PHOENIX (AP) — hits against Arizona ace Zack Greinke Justin Smoak Jersey , and those hits led to another Colorado victory.McMahon hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rockies added on in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.Jon Gray (7-5) held Arizona to one earned run over six innings, and Daniel Murphy homered as the Rockies rallied from a 2-0 deficit for their third victory in four games. McMahon had three hits and three RBIs.Article continues below ...“You’ve got to be able to take what he gives you,” McMahon said about Greinke. “He’s not an easy at-bat, that’s for sure. But we’re a good hitting ballclub and we got to him.”It wasn’t all good news for the Rockies, though — shortstop Trevor Story left in the sixth after jamming his right thumb on a headfirst slide into second base. Colorado manager Bud Black said X-rays were negative, but Story is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday.“I’m always nervous if you have to go get an MRI,” said Story, who leads the majors with 65 runs and is one of two players with at least 15 homers and 10 steals. “You never know. … All positive thoughts here for sure from me.”Colorado scored three in the seventh off Greinke, and for the first time in more than five years, got 11 hits in a game against him.McMahon’s big double came after back-to-back singles by Nolan Arenado and Murphy. McMahon scored on Tony Wolters‘ single.“I threw a lot of pitches where I wanted. The Murphy home run was a really bad one,” Greinke said. “A lot of good pitches but too many balls in play, not enough strikeouts and gave up a lot of hits.”Greinke (8-3) allowed five runs in seven innings and lost for the first time at home this season.Pinch-hitter Kevin Cron had a solo homer in the ninth off Rockies closer Wade Davis http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , and Arizona brought the potential tying run to the plate. Davis got David Peralta to line out for his ninth save.McMahon’s RBI single in the eighth made it 6-3. The Rockies have at least 12 hits in six straight games, tied for the longest such streak in franchise history.The Diamondbacks scored first with the help of McMahon’s error at second base in the second inning. Nick Ahmed hit a grounder, and McMahon missed tagging Christian Walker running from first base to second and dropped the ball, allowing Eduardo Escobar to score from third.Greinke’s fielder’s choice drove in Walker for a 2-0 Diamondbacks lead.The Rockies tied it on Murphy’s swing with two outs in the fourth. He drove a 2-0 pitch from Greinke onto the pool deck in right field for his sixth home run of the season.Peralta drove in Arizona’s third run with a single in the seventh. He has reached base safely in 13 straight games.The Diamondbacks have lost four of their last five home games.“They beat us seven games in a row,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “I’m taking that kind of personal and we’ve got to come out tomorrow and make something happen.”OUTFIELD ARMSGreinke tried to help his own cause in the fifth, leading off with a single. But he decided to try to stretch it into a double and was thrown out, left fielder Raimel Tapia to McMahon for the tag.Story attempted his own hustle double in the sixth, but Diamondbacks center fielder Jarrod Dyson threw to Ahmed for the tag on Story.OUCH!Tim Locastro was hit by a pitch for the 12th time this season. That’s a Diamondbacks record for before the All-Star break.SIGNED SNAKESThe Diamondbacks agreed to terms with their top two picks from this year’s draft, outfielder Corbin Carroll (No. 16 overall) and pitcher Blake Walston (No. 26).Walston attended the game, and Carroll is expected at Chase Field on Friday.TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: Story was injured trying to stretch his single in the sixth and was replaced at shortstop by Pat Valaika. “I’m not sure exactly how it happened. I just know it didn’t feel very good,” Story said.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-3, 7.04 ERA) is scheduled to start Thursday’s series finale. Hoffman is 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his career against Arizona.Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (5-4, 3.83) is set to face the Rockies for the 15th time. Ray is 4-5 with a 5.57 ERA against Colorado. Jason Miller/Getty ImagesCody Allen has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Passan and Alden Gonzalez.The Athletic'sKen Rosenthalfirst reported Allen and the Angels were working on a one-year deal pending a physical. Passan provided more details on the negotiations:Jeff Passan JeffPassanCody Allen had been discussing deals in the one-year Aaron Sanchez Jersey , $9 million range, sources tell ESPN. He also had been talking about deals that included a second-year option, though its unclear if he received that from the Los Angeles Angels. Ken_Rosenthal was first to report discussions.On Friday, Rosenthal reported the deal was worth $8.5 million guaranteed, with another $2.5 million in bonuses.The 30-year-old right-hander is coming off the worst season of his MLB career. His 4.70 ERA was nearly two runs higher than his 2017 mark (2.94), and his 4.56 FIP ranked 131st among qualified relievers.Allen's poor ERA and FIP weren't the results of a few bad outings either, which can sometimes happen with relief pitchers given their limited usage. He averaged 10.7 strikeouts and 4.4 walks per nine innings, his worst marks in each category since his rookie year in 2012.Allen deserved some share of the blame for Cleveland Indians relievers' collective rankings of 26th in FIP (4.53) and 30th in home runs per nine innings (1.51).Historically speaking, relievers age less gracefully than starting pitchers. Even a slight dip in velocity can carry significant consequences for a relief pitcher.That may be what's happening with Allen. According to Brooks Baseball, he averaged a career-low 94.3 mph on his four-seam fastball in 2018. Not coincidentally, opposing hitters had a .441 slugging percentage and .221 isolated power against Allen's fastball.The effect of the velocity drop is particularly acute for Allen, who basically throws two pitches: the four-seam fastball and a curveball. If Allen's fastball is no longer the weapon it once was, then he could be in trouble going forward.Given all of the concerning metrics surrounding Allen's 2018 performance, a return to the Indians never looked likely.Bryan Shaw appeared in 378 games over five seasons for Cleveland before hitting free agency last offseason. Despite the fact that he was one of the most dependable late-inning options for the Indians http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , the team opted against bringing him back.At the time, the decision looked risky, but Cleveland has been vindicated. Shaw sported a 4.92 FIP in his first year with the Colorado Rockies. All of the mileage he put on his right arm with the Indians may be catching up with him.Cleveland appears to be taking the same approach with Allen.TheAngels, on the other hand, are counting on a return to form from the seven-year veteran. In order for that to happen, Allen may need to change his approach on the mound, something he can discuss in spring training withBrad Ausmusandpitching coach Doug White.Allen will almost certainly open the 2019 season as Los Angeles' closer. Nine different pitchers recorded a save for the team, and last year's team leader in saves, Blake Parker, signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.For all of his faults, Allen addresses a clear need for the Angels, and Los Angeles needs to do everything it can to capitalize on the two years in which Mike Trout is still under contract. Stats are courtesy ofFanGraphsunless otherwise noted.
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