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May 17, 2012 7:50 PM by Jordan Mason

Upton's 2-run homer lifts D-backs to 9-7 win over Rox

DENVER (AP) - Justin Upton hit a two-out, two-run homer off closer Rafael Betancourt in the ninth inning to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-7 on Thursday in a game that was briefly delayed by a swarm of bees.

Upton sent a 93-mph fastball from Betancourt (1-1) over the right field fence for his first homer in two weeks.

Willie Bloomquist and Ryan Roberts also drove in two runs apiece as the Diamondbacks won for the third time in 12 contests.

J.J. Putz escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by getting Ramon Hernandez to hit into a game-ending 5-4-3 double play for his seventh save in nine chances.

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