Rockies drop 5-3 decision to Arizona

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm •  Published: April 6, 2014
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DENVER. (AP) — Brett Anderson was less than thrilled with his first two starts with the Colorado Rockies.

"Give me a C+ or a C-," said Anderson after his outing Sunday. "Average velocity, we lost twice and I got outpitched both times and I won't say I pitched too well."

Anderson (0-2) was roughed up for 10 hits and five runs, three of them earned, over six innings in a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

He was beaten 4-3 in his first start at Miami.

"Two average starts in my first two outings," said Anderson, an off season acquisition for the Oakland A's. "I am a little better pitcher than that and I want to showcase it."

Two of the runs were unearned because of third baseman Nolan Arenado's error on a groundball hit by Paul Goldschmidt in the third.

"I thought Brett did a nice job and I have a lot of confidence in him," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "The home run he gave up to Mark Trumbo hurt."

Trumbo homered for the fourth straight game.

Wade Miley pitched eight strong innings to extend his mastery over the Rockies. He also had a career-best three hits, including an RBI single and benefited from a defense that turned five double plays as the Diamondbacks won for just the second time in nine games this season.

Miley improved to 7-0 with a 2.52 ERA in 10 career games (nine starts) against the Rockies, matching the longest winning streak against Colorado to start a career.

The winning pitcher in Arizona's only other victory this season, Miley (2-1) allowed two runs and seven hits.

Addison Reed gave up a leadoff single to Carlos Gonzalez in the ninth and Gonzalez stole second and went to third on catcher Miguel Montero's throwing error. Troy Tulowitzki walked to put runners on the corners.

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