Diamondbacks rough up Rockies in series opener
A five-run sixth inning for the Arizona Diamondbacks buried the Colorado Rockies, whose late rally fell short in a 10-7 loss.
The Rockies had missed a chance to tie the game or take the lead in the previous half inning. With the Rockies down 3-2,doubled and walked to start the bottom of the fifth. Both were left stranded when grounded out and lined into a double play.
Things fell apart completely for the Rockies after that., who allowed one run in the first and two in the fourth, gave up a leadoff home run to Geoff Blum to start the sixth. A single and a walk later, Rogers gave way to reliever , who gave an RBI single to Willie Bloomquist and hit Justin Upton to load the bases. Paul Goldschmidt cleared them with a double but spared the Rockies further damage by getting thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple.
The Rockies’ first two runs came on solo home runs, one by Fowler in the first and the other by Ellis in the third. The Rockies threatened again in the eighth with three successive singles, the last byto drive in a run, but that was all they were able to get in the inning.
The Rockies rallied in the ninth with another solo home run from Fowler and a three-run shot by Tulowitzki, but could not get out of the hole left in the sixth inning.