MLB Jordan Luplow, Madison Bumgarner help D-backs beat Rockies


Jordan Luplow went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs over seven innings as the host Arizona Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.

Josh Rojas had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs. Geraldo Perdomo went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs and two runs, and Buddy Kennedy and Carson Kelly each added two hits for Arizona, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bumgarner (5-8) allowed six hits and didn’t walk a batter. He struck out five to give him 2,014 strikeouts in his career, passing Jim “Catfish” Hunter (2,012) and Dan Haren (2,013) and moving into a tie with Orel Hershiser for 82nd place on the all-time strikeouts list.

Kris Bryant homered to lead Colorado. Kyle Freeland (4-7), despite retiring 13 consecutive batters during one stretch, suffered the loss by allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out three.

Colorado jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Bryant’s fourth homer of the season, a 394-foot drive down the left field line. It marked the third home run in a span of six plate appearances for Bryant, who also homered twice in the Rockies’ 6-5 victory on Friday night.

Arizona parlayed four hits and a walk into a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first.

Kelly led off with a line double into the left field corner and then went to third on a bunt single by Rojas. After Ketel Marte walked to load the bases, Christian Walker drove in Kelly with a sacrifice fly to tie it. Luplow followed with an RBI single to make it 2-1, and Cooper Hummel later drove in Marte with a groundout.

Colorado cut its deficit to 3-2 in the third when Connor Joe lined a one-out double into the left field corner and scored on a two-out single by Charlie Blackmon.

Luplow increased Arizona’s lead to 4-2 in the sixth with his 11th homer of the season.

Rojas made it 6-2 in the seventh with a two-run double into the gap in left-center off reliever Carlos Estevez, driving in Alek Thomas and Perdomo, who had both singled.

Arizona tacked on three more runs in the eighth off reliever Jhoulys Chacin on a two-run single by Perdomo and an RBI double by Rojas.

–Field Level Media


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