Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/6/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks hope they're on the verge of turning things around at home. Coming off one of their most productive games of the year, the Diamondbacks have a chance to win consecutive home series for the first time this season Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies. One night after being held to six hits in a 4-0 series-opening loss to Colorado, Arizona (26-30) pounded out a season-high 17 hits Tuesday en route to a 10-0 victory. Gerardo Parra had four hits including a homer while Jason Kubel drove in five runs. Arizona's 51-30 home record last season was a big reason it won the NL West. The Diamondbacks are 11-16 at Chase Field in 2012, but have won four of their last six there. "You have to play better at home in front of our fans," starting pitcher Joe Saunders, who took the loss in the series opener, told the Diamondbacks' official website. "They deserve better than this." Kubel, who hit his fifth homer Tuesday, is 10 for 23 (.435) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in his last six home contests. Parra, 9 for 10 in his last three home games, could again be in the lineup Wednesday if manager Kirk Gibson opts to sit slumping Justin Upton for a second straight contest. Upton is 4 for 28 with eight strikeouts in his last seven games. After Ian Kennedy struck out 12 in six innings Tuesday, the Diamondbacks turn to Wade Miley (6-2, 2.72 ERA) as they attempt to win the series. Though Miley has enjoyed a strong start to the season overall, he has yielded nine runs - seven earned - and 14 hits in 13 1-3 innings while splitting his last two starts. The left-hander's three-game winning streak was snapped Friday after he allowed four runs in 7 1-3 innings of a 7-1 loss at San Diego. Miley, 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA as a starter versus Colorado, allowed two hits in three scoreless innings of relief against the Rockies on April 14. Colorado (24-31) hopes for a better effort in the finale after it recorded six hits and struck out a season-high 16 times Tuesday. The Rockies had 12 hits and fanned four times in Monday's win. Dexter Fowler had batted .531 (17 for 32) and Carlos Gonzalez .462 in the team's previous nine games, but the pair combined to go 0 for 7 with five strikeouts Tuesday. Josh Outman (0-1, 5.63) makes his second straight start for Colorado on Wednesday since coming out of the bullpen to replace the recently released Jamie Moyer. The left-hander allowed two hits and struck out five while limited to 55 pitches in 3 1-3 scoreless innings of Friday's 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outman, who went 8-7 with a 3.78 ERA in 25 starts over three seasons with Oakland, made his first eight appearances this season for Colorado in relief. He hopes his stay in the rotation will be a long one. "I've been groomed my entire career as a starter," Outman told the Rockies' official website. "Obviously, the need for the team was for me to be a reliever, and I did my best to execute my role. But this is where I've felt I'll have my greatest success." Outman is 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA as a starter against the Diamondbacks, and allowed a run in one inning of relief versus Arizona on May 17.
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