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Blackmon leads Rox past D-Backs in home opener

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 04 2014 06:47:38 PM CDT

DENVER -

Charlie Blackmon tied a team record with six hits and drove in five runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 in their home opener Friday.

Blackmon finished 6 for 6 with three doubles and a two-run homer. The only other Rockies player with six hits in a game was Andres Galarraga against Houston on July 3, 1995.
    
Carlos Gonzalez added a two-run triple and a two-run homer off the facing of the third deck as the Rockies improved to 13-9 in home openers.
    
That was more than enough for Juan Nicasio (1-0), who surrendered one run and four hits in seven efficient innings. His only mistake was a slider that Mark Trumbo hit for a solo homer in the fifth.
    
The Diamondbacks fell to 1-6, their worst start since 1998.
    
Randall Delgado (0-1) gave up six runs and 10 hits in four innings.

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