Arizona at Colorado

W: S. Schoeneweis (1-0) L: J. Peralta (0-2)
S: C. Qualls (14)
HR: ARI - M. Reynolds (23), S. Drew (6)   COL - C. Barmes (10)

Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 7 wire reports

DENVER -- Mark Reynolds' rant the night before wasn't intended to infuriate his teammates, just motivate them.

Did it ever.

Pinch-hitter Chris Young hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the eighth inning and Stephen Drew finished a single shy of the cycle, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks rally for an 11-7 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Reynolds was hoping to see just this type of performance after ripping his team for their recent lackluster play.

"What I said [Friday] wasn't to call anybody out or [expletive] anybody off," Reynolds said. "We came out and responded. That's huge. If we can't build off this one, I don't know what it will take for us."

The Arizona third baseman followed up his words with actions, hitting a solo homer in the fourth. He's now third in the NL in homers with 23.

But the night belonged to Drew and two players whose names weren't even in the starting lineup as Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch switched things up in an attempt generate more offense.

Felipe Lopez and Young both came off the bench to provide key at bats. Young's was obvious, his double gave the Diamondbacks back the lead.

Lopez's performance got overshadowed a bit. He worked his way on base with a walk just before Young's hit. Lopez also had a two-run single in the ninth to give Arizona more breathing room.

"Man, this win means a lot the way things are going around here," Lopez said. "Everybody's happy, playing music -- the way it's supposed to be. It's about having fun."

It took a late rally to make sure the fun returned to the clubhouse.

Trailing 4-3 heading into the eighth, Arizona scored six times to open up a big lead - and then had to hang on.

The Diamondbacks tied it at 4 when Gerardo Parra laced a one-out double into the left-center gap that scored Miguel Montero.

After Chad Tracy and Lopez walked, Young cleared the bases with a deep double off reliever Joel Peralta (0-2).

Drew then followed with a two-run homer, his third hit of the night to go along with a walk and a flyout.

The Rockies rallied in their half of the eighth, scoring three times.

But with two on, Chad Qualls was brought in and got Clint Barmes to line out to Drew. Qualls then pitched the ninth for the first four-out save of his career.

Scott Schoeneweis (1-0) earned the win simply by striking out Todd Helton with a runner on second in the seventh.

Aaron Cook gave up nine hits and three runs -- two earned -- in five innings. The righty pitched into the sixth before leaving when he had the wind knocked out him diving for Parra's grounder.

"Just like when you're a kid and you get the wind knocked out of you, I just couldn't catch my breath after that," Cook said. "I tried to throw a couple of pitches. I just told [Rockies manager Jim] Tracy I couldn't do it."

Cook was still in line for the win until the bullpen imploded.

Rusty from not much work lately?

Tracy's hoping so.

"If it happens once in a while, you're OK," he said. "If it's on a regular basis, that's a different story. But that hasn't been the case."

Barmes had a solo homer and an RBI double for the Rockies, who had their six-game home winning streak snapped. Ian Stewart added a two-run double, and Seth Smith had a two-run single.

Still, it wasn't enough to overtake a team motivated by a player's rant.

Just as Reynolds envisioned?

Maybe not, but he'll take it.

"Definitely I was proud," Reynolds said. "After tonight, hopefully guys get their confidence going and we keep it up."


For the second straight night, the game was sent into a rain delay by an afternoon thunderstorm. The contest was delayed 27 minutes. ... Parra's hit in the ninth was originally ruled an error, but changed to a double. He finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored. ... Drew came up in the ninth needing a single for the cycle, but grounded out to second base. ... Young is now 2-for-9 as a pinch hitter this season.
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Alex Romero, LF5021012 .313
Justin Upton, RF5000013 .301
Mark Reynolds, 3B5111012 .269
Miguel Montero, C4220101 .258
Gerardo Parra, CF5341000 .265
Chad Tracy, 1B3111201 .205
Augie Ojeda, 2B3000003 .224
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    Clay Zavada, P0000000 .000
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
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a-walked for Ojeda in the 8th
b-fouled out for Petit in the 4th
c-fouled out for Boyer in the 6th
d-doubled for Schoeneweis in the 8th
2B - Stephen Drew (15, Cook), Alex Romero (1, Cook), Miguel Montero 2 (10, Cook, Peralta), Gerardo Parra 2 (7, Peralta, Daley), Chris Young (18, Peralta)
3B - Stephen Drew (3, Cook)
HR - Stephen Drew (6, Flores), Mark Reynolds (23, Cook)
RBI - Stephen Drew 2 (33), Alex Romero (1), Mark Reynolds (58), Gerardo Parra (25), Chad Tracy (19), Felipe Lopez 2 (18), Chris Young 3 (21)
CS - Miguel Montero (1, 3rd base by Cook/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Gerardo Parra 1
Arizona Diamondbacks
Yusmeiro Petit 3544221 8.46
Blaine Boyer 2200000 5.20
Juan Gutierrez 1.2000100 4.46
Scott Schoeneweis (W,1-0) 0.1000010 4.05
Clay Zavada 0.2233210 1.86
Tony Pena0100000 4.36
Chad Qualls (S,14) 1.1000010 4.05
WP - Yusmeiro Petit (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 55-34, Blaine Boyer 26-19, Juan Gutierrez 31-18, Scott Schoeneweis 6-5, Clay Zavada 28-18, Tony Pena 5-3, Chad Qualls 16-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 2-5, Blaine Boyer 2-3, Juan Gutierrez 2-3, Chad Qualls 1-2
Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 16, Blaine Boyer 7, Juan Gutierrez 6, Scott Schoeneweis 1, Clay Zavada 6, Tony Pena 1, Chad Qualls 4
Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF3111200 .251
Clint Barmes, 2B5122003 .276
Todd Helton, 1B5020012 .314
Brad Hawpe, RF4220111 .331
Troy Tulowitzki, SS5100023 .248
Ian Stewart, 3B4122010 .221
Chris Iannetta, C4000003 .233
Carlos Gonzalez, LF2000100 .194
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    Alan Embree, P0000000 .000
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   b- Ryan Spilborghs, PH1000000 .260
    Joel Peralta, P0000000 .000
    Randy Flores, P0000000 .000
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b-grounded out for Rincon in the 7th
c-singled for Flores in the 8th
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HR - Clint Barmes (10, Petit)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (20), Clint Barmes 2 (40), Ian Stewart 2 (42), Seth Smith 2 (20)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler (8), Ian Stewart 2 (22), Seth Smith 2 (8)
SB - Dexter Fowler (15, 2nd base off Gutierrez/Montero), Carlos Gonzalez (4, 2nd base off Petit/Montero)
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Joel Peralta (BS,1; L,0-2) 0.1355200 5.06
Randy Flores 0.2111021 5.63
Matt Daley 1222210 5.09
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 9-4, Alan Embree 2-2, Juan Rincon 1-0, Matt Daley 1-1
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 24, Alan Embree 5, Juan Rincon 1, Joel Peralta 6, Randy Flores 3, Matt Daley 7
Game Information
Attendance - 49096
Game Time - 3:35
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Scott Barry, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tom Hallion