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Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2

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DENVER -- The Arizona Diamondbacks finally gave Paul Goldschmidt a night off, and recent call-up Nick Evans filled in quite nicely for the first baseman.

Evans and Chris Owings hit back-to-back home runs, rookie Chase Anderson won his fourth consecutive start and the Diamondbacks beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Tuesday.

The solo shot by Evans in the fourth was his first home run since Sept. 3, 2011, when he was with the New York Mets. He wasn't sure if a moment like this would ever arrive again, especially after missing most of 2012 with a broken hand and not having a job last season until the Diamondbacks called a few days before the season -- with only a spot open at Double-A Mobile.

The veteran still jumped at the chance.

"You start to question," said Evans, who was recalled from Triple-A Reno last week. "It's not easy to get here. ... This is definitely satisfying."

Evans was in the lineup because manager Kirk Gibson decided it was a good time to rest Goldschmidt. It was the slugger's first day off of the season after 59 consecutive games, one shy of the club record of 60 set by Travis Lee in 1998.

Maybe another break for Goldschmidt on Wednesday?

"Yeah, I wouldn't count on that," Evans said. "If I was a betting man, I'd count on him being in there."

Anderson (4-0) was hardly intimidated by hitter friendly Coors Field or one of the top lineups in the league. He didn't overpower the Rockies so much as keep them guessing, throwing six effective innings in his longest outing since he was recalled from Reno on May 6. He becomes the fifth rookie since 1998 to win his opening four starts.

The right-hander allowed four hits and one run -- a home run by D.J. LeMahieu -- to help the Diamondbacks stop a three-game skid.

"I tried to stick with my game plan, pitch off that," Anderson said. "If you try to pitch to the park, sometimes you're not very successful."

Jorge De La Rosa (6-4) settled down after a shaky start, giving up three runs in seven innings. The hard-throwing lefty didn't have a strikeout for the first time this season, and his six-game winning streak came to an end.

Evans' homer came on a fastball, and then four pitches later Owings hit a cutter into the stands.

"I didn't have my best stuff," De La Rosa said. "I just kept trying to work my way through and go as far as I can. I think I did a good job."

The Rockies opened a 10-game homestand with their fifth consecutive loss. The best-hitting team in baseball just finished a dismal road swing in which it went 2-7 and averaged less than three runs a game.

If this bad stretch wasn't bad enough, the Rockies could be losing one of their top players. Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was removed in the sixth after irritating his left index finger. He just might be headed for the disabled list in order to give a finger that's nagged him most of the season a chance to heal.

"We're at a point where we've got to make a decision on this and see what's best for him and what's best for our club," manager Walt Weiss said.

Colorado struggled against Anderson, who mixed a fastball that barely crept into the 90s with a sharp curve and a splendid changeup. Anderson also benefited from an overturned call at the plate in the second that kept the game scoreless.

Wilin Rosario was ruled safe by umpire Jerry Layne after sliding past the tag of catcher Miguel Montero. As Montero protested, Gibson trotted out of the dugout to challenge the play. The call was reversed when replays showed Montero tagged Rosario on the back before touching home.

"That was awesome," Anderson said. "I saw that Miggy did tag him, but I wasn't sure if it was in time. Luckily, it was in time."

Notes

Arizona recalled INF Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno and placed INF Cliff Pennington (sprained left thumb) on the disabled list. Gibson said Pennington will undergo surgery. ... It was the third time this season the Diamondbacks have hit back-to-back homers. ... Owings also added an RBI double and finished a single shy of the cycle. ... The umpires used replay to check the count in the fourth.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

C. Owings
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, RF3011200 .271
Aaron Hill, 2B5010002 .251
Martin Prado, 3B3010002 .268
Miguel Montero, C3000103 .257
Cody Ross, LF3000005 .179
   David Peralta, LF1110000 .600
Nick Evans, 1B4111012 .167
Chris Owings, SS4132000 .274
Ender Inciarte, CF4110001 .170
Chase Anderson, P2000001 .000
   Evan Marshall, P0000000 .000
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   a-Eric Chavez, PH1000000 .254
   Addison Reed, P0000000 .000
Totals3349431  
a-grounded out for Ziegler in the 9th
Batting
2B - Martin Prado (10, De La Rosa), David Peralta (1, Brothers), Chris Owings (11, Brothers)
3B - Chris Owings (3, De La Rosa)
HR - Nick Evans (1, De La Rosa), Chris Owings (4, De La Rosa)
SH - Chase Anderson (3)
RBI - Gerardo Parra (20), Nick Evans (1), Chris Owings 2 (11)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Owings (3)
SB - Martin Prado (1, 3rd base off De La Rosa/Rosario)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ender Inciarte 2
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chase Anderson (W,4-0) 6411231 3.32
Evan Marshall (H,5) 1100020 1.32
Brad Ziegler (H,13) 1000000 2.15
Addison Reed (S,15) 1211021 4.10
IBB - LeMahieu by Chase Anderson
Pitches-Strikes - Chase Anderson 99-66, Evan Marshall 12-8, Brad Ziegler 7-3, Addison Reed 17-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chase Anderson 9-5, Evan Marshall 1-0, Brad Ziegler 2-1
Batters Faced - Chase Anderson 23, Evan Marshall 4, Brad Ziegler 3, Addison Reed 5
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Charlie Blackmon, CF3000100 .306
Michael Cuddyer, RF4000001 .306
Justin Morneau, 1B4000001 .294
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4121001 .353
Carlos Gonzalez, LF2000011 .255
   Corey Dickerson, LF2010000 .345
Wilin Rosario, C4020002 .233
Charlie Culberson, 3B4010013 .188
DJ LeMahieu, 2B3111122 .285
Jorge De La Rosa, P2000022 .105
   a-Brandon Barnes, PH1000011 .298
   Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
   LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
Totals3327227  
a-struck out for De La Rosa in the 7th
Batting
2B - Wilin Rosario (8, Marshall), Charlie Culberson (4, Anderson)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (15, Reed), DJ LeMahieu (2, Anderson)
RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (38), DJ LeMahieu (14)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Culberson-LeMahieu-Morneau, Culberson-LeMahieu-Morneau-Tulowitzki-LeMahieu-Morneau
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (L,6-4) 7733302 3.68
Rex Brothers 1211010 3.76
LaTroy Hawkins 1000000 3.60
WP - Jorge De La Rosa (3)
HBP - Prado (by Jorge De La Rosa)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 99-59, Rex Brothers 26-17, LaTroy Hawkins 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 12-7, Rex Brothers 1-1, LaTroy Hawkins 3-0
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 30, Rex Brothers 5, LaTroy Hawkins 3
Game Information
Attendance - 29682
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt