National League Game Summary - Colorado at Arizona|
(Sunday, April 28th)
Final Score: Arizona 4, Colorado 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - J.J. Putz worked out of a jam in the ninth and
the Arizona Diamondbacks held on for a 4-2 victory to capture their third win
of a four-game set with the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.
The Rockies had runners on second and third with two out for pinch-hitter
Carlos Gonzalez, but Putz struck him out to notch his fifth save and secure
Arizona's sixth win in eight contests.
Patrick Corbin (3-0) worked out of trouble most of the game, giving up nine
hits over 6 2/3 frames. However, Colorado was just 2-for-9 with runners in
scoring position and managed just two runs.
"He didn't walk anybody. He just keeps the ball in play," Arizona manager Kirk
Gibson said of Corbin. "We made some good plays behind him today. We took care
of the ball really good."
Cody Ross and Josh Wilson chipped in an RBI apiece in the victory. Jason Kubel
made his return from the disabled list, but went 0-for-3.
The Rockies, losers in six of eight since a hot 13-4 start, saw star shortstop
Troy Tulowitzki exit the contest with a left shoulder strain.
When he was thrown out at the plate in the first inning, Tulowitzki
appeared to sustain the injury on an awkward slide. He was replaced in
the field by Jonathan Herrera in the third and the team is calling him day-
"It sounds like he kind of jammed his shoulder sliding into the plate,"
Colorado manager Walt Weiss said of Tulowitzki. "We'll have to reevaluate him
tomorrow, see how it feels tomorrow."
Jon Garland (2-2) was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits
and two walks. Eric Young had three doubles and scored a run on Dexter
Fowler's base hit in the setback.
Arizona took advantage of Garland's control issues in the third and grabbed an
early 2-0 lead.
While facing Kubel with runners on second and third, Garland's pitch got away
from catcher Wilin Rosario and Cliff Pennington scored easily. Gerardo Parra
advanced to third on the play and then also crossed the plate when Garland
threw a wild pitch.
The D'Backs then added a run in the third and fourth innings to build a four-
run cushion. Wilson doubled home Paul Goldschmidt, who singled to start the
fourth, and after Parra began the fifth with a triple, Ross sent him home with
a base hit to center.
Colorado cut its deficit in half in the sixth, which Young led off with his
third straight double. He then came around to score on a single from Fowler,
who moved to third on a bunt by Herrera and crossed the plate on a wild pitch
The Rockies, though, were unable to score in the first, fourth, seventh and
ninth innings, stranding runners in scoring position in each.
The Diamondbacks placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the 7-day DL with a mild
concussion prior to the game. The move is retroactive to April 27 ... The
Rockies designated infielder Chris Nelson for assignment and infielder Nolan
Arenado made his big-league debut. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.
04/28 20:41:41 ET