Second baseman Aaron Hill lead the charge going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs while backup catcher Will Nieves got a little revenge against his former team with four hits of his own. Ian Kennedy had a respectable start, scattering the damage for a respectable line through six innings pitched (nine hits, four earned runs and six strikeouts).
The game was relatively low-scoring by Coors Field standards through the first seven innings with the Rockies holding a 4-3 lead heading into the top of the eighth. But with only two innings left the play, Mike Jacobs would get the party started with a pinch-hit, RBI-single that scored John McDonald. Following a strikeout from Adam Eaton, Aaron Hill blew things open with three-run blast.
The Rockies got three back in the ninth thanks in part to Tyler Colvin plating two with a double. But Kirk Gibson would pull Takashi Saito for J.J. Putz and the D-backs' closer didn't fool around, getting the last out on an easy ground ball.
The D-backs will remain in Colorado for one more game as they look to complete the four-game sweep. Trevor Cahill (12-11, 3.89 ERA) will be looking to finish the deal against Tyler Chatwood (4-5, 5.73 ERA).
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