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Iannetta's 11th-inning homer lifts Rockies over Rays 1-0

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 17:26:11-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Iannetta homered with one out in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies stopped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Iannetta connected on a hanging slider with an 0-2 count against Chaz Roe (0-1), the Rockies' first hit since Raimel Tapia's leadoff single in the fifth and second run in 41 innings. Iannetta's first home run of the season gave the win to Wade Davis (1-0), who got four outs to complete a six-hitter.

Tampa Bay, which entered with a five-game winning streak, gave up one run or none for a team-record fifth straight game. The Rays have yielded 11 runs in seven games this season.

The Rays appeared to take a 1-0 lead with two outs in the seventh on Willy Adames' bunt single with runners on second and third, but the call was overturned after a video review showed third baseman Nolan Arenado's throw to first after a bare-hand pickup was in time for the out. Tampa Bay also failed to score after loading the bases in the sixth and ninth innings.

German Marquez, 24-year old right-hander acquired from the Rays in January 2016 as part of a four-player deal that sent outfielder Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay, scattered three hits in seven innings.

Rays right-hander Charlie Morton gave up four hits in six innings. A 15-game-winner with Houston last season signed by the Rays to a $30 million, two-year deal, he allowed two runs over five innings in his debut last Friday, a 4-2 win over the Astros.


Rockies: Marquez was hit on the lower left leg with a hard comebacker by Kevin Kiermaier in the fifth but stayed in the game.

Rays: INF Daniel Robertson (stomach virus) started at third base, one day after leaving the game early. ... INF Yandy Diaz (sore left ankle) was available off the bench.


Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-1) is to take the mound for the home opener Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and RHP Kenta Maeda (1-0).

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1-0) will face San Francisco RHP Dereck Rodriguez (1-0) in the Giants home opener on Friday.