D-backs Win 5th Straight, Beat Rockies 6-2

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (49-48) pounded Colorado pitching for nine hits on their way to a 6-2 win over the Rockies (36-60) on Tuesday evening.

Colorado got on the board first off a solo home run to lef-center field by Colorado outfielder Michael Cuddyer, putting the Rockies up 1-0.

The D-backs would respond in the bottom half of the inning when Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew doubled to deep left-center field, scoring Chris Young from second base, and tying up the game at 1-1. Willie Bloomquist followed with a ground rule double to deep left-center field, plating Drew from second base.

Arizona would add on to their lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with a two-run home run by Young, scoring Justin Upton and extending their lead to 4-1.

Cuddyer would cut the D-backs lead to 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning with his second solo home run of the game.

The game would be blown open in the bottom of the seventh inning when Miguel Montero singled to dep center field, scoring Jason Kubel and Upton, extending the lead to 6-2.

Arizona starter Joe Saunders brought his A-game, allowing only three hits and two runs while striking out nine batters through seven strong innings pitched. He kept Colorado hitters off-balanced all evening with an effective curveball.

The victory gave the D-backs their fifth straight win and put the team over the .500 mark for the first time since June 30th, when the club was 39-38.

Trevor Cahill will take the mound tomorrow evening as the D-backs go for the sweep of the Rockies.