Jun 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (8) celebrate the win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks met for the second half of a doubleheader on Tuesday at Coors Field in Denver.
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The Colorado Rockies took a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning on Tuesday night, only to see it evaporate thanks to a four-run rally by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the visitors swept both ends of a doubleheader with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap at Coors Field.
The Diamondbacks got out to an early lead with Paul Goldschmidt wasting no time welcoming Kyle Kendrick back to the mound, hitting a solo home run off the Rockies’ right-hander to make it a 1-0 game in favor of the Dbacks.
The Rockies would get two back in the bottom of the first, though,thanks to Nolan Arenado‘s RBI single, and then Ben Paulsen‘s RBI double that scored Arenado, flipping the score to 2-1 in favor of Colorado.
Arenado added to that lead in the bottom of the third inning, when he hit a solo home run off Dbacks’ starter Rubby De La Rosa to give the Rockies and Kendrick — who had a decent outing except for Goldschmidt’s home run — a 3-1 lead after three innings.
Kendrick ended up only going four in his first game back from his shoulder injury, allowing the run on three hits and two walks while striking out two hitters. Christian Bergman came on and threw two scoreless innings in relief to take the Rockies and Dbacks into the seventh inning with a 3-1 Rockies’ lead still intact.
In the seventh, though, Scott Oberg came in and promptly allowed a walk, a hit, and a hit batsmen — all of who came around to score, and then some, thanks to a home run A.J. Pollock hit off Jairo Diaz — and a four-run Dbacks’ seventh inning made a 3-1 Rockies’ lead quickly turn into a 5-3 Rockies’ deficit.
Colorado couldn’t get anything going in the seventh, eighth, or ninth off Diamondbacks pitching, and went quickly and quietly towards their 78th loss of the year. Both clubs continue their series Wednesday evening in Denver.