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Colorado Rockies drop series finale 8-6, swept by Arizona Diamondbacks

An ugly seventh inning costs the Rockies the victory in 8-6 loss to Arizona.

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The Rockies couldn't avoid the three-game sweep in a back-and-forth contest with the Diamondbacks.

DJ LeMahieu drove in Jose Reyes with a two-out single to right field in the top of the first to give the Rockies and early lead. 
The Diamondbacks answered in the bottom half of the inning, evening the score on a sacrifice fly from Paul Goldschmidt, and taking the 2-1 lead on a Wellington Castillo RBI groundout.

Both David Hale and Patrick Corbin faced the minimum in the second and third innings, before the Rockies’ rally in the fourth.

Wilin Rosario led off the inning with a double to left field, and advanced to third on a groundout of the bat of Tom Murphy
Rosario scored on a wild pitch by Patrick Corbin to tie the game, a single from Kyle Parker followed by a double by Rafael Ynoa gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead.

David Hale ran into some trouble of his own in the bottom of the fourth, allowing a single, a stolen base and a walk before recording an out. Yasmany Tomas drove in Castillo to tie the game 3-3.
Socrates Brito, who pinch hit for an injured David Peralta, remained in the game in left field.

The Rockies regained the lead in the top of the fifth, scoring a run on three singles.
The advantage was short lived, with a two-out double from Goldschmidt followed by an RBI triple from Socrates Brito to make it 4-4.

Kyle Parker and Rafael Ynoa hit back-to-back doubles in the sixth to give the Rockies a 5-4 lead.

Hale’s night was done after five, allowing four runs on six hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

With Enrique Burgos pitching, Nolan Arenado notched his 41st double of the season in the top of the seventh. Arenado scored on a two-out double off the bat of Tom Murphy to extend the Rockies’ lead to two runs.

Justin Miller came on to pitch the seventh, getting two quick outs from Aaron Hill and AJ Pollock. Phil Gosselin hit an unusual homerun, originally appearing to be an inside-the-park homer, just out of the reach of the left fielder Ynoa.
Three straight hits plated two more runs for the D-Backs, giving Arizona the lead.

Walt Weiss went to Boone Logan to face Jake Lamb, but two wild pitches from Logan allowed Wellington Castillo to score, and give the Diamondbacks an 8-6 lead over the Rockies.

Silvino Bracho closed things out for Arizona, completing the three-game sweep.

W: Burgos (2-2)

L: Miller (3-3)

SV: Bracho (1)

Source: FanGraphs

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