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Diamondbacks win wild wild-card game over Rockies; Dodgers up next

PHOENIX — Relief pitcher Archie Bradley hit a stunning two-run triple in the seventh inning, one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Rockies 11-8 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.

Paul Goldschmidt launched an early three-run homer and the Diamondbacks built a 6-0 lead before ace Zack Greinke faltered. Colorado climbed back into it and cut it to 8-7 after Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit consecutive homers in the eighth off Bradley, perhaps exhausted from hustling around the bases.

But then A.J. Pollock knocked in two runs with Arizona's fourth triple, this one off closer Greg Holland, as the Diamondbacks scored three runs in their half of the eighth to finally put a wild game away.

Arizona moves on to a best-of-five Division Series against the West Division champion Dodgers, a team the Diamondbacks beat the past six times they played. Game 1 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

Diamondbacks win wild wild-card game over Rockies; Dodgers up next 10/05/17 [Last modified: Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:02am]
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