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Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2

Josh Collmenter pitched well, but got a no-decision, as tonight's game came down to which bullpen sucked harder. Answer: Colorado's.

Norm Hall

Both starters were able to keep the opposing offenses in check, Josh Collmenter and Christian Bergman combining to allow only four hits in their 11.2 innings of work. Bergman did walk five, compared to Collmenter's none, but Arizona weren't able to take advantage of the chances. They did get on the board in the bottom of the sixth, a wild pitch with two out allowing David Peralta to come home from third. However, the Rockies tied things up in the seventh, after what seemed like a very quick hook of Collmenter: Evan Marshall allowed an inherited runner to score, and Collmenter ended with a line of 6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K.

Another bad outing from Brad Ziegler then gave the Rockies their first lead of the game in the eighth, as he allowed three hits and a run. But Rex Brothers walked all three batters he faced in the bottom half, to load the bases with no outs. Arizona made a good stab at wasting the opportunity, as Mark Trumbo grounded into a fielder's choice at the plate, and Miguel Montero struck out. But Jake Lamb had clearly not got the memo, and uncorked a grand-slam into the bleachers, to restore the Diamondbacks' lead. Addison Reed pitched a drama-free ninth for his 11th straight save, and Arizona took the first round of the Battle for the Basement.