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Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 1

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PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt doubled in a run to extend his National League RBI lead and Patrick Corbin won his 10th game of the season on his seventh attempt as Arizona completed a three-game sweep of Colorado with a 6-1 victory Sunday at Chase Field.

Goldschmidt, who has 74 RBIs, drove in Aaron Hill to cap a three-run rally in the third inning for a 4-0 lead. It was one of the D-backs' five doubles, and one of their 16 extra-base hits in the series.

Corbin, the first pitcher in the majors to get to nine wins when he beat the Cubs on June 2, gave up three hits in eight innings and struck out 10, tying a career high.

Colorado shortstop Jonathan Herrera ended the shutout with a one-out home run off Corbin (10-1) in the eighth inning, his first homer of the year.

Arizona (47-41) won its fifth straight game and maintained a 41/2-game lead in the NL West.

The Rockies (42-47) have lost five of their last six. They scored two runs and had 12 hits in the series after entering 21/2 games behind the D-backs.

Carlos Gonzalez singled in the first inning and had five of the Rockies' hits in the series. He left in the ninth inning with an apparent finger injury that occurred on the first pitch of his at-bat.

Hill had two doubles, driving in the first two runs of the third inning, and scored twice.

Eric Chavez doubled and scored in the second inning, and Corbin doubled in a run in the sixth inning.

Colorado starter Roy Oswalt (0-4) left the game with a left hamstring injury suffered when his left foot skidded on home plate while he covered on a wild pitch that allowed Chavez to score for a 1-0 lead with two outs in the second.

NOTES: Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki is expected to begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, manager Walt Weiss said. Tulowitzki also is scheduled to play a rehab game Wednesday before being reevaluated. Weiss said two rehab games might enough before Tulowitzki is reactivated. The Rockies begin a four-game road series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. ... As expected, Arizona LHP Tyler Skaggs is scheduled to start against the Dodgers on Wednesday, manager Kirk Gibson announced Sunday. Skaggs gave up three singles and a walk in eight shutout innings of a 5-0 victory over Colorado on Friday after being recalled from Triple-A Reno that day. ... RHP Ian Kennedy is scheduled to start against the Dodgers on Tuesday, his first appearance against them since serving a 10-game suspension for hitting Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke on June 11. ... Arizona announced it will make up the May 29 rainout in Texas on Aug. 1 The D-backs play a two-game series in Tampa Bay on July 30-31 and a three-game series in Boston on Aug 2-4.
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