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Apr 21, 2013 9:57 PM by Greg Smith

Diamondbacks rally past Rockies 5-4

DENVER (AP) - Didi Gregorius hit his second major league home run and singled to start a two-run rally in the ninth inning that led the Arizona Diamondbacks over Colorado 5-4 Sunday and stopped the Rockies' eight-game winning streak.

Gregorius, who homered Thursday at Yankee Stadium on the first pitch he saw with the Diamondbacks, started a comeback from a 3-0 deficit when he homered against Juan Nicasio leading off the fifth.

Colorado led 4-3 when Gregorius singled leading off the ninth against Wilton Lopez (0-1). A.J. Pollock doubled over third baseman Jonathan Herrera and pinch-hitter Alfredo Marte grounded out to third, driving in the tying run. Gerardo Parra followed with a sacrifice fly to deep center.

Heath Bell (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth. Colorado put runners at the corners in the ninth before J.J. Putz got Eric Young Jr. to hit a game-ending comebacker for his third save in five chances.

Arizona improved to 6-0 in getaway games this year.

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