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Barmes, Rockies cool off Diamondbacks

Apr 14, 2008 - 1:19 AM PHOENIX (Ticker) -- The Colorado Rockies offense broke out in a big way Sunday, ending the Arizona Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak.

Clint Barmes homered and had four RBI to lead a 15-hit attack as the Rockies pounded out a 13-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Garrett Atkins and Matt Holliday also homered and each had three RBI for the Rockies, who had gone 0-5 against the Diamondbacks this season.

Colorado had scored just 13 runs in its previous four games combined, and had been outscored, 38-10, against Arizona in its five meetings this season.

Aaron Cook (1-1) pitched six effective innings, allowing three runs and eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

"I didn't want to do too much - I just wanted to go out there and be myself," Cook said. "All I can do is be the same pitcher and go out there and make good quality pitches, keep the ball down and I was able to use my offspeed pitches effectively. They are a hot team out there, but I didn't pitch to them.

"I pitched to my strengths, and if I didn't make quality pitches, it could have been a different ballgame the way they are swinging the bats."

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead two batters into the game when Barmes homered to left after Willy Taveras led off with a single.

"It was huge to get the runs on the board early, but then we kept on adding to it," Barmes said. "There is a lot of confidence there and you have to believe that you are ready to come in and that you have worked hard enough to get to the point where you can get some success."

Jeff Salazar halved the deficit with an RBI single in the second but Garrett Atkins answered with a run-scoring double in the top of the third, giving Colorado a 3-1 advantage.

Colorado extended its lead to 5-1 in the top of the fifth when Yorvit Torrealba doubled in two runs but Salazar answered for Arizona in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run triple, cutting the deficit to 5-3.

But that would be as close as the Diamondbacks would get as Barmes delivered a two-run single up the middle in the seventh, and Atkins homered in the eighth to give the Rockies a 9-3 bulge.

"It was good day for Barmes," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "It is one of the best things in baseball when you see a guy come off the bench and respond like that. It was good to jump on them early. I like the way we responded every time we came back."

Holliday capped a four-run ninth inning with a three-run blast to left, ending the Rockies' offensive outburst.

"The game was never out of hand until later on," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "You keep battling back and try to give yourself a chance, plus the fact offensively we have been swinging the bats real well, which lets us think no matter what we have an opportunity to come back.

"It still was a great homestand winning two out of three albeit not the greatest game in the world today."

Arizona starter Edgar Gonzalez lasted just three innings, giving up three hits before leaving with a tooth infection.

"He was a little bit sick," Melvin said. "He is going to have some dental work done and got a little dizzy, that is why he had to come out of the game. He was fighting that early on, he didn't have his best stuff, the ball was up in the zone and that probably had something to do with it."

Jeff Salazar had two hits and three RBI for Arizona, which had outscored Colorado, 18-5, in the first two games of the series.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 4 13 15 0
    ARIZONA 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 5 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - AARON COOK, TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ (7TH), MICAH BOWIE (8TH), MATT
    HERGES (8TH), MANNY CORPAS (9TH) AND YORVIT TORREALBA
    ARI - EDGAR GONZALEZ, JAILEN PEGUERO (4TH), B

    Apr 13 7:41 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY STEPHEN DREW SCORED MARK REYNOLDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S DREW ON SECOND, J UPTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 13
    ARIZONA 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C SNYDER (.200, 3-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Rockies 13, Diamondbacks 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsApr 13 7:39 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MATT HOLLIDAY (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF TONY PENA SCORED CLINT BARMES AND TODD HELTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 13, ARIZONA 4
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.304, 3-FOR-5, HR, 3 RBI)

    Rockies 13, Diamondbacks 4  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 13 7:27 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY TONY PENA ALLOWED WILLY TAVERAS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, C BARMES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 10
    ARIZONA 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.326, 2-FOR-4, HBP)

    Rockies 10, Diamondbacks 4  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 13 7:26 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHRIS SNYDER SCORED STEPHEN DREW.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C SNYDER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 9
    ARIZONA 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: J SALAZAR (.444, 2-FOR-3, 3 RBI)

    Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 4  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 13 7:03 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GARRETT ATKINS (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF DOUG SLATEN SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 9, ARIZONA 3
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.212, 0-FOR-2, BB, HBP)

    Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 3  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 13 6:55 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED JAYSON NIX AND SCOTT
    PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 7
    ARIZONA 3 END TOP, 7TH

    Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 3  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 6:33 PM
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    Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 3  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 6:31 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JEFF SALAZAR SCORED STEPHEN DREW AND CHRIS
    SNYDER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J SALAZAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: B MEDDERS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 3  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:12 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY YORVIT TORREALBA SCORED GARRETT ATKINS AND BRAD
    HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, Y TORREALBA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J NIX (.192, 1-FOR-1, HBP)

    Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 1  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 13 5:45 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED TODD HELTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.226, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 13 4:58 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF SALAZAR SCORED CHRIS SNYDER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J SALAZAR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    ARIZONA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: ED GONZALEZ (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 13 4:52 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 2 2 3 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - AARON COOK
    ARI - EDGAR GONZALEZ

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: E BYRNES (.311, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
    C BURKE (.167, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    O HUDSON (.279, 2 HR, 9 RBI)

    Rockies 2, Diamondbacks 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 13 4:25 PM
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    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 9:49 AM