The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their impressive offensive performance in Colorado to defeat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Sunday afternoon.
Arizona got started with the offense in the top of the second inning when Cody Ransom singled to center field to score Jason Kubel and put Arizona on top 1-0. Ryan Wheeler would then score from second base off an RBI single to left field by Wil Nieves.
In the top of the fifth inning, the Arizona Diamondbacks had a great opportunity to add to their lead with the bases loaded, when Ryan Wheeler walked to score Aaron Hill from third, extending the lead to 3-0.
Colorado would fight back in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI single to right field by Colorado left fielder Charlie Blackmon, to cut the lead to 3-1. They would tie things up at 3-3 off an RBI infield single by Jordan Pacheco and an RBI double by Wilin Rosario.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Colorado would take their first lead of the game when Charlie Blackmon singled to left-center field to score DJ LeMahieu, putting the Rockies on top 4-3.
After a few innings of lack-luster offense, the D-backs finally responded in the top of the eighth with an RBI single to center field by Mike Jacobs to score John McDonald and tie things up at 4-4. Jacobs and Nieves would then come in to score off a three-run home run by Aaron Hill, to put the D-backs back on top 7-4.
The D-backs would pad their lead in the top of the ninth inning off a Jacob Elmore RBI single to center and an RBI ground out by A.J. Pollock to extend Arizona’s lead to 10-4.
The Rockies would get a couple runs back in the bottom of the ninth off a two-run RBI double by Tyler Colvin and an RBI single by DJ LeMahieu to cut The D-backs lead to 10-7. Unfortunately for Colorado, their comeback efforts were too late and too few to overcome Arizona’s big lead.
Arizona starter Ian Kennedy kept the offense in the game by allowing four earned runs off nine hits over six innings pitched. He did not factor a decision in the game.
Arizona sends starter Trevor Cahill to the mound tomorrow evening as the D-backs attempt to complete the four-game sweep of the Rockies.