Monday's game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks was all about silence. The Diamondbacks sent the Rockies to a 5-1 loss to start the series, the Rockies' only run coming in the ninth inning.
Rockies starter Alex White, celebrating his 23rd birthday, had a shaky first inning. However, he held the Diamondbacks to just one run, a Ryan Roberts leadoff home run. He followed with three walks, but a throw out at second base, a pop out and a strikeout broke up the walks and resulted in no further damage.
It was the sixth inning that really put the game out of reach for the Rockies. White gave up four singles and a double, which scored four runs for the Diamondbacks. White's final line was six innings pitched, five runs allowed and six walks issued. Jason Hammel and Huston Street kept the D'Backs off the board for the final two innings.
Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson tamed the Rockies for seven innings. He held the Rockies to three hits while striking out eight and walking three. Bryan Shaw, Joe Paterson and J.J. Putz finished the game for the Diamondbacks, but they had a dicey time of it. Putz hit a batter with the bases loaded before following with a strikeout of Jason Giambi and a pop out by Dexter Fowler.
The Rockies (64-71, 29-38 away) turn to Aaron Cook on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m. MT.
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