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Skaggs goes 8 innings, D-Backs beat Rockies 5-0

10:24 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 05: Outfielder Corey Dickerson #6 of the Colorado Rockies makes a catch as he falls against the wall during the sixth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX (AP) - Tyler Skaggs pitched eight innings of three-hit ball in his return to Arizona's rotation, and the Diamondbacks opened a 10-game homestand with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Skaggs (2-1), who turns 22 next week and is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the game, struck out five and walked one after he was recalled from Triple-A Reno for the second time this season.

Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a double and single, raising his NL-leading total to 71 RBIs. A.J. Pollock had two hits and scored three times, and Aaron Hill had a two-run single.

Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa (8-5) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. He had allowed three runs combined in his previous three starts.

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