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Rosario's 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th lifts Rockies over Diamondbacks 7-6

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DENVER — Wilin Rosario hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday night.

Rosario finished with four hits to lift the Rockies into a fourth-place tie with Arizona in the NL West.

Corey Dickerson led off the ninth with a single against Addison Reed (1-7). Two outs later Rosario, hit a towering drive into the seats in left to give the Rockies their third straight win.

LaTroy Hawkins (4-3) pitched a perfect top of the ninth.

Michael Cuddyer homered among his three hits for the Rockies.

Jordan Pacheco and Ender Inciarte each had two hits and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Arizona came into the weekend series a game ahead of Colorado, which has been in the cellar since the All-Star break. The Rockies are trying to avoid a third straight last-place finish.

Arizona starter Vidal Nuno allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out eight in 5 1-3 innings.

PHOTO: Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Vidal Nuno throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Vidal Nuno throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Colorado rookie Yohan Flande was pulled after five innings and failed to get his first win in his ninth major league start

Arizona fell behind 1-0 on Cuddyer's eighth home run leading off the second. Inciarte's two-run single in the third gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead, and then they scored four more in the sixth.

The Rockies made it close with two runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth. Josh Rutledge lined out to right with two on and two out to end the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Daniel Hudson will be shut down for the rest of the season. He pitched an inning in relief against San Diego on Sept. 3 after missing more than 26 months due to two Tommy John surgeries. He had two more relief appearances and manager Kirk Gibson he had no setbacks. "Not because of an injury, just because he's come back from a long rehab process," Gibson said. "We were thinking four appearances (and) h got through three. Liked what we saw."

Rockies: 3B Nolan Arenado is done for the year because of a bruised chest and pneumonia. "That pneumonia is going to zap him for a while," manager Walt Weiss said. "Even when he's feels like he's ready to go, he is going to be short-winded out here."

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Chase Anderson (9-6) will make his final start of the season. He held the Padres to two runs in five innings Saturday and has now logged a career-high 148 1-3 innings.

Rockies: RHP Jordan Lyles (6-3) will try for his first career win against the Diamondbacks. He is 0-2 in five starts against them, three while he was with Houston.

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