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Diamondbacks rally, halt Rockies' win streak

7:38 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks plated two runs in the top of the ninth inning to end Colorado's eight-game winning streak by taking a 5-4 victory over the Rockies in the finale of a three-game set at Coors Field.

With Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt needed to pitch the previous two games, Wilton Lopez (0-1) was summoned upon to try and lock down the save in the ninth.

He was unsuccessful after surrendering a single to Didi Gregorius and a double to A.J. Pollock before Arizona pulled even on pinch-hitter Alfredo Marte's grounder to third.

Pollock moved to third base on the play and scored on a sac fly from Gerardo Parra to put the D-backs in front, 5-4.

J.J. Putz put runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth, but was able to register his third save when he got Eric Young to ground out to end the game.

Heath Bell (2-0) picked up the win with a perfect eighth.

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