Zack Greinke was hardly dominant, but largely got the job done, throwing seven innings of two-run ball. Both of the runs he allowed came in the third inning: inevitably, Trevor Story was involved, driving in the first run for Colorado with a double, then coming home himself on an RBI single from former D-back Gerardo Parra. But Grienke settled down after that, and if he wasn't quite hitting his spots, avoid too many hard-hit balls - and, of particular importance, kept the ball in the park. He exited after seven innings, having scattered eight hits and two walks, but tied a season high with eight strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks, however, were completely unable to solve Chris Rusin, with a leadoff single by Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth, the only hit we managed through five innings. The two-run deficit, however, lasted two batters after Rusin left. Jean Segura singled, and Brandon Drury crushed a long home-run to tie things up. Things stayed that want until the ninth, where Brad Ziegler was the victim of some bad luck but five consecutive Colorado Rockies also reached base against him, and the visitors scored three times. Zac Curtis made his debut for the final two outs, but Arizona were unable to come back in their half.