Trevor Story hits another HR in Rockies loss

Posted at 11:21 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 09:42:04-04

Paul Goldschmidt drove in four runs with a solo homer and a bases-loaded triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks stormed back from a four-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night.

Trevor Story hit the third home run of his two-game major league career to start a six-run Colorado fourth against Shelby Miller. This hasn't been done since Charlie Reilly did it in 1889. But, Arizona pitchers blanked the Rockies for the other eight innings.

Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer and DJ LeMahieu had a two-run shot off Miller, acquired by Arizona in an offseason trade with Atlanta.

Arizona's Jean Segura drove in three runs with a homer and a triple. Nick Ahmed added a pair of RBI singles.

The Rockies led 6-2 after their big inning but Arizona came back with three in the sixth and six in the seventh. Ahmed singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh and Chris Owings brought another home with a pinch-hit single before Goldschmidt cleared the bases with his triple to deep left-center off Jason Gurka.

Tyler Clippard (1-0) threw a perfect seventh to get the victory in his Diamondbacks debut.

Christian Bergman (0-1) allowed four runs in one inning to take the loss.

The Diamondbacks had 15 hits to give them 27, the most in their first two games in club history.

Things didn't look good for them early when Miller had an outing that greatly resembled the one teammate Zack Greinke turned in the previous night. Greinke gave up six runs in the third inning of a 10-5 season-opening loss to Colorado.

But Diamondbacks relievers retired 14 of the last 15 batters while the Arizona offense turned it on.


Goldschmidt has reached base in 37 straight games against the Rockies. That's one shy of the club record for any opponent, set by Luis Gonzalez, also against Colorado, from June 25, 2000, to Sept. 21, 2002.


The Diamondbacks optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno and selected the contract of RHP Kyle Drabek from Reno.


Before the game, Arizona manager Chip Hale apologized to reporters for insinuating Monday night that they had overhyped the season opener.

"I didn't mean to be harsh in any way," Hale said. "I was just stating a fact that even some players talked to me about - that you lose that first game, with the team we believe we can be, and it's almost 'the sky-is-falling' type of attitude. ... I didn't want those guys to feel that. I didn't mean to put it on you guys.

"We also think we're a pretty good team, too. There was disappointment."


Diamondbacks: OF A.J. Pollock underwent surgery to repair his broken right elbow. The team issued a statement saying the operation went well. A plate was inserted on the tip of the elbow. The team said there is no timetable for his return. Pollock was placed on the 60-day DL.


Rockies: Colorado has an afternoon game before finally getting to go home after two-plus months in Arizona, counting spring training. RHP Tyler Chatwood will make his first major league appearance in nearly two years after undergoing two Tommy John surgeries.

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin gets his first start of the season. Corbin was treated cautiously last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the 2014 season, but has no restrictions going into this season.