D-Backs continue holding pattern in series win over Rockies


For the past month or so, the Diamondback season has followed a repeated trajectory. Beat bottom-dwellers, lose to contenders. Win at home, struggle on the road.

In Sunday’s series finale against the Rockies, that trend continued. After splitting the first two games of this weekend’s set, the Diamondbacks won, 6-4, to move to 48-59 on the season.

The early going Sunday rewarded the Diamondbacks faith in their current roster at last week’s trade deadline. After trading David Peralta to Tampa Bay, they mostly held pat, only swapping reliever Luke Weaver for backup third baseman Emmanuel Rivera. That meant holding onto Zach Davies — their No. 4 starter on an expiring contract — and Christian Walker, their slugging first baseman with two-plus years of team control.

“The fact that they’re here, I love it,” Lovullo said. “And I think the organization made a statement by saying we want you guys here as we keep moving forward.”

In the bottom of the first, Walker crushed an inside sinker 431 feet to left field, putting the Diamondbacks up 2-0 with his 26th home run.

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