Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney talks about his outing vs. the Rockies, and says he’ll have no trouble bouncing back from his latest setback. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about his start on Saturday night, in which he allowed three earned runs in six-plus innings vs. the Rockies. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller explains his decision to undergo Tommy John surgery, April 29, 2017. (Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports)
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Manager Torey Lovullo, left-hander Robbie Ray and catcher Chris Iannetta react to the loss.
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Chris Owings talks about the first multi-homer game of his career, and how he’s feeling at the plate after homering three times in the past four games.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker says his fastball was working well for him on Thursday night.
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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller says he has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and that Tommy John surgery is an option, April 27, 2017. (Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports)
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Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney on Wednesday’s blown save against San Diego.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reacts to the Padres’ comeback win.
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Wednesday night’s game against the Padres drew the smallest crowd in Diamondbacks history.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to Tuesday’s win. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and shortstop Chris Owings react to Monday’s home win over the Padres. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller did not provide many details on his elbow injury on Monday, but he is planning to receive a second opinion on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Shelby Miller talks about arm injury suffered during the 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, April 23, 2017. (Scott Bordow/azcentral sports)
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David Peralta talks about the Diamondbacks’ offense and his record-setting four doubles Saturday.
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray talks after his team’s 11-5 victory over the Dodgers.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Taijuan Walker, shortstop Chris Owings and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to the 13-5 win.
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First baseman Paul Goldschmidt says the Diamondbacks couldn’t string together enough hits against the Padres on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 4-1 loss to the Padres and their 4-6 road trip through San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Fernando Rodney talks about his latest blown save
Zack Greinke after outing vs. Rockies
D-Backs’ Shelby Miller to have Tommy John surgery
Diamondbacks fall 3-1 to Rockies
Chris Owings on his two-homer night
D-Backs’ Taijuan Walker on his 11-strikeout performance vs. Padres
D-Backs’ Shelby Miller considering Tommy John surgery
Fernando Rodney reacts to his blown save against the Padres
Torey Lovullo reacts to Diamondbacks’ ‘heartbreaking’ loss
Diamondbacks attendance hits new low
Diamondbacks pull away from Padres for 9-3 win
Diamondbacks hold on for win over Padres
Shelby Miller on his injury, visit with team doctor
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller discusses arm injury
David Peralta on his record-setting night
Robbie Ray reacts to Saturday’s win over the Dodgers
Diamondbacks use 9-run eighth to overwhelm Dodgers
Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offense vs. Padres
Manager Torey Lovullo breaks down D-Backs’ loss, road trip
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Rockies rally to beat D-Backs
Mark Reynolds hit a tying two-run single with two out in the ninth and Carlos Gonzalez scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Fernando Rodney, sending the Colorado Rockies to a wild 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Colorado trailed by five after five, but made the most of another rough performance by Rodney (1-2). The veteran reliever walked two and threw two wild pitches in blowing his second consecutive save chance.
Carlos Estevez (3-0) got the win with one scoreless inning and Greg Holland earned his 11th save for the Rockies, who have won the first two games of the three-game set between the top teams in the NL West.
Holland got help from a diving catch by former Diamondback Gerardo Parra on Chris Owings’ sinking liner to left field. He struck out Paul Goldschmidt with a runner on second base to end the game.
Zack Greinke struck out nine in six-plus innings, and Brandon Drury, Jeff Mathis and Jake Lamb homered to help Arizona build a 6-1 lead. Greinke gave up three solo home runs and seven hits.
The Rockies (16-9) moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Diamondbacks for first place in the division.
Lamb hit a towering two-run drive to right-center in the fifth that was measured at 481 feet, the longest home run in the majors this season, according to MLB Statcast. Drury and Mathis each hit solo shots in the second against Tyler Anderson.
Yasmany Tomas doubled in two runs in the third inning to give the Diamondbacks a 4-1 lead.
Trevor Story, Reynolds and Alexi Amarista homered for the Rockies. Story has hit eight of his 33 career home runs against Arizona.
