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Rockies back Marquez with 3 HRs, beat Brewers 8-4

BRENT W. NEW
Associated Press
Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra follows through on an RBI single off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Rockies back Marquez with 3 HRs, beat Brewers 8-4

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By BRENT W. NEW

Associated Press

DENVER — Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff home run of the season, German Marquez won for the first time in three weeks and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Friday night.

Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez also homered and each drove in two runs, and Nolan Arenado had a two-run triple for the Rockies, who are one game up on the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top NL wild card.

Marquez (10-5) allowed four runs — including three solo shots — in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one while getting his first win since July 29.

The Rockies took the lead with a three-run third. Marquez legged out a double with one out and Blackmon singled to put runners at the corners. Arenado got his two-run triple and Parra followed with a run-scoring single to put Colorado ahead 4-2.

Parra added a solo homer and Gonzalez’s two-run shot a batter later chased Brewers starter Matt Garza (6-7) in the fifth.