Rockies lose to Diamondbacks in last game of season

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Colorado Rockies catcher Dom Nunez pauses behind home plate after being struck by a foul ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Humberto Mejia during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

It was a rare happy moment in a downright brutal season for the Diamondbacks, who finished with a 52-110 record, which was tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the worst mark in the majors. The Rockies finished 74-87.

The Diamondbacks avoided tying a franchise record for most losses in a season. Arizona lost 111 games in 2004.

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