Early on, this was a battle of the long balls. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first, but it needed a Nick Ahmed homer in the second to tie things up, after a Trevor Story two-run homer. Story repeated that in the third, but a three-run bomb by Goldschmidt gave Arizona a 5-4 lead in the fourth. The Rockies scored three in their half including another home-run, to retake the lead. Matt Koch was the victim here, being charged with seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and a walk, with a pair of strikeouts.
The D-backs pulled to within one in the seventh, and the wheels fell off Bryan Shaw for the Rockies in the eighth, after he failed to field a comebacker. By the time the frame was over, Arizona had batted around, scoring six times, allowing Archie Bradley and Fernando Salas to close things out. Goldschmidt had three hits, a walk and four RBI (he was also hit by a pitch in the ninth...); David Peralta four hits and three RBI; and Ahmed three hits and three RBI. We go for the sweep tomorrow!