Rockies Vs. Diamondbacks: Colorado Avoids Sweep In Desert With 4-2 Victory

The Colorado Rockies have yet to win a series during the second half of the season, but after Wednesday night's 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks they still haven't been swept, either.

Jeff Francis (3-2, 4.97 ERA) pitched six-plus innings for the victory and stretched his pitch count to 97. He allowed both runs on home runs, one to Jason Kubel in the first inning and the other to Miguel Montero to start the seventh inning (which promptly led to his removal from the game). He struck out four and gave up a total of five hits.

Marco Scutaro provided most of the offense for the Rockies with his three-RBI night. He hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning after Dexter Fowler led off the game with a triple. With the game tied at one in the third inning, Scutaro doubled to left field to score two runs.

Rookie Wilin Rosario put another run on the board in the fourth inning when he hit his 16th home run of the season.

Adam Ottavino, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt kept Arizona hitless over the remaining three innings of the game. Betancourt did allow a walk, but it proved of little consequence.

The Rockies (37-60, 17-31 away) are off on Thursday, but they return to Coors Field on Friday to host the Cincinnati Reds.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Diamondbacks blog AZ Snake Pit. And for more news from around baseball, check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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