For a third consecutive game, the Diamondbacks got a very solid start from their pitcher, with only one run allowed. Chase Anderson's start was a little shorter than the preceding two, but he still went six innings, allowing five hits and walking none, tying a career high with eight strikeouts. Six of those came the first time through the Rockies order. Evan Marshall, Will Harris and Matt Stites closed things out from there, although Stites did give up the second run of the afternoon in the ninth, on a hit and a walk.
The offense had their best day since August 8, with most of the damage being done in a four-run seventh. That began with a two-run homer by Nolan Reimold in his first appearance as a pinch-hitter for the Diamondbacks. Later in the inning, an Aaron Hill double and Mark Trumbo single also helped to push runs across home. Hill finished a home-run short of the cycle with his three hits, while Trumbo and Ender Inciarte each reached base three times, with a pair of hits and a walk.
preston.salisbury will be along with the recap in a bit, and don't forget, there's a round table coming up later tonight too.