The NL Central looked like it was going to be a two horse race this saeson between the Reds and Cardinals. But maybe, just maybe, there's going to be more of a race in the division this season. The Brewers have won seven straight after starting the year 2-8. The Pirates started the year 1-5, and are 9-3 since. And it's not as if either team is wholly beating up on cupcakes like the Rockies, either. Milwaukee has swept both the Giants and (meh) Cubs during their winning streak, while the Pirates have won four straight series against the Diamondbacks, Reds, Cardinals, and Braves. Maybe we wrote them off a little soon.
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Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons does a little juggling prior to Atlanta's game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Game of the Day: Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4. Stop the presses, the Rockies have finally lost. A Troy Tulowitzki solo homer in the sixth pushed Colorado's lead to 4-2, and things looked pretty solid for the Rockies. But in the eighth, Cody Ross drove in Paul Goldschmidt with a double against Matt Belisle, cutting the Arizona deficit to one run. In the ninth inning, closer Wilton Lopez struggled. Didi Gregorius led off with a single, and an AJ Pollock double put two one with none out. Alfredo Marte grounded out to plate Gregorius to tie the game, and Gerardo Parra put Arizona in front after a sac fly. JJ Putz shut down the Rockies in the ninth to preserve the victory and push the Diamondbacks to 10-8 on the season.no comments