Season-best offensive performance carries Rockies to big victory over White Sox

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado homered and drove in five runs, German Marquez tossed seven strong innings and had two hits, and the Colorado Rockies' slumbering offense awoke in a 12-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
 
Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu also went deep as Colorado broke out of prolonged slump. The Rockies banged out a season-high 17 hits and were 7 of 14 with runners in scoring position. They hit just .226 and .216 with runners in scoring position while losing 12 of their previous 15.
 
Marquez (6-4) cruised through six innings before allowing Tim Anderson's 451-foot two-run homer in the seventh. He allowed three runs and nine hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter while tossing a season-high 102 pitches.
 
Chicago's Derek Holland (5-9) gave up seven runs and eight hits in just four innings in his first career start at Coors Field.
 
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