Jonathan Sanchez (0-1, 11.25 ERA) made his first start for the Colorado Rockies on Monday after being acquired on Friday. Things started off well until he hit the fourth inning. By the end of the inning, the Rockies were down 5-0 and never recovered, ultimately losing 6-3.
In that fourth inning, the Diamondbacks entered with a 1-0 lead on a Paul Goldschmidt second-inning home run. Sanchez started off the fourth inning by walking Schmidt, who proceeded to steal second base. Justin Upton also drew a walk. Miguel Montero singled during the next at-bat, but he was out while running the basepaths since Goldschmidt and Upton only advanced one base each. Eventually, Ryan Roberts drew an intentional walk to load the bases. Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy cleared the bags with a triple, putting his team up 4-0. A Willie Bloomquist double right after that extended the lead to 5-0.
Sanchez went four innings while Carlos Torres followed with three scoreless innings. Mike Ekstrom allowed a sac fly in the eighth for the D'Backs' sixth run.
The Rockies scored its runs on Josh Rutledge's first career home run in the fifth inning, a Dexter Fowler single in the eighth inning, and a Carlos Gonzalez home run (20) in the ninth inning. Kennedy (8-8, 4.20 ERA) struck out seven and allowed two runs in eight innings.
The Rockies (36-59, 16-30 away) continue this series on Tuesday with the starter still undetermined. First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. MT.
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