Arizona jumped out in the first, on a two-run double by Mark Trumbo, but Wade Miley's problem with home-run balls continued, as Colorado tied things up on a two-run shot in the second. The Diamondbacks retook the lead in the fourth, after a Rockies blunder had loaded the bases with one out. Wade Miley hit into what should have been a double-play, only for Colorado catcher Wilin Rosario to throw the ball past first. But Rosario redeemed himself in the sixth, with another home-run off Miley to tie the score back up at three. That was the last frame for Miley, who went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.
There was no scoring the rest of regulation, though the D-backs had a great chance to walk off, loading the basis with one out in the ninth. Neither David Peralta nor Trumbo could come through, and it was on to extra innings on getaway day. Who'd have guessed it? But this one didn't follow the script, as a two-out home-run off Oliver Perez gave the visitors their first lead of the day. It took Perez five more attempts to get the final out, giving the Rockies an insurance run. They didn't need it, as all three hitters we sent up in the ninth struck out, and the sweep evaporated.
Oladipofanatico will be along with the guest recap in a bit. After a 4-6 homestand, the D-backs enjoy an off-day tomorrow, and restart on Tuesday in Cleveland, opening a 10-game road-trip against the Indians, Marlins and Nationals.