The Colorado Rockies (18-10) overcame an early home run by the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitcher, Barry Enright, and a ninth-inning rally to win, 6-4, on Wednesday night. Both Enright and the Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin took gave up their first hits of the game to each other. Enright saw Chacin reach on a single to center in the top of the third inning, while Chacin gave up the home run in the bottom of the same frame for the 1-0 lead (Chacin reached third on a Dexter Fowler double, but never came around to score).
But the fourth inning turned the game in a new direction. Todd Helton walked in between outs by Troy Tulowitzki and Seth Smith. But with two outs, the Rockies didn't give up. Ian Stewart hit a ball that kept carrying to the corner in right field and Justin Upton was unable to make a catch on the ball, allowing Helton to score and Stewart to reach second. Chris Iannetta then lined a shot to left field for a two-run homer, his fourth of the season.
The Rockies then came back out for more in the top of the fifth inning. Enright walked Jonathan Herrera and Carlos Gonzalez, but had two outs after Dexter Fowler led off with a pop out and Tulowitzki flied out after the walks. Todd Helton came to the plate and lifted the ball to center field well beyond the reach of Chris Young for his 534th career double (tied for 31st with Lou Gehrig). Smith then plated Helton for the sixth run of the game.
Chacin (4-2) surrendered a second home, this time to Kelly Johnson in the sixth. But overall, Chacin turned in a good start. Despite the two homers and four walks, Chacin went seven innings and gave up just those two runs in three hits. He struck out six. Matt Reynolds allowed a home run to Juan Miranda in the bottom of the ninth, giving way to Huston Street. Street allowed an inherited runner to score, but got Kelly Johnson to strike out to end the game. Street picked up his 11th save.
Enright did what could have been expected from the start: he went five innings, walked six batters and allowed six hits and six runs. His bullpen held the Rockies to just three hits over the final four innings of the game.
On the defensive side of things, Chris Iannetta threw out his seventh batter of the season (21 attempts) when he gunned down Miranda in the fifth. Ian Stewart made a jumping catch at the hot corner on a line drive to record the first out of the bottom of the ninth.
The final game of this series will be played on Thursday at 7:40 p.m. MT. Jason Hammel and Ian Kennedy toe the rubber.