Rockies’ season ends with 11-8 loss to Diamondbacks in NL wild-card game

PHOENIX -- The Rockies saw their season come to a close in a hard-fought, 11-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League wild-card game at Chase Field on Wednesday night.

The Diamondbacks got off to a hot start and put the Rockies down 6-0 after three inning.

After a change in pitching, the Rockies were able to chip away in the fourth to make it 6-4.

In the seventh, the Rockies got another run to bring them within one, 6-5. The Diamondbacks got a two-run triple to pull ahead, 8-5.

The battle continued in the eighth inning as Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit back-to-back homers for the Rockies to make it 8-7.

But things went bad for the Rockies in the bottom of the eighth as Greg Holland gave up another two-run triple. Then, catcher Jeff Mathis bunted for a single that brought the Diamondbacks' lead to 11-7.

Arizona closer Fernando Rodney came in to pitch the ninth and ended any hope the Rockies had of a comeback.

Arizona advances to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series beginning Friday night.