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D-backs playing spoilers before big crowd

It seems like people in these parts took notice of the fact that this is the last homestand of the 2010 season. A crowd of 37,460 is on hand at Chase Field tonight as the D-backs go for their 60th win and try to put more pressure on the Colorado Rockies in their hunt for another Rocktober.

Wow, that number seems too high. I mean there plenty of folks here, but 37 grand-plus? All right then. 

The Diamondbacks are rewarding the customers with a 3-0 lead in the seventh inning. Both teams have been warned by home plate umpire Doug Eddings after Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa threw a pitch that buzzed the D-backs Stephen Drew in the fifth.

That came after Arizona starter Joe Saunders hit Colorado’s hottest hitter, Troy Tulowitzki with a pitch in the fourth.

The D-backs scored all three of their runs with two out in the third, on a Drew single, Ryan Roberts’ double and a two-run home run by Kelly Johnson, his 23rd of the season.

Oh by the way, the D-backs just set a new single-season record for striking out with 1,400.