De La Rosa sharp, Arizona beats Rockies 5-1 for 5th straight
DENVER (AP) Rubby De La Rosa took a shutout into the eighth before running out of steam, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their fifth straight game by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The hard-throwing De La Rosa (4-4) handcuffed the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings with a fastball that routinely touched 95 mph. He allowed four hits and struck out six. The only run he allowed was on a wild pitch.
De La Rosa also drove in his first run of the season with a sacrifice bunt as part of a four-run sixth that broke open the game.
Chris Rusin (1-1) was cruising along until he unraveled in the sixth. He allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Rockies dropped their seventh straight game at Coors Field - their longest skid at home since 2012.