Opening Day record 14-run inning by D-backs beats Rockies

Phoenix— The Arizona Diamondbacks scored 14 runs in the third inning of their 16-1 Opening Day win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Since 1900, no team had more Opening Day runs in an inning than 14.

Defending National League champion Arizona led 2-1 in the bottom of the third, but they sent 18 hitters to the plate and got 13 hits, two walks, and a sacrifice fly.

Zack Gallen: "I joked at one point 'Hey, I want to play,'" "That much support makes our job as pitchers simpler. 

As unlikely as it seems, Arizona didn't homer in the inning. Ketel Marte, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Christian Walker, Gabriel Moreno, and Geraldo Perdomo had two hits. 

Corbin Carroll walked twice. Blaze Alexander scored the 14th run with his first major league single up the middle.

The big inning set franchise records for hits, runs, and batters. 

In 34 minutes, the Rockies got three outs. The D-backs lead 16-1 after 3 innings.

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