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Garrett Hampson played hero on Sunday afternoon — twice — to give the Rockies a rare road series win at the Phillies.
Colorado earned a 5-4 victory after a pair of clutch Hampson home runs at Citizens Bank Park. He erased a 2-0 deficit in the fifth with a three-run blast. Then he put Colorado ahead in the seventh with a two-run homer.
The Rockies (66-78) continue their lengthy road trip on Tuesday with a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. On Sunday, a collective team effort gave Colorado its third win over Philadelphia in four days.
Rockies’ right-hander Ryan Feltner, in his second career MLB start, struggled in the first with a pair of walks issued to Odubel Herrera and Bryce Harper. A J.T. Realmuto RBI double put the Rockies in an early hole.
Feltner settled in to retire a stretch of seven consecutive Phillies but he ran into more trouble in the fourth. Feltner gave up a walk and two hits — punctuated by an RBI single from Philadelphia starting pitcher Aaron Nola. Feltner left the game after 81 pitches (44 strikes) and a 2-0 Colorado deficit.
Hampson brought Colorado back on a 0-2 pitch that he smashed 376 feet to left — scoring Elias Diaz and Colton Welker — for the Rockies’ first lead of the afternoon.
Colorado’s bullpen kept Philadelphia off the board until the sixth when reliever Ashton Goudeau threw a wild pitch that scored Realmuto and tied the game, 3-3. But Hampson stepped up, again, with a 356-foot shot off reliever Hector Neris to left that brought home Diaz. Hampson now has 11 home runs on the season.
Harper launched an eighth-inning home run to make it 5-4. But Rockies’ closer Carlos Estevez kept the Phillies scoreless in the ninth.
This story will be updated.