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Rockies beat Rangers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Elias Díaz had two hits, including a tiebreaking single in a six-run seventh inning, Ryan McMahon tied a career-high with four hits, and Colorado won its first series of the season on Saturday night with an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.

The Rockies, who had lost eleven of their first twelve series and split the other, won their third straight game for the first time this season.

Jacob Stallings hit a two-run single and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run double in the seventh, as the Rockies scored all six runs with two outs. Blackmon had his 599th career extra-base hit, tying Larry Walker for second most in franchise history.

Leody Taveras had two hits, including a 300-foot home run off Jake Bird, to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh.

Tyler Kinley (2-0) got out of a two-out, two-on situation by striking out Adolis Garcia to end the seventh.

David Robertson (2-1) didn’t retire any of the four batters he faced after coming in with a 3-2 lead and a runner on second base with two outs in the seventh.

Jordan Beck singled to lead off the seventh off Jose Leclerc and was sacrificed to second before Robertson entered. McMahon singled to tie the game, took second on a wild pitch and scored Díaz’s single. Robertson hit Sean Bouchard and walked Brenton Doyle before Cole Winn came in and gave up hits to Stallings and Blackmon.

Texas starter Andrew Heaney gave up eight hits and struck out a season-high eight in five innings.

Heaney hasn’t walked a batter in his last 28 innings since the first inning of an 8-3 loss to Atlanta on April 19. He has given up four runs in 18 innings in his last three starts without receiving a decision.

Colorado starter Ryan Feltner gave up two hits in four scoreless innings before the Rangers scored twice in the fifth for a 2-1 lead.

Hunter Goodman hit a 450-foot home run in the leadoff of the third inning for the Rockies.

Colorado manager Bud Black was ejected by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild on a play in which Rockies leadoff man Ezeqiuel Tovar was called out for crossing second on a stolen base attempt to end the fifth inning.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: RHP Max Scherzer (thumb) has not returned to throwing but is “going along with the rehab,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Things are starting to improve.” … OF Evan Carter (lower back pain) was a late scratch from the starting lineup. “For this to flare up again at this point in the season is a little concerning,” Bochy said. Carter missed much of the 2021 minor league season with a stress fracture in his back.

Rockies: OF Nolan Jones (back) and 1B/OF Kris Bryant (back) will begin rehab assignments at Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Bryant, who hasn’t played since April 13, took batting practice and running drills before the game and was able to join the team on Monday. … LHP Kyle Freehand (elbow) played catch for the third straight day on Saturday, gradually increasing his intensity. It takes a week to 10 days for him to throw off a mound, manager Bud Black said.

NEXT ONE

Rangers: RHP Jose Ureña (1-2, 3.86 ERA) will make his second start of the season after giving up one earned run in five innings in a win over Oakland on Tuesday.

Rockies: TBA LHP Ty Blach (0-1, 3.46 ERA) makes his second start of the season.