PHOENIX — The Rockies were making a move toward capturing the National League’s top wild-card spot. They had won six consecutive games, including two at Chase Field against Arizona.

But left-hander Patrick Corbin and a rejuvenated Diamondbacks offense stopped the Rockies cold Wednesday night in an 8-2 cruiser.

Corbin pitched 6 ⅔ innings, allowing a single run on just four hits while striking out seven. The D-backs, aggressive at the plate from the beginning, blasted out 16 hits, including six doubles.
With 16 games left in the season for both teams, the Diamondbacks are tightening their grip on the top wild-card spot and the right to host the one-game playoff. Arizona’s lead over Colorado stands at four games.

Milwaukee gained ground for the No. 2 wild-card spot, defeating Pittsburgh 8-2 and moving to within three games of the Rockies. St. Louis, however, lost 6-0 to Cincinnati, leaving the Cardinals 3 ½ behind Colorado.

Rockies rookie starter German Marquez picked a bad night to have a very bad outing, and he’s showing signs of wilting a bit as the season draws to a close. His curveball was not sharp and he failed to pitch beyond four innings for his second consecutive game.

The Diamondbacks raked the 22-year-old …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

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