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Davidson hits 3-run homer, D-backs beat Rox 13-9

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Sticking with what got him to the big leagues is
working out pretty well for Matt Davidson.

Davidson hit a three-run homer for the second straight day, and
the Arizona Diamondbacks opened an early six-run lead before
hanging on to beat the Colorado Rockies 13-9 on Sunday.

"I'm trying to keep it the same game that it was in the minor
leagues and no matter what the situation is take the same
approach," said Davidson, who was called up from Triple-A Reno
when rosters expanded this month. "That's what I've been doing,
and that's why I've been having success."

Rookie Chris Owings, also recalled from Reno three weeks ago,
doubled twice, scored twice and drove in two runs for the
Diamondbacks, who led 7-1 in the third and 13-5 in the ninth.

"I've felt like I've been seeing the ball pretty well since I've
been up here," Owings said. "I just got a couple of good pitches
to hit and took advantage of them. It was one of those days when
nobody was giving in and everybody was up there swinging. It was
nice to get a few more runs there late."

Colorado's Michael Cuddyer was 3 for 5, raising his
league-leading average to .334. Todd Helton, who is retiring at
the end of the season, had four RBIs to raise his total to

"I didn't realize I was coming up on 1,400 RBIs. That was a
surprise to me," Helton said. "It's just one of those days at
the plate. I struck out in my first at-bat and thought I should
have taken this day game off. The line is in sight so it was
good to go out and play hard."

That's just how he wants to go out, too.

"I always said when I die, I want to be scarred up and live my
life to the fullest," Helton said. "I never said I wanted to
retire like that. It's good knowing I can go out and be
productive and help the team."

Will Harris (4-1) got the final two outs of the fifth in relief
of Patrick Corbin, who allowed four runs, 10 hits and two walks
in 4 1-3 innings. After Colorado closed with four runs in the
ninth, Brad Ziegler got DJ LeMahieu to hit a game-ending
groundout with two on.

Juan Nicasio (8-9) gave up seven runs, seven hits and two walks
in 2 1-3 innings, matching his shortest outing this season.

Each team had 19 hits, including three apiece by Arizona's Aaron
Hill, Adam Eaton and A.J. Pollock.

NOTES: Cuddyer was back in the Rockies lineup after missing the
previous three games with a sore left wrist and forearm. ... CF
Dexter Fowler was rested by the Rockies, a day after aggravating
a knee injury; manager Walt Weiss said there was a chance Fowler
wouldn't play again the rest of the way. ... Charlie Blackmon
has had multiple hits in seven of his last eight games. ... The
Rockies have an off day Monday before closing their home
schedule with a two-game interleague series against the Boston
Red Sox. ... The Diamondbacks return home to host a four-game
series against the Padres with RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-9) set to
start Monday's opener against LHP Eric Stults. ... Paul
Goldschmidt scored his 100th run of the season in a three-run
third inning.

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