- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Corey Dickerson entered Sunday’s game with eight hits in his last 15 at-bats. But until the 10th inning, the Colorado Rockies outfielder was hitless.

That changed quickly when Dickerson drove a two-out, 0-1 pitch into the pool deck beyond the right field fence for the tiebreaking home run in the Rockies’ 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I try to take the barrel straight to the ball. I don’t try to do too much with it,” Dickerson said.

The Rockies avoided a seventh straight loss to Arizona and snapped a three-game skid overall with just their second win in 10 games.

Dickerson’s 14th homer of the season came off Oliver Perez (2-2), who made a mistake with a hanging slider over the middle of the plate as he tried to use a quick-pitch.

“Going through the at-bat I went up there looking for something out over the plate,” Dickerson said. “He slide-stepped that second pitch and I just used my hands in reaction.”

Wilin Rosario, whose throwing error allowed the Diamondbacks to take a 3-2 lead in the fourth, hit a solo home run to tie the game in the sixth. Rosario singled in a run in the 10th to pad the Rockies’ lead.

Ben Paulsen, called up Sunday to replace the injured Carlos Gonzalez on the roster, hit his first major league home run in the second, evening the score at 2.

“The home run beat us,” Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. “We had a lot of pressure on them, we had a lot of opportunities. We were 2 of 14 with guys in scoring position.”

Mark Trumbo doubled down the right field line in the first off Franklin Morales to drive in Ender Inciarte and Aaron Hill and give Arizona the lead.

Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley struck out eight in six innings, allowing three runs on five hits with two walks. Morales was also fairly sharp, allowing two earned runs on five hits in six innings.

Matt Belisle (3-6) got one out by working out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth for the win. LaTroy Hawkins picked up his 18th save by striking out the side in the 10th.

“We’re in a position where we can’t play it safe. Take chances,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “That’s where we’re at.”

INCENDIARY INCIARTE

Inciarte’s first-inning infield single gave him an 11-game hitting streak. Since July 12, Inciarte has hit safely in 18 of 19 games and reached base via a walk or hit in 20 of the last 21.

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