Lyles breaks hand in 16-8 loss to Diamondbacks

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DENVER (AP) - Starter Jordan Lyles walked through the clubhouse with a bandage covering his left hand.

Another night, yet another hand injury for the Colorado Rockies.

Lyles becomes the latest player heading for the disabled list after breaking his glove hand in the first inning of a 16-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He was hurt when he tried to tag out Martin Prado at home after a wild pitch. But Lyles stayed in the game, using two hands to catch the ball when it was thrown back to him. He finally left after the fourth.

“I knew something was wrong, because I’ve never felt that feeling before,” Lyles said. “I didn’t want to come out in the first, make the bullpen go nine. Thankfully, we got four innings.”

Troy Tulowitzki just shook his head at the news.

“We’ve had a lot of hand injuries,” said Tulowitzki, whose team dropped their sixth straight game.


Before the contest, Rockies All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed left index finger. It’s another big bat out of the lineup as Nolan Arenado (fractured finger) went on the DL on May 24.

“With the streak we’ve been on, to have Lyles break his hand, it’s unfortunate,” Tulowitzki said.

As far as losses go, this one was particularly painful for the Rockies. They overcame a four-run deficit to take the lead, only to squander it right back.

“Kept battling back, didn’t have enough,” Tulowitzki said. “They kept having an answer and we didn’t have the last one.”

Miguel Montero drove in a career-high six runs and Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies led 8-5 before the Diamondbacks scored six times in the eighth to reclaim the lead. They were hardly done, adding five more in the ninth to turn a close game into a runaway win. The Diamondbacks tied a season high with 21 hits.

The top five hitters in the lineup each had three hits and combined for 14 RBIs. Montero helped lead the way as he drove in two runs on sacrifice flies, had a run-scoring single and hit a three-run homer in the ninth.

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