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PHOENIX -- With Stephen Drew injured and out for the season, Justin Upton and Miguel Montero showed they were ready to pick up the slack for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Upton and Montero combined to drive in 11 runs and Arizona routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Saturday night.

"We're not going to give up," Upton said. "We're in a position to run after the Giants. If Stephen was here we'd be doing the same thing."

Arizona remained four games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.

Josh Collmenter threw seven strong innings, had a pair of hits and added his first career RBI for the Diamondbacks, who have won two of their past three since losing Drew to a season-ending right ankle fracture.

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"I like it when they feel good about themselves," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's been tough since the whole Stephen thing and we had a tough loss yesterday. You can feel sorry for yourself or you can have some energy and have some fun. You have to force yourself. That's what it's about."

Upton finished 3 for 5 with his second career grand slam and six RBIs while Montero had three hits and drove in five.

Collmenter (6-5) allowed three runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts to record his second consecutive win.

"That's Josh," Gibson said. "He came out and threw a lot of strikes."

Troy Tulowitzki hit his team-leading 19th home run and Ty Wigginton added a two-run single for the Rockies, who have lost two of three.

The Diamondbacks opened a 4-0 lead before Rockies starter Jason Hammel (5-10) recorded his first out.

Willie Bloomquist singled to right leading off the game and Gerardo Parra walked. Upton doubled just under the glove of a diving Wiggington at third, scoring both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Upton moved to third when Chris Young singled to center and both came home on Montero's double to left to make it 4-0. Collmenter drove home Montero three batters later for a 5-0 lead.

Tulowitzki lined a home run just over the right-field fence to start the second and cut Arizona's lead to 5-1. But Montero hit a two-run homer into the Rockies right-field bullpen in the bottom of the inning, his 12th, to put the Diamondbacks in front 7-1.

"It is somewhat of an insurmountable task when you spot the opposition seven runs in the first two innings of the game," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy. "Actually, it's somewhat unacceptable."

Colorado pulled to within 7-3 in the fourth on Wigginton's two-out flared single into shallow center.

Hammel settled in somewhat after the tough start, lasting 5 2/3 innings and allowing eight runs on 12 hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. He left after loading the bases only to see left-hander Eric Stults walk Montero to make it 8-3.

"It's almost comical to me because tonight was the best I felt all year," Hammel said. "You make a good pitch, it gets hit. You make a bad pitch it gets hit. From the get-go I was thinking no-hitter stuff tonight. It is pretty frustrating getting tagged for eight after that."

Upton hit his second career grand slam with two outs in the seventh off Stults to make it 12-3.


Upton also drove in six runs on May 20, 2009 at Florida. ... Montero has three career five-RBI games. He leads NL catchers with 23 doubles and 36 extra-base hits. ... Collmenter's toughest moment came running the bases, when he was thrown out at home by Ryan Spilborghs trying to score standing up on a single by Parra. Collmenter wasn't helped by Upton, who signaled for his pitcher to come in standing and not sliding. ... Hammel has given up 14 runs, 12 earned, on 20 hits over 10 2/3 innings in his past two starts. The right-hander had not allowed an earned run in two previous starts against Arizona this season. ... Todd Helton hit his 547th career double in the fourth, tying Manny Ramirez for 24th place on the all-time list.

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J. Upton
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R 2
H 3
HR 1

M. Montero
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Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF3000111 .249
Mark Ellis, 2B3110011 .246
   a- Eric Young Jr., PH-2B1000001 .224
Todd Helton, 1B3110000 .322
   b- Chris Iannetta, PH-1B1010000 .222
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3121002 .279
   c- Jonathan Herrera, PH-SS1000001 .252
Seth Smith, RF4000003 .292
Ty Wigginton, 3B3012001 .252
    Eric Stults, P0000000 .500
   d- Jason Giambi, PH1000010 .263
Ryan Spilborghs, LF4000011 .229
Eliezer Alfonzo, C3010000 .231
Jason Hammel, P1000010 .156
    Ian Stewart, 3B1000000 .151
a-grounded into a double play for Ellis in the 8th
b-doubled for Helton in the 8th
c-flied out for Tulowitzki in the 8th
d-struck out for Stults in the 9th
2B - Todd Helton (20, Collmenter), Chris Iannetta (12, Castillo)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (19, Collmenter)
SH - Jason Hammel (9)
RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (67), Ty Wigginton 2 (40)
2-OUT RBI - Ty Wigginton 2 (13)
Team LOB - 4
Outfield Assists - Ryan Spilborghs 1
E - Eliezer Alfonzo (2, Missed catch of throw)
Colorado Rockies
Jason Hammel (L,5-10) 5.21288471 4.75
Eric Stults 2.1244321 6.00
IBB - Bloomquist by Eric Stults
HBP - Parra (by Eric Stults)
WP - Jason Hammel (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Hammel 107-67, Eric Stults 57-34
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Hammel 4-4, Eric Stults 4-1
Batters Faced - Jason Hammel 31, Eric Stults 13
Arizona Diamondbacks
Willie Bloomquist, SS4320123 .279
    Sean Burroughs, 3B0000000 .240
Gerardo Parra, LF2320202 .289
    Alberto Castillo, P0000000 .000
    Henry Blanco, C0000000 .222
Justin Upton, RF5236002 .293
Chris Young, CF3110222 .256
Miguel Montero, C4225112 .280
    Joe Paterson, P0000000 .000
Ryan Roberts, 2B4000103 .248
Brandon Allen, 1B5010022 .167
Cody Ransom, 3B-SS5000023 .000
Josh Collmenter, P2021000 .190
   a- Xavier Nady, PH-LF1110000 .247
a-doubled for Collmenter in the 7th
2B - Justin Upton (26, Hammel), Miguel Montero (23, Hammel), Xavier Nady (11, Stults)
HR - Justin Upton (17, Stults), Miguel Montero (12, Hammel)
SH - Josh Collmenter (3)
RBI - Justin Upton 6 (54), Miguel Montero 5 (53), Josh Collmenter (1)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 4 (23), Miguel Montero 3 (20), Josh Collmenter (1)
CS - Gerardo Parra (1, 2nd base by Hammel/Alfonzo)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Bloomquist-Allen
Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh Collmenter (W,6-5) 7633041 2.74
Alberto Castillo 1100100 1.17
Joe Paterson 1000010 3.42
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Collmenter 109-75, Alberto Castillo 13-6, Joe Paterson 16-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Collmenter 4-13, Alberto Castillo 1-1, Joe Paterson 1-1
Batters Faced - Josh Collmenter 27, Alberto Castillo 4, Joe Paterson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 34849
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Ron Kulpa