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Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 4

The D-backs leveled the series at Coors Field, with a five-run third inning and decent relief work the key tonight.

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Somewhat similar to last night's game, but I think any Diamondbacks fan will have preferred this one. As there, the D-backs opened the scoring, a Chris Owings RBI single in the second scoring Jake Lamb.  This was then followed by a big inning for Arizona: a five-run third in this case, highlighted by a bases-clearing double from Welington Castillo and a two-run homer off the bat of Jake Lamb, #27. That gave the visitors a six-run lead, but the home side began to claw their way back in, scoring two in the fifth and one in the sixth. The latter chased Braden Shipley, who worked 5.2 innings on eight hits, allowing four runs. He walked one and struck out three.

The big difference last night was the Diamondbacks' bullpen doing their job. Edwin Escobar, Randall Delgado and Jake Barrett combined for 2.1 scoreless innings, then Daniel Hudson came in for a Coors Field save situation i.e. a five-run lead. He walked one batter, but put up a zero, with some help from Jake Lamb and a game-ending diving play. Owings led the offense, getting a four-hit night, with a pair of hits apiece for A.J. Pollock, Castillo and Lamb. Phil Gosselin and Paul Goldschmidt each reached base twice, on a hit and a walk.

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