Streak Ends, D-backs lose 4-2

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (49-49) ended their five-game winning streak with a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies (37-60) on Wednesday evening.

Marco Scutaro put the Rockies on the board first in the top of the first inning when he hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Dexter Fowler from third base, and putting Colorado on top 1-0.

Arizona responded in the bottom half of the inning when Jason Kubel blasted his 22nd home run of the season to left-center field, to tie the score up at 1-1.

Colorado would add a couple runs in the top of the third inning when Scutaro doubled to left field, plating Colorado starting pitcher Jeff Francis and Fowler to extend their lead at 3-1.

Wilin Rosario homered to left field in the top of the fourth inning to add to Colorado’s lead, and put the Rockies up 4-1.

Arizona catcher Miguel Montero would blast a home run to right field in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Rockies’ lead to 4-2.

Unfortunately for Arizona, Colorado starter Jeff Francis kept the D-backs offense off-balance all night, limiting Arizona to only five hits and two earned runs through six innings pitched.

Arizona starter Trevor Cahill had a solid start, allowing eight hits and four earned runs through 6.2 innings pitched. He did not receive the offensive support that other starters had received in the past five victories at home.

Wade Miley will take the mound tomorrow as Arizona opens a four game series against the visiting New York Mets.