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Hudson keeps D-Backs rolling, lead up to five games

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PHOENIX -- Once he stopped trying to be perfect, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson started to roll.

Hudson threw seven shutout innings and Ryan Roberts hit a home run to help the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

"I was fighting myself early on and trying to make too perfect a pitch," said Hudson, who needed more than 60 pitches to escape the first three innings. "Then I calmed myself down and I got into it."

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Hudson added an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who have won 10 consecutive home games and nine of 13 against the Rockies. Arizona has allowed two runs or fewer in each game of the winning streak, tied with Milwaukee for the longest such run this season and one shy of the franchise record set in 2002.

"We're all feeding off each other," Hudson said of Arizona's starters. "We want to go out and top each other."

Hudson (14-9) pitched out of a second-inning jam, putting runners on second and third with one out. He retired his final 11 batters.

"He struggled early when he couldn't get any rhythm," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He was fortunate to get through the middle of the order with runners in scoring position in the early innings."

Hudson scattered three hits -- all singles -- and walked three while striking out eight to earn his second successive victory.

"We had a chance for some momentum in the early part of the game," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "[Kevin] Kouzmanoff just missed in the second inning of putting three up there for us. Then we missed in the second and third, one-out situation after the runners tagged up. Then Daniel Hudson settled in and we weren't able to do much offensively."

J.J. Putz came on with the bases loaded in the ninth and got the final two outs for his 34th save in 38 tries.

The Rockies had four hits total en route to their third loss in four games.

"Through the first six innings we stranded six runners," Tracy said. "That has been a downfall for us all season."

Paul Goldschmidt, Miguel Montero and John McDonald all drove in a run during Arizona's four-run sixth inning against Rockies starter Alex White (1-1).

Roberts gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead when he drove White's third pitch into the stands in left for his third career leadoff home run and Arizona's sixth this season.

"I'll take anything but that'll work," Roberts said.

White and Hudson traded zeros until the sixth.

Aaron Hill singled and White hit Justin Upton in the middle of the back with a fastball. Montero then singled to right, scoring Hill to make it 2-0. Goldschmidt, in the midst of a 2-for-11 skid, doubled off the wall in right to score Upton and advance Montero to third. White intentionally walked Geraldo Parra to set up the double play one out later.

But McDonald singled into the hole at shortstop and Hudson looped a single into left to give Arizona a 5-0 lead.

Upton has been hit by pitches 15 times, second in the NL to Washington's Danny Espinosa.

"It doesn't go unnoticed," Hudson said. "I know the book is you have to pitch him inside, but guys had better start hitting their spots in there."

The Rockies scratched out a run in the ninth, loading the bases on a single and two hit batsmen before Putz hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch to force home Troy Tulowitzki.

White, making his second start since he was acquired by Colorado from Cleveland on July 31 in the deal for Ubaldo Jimenez, allowed five runs and seven hits over six innings. He walked six, matching a season-high, and struck out three.

"After working so hard to get out of the first inning and the three walks I got comfortable and got in a groove there," White said. "That was the best I felt since coming back [off the disabled list while with Cleveland]. I felt like I had great stuff tonight and that is the frustrating part."

Notes

  • Arizona pitchers lead the majors with 51 hits and 30 RBI.
  • Upton stole second in the first inning to become the third Arizona player to reach 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season twice.
  • Iannetta was shaken up briefly in the sixth when Parra bowled him over with a pop-up slide, but remained in the game.
  • Rockies RHP Aaron Cook will be making his 22nd career start against Arizona on Tuesday. Cook beat the Diamondbacks on July 22 in Chase Field.
  • LHP Wade Miley will look for his second successive victory in his third career start for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He scattered five hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six scoreless innings against the Nationals on Aug. 25.
 
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Arizona's Aaron Hill slides past Colorado catcher Chris Iannetta during the Diamondbacks' four-run sixth inning.  (Getty Images)
Arizona's Aaron Hill slides past Colorado catcher Chris Iannetta during the Diamondbacks' four-run sixth inning. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Arizona

D. Hudson
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 3
K 8
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF5000013 .259
Mark Ellis, 2B4010010 .247
Carlos Gonzalez, RF3000111 .297
Troy Tulowitzki, SS2100101 .306
Todd Helton, 1B3000113 .306
Seth Smith, LF3010020 .288
   a- Ty Wigginton, PH1010000 .251
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3010000 .224
Chris Iannetta, C3001013 .232
Alex White, P2000013 .000
   b- Eric Young Jr., PH1000000 .226
    Jason Hammel, P0000000 .171
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
   c- Jason Giambi, PH1000013 .271
Totals3114139  
a-singled for Smith in the 9th
b-popped out for White in the 7th
c-struck out for Street in the 9th
Batting
RBI - Chris Iannetta (46)
SB - Carlos Gonzalez (19, 2nd base off Hudson/Montero)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Seth Smith 1
DP - Ellis-Tulowitzki-Helton
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Alex White (L,1-1) 6755631 5.33
Jason Hammel 1000000 5.15
Huston Street 1100010 3.91
IBB - Parra by Alex White
HBP - Upton (by Alex White)
Pitches-Strikes - Alex White 89-49, Jason Hammel 11-6, Huston Street 20-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Alex White 3-8, Jason Hammel 1-2
Batters Faced - Alex White 28, Jason Hammel 3, Huston Street 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan Roberts, 3B4111003 .259
Aaron Hill, 2B3110100 .227
Justin Upton, RF1100200 .296
Miguel Montero, C4111002 .275
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3121100 .269
Chris Young, CF3000125 .234
Gerardo Parra, LF3010102 .283
John McDonald, SS4011012 .245
Daniel Hudson, P2011010 .309
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
    Joe Paterson, P0000000 .000
    J.J. Putz, P0000000 .000
Totals2758564  
Batting
2B - Paul Goldschmidt (4, White)
HR - Ryan Roberts (17, White)
SH - Daniel Hudson (11)
RBI - Ryan Roberts (52), Miguel Montero (66), Paul Goldschmidt (14), John McDonald (21), Daniel Hudson (14)
SB - Justin Upton (20, 2nd base off White/Iannetta)
CS - Aaron Hill (4, 2nd base by White/Iannetta), Chris Young (9, 2nd base by White/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Gerardo Parra (2, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Hudson (W,14-9) 7300380 3.61
Bryan Shaw 1011000 3.10
Joe Paterson 0.1100000 2.61
J.J. Putz (S,34) 0.2000010 2.66
HBP - Tulowitzki (by Bryan Shaw), Kouzmanoff (by Joe Paterson), Iannetta (by J.J. Putz)
Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Hudson 117-72, Bryan Shaw 10-7, Joe Paterson 12-8, J.J. Putz 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Hudson 5-8, Bryan Shaw 3-0
Batters Faced - Daniel Hudson 27, Bryan Shaw 4, Joe Paterson 3, J.J. Putz 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19478
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Larry Vanover