Smith Leads Stellar D-Backs’ Bullpen In 5-3 Win Over Rockies


Eduardo Escobar hit a go-ahead triple, Josh Rojas connected for a solo homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks climbed out of an early three-run hole to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday night.

The Rockies built a 3-0 lead by the third inning after Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and Ryan McMahon all had run-scoring hits.

The Diamondbacks responded with a run in the third and two more in the fourth to tie the game. Arizona’s decisive rally came in the seventh when Escobar tripled into the right-center gap, scoring Josh VanMeter.

Arizona’s bullpen threw five scoreless innings.