— Sports

Tapia’s solo HR in 9th lifts Rockies over Phillies 5-4

DENVER (AP) – Raimel Tapia hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning, and Colorado Rockies rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night. The Rockies trailed by two runs twice before Tapia ended it with a shot over the scoreboard in the right off closer Hector Neris (1-2). It was his third of the season. Trevor Story, C.J. Cron, and Garrett Hampson also homered for Colorado, which has won three straight.

Mychal Givens (1-1) pitched the top of the ninth to earn the win.

Philadelphia led 2-0, but solo homers by Story — his first of the season — and Cron in the fourth tied it.

The Phillies made it 4-2 in the seventh on Andrew McCutchen’s sacrifice fly and a homer by Rhys Hoskins, his fourth. The Rockies got within a run in the bottom half, and Hampson tied it with a solo homer in the eighth.

Vince Velasquez started for Philadelphia with left-hander Matt Moore on the COVID-19 list. Velasquez’s first start of the season and fourth appearance, and he left after allowing two runs on five hits in four innings.

Colorado starter German Marquez gave up two runs on six hits and struck out eight in six innings.



— also on the COVID-19 list — to join the team in St. Louis early next week. … Bullpen coach Dave Lundquist and hitting coach Joe Dillon rejoined the team in Colorado. Both had been on the COVID-19 list. Third base coach Dusty Wathan, staff assistant Bobby Meacham and first base coach Paco Figueroa are still on the COVID-19 list.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (strained left shoulder) threw on the side Friday and is expected to have his first bullpen session on Saturday, manager Bud Black said. … INF Brendan Rodgers (right hamstring strain) is doing some activities but has not started running on the grass.


Shortstop Didi Gregorius was back in the Phillies lineup after missing three games with inflammation in his right elbow. Gregorius said his kidney disorder, discovered in 2011, delayed his return.

“When I have inflammation, it doesn’t go away. That’s one of the things I’ve been dealing with,” he said before the game. “If I get hit by a pitch, it stays swollen for a week or two, so I try not to get hit.”


Philadelphia RHP Aaron Nola (1-1, 2.19 ERA) will face Colorado RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-3, 5.40) on Saturday in the second of the three-game weekend series.

Molly Aronson

I'm an award-winning blogger who enjoys all things creative but is especially passionate about lifestyle design. I blog over at mehlogy.com I love that I get to share my passion for healthy living, fashion, fitness, and travel with readers from all over the world.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button