May 4, 2011 1:07 AM by Lee Douglas
PHOENIX (AP) - Justin Upton hit a tiebreaking homer to lead off the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jorge De La Rosa for one inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday night.
Henry Blanco hit his first homer in nearly a year, Xavier Nady drove in two runs and the Diamondbacks knocked De La Rosa around for three runs in the third inning to prevent him from becoming the NL's first five-game winner.
David Hernandez (1-0) worked out of a jam in the eighth inning and Upton hit his sixth homer off Felipe Paulino (0-1) in the bottom half. J.J. Putz closed out the ninth for his seventh straight successful save opportunity to open the season.
Carlos Gonzalez homered for Colorado, which has lost three of four.
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