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Pacheco, Tomas lead Diamondbacks to 9-1 win over Rockies
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jordan Pacheco stung his former team with a three-run home run and Yasmany Tomas drove in three runs with two singles, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
The Diamondbacks scored five runs in the fifth inning - all with two outs - to break open a 2-1 game. Rockies starter Jordan Lyles walked the bases loaded, and Tomas, whose first major-league RBI came Tuesday night, slapped a single to right field to drive in Ender Inciarte and Paul Goldschmidt.
Pacheco was next, and his first home run of the season cleared the wall in left field. Pacheco was waived by the Rockies last June and was claimed by the Diamondbacks.
It was the first home run allowed by Lyles (2-2) in seven starts. The Rockies are winless in all four of Lyles' career starts in Arizona.
Josh Collmenter (2-3) held the Rockies to an unearned run and five hits over eight innings. He struck out six and retired 12 straight hitters at one point.
Lyles allowed six earned runs and eight hits with five walks.
Nolan Arenado's two-out single drove in Troy Tulowitzki, who doubled, in the first inning to give the Rockies the lead. But the Diamondbacks went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the inning on two singles, a double steal, a throwing error and Mark Trumbo's RBI single.
Trumbo has reached base safely in 15 straight games against Colorado. Goldschmidt had three hits and David Peralta walked three times, doubled and scored twice.
Goldschmidt has three or more hits in three straight games for the first time in his career.
Arizona's Aaron Hill, used as a pinch-hitter in the eighth, reached on a bunt single in his 1,300th career game.
The Diamondbacks on Wednesday placed pitcher Archie Bradley on the 15-day disabled list with a sinus fracture in the right side of his face, the result of being struck with a batted ball in the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Rockies.
The club called up reliever Enrique Burgos from Double-A Mobile to take Bradley's place on the roster. Burgos made his major-league debut when he pitched the ninth inning.
Bradley feels he will be back as soon as the 15 days are up.
"I think I'm going to take a couple of days off and then try to get back into it," Bradley said. "Once the swelling goes down I can get back into strenuous activity."
Bradley said Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who hit the ball, texted to say he was praying for him.
"It just thought it was a really classy move for him to reach out to me," Bradley said.
Bradley also heard from Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout and former NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth, both offering encouragement.
LF Peralta had a fine sixth inning, throwing out Corey Dickerson at home trying to score on a short-hop single by Tulowitzki. Then Peralta took away a hit from Justin Morneau, snaring a fly ball near the wall for the third out of the inning.
DAY OFF FOR DJ
Rockies manager Walt Weiss left 2B D.J. LeMahieu out of the starting lineup Wednesday, hoping to give him a break despite his four-game hitting streak. LeMahieu's replacement, Daniel Descalso, committed a first-inning throwing error that allowed a run to score after a double steal.
Rockies: After getting Thursday off, the Rockies are in San Diego with Eddie Butler (1-1) the scheduled starter in Friday's series opener. Butler has never faced the Padres, but has made six of his seven career starts against the NL West.
Diamondbacks: Arizona's April schedule is over, and the Diamondbacks will start May against at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Former Dodger Rubby De La Rosa (2-1), who has never faced his former team, is on the mound.