Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 15, 2012
Trevor Cahill earned his first win with Arizona and Chris Young homered and drove in three runs Sunday as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to avoid a series sweep. Acquired from Oakland in the offseason, Cahill (1-0) held the Rockies to four singles in 7 1-3 innings. Last Tuesday in his Diamondbacks' debut, Cahill gave up only two hits and one run in six innings at San Diego. But he walked five and wasn't involved in the decision as Arizona won 4-2. Cahill had little trouble with a Rockies lineup that included five bench players. He got 13 outs on groundballs, struck out six and walked two. Aaron Hill drove in two runs for Arizona, which survived an anxious eighth and spoiled Drew Pomeranz's first start of the season for the Rockies. Pomeranz (0-1) lasted 4 1-3 innings and threw 100 pitches, including 32 in the first when Justin Upton singled with two out and Young followed with a homer. Young singled home a run with two out in the third. That hit scored Gerardo Parra, who reached on a forceout and then stole second and third base. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth on two singles and a walk. Hill drove in two runs with a single that finished Pomeranz. The centerpiece acquisition in the trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland last year, Pomeranz gave up nine hits, and the Diamondbacks stole four bases on him. After Cahill left with a runner on second in the eighth with a 5-0 lead, the Rockies loaded the bases with a walk and a bunt single before scoring on a fielder's choice and Troy Tulowitzki's single. Left-hander Craig Breslow came on and got ahead of Jason Giambi 0-2 but walked him to load the bases. Reliever Brian Shaw retired pinch hitter Ramon Hernandez on a grounder and finished for his second save. NOTES: Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez missed his second straight game because of strep throat. ... The Diamondbacks have scored in the first in seven of their nine games, totaling 13 runs in those innings. ... Rockies starters have worked a total of 11 innings in the past three games. ... Jeremy Guthrie will start Monday for the Rockies against the San Diego Padres. The Diamondbacks will start Joe Saunders against the Pirates.
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