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Hudson Kept Honest By Rockies, Colorado Defeats Arizona 8-4

Despite getting out to an early lead, the Arizona Diamondbacks were unable to contain the Colorado Rockies offense, and the Rox defeated the D-backs 8-4 in game one of a three game set on Friday night in Phoenix.

Daniel Hudson didn't have his best stuff for Arizona, giving up five earned runs over 6.1 innings pitched against the Rockies. Hudson uncharacteristically allowed ten hits while striking out seven batters.

This was only the fourth time all season that Hudson gave up five or more earned runs, with the last time occurring on July 4 against Milwaukee.

Dexter Fowler and Mark Ellis did a lot of the damage for the Rockies on offense, combining for six hits, four runs and two RBI at the top of the Colorado batting order.

Geoff Blum hit his first home run of the season for the Diamondbacks, who fell to 53-47 and remained four games behind San Francisco in the NL West pennant chase. 

Willie Bloomquist, Justin Upton, Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra all added two hits each in a losing cause. 

Recently called up relief pitcher Ryan Cook continued to struggle in the majors, giving up a run in the eighth inning to the Rockies. After two games, Cook has an ERA of 36.00 and has given up four earned runs in one inning of work.

For more on the D-backs, visit AZ Snake Pit.