The Arizona Diamondbacks, just recently officially eliminated from the playoff race, now have two more chances this season to earn moral victories, as the team lost in its 160th game of the season yesterday.
The Colorado Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 7-5 at Chase Field yesterday in a 13-inning game, putting the D-backs back to a perfectly mediocre 80-win/80-loss record.
Aaron Hill and Gerardo Parra home runs -- in the first inning and fifth inning, respectively -- were the only runs in the game through six innings.
D-backs starter Wade Miley gave up just one run through seven innings, but blew the lead in the top of the eighth after the Rockies scored two runs on back-to-back doubles.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game, but the Diamondbacks couldn't put it away.
The game remained tied at 3-3 until the top of the 13th inning, until D-backs reliever Brad Bergesen gave up the go-ahead run on a single by the Rockies, and was eventually pulled after walking the bases loaded.
Reliever Mike Zagurski was then brought into the game, and to the surprise of no one, three runs came in with him on the mound.
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The Diamondbacks actually had a chance at this game in the bottom of the 13th, as two hitters walked and Goldschmidt singled to load the bases with one out. One run was walked in, and Chris Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to two.
With two on and two outs, Parra struck out to end the comeback bid.
Two games remain in this thoroughly disappointing season, as Patrick Corbin takes the mound tonight for the D-backs against the Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin.