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Gallen dominates, Rivera 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rockies 6-0

The Rockies managed just two singles and a walk against Zac Gallen in Saturday's loss.

DENVER — Zac Gallen pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Emmanuel Rivera went deep twice for his first career multi-homer game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Saturday night.

Gallen (8-2) struck out six and extended his shutout streak to 14 innings over his past two starts. He gave up three hits in seven scoreless innings against Pittsburgh on Monday.

The Rockies managed just two singles and a walk against Gallen, who retired 13 of his last 14 batters. He is 4-0 in his last five starts and his ERA has dropped from 3.56 to 2.94 since July 13.

Alek Thomas made a great catch on the last play of the game to preserve the shutout, leaping and reaching over the wall in center to take away a likely two-run homer by C.J. Cron.

Rivera hit solo shots of 408 feet in the first inning and 403 feet in the third off José Ureña (1-4), his ninth and 10th homers of the season. He walked in the fifth, struck out in the seventh and grounded out in the ninth.

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Emmanuel Rivera waits for a pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Josh Rojas had three hits, including a homer off Ureña in the fifth and an RBI single in the ninth.

Daulton Varsho made it 5-0 in the eighth when he tripled into the right-field corner and scored when Charlie Blackmon misplayed it for an error.

STEPPING IN

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was away from the team to attend the memorial service for Nicole Hazen, the wife of general manager Mike Hazen, who died this week of glioblastoma. Bench coach Jeff Banister served as acting manager.

Lovullo will rejoin the team in Denver for Sunday’s game.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: Placed RHP Alex Colomé on the 15-day injured list with right lateral epicondylitis, retroactive to Aug. 12, and recalled right-hander Justin Lawrence from Triple-A Albuquerque.

UP NEXT

The Diamondbacks will send LHP Tommy Henry (1-1, 3.75 ERA) to the mound against Colorado RHP Ryan Feltner (2-3, 6.02) on Sunday.

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