk-off HR in 9th, Rockies beat slumping Dbacks
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Colorado Rockies over the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Sunday.
Story hit a 1-1 curveball from Stefan Crichton (0-3) to complete a sweep of the Diamondbacks. It was his fifth homer of the season.
Josh Fuentes had two doubles and Daniel Bard (2-3) pitched the ninth to get the win.
Pavin Smith homered for Arizona, which has lost eight in a row and 13 straight on the road. The Diamondbacks nearly overcame the early exit of starter Taylor Widener but slipped into last place in the NL West.
Colorado starter Jon Gray retired the first 12 batters he faced before David Peralta singled leading off the fifth. Against Arizona on April 8, he didn’t allow a hit through six innings.
Gray was spotted a 2-0 lead into the sixth when he faltered. He walked the first two, including pitcher Alex Young, and after a sacrifice fly scored the first run Smith homered down the right-field line to put the Arizona ahead 3-2.
Colorado tied it 3-all in the eighth on an RBI grounder. Yonathan Daza was later thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on a double.
Widener left the game with two outs in the second inning with right groin discomfort after allowing an unearned run on Story’s RBI single.
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