Sports - Colorado Rockies

Feb 28, 2011 11:10 PM by Lee Douglas

Rox edge Diamondbacks in Cactus action

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin, relaxed in the knowledge that he's assured a spot in the Colorado rotation, threw two hitless innings in his spring debut and the Rockies went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Monday.

Chacin, 9-11 with a 3.28 ERA for the Rockies last season, faced six batters. The lone Arizona hitter to get on base against the 23-year-old right-hander was Justin Upton, who reached on shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's throwing error and was promptly picked off.

Esmil Rogers followed Chacin and gave up a hit in two scoreless innings. Armando Galarraga gave up two runs, one earned, for Arizona. Barry Enright followed, giving up a hit in two scoreless innings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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