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Arizona at Colorado

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Arizona (26-36) «20111202312181
Colorado (28-31)1000113107101

Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 7

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DENVER -- Chris Owings has been in a little bit of an offensive funk. Leave it to hitting friendly Coors Field to snap him right out of it.

Leave it to this park to get the entire Arizona lineup revved up.

Owings, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero hit home runs as the Diamondbacks reached double-digits against the Colorado Rockies again, completing a sweep with a 12-7 victory Thursday night.

Arizona took all three games at Coors Field for the first time since April 2008. This series was quite an offensive display by the Diamondbacks, too, as they scored 32 runs and collected 48 hits over the three games.

"[This] happens every other week here, doesn't it?" Bronson Arroyo said. "Doesn't usually happen to those guys, though. We just happened to put all the runs on the board this time."

Even Arroyo (5-4) pitched differently in this park. He went with fastballs 60 percent of the time -- something the 37-year-old usually doesn't do. But hey, this quirky park sometimes calls for an unorthodox approach.

"I threw an offbeat game," said Arroyo, who allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

The Rockies were once again off their game as they lost their seventh straight. It's their longest skid since losing nine in a row late in the 2012 season.

"We come to play every single day," said Troy Tulowitzki, who had a homer and a double. "It's just not happening right now.

A night after the Diamondbacks put up 16 runs, they pounded Rockies starter Juan Nicasio (5-4). The right-hander struggled with his command, allowing a season-high seven runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Manager Walt Weiss called a team meeting before the game, just so he could check in with his team during this horrendous stretch. He said there are "no magic words in this game or magic words for success."

Is this rock bottom?

"I don't know," Weiss said. "We have a game tomorrow. We'll try to win a game tomorrow."

The top five hitters in the Diamondbacks lineup -- Gerardo Parra, Owings, Goldschmidt, Montero and Martin Prado -- feasted on Rockies pitching, going a combined 13 for 24 with nine RBIs.

"I know we've got a good hitting ball club. I know that," Montero said. "We showed it the last couple of games."

Did they ever.

According to the Diamondbacks, it's just the second time the team has had back-to-back games with 18 or more hits. It's only the fifth time they've scored 12 or more runs in two straight.

"You hear stuff about Coors Field coming up through the minors leagues," said Owings, who finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs. "You watch a lot of games here, see a lot of runs scored. But I wouldn't say that plays into anything you do differently here. You hit the ball hard.

"The ball might do some different things here."

Owings had a two-run homer in the eighth that gave Arizona a 9-6 lead. The cushion was valuable at the time as Rockies pinch hitter Brandon Barnes hit an inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the inning, when the ball sailed over the head of center fielder Ender Inciarte, hit off the base of the wall and caromed away.

It was the 14th inside-the-park homer in Rockies history and first since Eric Young Jr. had one on Aug. 8, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Arizona added to its lead in the ninth with three more runs. Inciarte ended the game by making a leaping catch at the wall on Wilin Rosario's deep drive.

Arroyo had a 7-3 lead heading into the seventh inning, when he ran into trouble. A usually reliable bullpen struggled, too. The Rockies scored three times on RBI singles from Drew Stubbs, Michael Cuddyer and Corey Dickerson.

With the bases loaded and two outs, Oliver Perez was brought in to face pinch hitter Justin Morneau, who grounded out to third to end the rally.

"That was huge," Arroyo said. "He came in and gave us that one out we needed and really broke the game open for us."

Notes

The Diamondbacks will open a three-game home series against Atlanta on Friday, with RHP Brandon McCarthy taking the mound. ... Colorado held a moment of silence for Don Zimmer, who died Wednesday at 83. Zimmer spent three seasons as a coach with the Rockies. ... Colorado RHP Eddie Butler makes his debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. ... OF Charlie Blackmon hit his third leadoff home run of the season.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

