Arizona 5, Colorado 4

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 42507

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 5 8 0
Colorado 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 10-8 5-4 5-4 W1
Colorado 13-5 8-1 5-4 L1

Recap

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4: Didi Gregorius homered and added a single in a two-run ninth inning as Arizona rallied to hand Colorado its first home defeat.

A.J. Pollock also had a pair of hits and scored the go-ahead run on Gerardo Parra's sacrifice fly off Wilton Lopez (0-1) as the Diamondbacks averted a three-game sweep and ended the Rockies' season-opening eight-game win streak at Coors Field.

Closer J.J. Putz wriggled out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth for his third save and Heath Bell (2-0) earned the win with one scoreless inning of relief after starter Brandon McCarthy allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings.

Troy Tulowitzki homered for the third time in four games and Carlos Gonzalez had a two-run single for the Rockies, who failed to protect leads of 3-0 and 4-2 in losing for only the fifth time in 18 games.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio took a no-hitter into the fifth inning but gave up a solo shot to Gregorius and retired only one more batter before he was yanked. Cody Ross added an RBI double in the eighth as Arizona improved to 6-0 in series finales.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockies 1B Todd Helton was not in the lineup for a second straight day due to a left forearm strain suffered in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets. ... Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI single for Arizona, which continues its nine-game road trip at San Francisco on Monday night. ... Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin, who exited Friday's series opener after 6 1/3 innings, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left lower-back strain and RHP Rob Scahill was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Colorado
Brandon McCarthy Player Juan Nicasio
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.1
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 3
6.00 ERA 4.15
Hitting
Arizona   Colorado
Didi Gregorius Player Troy Tulowitzki
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 8 1 14 .235 12 5 5 4 0 0
Colorado 9 1 13 .250 11 4 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Rockies have a W/L % of .846 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .667 after a loss.