Saturday Recap: Rockies Extend Winning Streak to 7 Games; 4-2 vs. Blue Jays

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The Rockies extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory against the Blue Jays at Coors Field on Saturday night. That equals the third longest winning streak in Major League Baseball this year. Only the Houston Astros, with two 10-game winning streaks, have had a longer stretch of success.

The Rockies go into Sunday looking for a win that would give them a 9-1 homestand. equalling the best homestand in franchise history. They also were 9-1 Sept. 1-10, 2009.


On the Mound

Jon Gray worked 6 2/3 scoreless innings before a hot spot on his right hand flared up. He walked three batters -- inlcuding the last two he faced -- and gave up just two hits. Gray threw only 87 pitches, 53 for strikes, and is now 5-4, having won four of his last five decisions. It shouldn't be a total surprise. Since the start of the 2016 season, Gray is 21-8 at Coors Field. The seventh best home winning percentage in Major League Baseball dutirng that stretch.

At the Plate

-- Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 12 games (equaling the third longest of his career). He is 23-for-48 (.479) with four doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI during the streak.

-- Ramiel Tapia extended his hitting streak to a career-longest 11 games. He had his first multi-hit game of the streak on Saturday, and is now 12-for-49 during the streak (.245).

-- David Dahl was 3-for-4, his seventh game of three or more hits, giving him a .452 average in his last 11 games -- .625 in the last four.


-- The Blue Jays went into Sunday having lost the first five games of their current road trip, nine of their last 10 overall, and 13 of their last 17 road games.

-- They have scored two or fewer runs an AL-leading 22 times.

-- The Rockies will have to decide on a fifth starter by Saturday -- at the latest. They are off Monday, but then play three games with the Cubs in Chicago Tuesday through Wednesday, and three next weekend with the Mets in New York.