Wade Miley was dominant Wednesday night for the Diamondbacks as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-1 in the series finale from Chase Field. Miley went eight innings, only giving up one run on three hits and striking out five. Miley retired the first 13 batters he faced.
Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring started early for the Diamondbacks as in the bottom of the first inning Goldy doubled into left-centerfield, scoring Ryan Roberts from second base.
In the bottom of the second, rookie A.J. Pollack, who played in Triple-A Reno last night, extended the Diamondback lead to 2-0 with an RBI single with two on and two outs. Pollack drove a 3-2 pitch from Josh Outman into right field, scoring Gerardo Parra from third base.
The Diamondbacks erupted for three runs in the bottom of the third inning. Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill and John McDonald all had RBI doubles in the third, as Arizona built a 5-0 lead, behind Miley.
Colorado finally got on the board in the top of the fifth. Jason Giambi broke up Miley's perfect game with a one-out double. Two batters later, Wilian Rosario knocked Giambi in with a two-out RBI single.
A Paul Goldschmidt opposite field solo home run in the seventh extended the Diamondbacks lead to 6-1. Goldy went 3-4 on the night with three runs batted in.
A.J. Pollack, Aaron Hill and Goldschmidt all had multi-hit games for Arizona as the offense continued its recent success. After behind shutout in the series opener, the Diamondbacks scored 16 runs in the final two games to get the series victory.
Arizona is off tomorrow before hosting the Oakland Athletics for a three game series at Chase Field beginning on Friday.