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.
Arizona would do some more damage in the ninth when Jake Elmore scored two with a single. Shortly after, A.J. Pollock tacked on another when Nieves scored on his ground out.
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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