Charlie Blackmon homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs, Garrett Hampson had four hits, and the host Colorado Rockies beat the slumping Texas Rangers 11-6 in Denver on Thursday.
Raimel Tapia had three hits, Joshua Fuentes had two and Austin Gomber threw six shutout innings for Colorado, which has won four straight.
Gomber (4-5) gave up three hits and struck out six.
Khris Davis and Jose Trevino homered and Brock Holt had two hits for Texas. The Rangers have lost nine in a row and 15 straight on the road.
The Rockies took the lead in the second inning. Matt Adams led off with a single to left field and Hampson doubled to put runners on second and third.
Brendan Rodgers hit a sharp grounder to third baseman Holt that deflected off his glove to Isiah Kiner-Falefa at short, and he threw out Rodgers at first while Adams trotted home with the first run.
Colorado added a run in the third when with two outs Blackmon hit a slider just over the fence in right to make it 2-0. It was his fourth of the year and 187th of his career.
The Rockies extended the lead in the fourth. Hampson led off with a double and scored on a one-out single up the middle by Elias Diaz. After Gomber grounded out Tapia doubled to drive in Diaz and Yonathan Daza singled in the third run of the inning and end Mike Foltynewicz’s day.
Foltynewicz (1-6) allowed five runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Rodgers made it 7-0 in the fifth when he hit a two-run double off of Wes Benjamin, and Colorado scored two more runs in the sixth on Fuentes’ RBI single and Hampson’s infield single.
Joey Gallo led off the seventh with a walk off reliever Jordan Sheffield and Davis followed with a home run, his second of the series and on the season.
Colorado got the runs back in the bottom of the inning on Blackmon’s two-run double. In the ninth Texas scored two runs on consecutive groundouts before Trevino hit a two-run homer, his second.
–Field Level Media
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