Gomez extends hit streak in Rockies loss

By Grand Junction Rockies | September 6, 2016 12:49 AM ET

Jose Gomez extended his hit streak to 17 games, but it was enough, as the Grand Junction Rockies lost to the Ogden Raptors 6-2 Monday night at Suplizio Field.

Gomez finished with two hits, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base. He now has 96 hits this season, 10 shy of David Dahl's franchise single season record.

His second hit came in the fourth inning after Taylor Snyder walked. Roberto Ramos gave the Rockies the lead with a 2-run double, but Ogden quickly came back.

D.J. Peters tied the game with a 2-run homer in the fifth, and later in the inning, Brandon Montgomery gave them the lead with his sixth homer of the season. Mitchell Hansen made it 4-2 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth, and Peters got their lead to three with his second home run of the night, and he singled home a run in the ninth to make it 6-2.

Rob McDonnell earned the win for Ogden, allowing two runs over five innings. Joe Mortillaro and Vinnie Santasiero combined to keep the Rockies off the board for the game's final four innings.

Gomez was the only Rockie with more than one hit. They were held to four for the night, as they drop to 19-15 in the second half as their lead over Ogden in the division drops to .5 games. Whoever wins two of the next three games in this season-ending four game series will win the South Division's second half title.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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