Anderson lifts D-Backs to 6-2 win over Rockies
The Associated Press
PHOENIX — Chase Anderson pitched six strong innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday.
Anderson (8-6) gave up five hits and one run while matching his career high with eight strikeouts.
Nolan Reimold’s first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run shot highlighted a four-run inning that broke the game open.
Charlie Blackmon led off the fourth with a home run, the only blemish against Anderson — who is 3-0 in three starts against the Rockies in his career.
Aaron Hill tripled, doubled and singled, scoring twice with two runs batted in. Ender Inciarte had two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Diamondbacks’ win.
Hill’s first-inning single knocked in Inciarte after he’d walked, stole second base and took third on a wild pitch. Jordan Pacheco singled in Hill in the third inning after Hill’s two-out triple.
After Reimold’s home run, Hill doubled in Inciarte and Mark Trumbo added an RBI single.
Jorge De La Rosa (13-10) took the loss, the Rockies’ fifth in six games. He allowed four runs on seven hits through six-plus innings, but was chased after Reimold’s home run.
The Rockies added their last run in the ninth with Charlie Culberson’s sacrifice fly that drove in Corey Dickerson. Inciarte prevented further damage by diving to his left to catch Culberson’s liner.
Rockies: LHP Franklin Morales (5-7) starts the regularly scheduled game against the San Francisco Giants Monday in Denver. Morales hasn’t earned a win since July 8 and has had eight starts since. He’s 1-3 with a 5.21 earned run average against the Giants in 21 games (six starts).
Diamondbacks: RHP Trevor Cahill (3-9) faces the San Diego Padres Monday with a 2-3 mark and 2.33 ERA against them in his career. Cahill is 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA in seven games (five starts) since being recalled from Class AAA Reno on July 14.
Rockies: OF Michael Cuddyer (hamstring), C Wilin Rosario (wrist) and LHP Boone Logan are on the 15-day disabled list and not eligible to come off for at least a week.
Diamondbacks: OF Cody Ross will be activated when rosters expand. Ross has been on the disabled list since July 22 with a calf injury. Gibson said he will be available for pinch-hitting. RHP Daniel Hudson has been pitching one-inning relief stints in the minors but will be activated and could make his first major-league appearance of the season this week. He’s coming off a second Tommy John surgery.
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