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  • Associated Press photos Arizona’s Ketel Marte follows through on a triple against Colorado during the fourth inning Wednesday at Arizona.

  • Arizona relief pitcher Archie Bradley, center, celebrate his two-run triple against the Rockies during the seventh inning.

Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:00 am

arizona 11, colorado 8

Arizona moving on to LA

Diamondbacks use triples to take down Rockies

BOB BAUM | Associated Press

PHOENIX – Relief pitcher Archie Bradley hit a stunning two-run triple in the seventh inning, one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.

Paul Goldschmidt launched an early three-run homer and the Diamondbacks built a 6-0 lead before ace Zack Greinke faltered. Colorado climbed back into it and cut it to 8-7 when Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit consecutive homers in the eighth off Bradley, perhaps exhausted from hustling around the bases.

But then A.J. Pollock knocked in two runs with Arizona's fourth triple, this one off closer Greg Holland, as the Diamondbacks scored three times in their half of the eighth to finally put a wild game away.

Arizona moves on to a best-of-five Division Series against the NL West champion Dodgers, a team the Diamondbacks beat the last six times they played. Game 1 is Friday night in Los Angeles.