Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Arizona won 3-0

Game 1: Monday, April 11
Colorado0Final
Arizona2
Game 2: Tuesday, April 12
Colorado2Final
Arizona4
Game 3: Wednesday, April 13
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Arizona5

Rockies 2

(1-7, 0-6 away)

Diamondbacks 5

(6-3, 6-3 home)

    3:10 PM ET, April 13, 2005

    Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona 

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    ARI 00010040 - 5 7 0

    W: S. Estes (1-0)

    L: B. Kim (0-1)

    S: B. Bruney (1)

    Arizona finishes nine-game homestand with 6-3 record

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Shawn Estes pitched seven strong innings, Tony Clark doubled in two runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks handed the Colorado Rockies their seventh loss in a row 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Troy Glaus had two hits, including an RBI double, to help the Diamondbacks finish a nine-game home stand with their fourth consecutive victory.

    Craig Counsell scored the go-ahead run from third in the seventh on a wild pitch by Byung-Hyun Kim that hit plate umpire Kerwin Danley on the left hand. Danley left the field in pain, accompanied by Diamondbacks trainer Paul Lessard.

    After an 11-minute delay, umpire John Hirschbeck moved from second base to finish the game behind the plate. Troy Glaus hit Kim's first pitch after the interruption over center fielder Cory Sullivan for an RBI double. Shawn Green was walked intentionally, then Clark doubled to deep right-center to bring in both runners and make it 5-1.

    Estes (1-0), who won 15 games for Colorado last year, allowed one run and four hits, struck out six and walked three. He retired his last 11 batters Counsell batted for him leading off the seventh. Counsell walked, was sacrificed to second by Matt Kata's bunt and stole third.

    Brian Bruney pitched a hitless ninth to earn his first major league save, sending Colorado to its 16th loss in 18 games dating to last year.

    The Diamondbacks tied it at 1-1 without a hit off starter Jeff Francis in the fourth. Royce Clayton and Luis Gonzalez walked, and advanced on a double steal. Clayton scored on Green's sacrifice fly to deep center.

    Kim (0-1), who as the Arizona closer blew two games in the 2001 World Series, allowed four runs and two hits in one inning. He walked two, one intentionally, and struck out two.

    The Rockies, at 1-7 off to the worst start in their history, were swept at San Francisco and Arizona on an 0-6 trip. Dating to last year, Colorado has lost 10 in a row on the road, matching a franchise record. The Rockies managed just four runs in three games in Arizona.

    Colorado went up 1-0 on doubles by Desi Relaford and Luis Gonzalez to start the third inning, the first down the left field line and the second down the right field line.

    Francis allowed one run and three hits in five innings. He struck out one and walked six, one intentionally.

    With Wednesday's attendance of 19,272, the Colorado series drew the three smallest home crowds in the Diamondbacks' eight-year history. Wednesday's was the second-smallest.

    Game notes


    The game had a 12:10 p.m. start -- earliest ever for an Arizona home game -- so the Diamondbacks could leave for Washington, where the Diamondbacks play Thursday in the Nationals' first game in their new home. ... Francis was the first lefty to start against Arizona this season.

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