Col 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5
Date of game: 10/2/2012

Recap: Arizona vs. Colorado

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Aaron Hill smacked a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a dramatic 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the second test of a season- ending three-game series Tuesday at Chase Field.

Hill finished 3-for-5 and John McDonald had a pair of hits, including a two-run homer, to help Arizona halt a two-game slide and ensure the Diamondbacks (81-80) a second consecutive non-losing season heading into Wednesday's finale.

Brad Ziegler (6-1) picked up the win by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth in relief of David Hernandez, who surrendered a two-run double to Jordan Pacheco that had given the Rockies a 3-2 advantage entering Arizona's final at-bat.

Hill's blast came off Rafael Betancourt (1-4), with the Colorado closer blowing his seventh save of the season after allowing three hits in the ninth.

Pacheco finished 2-for-4 and Jhoulys Chacin yielded just three hits over five shutout innings for the Rockies, who had dropped three straight prior to a 7-5, 13-inning triumph in Monday's opener.

Patrick Corbin permitted only one run on six hits and struck out six in a sharp seven-inning stint for Arizona.

Betancourt came on to protect a one-run lead and retired two of the first three Diamondbacks' hitters, with McDonald reaching base via a single. However, Gerardo Parra delivered a base hit to set the stage for Hill, who launched the first pitch he saw into the left-field seats for his second career walk-off homer.

"It's a great feeling," said Hill. "Any time you can produce to help your team win, but especially in a situation like that. That's what you think about when you're a little kid when you're playing on the street."

The Rockies had held a 1-0 edge until McDonald hooked Guillermo Moscoso's offering just inside the foul pole in left in the seventh. The shortstop's sixth homer of the season brought home Jason Kubel, who led off Arizona's half of the inning with a double.

"I was just trying to put a good swing on it and he threw a strike," McDonald said. "I was trying to stay up the middle. I'm not a home run hitter, so fortunately I got that ball to carry a little bit for me."

The lead would be short-lived, however. Hernandez was greeted in the eighth by a Josh Rutledge single and Tyler Colvin doubled before Pacheco plated both runners by driving the first pitch he saw into the left-field corner to put Colorado up by a 3-2 count.

Corbin was touched for a run in the second, when singles by Andrew Brown and D.J. LeMahieu were followed by Charlie Blackmon's double-play grounder that gave Colorado a 1-0 lead, but the rookie permitted just two hits and an intentional walk over his final four innings of work.

Game Notes

Arizona's Paul Golschmidt had an 11-game hitting streak snapped after going 0- for-4 ... Colvin doubled twice in four at-bats to extend his career-high hitting streak to 10 games, in which he's batting .375 (14-for-40) ... Arizona has now won 10 of its last 13 meetings with the Rockies held at Chase Field.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

White Sox place Paulino on DL

The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.