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Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Colorado Rockies 3

The D-backs held on to take the rubber game, behind a strong performance from Taijuan Walker, Chris Owing’s 12th home-run and Ketel Marte’s walk-off hit

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies were first on the board, taking advantage of an error by Brandon Drury in the fourth, on what should have been an inning-ending double-play. However, the Diamondbacks struck back immediately, Chris Owings lofting a pitch just into the bleachers in left, to score both himself and Paul Goldschmidt. But Colorado came back immediately, getting three consecutive singles off Taijuan Walker in the fifth, to tie things up again.

The score remained 2-2 until the bottom of the sixth, when the struggling Brandon Drury came through in a big situation, driving in the go-ahead run with a single (above). Taijuan Walker went seven strong innings, holding the Rockies to six hits (all singles) and one walk, with eight strikeouts. The De La Rosas combined for a scoreless eighth inning, and Fernando Rodney came in to try and get the save. However, he gave up three straight one-out hits and the game was tied. But a Chris Iannetta double set up Ketel Marte for a single over the five-man infield, to give Arizona the win.

The All-Star Game announcements will be out shortly, so feel free to use this as an impromptu thread to discuss that, until we get a post up. That and the full recap will be along in due course.