Lamb homers, drives in 4 as Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 10-5
DENVER (AP) Jake Lamb grounded out on an inside pitch in his first at-bat. When Tyler Chatwood tried it again, Lamb made Colorado's starter pay.
Lamb hit a three-run homer in Arizona's five-run fifth, Jean Segura also went deep and the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 10-5 on Monday night.
Lamb also tripled and finished four RBIs and three runs for the Diamondbacks, who finally got to Chatwood after he dominated them at the start of the season.
''You've got to give him credit for how he's pitched against us,'' Lamb said. ''He attacks with the heater and he's got some late movement with it.''
Archie Bradley (1-0) shook off a rough start to pitch six innings and get the win the same day he was recalled from Triple-A Reno. After the game the team announced Bradley was heading back to Reno, but he made the most of his cameo appearance.
''Archie had good stuff,'' Arizona manager Chip Hale said. ''He was consistently getting ahead and he had really good fastball. He's got a big-time fastball.''
The win was the Diamondbacks' fourth straight and ended a four-game skid to Colorado. The Rockies took two out of three in Arizona to start the season and then swept the Diamondbacks at Chase Field at the end of April.
All it took was a change of venue and some power to turn things around against Colorado and Chatwood (4-3). The Rockies' righty entered Monday 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in six career games against Arizona. He won his first two starts against the Diamondbacks this year, allowing just two runs in 12 2/3 innings.
In this game, he gave up six runs and seven hits in six innings.
Arizona broke out against him after the Rockies took a 4-1 lead with a three-run fourth. Chatwood got the first two outs but the next six Arizona batters reached to make it 6-4. Segura started it with a solo homer and Lamb, who grounded out on an inside fastball in his first at-bat, hit a three-run shot into the second deck in right on the first pitch.
''I knew they were going to come back to it,'' Lamb said. ''I was looking for something in and put a good swing on it.''
The home run added to Chatwood's struggles at Coors Field. He is 0-3 with a 7.85 ERA at home this season.
''I don't think I'm throwing bad at home,'' he said. ''Giving up home runs is the only difference.''
Wellington Castillo, who had three hits, doubled and scored on Chris Herrman's triple in the seventh that gave the Diamondbacks a 6-4 lead. Arizona tacked on two more runs in the seventh off reliever Scott Oberg to make it 8-4.
Lamb had an RBI triple in the ninth and scored his third run on a sacrifice fly. Gerardo Parra's RBI single in the bottom of the inning, his third hit, made it 10-5.
Bradley last faced Colorado in the regular season on April 28, 2015. Carlos Gonzalez fractured his right sinus with a line drive that day, and when he came to bat in the first inning Bradley wasn't thinking about that scary moment, he was trying to get out of an early jam.
''It was just, `Don't let him score, don't let him get on base and get him out as quick as you can,''' he said.
Bradley fanned Gonzalez with no outs and a runner on second. He never gave a thought about what happened last year.
''It's more (the media) and my friends and family that ask me about that,'' Bradley said. ''To me it's another batter and another guy for me to try to get out,''
Diamondbacks: Of David Peralta is day to day with a sore right forearm. Peralta didn't start Sunday's game but came in as defensive replacement. ... OF Yasmany Tomas was out of the starting lineup with a sore neck and upper back. He took batting practice Monday and is likely to play Tuesday.
Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (strained left groin) tossed 73 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday. He is scheduled to make one more rehab start for Albuquerque on Saturday. ... Rockies LHP Tyler Anderson was reinstated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Double-A Hartford. Anderson has not pitched since 2014 because of a left elbow injury.
Diamondbacks: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (3-4, 4.60 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.94 ERA in seven games - five starts - against Colorado. He is 2-0 at Coors Field.
Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (1-0, 4.43) tossed five shutout innings at Arizona on April 30. It was his first start of the season but he got a no-decision in Colorado's win.