Arizona Diamondbacks Drop Rubber Game in Colorado

After losing a tough game Tuesday in extra innings, the Arizona Diamondbacks could muster very little offense the Colorado Rockies' Jorge de la Rosa, losing 4-1 Wednesday afternoon and dropping two of three in the series.

The loss gives the D-backs and Rockies the same 26-21 record heading into weekend play. Both teams have Thursday off.

The D-backs' starting pitcher, Trevor Cahill, tossed six innings, giving up all four of the Rockies' runs in the first and third innings. Relievers Tony Sipp and Will Harris helped hold the Rockies' offense at bay, but the D-backs never could get the bats going.

De la Rosa and three relievers scattered eight hits, all but two of them singles. Cahill and Wil Nieves each hit doubles, the latter driving in Cody Ross in the fourth inning for the D-backs' lone run. Ross, Nieves, and A.J. Pollock each had two hits, but the rest of the lineup was more or less silent.

After Thursday's off day, the D-backs will host the San Diego for three games starting Friday night. Eric Stults (4-3, 4.05 earned-run average) will take the mound for the Padres, and Brandon McCarthy (1-3, 4.74) will try to follow up his complete-game shutout of the Miami Marlins on Sunday with his second win of the season.

First pitch: 6:40 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Arizona. Radio: KTAR 620 AM. More info: www.dbacks.com.

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