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Wolters’ 1st big league HR helps Rockies beat D-backs 11-6

Michael Kelly
Associated Press
Colorado Rockies third base coach Stu Cole, left, congratulates Charlie Blackmon who circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller to lead off the bottom of the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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DENVER — Tony Wolters hit his first major league home run and drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-6 Saturday.

Wolters hit a two-run double in the fourth off Shelby Miller and a two-run homer in the sixth that boosted Colorado’s lead to 7-1.

DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who stopped a three-game losing streak.

Jorge De La Rosa (5-4) improved to 9-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 13 Coors Field starts against Arizona, allowing one run, six hits and five walks in six innings. Gonzalez Germen got four outs for his first save this season.

Miller (2-7) gave up seven runs and 11 hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 6.79.

Paul Goldschmidt hit an RBI single in the first and has reached base in 47 consecutive games against Colorado, second behind Mike Piazza’s total.

Blackmon homered leading off the bottom half, Daniel Descalso hit a go-ahead single in the three-run fourth and Nolan Arenado doubled in a run in the fifth.

Michael Bourn hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and Jean Segura walked four times and scored twice for Arizona, which is 7-2 on a 10-game trip.

Arizona closed to 7-6 with a three-run eighth, but LeMahieu hit a three-run homer against Josh Collmenter in a four-run bottom half.

TIRED ARMS

Friday’s 4-hour, 30-minute game depleted both teams’ bullpens and forced roster moves. The Diamondbacks recalled RHP Silvino Bracho and optioned RHP Zack Godley to Triple-A Reno. The Rockies sent RHP Miguel Castro to Triple-A Albuquerque and selected the contract of LHP Yohan Flande.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: SS Nick Ahmed was back in the starting lineup after sitting out Friday’s game with hip soreness.

Rockies: LHP Jake McGee (sprained left knee) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. … RHP Adam Ottavino (torn ulnar collateral ligament) is scheduled to pitch one inning Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque. Ottavino has been out since Tommy John surgery in May 2015.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (4-6, 4.63) is to start Sunday’s series finale for Arizona and RHP Chad Bettis (6-5, 5.44) for Colorado — facing the Diamondbacks for the fourth time this season.

He had a no-decision May 11 in his last outing against the Diamondbacks.


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