The Colorado Rockies were losers of three-straight entering Sunday afternoon as the Arizona Diamondbacks were looking for the three-game sweep. Both teams would enter the 10th inning tied at 3-3 were Corey Dickerson made his presence known.
The Rockies left fielder would break the tie with a solo home run in the top half of the 10th as Dickerson took D’Backs reliever Oliver Perez deep to right-center. Later on in the inning, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario would add-on to the lead with an RBI single to center, plating Brandon Barnes to go-ahead 5-3.
Veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins came into the bottom half of the 10th inning looking for the save and he did just that. Not only did Hawk pitch a clean inning, he would also strike out the side en route to his 18th save in 19 opportunities.
Colorado recalled first baseman Ben Paulsen prior to the game and he made an impact in his first at-bat. Paulsen would just collect one hit and it was a big one, taking Wade Miley deep for a two-run home run — his first Major League home run.
The Rockies bullpen ran into trouble in the bottom half of the 9th inning as reliever Rex Brothers loaded the bases with one out. Brothers would get David Peralta to ground into a force out at the plate as Walt Weiss brought in Matt Belisle to face the righty Mark Trumbo for the right-on-right matchup. Belisle got the job done getting Trumbo to ground out to first to end the inning.
Rockies starter Franklin Morales pitched six quality innings for the club, giving up two runs on five hits; walking two and striking out two.
Colorado opens up a three-game set with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Monday night.