Story homers, doubles twice in Rockies' 8-6 win over Rangers
Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story (27) cannot catch a ball thrown by catcher Nick Hundley as Texas Rangers' Justin Ruggiano, right, runs back to second during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado rookie shortstop Trevor Story hit his fifth home run of spring training and doubled twice against Texas Rangers starter Martin Perez in the Rockies' 8-6 victory Saturday.
The Rockies rolled out an ''A'' lineup, which manager Walt Weiss acknowledged was ''pretty close'' to what he'll have on opening day. Story batted second and is the likely starter at shortstop with Jose Reyes on paid leave pending domestic violence charges.
Story overcame an early fielding error to boost his average to .381.
Perez also gave up RBI doubles to Nolan Arenado and Brandon Barnes. He pitched into the sixth inning, allowing four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks. The lefty hitters in Colorado's lineup went a combined 0 for 9 against him.
Rockies starter Chad Bettis worked 5 1/3 innings and allowed only one earned run and four hits with three walks.