Anderson was charged with six runs and seven hits in five innings.
The Rockies rallied in the top of the seventh. Amarista came on as a pinch hitter to start the inning and hit his first home run in 251 at-bats. That was the end for Greinke, and the Rockies went to work against Arizona’s bullpen.
Charlie Blackmon scored on D.J. LeMahieu’s double off J.J. Hoover, a run charged to Andrew Chafin. After a walk, Hoover was removed for former Rockie Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado’s all-time wins leader with 86.
De La Rosa got Gonzalez to fly out to deep right, and Reynolds bounced into a double play to end the inning.
– Associated Press
Rockies chip away at D-Backs’ lead
The Rockies scored twice in the top of the seventh inning, cutting the Diamondbacks’ lead to 6-4.
The Rockies’ Alexi Amarista hit a pinch-hit, opposite-field homer off Zack Greinke to lead off the seventh, a ball that was likely wind-aided and barely cleared the fence in left field.
That was the last batter Greinke faced. His line on the night: six-plus innings, seven hits, three runs, three earned runs, two walks, nine strikeouts.
The Rockies then got another run back against the Diamondbacks’ bullpen, with D.J. LeMahieu lining an RBI double to right field off reliever J.J. Hoover to score Charlie Blackmon, who reached with a two-strike single off lefty Andrew Chafin.
The Diamondbacks managed to escape further damage when lefty Jorge De La Rosa got Carlos Gonzalez to fly out and Mark Reynolds to bounce into an inning-ending double play.
Greinke dodges trouble as D-Backs extend lead
Right-hander Zack Greinke worked his way out of a pair of tight spots in the middle innings, and Yasmany Tomas and Jake Lamb delivered run-scoring hits as the Diamondbacks’ lead against the Rockies grew to 6-1 through five innings on Saturday.
Greinke had runners on in the fourth inning but navigated his way through the Rockies lineup without damage, ending the inning by getting Tony Wolters to fly out in foul territory in left field.
An inning later, the Rockies put two on with one out for the middle of the order, but Greinke got Nolan Arenado to pop up, then struck out Carlos Gonzalez to end the threat.
Meanwhile, Tomas drilled a two-run double into the gap in left-center field in the fifth, and, an inning later, Jake Lamb hit a monster home run off the Rockies’ Tyler Anderson.
Not only was it Lamb’s first home run off a lefty since July 6, the drive traveled an estimated 481 feet, tying for the sixth-longest home run in Chase Field history.
D-Backs, Rockies exchange homers in early innings
Brandon Drury and Jeff Mathis each connected for their first home runs of the season in the second inning on Saturday evening, but the Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story hit one of his own as the Diamondbacks owned a 2-1 lead in the third inning.
Drury hadn’t been pulling balls with authority, but he hit a ringing single to left on Friday night and yanked the home run into the left-field stands off Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson.
Mathis hit one of his own two batters later, giving him his first hit since April 10. He had been 0 for his past 28.
For Story, it’s just the latest home run in his home away from home, Chase Field, where he has seven home runs in just eight career games. It’s his third off Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke, who allowed a pair of homers to Story last year on Opening Day.
Lamb back in lineup for D-Backs vs. Rockies
Third baseman Jake Lamb is back in the Diamondbacks lineup on Saturday after missing Friday’s game due to illness.
“I’ve been sick the past few days and yesterday was definitely the worst,” he said. “But I’m good enough to play today.”
Lamb was sent home from Chase Field on Friday afternoon, when he was feeling weak and achy. That explains why Lamb wasn’t used off the bench by manager Torey Lovullo late in Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
“They don’t want everyone else to catch whatever I got,” he said. “I was here and got some work done and then went home.”
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (2-3, 3.10) vs. Rockies RHP German Marquez (0-1, 18.00).
Tuesday: At Washington, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 3.94) vs. Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (3-0, 3.64).
Wednesday: At Washington, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-0, 3.42)* vs. Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-0, 1.62).
* — Stats entering Friday.