Story hits historic home run in Rockies win

Posted at 5:22 PM, Apr 06, 2016

PHOENIX -- Rookie Trevor Story made baseball history by hitting a home run in each of his first three major league games and the Colorado Rockies beat Arizona 4-3 on Wednesday.

Story also is the first player in baseball history to hit a home run for each of his first four hits, according to information provided to the Rockies from the Elias Sports Bureau.

Colorado's Tyler Chatwood (1-0) pitched a strong 6 1/3 innings in his first big-league appearance since recovering from a second Tommy John surgery.

Story's two-run homer off Patrick Corbin in the first inning gave him four for the season. DJ LeMahieu and Ryan Raburn also homered for the Rockies, who hit 10 home runs in the series, nine of them against Arizona starters. The Rockies took two of three from the Diamondbacks.

Chatwood (1-0) allowed two runs, one earned, and seven hits, striking out three with one hit batter. Nick Ahmed homered off closer Jake McGee in the ninth to make it a one-run game, but McGee got the save.

Corbin (0-1) pitched seven innings, giving up four runs and eight hits. He struck out six, including Story twice after the home run.

Story also made a lunging grab of Paul Goldschmidt's sharp line drive in the fifth inning, one of several slick plays by the Rockies infield.

The Rockies hit three home runs off Zack Greinke, four off Shelby Miller and Corbin, overpowering what the Diamondbacks feel is a strong 1-2-3 start to the rotation.

Story connected with Corbin's third pitch of the game, sending it to deep left-center field, far over the 415-foot sign.

Chatwood's throwing error on what could have been a double play cleared the way for two runs to score for Arizona on bases-loaded ground outs in the third inning.

Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch to reach base for the 38th consecutive game, tying Luis Gonzalez's franchise record.


Story hit four home runs in the dry desert air of Arizona and there's no telling how many he'll hit in notoriously hitter-friendly Coors Field in Denver.

He will play his first game there Friday night when the Rockies end their two-plus months in Arizona and play their home opener against San Diego.

"I'm just ready to get there and see what it's all about," Story said before Wednesday's game.


Rockies: RHP Jon Gray, on the 15-day DL with an abdomen injury, threw 30-35 pitches in the bullpen Wednesday. Manager Walt Weiss said Gray is close to getting a rehab assignment.


Rockies: Rockies are off on Thursday then play San Diego on Friday in Colorado's home opener. Jordan Lyles will start for Rockies, Colin Rea for the Padres.