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Colorado at Arizona

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Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 4

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHOENIX -- Lance Cormier and the Arizona Diamondbacks learned they can't afford to make mistakes, even against a last-place club like the Colorado Rockies.

Cormier's errant throw to third in the ninth inning allowed Garrett Atkins to score the go-ahead run, and the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 Friday night for their fourth win in five games.

"Take a nap, make a mistake and we have a chance to take advantage of you," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "We can come back and beat a ballclub. The road's been the challenge."

The Rockies have won three of their last four on the road but still are 13-41 away from Coors Field.

Atkins led off the ninth with a double to center and pinch-hitter Eddy Garabito laid down a sacrifice bunt between home plate and the mound. Cormier (7-2), the fourth Arizona pitcher, quickly pounced on the ball but threw wide to Alex Cintron at third, allowing Atkins to score.

"They played right in our hands, got (Garabito) to a good count," Cormier said. "With two strikes, most likely he's going to bunt back to you and usually I can control it and throw him out. That's my strength, but I just threw it wide."

Garabito eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Cory Sullivan.

Mike DeJean (5-2) pitched a perfect eighth for the win. Brian Fuentes finished for his 19th save in 22 chances.

The Diamondbacks were four outs from remaining a game behind the San Diego Padres in the NL West, but Matt Holliday tied the game at 4-all in the eighth with a two-out, broken-bat homer to left-center field off Greg Aquino.

"I thought I was going to drive the ball but then I felt the bat give way," said Holliday, who was left holding a six-inch stump in his hand. "I was surprised. I wasn't quite sure what to do with (the handle.)"

Omar Quintanilla started Colorado's eighth-inning rally with a one-out single off Buddy Groom. Aquino came in and struck out pinch-hitter Luis A. Gonzalez, but Holliday hit a 426-foot shot to left-center, his 10th, to tie the game as the barrel of his splintered bat skidded into the fence in front of the Diamondbacks' dugout.

"We're one pitch away and Holliday gets a breaking ball in the middle of the plate and hit it pretty good," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "I guess his bat went all over the place but he still hit it pretty good."

The Diamondbacks went ahead with three runs in the third inning.

Chad Tracy hit a leadoff homer, his 15th, to tie it at 2-2, and Koyie Hill doubled one out later. David Cortes retired pinch-hitter Conor Jackson and went to 2-0 on Craig Counsell before intentionally walking him.

Royce Clayton followed with a triple into the left-field corner, scoring Hill and Jackson to make it 4-2.

Colorado took a 1-0 lead in the fourth against Brandon Webb when Quintanilla scored on a groundout by Holliday. The Diamondbacks tied it in the sixth on Tony Clark's sacrifice fly.

Larry Bigbie scored on Webb's second wild pitch of the game in the top of the seventh for a 2-1 Rockies lead.

Webb allowed just three hits, struck out a season-high 10 and walked one.

"That was the best I felt in I don't even know how long," Webb said. "My arm felt really alive and the ball felt great coming out. I was able to locate my pitches whenever I wanted."

Colorado starter Aaron Cook, making his second start since coming off the 60-day disabled list July 30, scattered four hits with two walks and three strikeouts in six innings.

"I felt like I needed to go out there and have a good start after the last one," said Cook, who allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings in his first outing back. "All the bullpen work and the work on my mechanics are paying off."


Before the game, the Diamondbacks announced they had signed Clark to a two-year extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clark is hitting .329 and is second on the team with 18 home runs. His 15 pinch-hit RBI are one short of the club's single-season record. ... Colorado claimed RHP Sun-Woo Kim off waivers from the Washington Nationals on Friday. Kim was 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA in 12 games for the Nationals, including two starts.

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Players of the Game

B. Webb
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 1
K 10

M. Holliday
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Colorado Rockies
Omar Quintanilla, SS5220011 .333
Aaron Miles, 2B2000010 .280
   a- Luis Gonzalez, PH-2B1000011 .283
Matt Holliday, LF4113010 .300
Larry Bigbie, CF-RF4110010 .253
Garrett Atkins, 3B3110110 .282
Jorge Piedra, RF3010001 .294
    Randall Williams, P0000000 .000
    David Cortes, P0000000 .000
    Mike DeJean, P0000000 .000
   b- Eddy Garabito, PH0100000 .314
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
Ryan Shealy, 1B3000133 .298
J.D. Closser, C4000025 .230
Aaron Cook, P2000022 .250
    Cory Sullivan, CF1001000 .267
a-struck out for Miles in the 8th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for DeJean in the 9th
2B - Garrett Atkins (18, Cormier)
HR - Matt Holliday (10, Aquino)
SF - Cory Sullivan (3)
SH - Aaron Miles (9), Eddy Garabito (3)
RBI - Matt Holliday 3 (38), Cory Sullivan (17)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday 2 (19)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Quintanilla-Shealy
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Cook 6411230 6.97
Randall Williams (BS,1) 0.1222001 7.71
David Cortes 0.2111100 4.28
Mike DeJean (W,5-2) 1000010 4.95
Brian Fuentes (S,19) 1000110 2.77
IBB - Counsell by David Cortes
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 94-61, Randall Williams 8-6, David Cortes 11-7, Mike DeJean 11-7, Brian Fuentes 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 9-5, Randall Williams 1-0, David Cortes 2-0, Mike DeJean 1-1, Brian Fuentes 1-1
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 23, Randall Williams 3, David Cortes 4, Mike DeJean 3, Brian Fuentes 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B3110110 .268
   a- Troy Glaus, PH1000001 .255
Royce Clayton, SS3112101 .269
Luis Gonzalez, LF4010001 .277
Tony Clark, 1B3001000 .324
Shawn Green, CF-RF4000001 .287
Chad Tracy, RF3121010 .298
    Luis Terrero, CF1000010 .242
    Lance Cormier, P0000000 .250
    Tim Worrell, P0000000 .000
Alex Cintron, 3B4010000 .265
Koyie Hill, C3110110 .227
Brandon Webb, P2000013 .071
   b- Conor Jackson, PH1000001 .300
    Buddy Groom, P0000000 .000
    Greg Aquino, P0000000 .000
    Quinton McCracken, CF0000100 .238
a-flied out for Counsell in the 9th
b-grounded out for Webb in the 7th
2B - Luis Gonzalez (26, Cook), Koyie Hill (4, Williams)
3B - Royce Clayton (2, Cortes)
HR - Chad Tracy (16, Williams)
SF - Tony Clark (3)
RBI - Royce Clayton 2 (33), Tony Clark (56), Chad Tracy (43)
2-OUT RBI - Royce Clayton 2 (13)
Team LOB - 6
E - Alex Cintron (6, Misplayed grounder), Lance Cormier (1, Wild throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Webb 73211100 3.91
Buddy Groom (H,4) 0.1111000 5.00
Greg Aquino (BS,1) 0.2111011 9.53
Lance Cormier (L,7-2)0121100 4.03
Tim Worrell 1000020 6.45
WP - Brandon Webb 2 (12), Lance Cormier (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 88-58, Buddy Groom 5-4, Greg Aquino 12-8, Lance Cormier 17-8, Tim Worrell 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 11-1, Buddy Groom 1-0, Lance Cormier 1-0
Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 26, Buddy Groom 2, Greg Aquino 3, Lance Cormier 3, Tim Worrell 3
Game Information
Attendance - 22596
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Jim Reynolds