DENVER (AP) -Arizona traded for
to boost its offense. With
on the mound Tuesday, the Diamondbacks didn't need many runs.
Johnson pitched six solid innings and singled in a run, Dunn had a double in his Arizona debut and the Diamondbacks beat the
4-2 on Tuesday night.
''It felt good,'' Dunn said. ''It's the first time I'd been a part of a win in a long time.''
Dunn went 1-for-3 with two walks and
homered for Arizona, which has won two straight after a four-game skid. The Diamondbacks acquired Dunn from the
on Monday for a minor leaguer and two players to be named.
''I didn't think I'd be as nervous as I was,'' Dunn said. ''I swung at pitches I shouldn't have and took some pitches I probably
should have swung at.''
said he was happy with Dunn's first game.
''We expected Dunn to solidify the middle of the order and take some pressure off the other guys,'' Melvin said. ''He did
that and solidified the four hole in the lineup.''
had two hits for the Rockies, who have lost three straight and five of six.
Johnson (10-8) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out seven and walked one to earn his sixth win in his last seven starts.
pitched scoreless innings and
pitched a perfect ninth for his 25th save in 30 chances.
It was the 294th win in Johnson's career.
''You could tell early on he was pretty good,'' Melvin said of Johnson. ''He gave up the two, but after that he was pretty
(8-11) lost his second straight start after winning six of his previous seven. He gave up 11 hits and four runs in six innings.
''Just enough mistakes across the board to put us down two runs at the end of the night,'' Rockies manager
Arizona pushed across two runs in the sixth to take a 4-2 lead.
hit consecutive one-out doubles, and Johnson drove in Snyder with a single down the right-field line.
''Usually you try to lay down on a bunt in that situation, but not when a guy is throwing 98 and has a pretty good curveball,''
Johnson said. ''I took a swing thinking that anything can happen in this park and it did.''
Jimenez said he was trying to get ahead in the count and left a pitch up in the zone.
''He just put the bat on it,'' he said. ''It was away, but it was probably a little too high.''
That was all Johnson and three relievers needed to all but end Colorado's chances of a second straight playoff appearance.
The Rockies fell nine games behind AL-West leading Arizona.
''I got into a groove after they tied it,'' Johnson said. ''My slider got better and the location of my fastball. The key
was putting a zero up after we went ahead 4-2.''
The Rockies had two runners on with one out in the fifth and seventh innings but couldn't cash in either time.
''Chances in the fifth and seventh innings we couldn't convert,'' Hurdle said. ''We had a chance to win the game.''
Tracy hit a two-run drive into the right-field bleachers in the second but the Rockies tied it in the bottom half. Iannetta
led off with a homer to left, his 14th of the season. With two outs,
doubled down the left-field line and
doubled off the wall in right.
Notes: MLB.com reported Tuesday that RHP
will likely be one of the two players to be named in exchange for Dunn. Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes declined
to comment on the report. ... Rockies RHP
will miss his start Thursday due to lower back stiffness. Cook, who made his first All-Star game this year, said he will throw
on the side Thursday or Friday and a decision will be made then on the date of his next start. ... Rockies INF
was scratched with strep throat. ... Arizona's
extended his hitting streak to 14 games.