C. Owings
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, RF5121111 .281
Chris Owings, SS5234012 .285
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5122021 .307
Miguel Montero, C5231000 .276
Martin Prado, 3B4131000 .283
Aaron Hill, 2B5111014 .255
David Peralta, LF5220005 .400
Ender Inciarte, CF5011012 .190
Bronson Arroyo, P2110010 .250
   Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
   Trevor Cahill, P0000000 .167
   Oliver Perez, P0000000 .000
   a-Eric Chavez, PH0100100 .254
   Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   b-Cody Ross, PH1000000 .176
   Addison Reed, P0000000 .000
Totals4212181127  
a-walked for Perez in the 8th
b-grounded out for Ziegler in the 9th
Batting
2B - Gerardo Parra 2 (13, Nicasio), Chris Owings (12, Nicasio), David Peralta (2, Nicasio)
HR - Chris Owings (5, Martin), Paul Goldschmidt (11, Nicasio), Miguel Montero (7, Nicasio)
SF - Chris Owings (1), Martin Prado (2)
SH - Bronson Arroyo (4)
RBI - Gerardo Parra (23), Chris Owings 4 (16), Paul Goldschmidt 2 (44), Miguel Montero (34), Martin Prado (27), Aaron Hill (27), Ender Inciarte (4)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Owings 3 (6), Miguel Montero (11)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Paul Goldschmidt (6, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bronson Arroyo (W,5-4) 6.1644242 4.50
Joe Thatcher 0.1111000 2.70
Trevor Cahill 0211200 5.36
Oliver Perez (H,5) 0.1000000 2.70
Brad Ziegler (H,14) 1111011 2.61
Addison Reed 1000000 3.95
IBB - Blackmon by Bronson Arroyo
Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 97-62, Joe Thatcher 7-5, Trevor Cahill 16-6, Oliver Perez 2-2, Brad Ziegler 13-8, Addison Reed 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 7-8, Joe Thatcher 1-0, Oliver Perez 1-0, Brad Ziegler 2-0, Addison Reed 2-2
Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 27, Joe Thatcher 2, Trevor Cahill 4, Oliver Perez 1, Brad Ziegler 4, Addison Reed 4
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Charlie Blackmon, RF4111101 .308
Drew Stubbs, CF5111012 .318
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4221100 .358
Michael Cuddyer, 1B-3B5021011 .317
Corey Dickerson, LF5011002 .340
Wilin Rosario, C4000122 .234
Charlie Culberson, 3B3110011 .187
   a-Justin Morneau, PH-1B1000003 .290
DJ LeMahieu, 2B3111100 .283
Juan Nicasio, P2000000 .048
   Tommy Kahnle, P0000000 .000
   b-Ryan Wheeler, PH1000000 .286
   Chris Martin, P0000000 .000
   c-Brandon Barnes, PH1111000 .302
   Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
Totals38710745  
a-grounded out for Culberson in the 7th
b-grounded out for Kahnle in the 7th
c-homered (inside park) for Martin in the 8th
Batting
2B - Troy Tulowitzki (14, Arroyo), Michael Cuddyer (7, Arroyo), Charlie Culberson (5, Arroyo)
HR - Charlie Blackmon (11, Arroyo), Troy Tulowitzki (16, Arroyo), Brandon Barnes (1, Ziegler)
RBI - Charlie Blackmon (39), Drew Stubbs (12), Troy Tulowitzki (41), Michael Cuddyer (16), Corey Dickerson (17), DJ LeMahieu (16), Brandon Barnes (5)
2-OUT RBI - Drew Stubbs (5), Michael Cuddyer (2), Corey Dickerson (4)
SB - Charlie Blackmon (11, 2nd base off Arroyo/Montero), Drew Stubbs (7, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero), Corey Dickerson (3, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero), DJ LeMahieu (4, 3rd base off Arroyo/Montero)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Corey Dickerson 1
E - Michael Cuddyer (1, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Juan Nicasio (L,5-4) 5.11177132 4.68
Tommy Kahnle 1.2200020 2.01
Chris Martin 1122121 5.59
Adam Ottavino 1432000 2.70
WP - Juan Nicasio (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Juan Nicasio 95-63, Tommy Kahnle 24-18, Chris Martin 22-14, Adam Ottavino 26-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Juan Nicasio 7-5, Tommy Kahnle 2-1, Chris Martin 1-0, Adam Ottavino 2-2
Batters Faced - Juan Nicasio 27, Tommy Kahnle 7, Chris Martin 5, Adam Ottavino 8
Game Information
Attendance - 26521
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Mike DiMuro