Recap: Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 7
Turning point: The Diamondbacks, who trailed 4-0 after three innings, erupted for six runs in the eighth to take a 9-4 lead. The uprising came against Joel Peralta and included consecutive one-out doubles by Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra, an intentional walk to Chad Tracy, a walk to pinch hitter Felipe Lopez to load the bases after he was in an 0-2 hole. Pinch hitter Chris Young, who was batting .197, followed with a three-run double. Randy Flores relieved Peralta and gave up a two-run homer to Stephen Drew.
At the plate:homered in the first and doubled home the first run in a three-run third. … doubled home two runs with two out in the third. …The Rockies scored three runs in the eighth to cut the Diamondbacks lead to 9-7, with the first two runs scoring on pinch hitter ‘s two-out, first-pitch single and the final one on ‘s single. …The Diamondbacks tacked on two runs against in the ninth on Lopez’s bases-loaded single. …Drew went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, his sixth homer and two RBI. …Mark Reynolds led off the fourth with his 23rd homer. …Parra went 4-for-5 with two doubles and scored three runs.
On the mound:, who had been having trouble keeping the ball down, got three outs on successive grounders to end the fifth. But he left the game in the sixth with the wind knocked out of him after lunging to his left to field Parra’s topper, flopping to the ground and throwing past first base for a three-base error. …Peralta had allowed four runs in 15 2/3 innings in his previous 15 games but retired one of six batters and was charged with five runs. …Flores had given up five hits in 19 at-bats to left-handed hitters before allowing Drew’s homer. …Diamondbacks starter Yusmeiro Petit allowed five hits and four runs in three innings, but six relievers followed _ five were unscored upon _ and combined to allow five hits and three runs in six innings. Closer Chad Qualls earned a four-out save as he got Barmes to line out softly to end the eighth with runners on first and second and retired the side in order in the ninth for his 14th save.
Numbers game .379 career average as a pinch hitter (25-for-66) for Smith, who is 11-for-24 (.458) in that role this season.