Final Score: Arizona 12, Colorado 7
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Owings' two-run homer in the eighth
inning proved to be the game-winner as the Arizona Diamondbacks took a 12-7
victory over the Colorado Rockies to complete a three-game sweep.
Owings finished the game 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored, while
Miguel Montero hit a solo home run and also had three hits for the
Diamondbacks, who notched their first sweep of the season.
"When we've been getting them on base lately we've been getting them in," said
Montero. "We've playing together a lot better lately and it showed in this
Each Arizona starter had at least one hit and either a run scored or an RBI,
including pitcher Bronson Arroyo (5-4), who gave up four runs on six hits in 6
1/3 innings and added a hit and a run scored at the plate.
Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored for the
Rockies, who have dropped their past seven games. Juan Nicasio (5-4) allowed
seven runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
"We had some bad luck, hitting balls right at guys," said Tulowitzki. "We've
just been in one of those skids where it seems like the other guys are
catching all the breaks."
Paul Goldschmidt and Martin Prado each drove in a run with a single and
sacrifice fly, respectively, to give Arizona a quick 2-0 lead, but Charlie
Blackmon got one back for Colorado in the home half of the first inning with
his 11th homer of the year.
Montero's solo home run in the third made it a 3-1 game and Owings doubled in
another run in the fourth.
Goldschmidt homered, his 11th of the season, to start the fifth, but DJ
LeMahieu's RBI single in the home half cut Arizona's lead to 5-2.
The Diamondbacks kept plating runs in the sixth, as Gerardo Parra drove in one
with a double and Owings added a sacrifice fly for a 7-2 lead.
Colorado chipped away at its deficit over the next two innings, as Tulowitzki
hit a solo homer to start the sixth and run-scoring singles from Drew Stubbs,
Michael Cuddyer and Corey Dickerson in the seventh made it a 7-6 game.
Owings' two-run homer in the eighth gave the Diamondbacks a 9-6 lead, but
Brandon Barnes legged out an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the
eighth to cut the deficit to two.
Arizona then plated three more in the ninth, as Aaron Hill, Ender Inciarte and
Cody Ross each drove in runs with singles for a 12-7 advantage.
Arizona hosts Atlanta for three games starting Friday ... Colorado welcomes
Los Angeles for three games beginning Friday ... Arizona has won five of the
nine games with Colorado this season ... It was Arizona's first sweep in
Colorado since April of 2008 ... Arizona went 8-for-16 with runners in scoring
06/06 01:53:24 ET
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