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In multiple ways today, we can't move forward from a 13-4 loss without looking back.

Recaps

[AZCentral.com] Arizona Diamondbacks struggle as Colorado Rockies win 8th straight
Arizona Diamondbacks struggle as Colorado Rockies win 8th straight, The Rockies topped the Diamondbacks 13-4 on Friday night for their season-high 8th straight win.

[MLB..com] Saunders overwhelmed by Rockies | dbacks.com: News
The D-backs fell to the red-hot Rockies after a six-run third inning put the game out of reach in Friday's series opener. The 13-4 loss was the fifth in the last six games for Arizona and extended Colorado's winning streak to eight.

[Yahoo.com] Tulowitzki homers twice, Rockies win 8th straight - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
Troy Tulowitzki's stunning power surge could be all in the wrists. Tulowitzki homered twice -- he has eight in his last eight games -- and Jorge De La Rosa struck out a season-high 10 in six innings to lead the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-4 on Friday night for their season-best eighth consecutive victory.

Preview

[CBSSports.com] Diamondbacks-Rockies Preview - Sep. 11, 2010 - MLB - CBSSports.com
The Colorado Rockies are working on another late-season rally. With Ubaldo Jimenez headed to the mound for their next game, they have a good chance to further cut into their dwindling NL West deficit.

Diamondbacks News

[AZCentral.com] NickPiecoro - Gibson inspired by facing contenders; Upton, Webb updates; & more
Nick Piecoro: It’s not just that interim manager Kirk Gibson wants to put a dent on the playoff race. It’s that he sees the Giants, Rockies and Reds -- whom the Diamondbacks will face in a few days -- and wants to be in their shoes.

[MLB.com] Reynolds leading by example in Arizona | dbacks.com: News
Third baseman Mark Reynolds struggled a bit on the most recent homestand after suffering an injury to his right thumb in the opener against San Diego. He went 5-for-25 at the plate and missed one start due to the injury, but he hit three homers, walked five times and drove in seven.

[MLB.com] Gibson sets goals for stretch run | dbacks.com: News
Though the D-backs entered play Friday 22 1/2 games behind the pace in the National League West, interim manager Kirk Gibson wants his team to share the inspiration he draws from the opportunity to be playing meaningful games with playoff implications, even if the implications are for other teams.

Around Baseball

[AZCentral] NickPiecoro - Hinch close to joining Padres
Nick Piecoro: Next bit of Diamondbacks-related news for today is word that former manager A.J. Hinch is on the verge of heading to San Diego to run the Padres scouting department, per Barry Bloom of MLB.com.

[Yahoo.com] Padres' NL West lead all but gone after 1-0 loss - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
The San Diego Padres' lead in the NL West is all but gone. San Francisco pulled into a virtual tie with San Diego atop the NL West with a 1-0 victory on Friday night. ::insert maniacal laughter here::

[MLB.com] Buck making young Orioles believe again | MLB.com: News
If you love the game the way Buck Showalter loves the game, you want Orioles Magic to return to Camden Yards. It starts with the players' self-esteem -- Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis and Jake Arrieta believing they can beat the Yankees and Red Sox.

[MLB.com] Stand Up To Cancer honors Seligs' efforts | MLB.com: News
Commissioner Bud Selig and his wife, Suzanne, have spearheaded Major League Baseball's support of Stand Up To Cancer, and on Friday night, they were honored for their dedication to the cause.

[MLB.com] MLB joins day of remembrance on 9/11 | MLB.com: News
On this day nine years ago, the tragic events of Sept. 11 made it so life in America would never be the same again. One thing that does remain the same is that Major League Baseball is a way to help bring people together as an integral part of society.