The Colorado Rockies started off their road trip with the Arizona Diamondbacks by rallying in the later innings of the game for an 8-4 victory. By the eighth inning, the Rockies had taken a 5-4 lead and saw Eric Young Jr. draw a two-out walk. Dexter Fowler followed with an RBI triple and then scored on a Mark Ellis single to cushion the team's lead.
Early on, it looked like Aaron Cook (1-5, 5.84 ERA) was in for a tough night when he allowed a Geoff Blum two-run home run and a Willie Bloomquist RBI triple to center to put the Rockies down, 3-0. But he settled in and didn't allow another run until the sixth inning when Gerardo Parra singled in Miguel Montero. While four runs in six innings certainly isn't that great, Cook was still able to keep the Rockies in the game.
His offense also had to do something with that. Todd Helton hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the third inning. Troy Tulowitzki immediately doubled after that to drive in a second run. He could have done more damage had Fowler not been tagged out at third when he tried to advance on the Helton sacrifice fly. Cook helped his own cause by driving in a run during the fourth inning, tying the game at three.
After the Diamondbacks retook the lead in the sixth, the Rockies loaded the bases in the seventh with a Dexter Fowler double and hit-by-pitches to Mark Ellis and Todd Helton. Tulowitzki hit into an RBI ground out and Seth Smith hit a sac fly to tie and take the 5-4 lead, respectively. Daniel Hudson (10-6, 3.72 ERA) allowed those five runs and left with one out recorded in the seventh inning.
The Rockies (48-52, 22-26 away) continue this series Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. MT. Jason Hammel and Josh Collmenter are scheduled to pitch.