Díaz, Rockies rally off Graveman in 9th, stun White Sox 6-5

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Sports

DENVER — Elias Díaz hit a two-run single off Kendall Graveman in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies overcame the loss of starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday. Senzatela, making his second start since returning from a shoulder injury, led 3-2 with two outs in the seventh when Leury García hit a comebacker off the pitcher’s left shin that rolled away for a single. The 27-year-old right-hander threw some warmup pitches before walking off the mound.Senzatela later pointed out the stitches still imprinted on his swollen shin. “It hurts. It’s really sore right now,” said Senzatela, who was hopeful he’ll be able to make his next start. “It didn’t feel right when I landed, so I didn’t want to hang a pitch.” After Senzatela left, Lucas Gilbreath allowed three straight runners, including Tim Anderson’s RBI single. Carlos Estevez replaced him and A.J. Pollock hit his first pitch for a two-run single as the White Sox went ahead 5-3.José Iglesias, who drove in a pair of runs, had an RBI single in the bottom half off José Ruiz.With closer Liam Hendricks unavailable after throwing 27 pitches Tuesday, Graveman (3-2) blew a save for the fifth time in 10 chances. He walked Brendan Rodgers, Iglesias and Ryan McMahon on 16 pitches, then gave up Díaz’s hit on a first-pitch sin …

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