D-backs rally to top Rockies, avoid sweep: By The Numbers
From 2007's "anybody, anytime" mantra to 2011's slew of comeback wins and late-inning rallies, Arizona's playoff-quality teams have tended to find a way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat rather than the other way around.
The 2014 version of the D-backs got to taste that on Wednesday at Chase Field against the Colorado Rockies -- at least for one night.
Arizona rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth then Miguel Montero launched a home run deep into the right-field bleachers to lead off the 10th to hand the D-backs a 5-4 win and avoid their fifth straight loss.
The D-backs' late-inning magic seen on Wednesday has been missing for much of the year. But they managed to mount a two-out rally before Martin Prado tied the game in the ninth with a bases-loaded single up the middle.
Paul Goldschmidt then struck out to end the frame, but Montero came up with his big hit to lead off the 10th.
Here's a closer look at the win, by the numbers:
Montero's blast off of Colorado's Tommy Kahnle marked the catcher's first career walk-off hit.
D-backs closer Addison Reed earned his first win with the team since being acquired in an offseason trade, bringing his record to 1-2. He has converted six of seven save opportunities this season.
The D-backs scored both of their ninth-inning runs with two outs. Chris Owings hit a pinch-hit, two-out double to keep the inning alive before Gerardo Parra was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Prado then delivered his two-run single to send the game to extras.
The D-backs are now 3-0 in extra innings this season.
D-backs starter-turned-reliever Trevor Cahill has now made a scoreless appearance in four of his last five outings, with the lone exception occurring after he entered a game in the middle of an inning for the only time this year.
The Rockies jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, thanks to Carlos Gonzalez's two-run homer in the first and pitcher Jordan Lyles' solo shot in the third. But then the D-backs scored five unanswered -- including four in the eighth inning or later.
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado has now put together a 20-game hitting streak, the longest active streak in the majors.
The Arizona pitching staff has given up a whopping 36 home runs this season, the most in the major leagues.
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