| Sports |

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Fifth in a Row

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The Arizona Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row Tuesday night at Chase Field, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-2 behind starting pitcher Joe Saunders' seven-inning, nine-strikeout performance.

The D-backs moved over .500 and stayed within six games of the first-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West and are now four games out of a National League wild card spot.

Chris Young hit his 11th home run of the year and drove in two runs. He also stole his sixth base of the year. Young, who started hot before spending most of the first half on the disabled list now has a six-game hitting streak in which he's gone 8-for-20 with two homers and seven RBI, with three steals.

The D-backs will go for the three-game sweep of the Rockies tonight when Trevor Cahill (8-8, 3.77 earned-run average) takes the mound against Jeff Francis (2-2, 5.24). First pitch is 6:40 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Arizona. Radio: KTAR 620 AM. More info: www.dbacks.com

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.