Daniel Descalso slugged a walk-off home run in the 13th inning on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Rockies.
In a well-pitched and hotly-contested ballgame, the Diamondbacks finally broke through off of Jordan Lyles in the 13th inning. Brandon Drury got things started with an infield single before Descalso crushed the game-winner over the wall in right-center. He finished the afternoon 3-for-6 and is now hitting .178/.275/.333 with two long balls and eight RBI on the year.
A.J. Pollock didn't start on Sunday but went 2-for-2 with a double off the bench in an extra-inning victory over the Rockies.
Pollock nearly ended the game in the 12th inning when he crushed a ball over 420 feet to center field that went for a double. He has had an outstanding first month of the season, slashing .324/.366/.486 with two homers, eight RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Brandon Drury went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies in 13 innings on Sunday.
Drury led off the 13th inning with an infield single and rode home on Daniel Descalso's walk-off home run. He has had a nice first month of the season at the plate, slashing .318/.370/.435 with a homer and eight RBI.
Patrick Corbin pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing just two hits over 6 1/3 shutout frames.
The left-hander punched out six on the afternoon while walking a pair. As good as he was though, Germen Marquez mirrored his effort on the other side and Corbin was forced to settle for a no-decision. He has been impressive through his first six starts, compiling a 2.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 30/11 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings. He'll face a difficult challenge his next time out in a rematch against these Rockies at Coors Field on Friday.
Charlie Blackmon had a rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, going 0-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts.
Blackmon left six stranded in this one as the Rockies were shut out through 13 innings of play. He wasn't alone in the 0-for-6 club, as Nolan Arenado experienced a similar fate on Sunday afternoon.
German Marquez turned in his best start of the season in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, striking out eight over six shutout innings.
Marquez scattered six hits and a walk in the contest. It was quite the feat considering how well the Diamondbacks' offense has performed through the first month of the season, especially at home. Even with this strong effort though, Marquez still sports a horrifying 7.20 ERA and 1.90 WHIP on the season. He'll look to replicate this fine effort in a rematch against the D'Backs in Colorado on Saturday.
Wil Myers blasted a three-run homer in the 12th inning on Sunday, propelling the Padres to a 5-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco.
The Padres had been shut down for the majority of the afternoon by Giants' starter Ty Blach, but they broke through and tied the game with a two-run shot by Hector Sanchez off of Mark Melancon in the ninth. That set the stage for Myers to deliver in the 12th. He had been 0-for-5 on the day before crushing a George Kontos offering into the seats in left field. Myers is off to another impressive start at the dish, slashing .310/.325/.593 with seven homers, 20 RBI and two stolen bases through the first month of the season.
Jose Torres recorded his first career save on Sunday, working a scoreless 12th inning to protect a two-run lead against the Giants.
Padres' manager Andy Green had already used up Brandon Maurer, Brad Hand and Ryan Buchter before the Padres took the lead in the top half of the 12th, so it was Torres who got the call to protect the lead. The young southpaw responded by retiring all three hitters he faced in order with little difficulty.