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D-Backs 8, Rockies 2: Goldschmidt downs Rockies

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Paul Goldschmidt's big 4-for-4 and five RBI day paced Arizona as Jhoulys Chacin struggled in the loss.

Jennifer Stewart

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin had uncharacteristic control problems needung 84 pitches to get through just four innings. Chacin walked three and gave up seven hits while allowing six runs, four of which were earned. The Rockies offense scored just two runs in support of Chacin, but since the pitching staff combined to give up eight, it didn't really matter.

Charlie Culberson hit his second home run of the season in the fifth inning -- a two-run shot off of Arizona starter Randall Delgado -- but that was all Delgado would allow. The D-backs bullpen shut out Colorado the rest of the way as Delgado picked up his fifth win.

Arizona's offense was led by big Paul Goldschmidt who hit his 32nd home run and drove in five. The Rockies received multi-hit games from Charlie Blackmon, Troy Tulowitzki, and Jonathan Herrera, but they walked just once and didn't have very many scoring opportunities as they went just 0-for-3 with RISP.

Although Chacin struggled, he was also let down on a rare mistake from Tulowitzki in the fourth inning. Chacin had worked himself into a jam, but with runners on the corners and one out he had a chance to escape when Adam Eaton hit a weak come backer right back to him. Chacin, wheeled and made a perfect feed to Tulowitzki, but Tulo inexplicably dropped the ball for his seventh error of the season. Goldschmidt later doubled home two in the inning.

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