Rockies’ seven-game winning streak ends as D-backs’ Zack Greinke dominates

PHOENIX — The Rockies’ win streak screeched to a halt Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

Given Colorado’s track record on Sundays, and given that Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke was dealing like an ace, the outcome was not a big surprise.

Greinke struck out 13 over his eight sterling innings as the Diamondbacks whipped the Rockies 6-1, definitively halting the seven-game run that put Colorado back in the hunt for the National League West title.


Colorado fell to 4-12 on Sundays, despite the fact that manager Bud Black continues to start most of his regulars on a day when some other managers choose to give players a day of rest.

The Rockies slipped to third place in the NL West, two games behind the division-leading Dodgers, who routed Milwaukee 11-2 Sunday, and a half-game behind the Diamondbacks.

Sunday hex or no Sunday hex, the biggest factor in Arizona’s victory was Greinke’s dominating performance. The only run he allowed came on a solo blast by Ian Desmond in the fifth. It was Desmond’s 19th home run, with 14 of them coming on the road. Except for that punch, Colorado barely laid a glove on Greinke. The only other hit Greinke allowed was a single to Trevor Story in the seventh.

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