Geraldo Perdomo hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and made a spectacular ground ball catch an inning later to protect the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
The Rockies entered the seventh with a 5-2 lead, but the Diamondbacks pulled one back on Josh Rojas’ two-run double in that inning.
Arizona continued its comeback and, an inning later and with runners on second and third base, Perdomo hit a soft drive to right-center field that beat second baseman Brendan Rodgers’ jumper.
Alex Colome (2-5) took the loss by giving up both runs in the eighth and Chris Devenski (1-0) claimed the win with a one-hit inning. Ian Kennedy pitched the ninth for his sixth save.
For the Rockies, Cuban José Iglesias 5-1, with an RBI. The Venezuelans Elías Díaz 4-1; Yonathan Daza 4-2, with a run scored and an RBI. Dominican Elehuris Montero 4-2, with a run scored and two RBIs.
For the Diamondbacks, the Dominicans Ketel Marte 4-1, with one produced; Geraldo Perdomo 3-1, with one scored and two RBIs. Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rivera 1-1, with two runs scored.