DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez hit two homers, starter German Marquez also went deep for one of Colorado’s five home runs as the Rockies routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 19-2 on Wednesday night.
Gonzalez drove in six runs in Colorado’s big offensive night that pounded Arizona’s staff. Starter Shelby Miller (0-4) allowed five runs before leaving after the first with right elbow tightness. With the game out of hand, the Diamondbacks turned to second baseman Daniel Descalso and catcher Alex Avila to pitch. Descalso tossed 2 2/3 innings in his fifth relief appearance. Avila threw two scoreless innings in his first time pitching.
Colorado scored seven runs off Jorge De La Rosa and four more off Yoshihisa Hirano to bring on Descalso in the fourth. He had retired the first nine batters he faced his career but Nolan Arenado greeted him with an RBI single and Gonzalez followed with a two-run homer. Descalso was the first position player in franchise history to pitch more than one inning. Avila became the second.
Charlie Blackmon and Ian Desmond also homered as Colorado ended a nine-game home losing streak to the Diamondbacks.
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