Rockies keep rolling, beat Arizona 4-0

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The Rockies are on a serious roll, and they continued their winning ways with a 4-0 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field to open a three-game series on Monday night.

The win was their second in a row and seventh in their last eight games.

They are now a half-game behind the third-place D-backs and 9 1/2 games behind National League West-leading Los Angeles.

When the stretch began, the Rockies were 14 1/2 games behind the Dodgers, who won in Philadelphia on Monday night after losing two of three to the Rockies in Denver during the weekend.

“Adversity punched us in the face about as hard as you can be hit,” said Rockies manager Jim Tracy, whose club was 12 games under .500 after losing on May 27.

“But the beauty about this group is that they kept playing, they kept playing hard, and they kept playing for one another. We didn’t point fingers. We’re not going to do things like that.”

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