- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have lost seven in a row and are tumbling farther and farther back in the NL West standings.

But Troy Tulowitzki isn’t ready to fret just yet. Plenty of time, in his mind, to turn things around since it’s only June.

“We come to play every single day,” Tulowitzki said. “It’s just not happening right now.”

Chris Owings, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks reached double-digits against the Rockies again, completing a sweep with a 12-7 win Thursday night.

Arizona took all three games at Coors Field for the first time since April 2008. This series was quite an offensive display by the Diamondbacks, too, as they scored 32 runs and collected 48 hits over the three games.

Not even a pregame pep talk from manager Walt Weiss could shake the Rockies from their funk.

Have they hit rock bottom?

“I don’t know,” Weiss said. “We have a game tomorrow. We’ll try to win a game tomorrow.”

They’re banking on prized pitching prospect Eddie Butler to break this streak in his major league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. No pressure there.

“He’s got a great arm. He is a great competitor,” Weiss said. “He’s unflappable.”

The Rockies certainly need him to be as they’re in the midst of their longest skid since losing nine in a row late in the 2012 season.

“We had some bad luck,” Tulowitzki said.

A night after the Diamondbacks put up 16 runs, they pounded Rockies starter Juan Nicasio (5-4). The right-hander struggled with his command, allowing a season-high seven runs in 5 1-3 innings.

“When you are missing or elevating, bad things happen,” Weiss said. “Especially here. It is imperative that he pitch to the bottom of the zone. Make opposing hitters have to dig the ball out of the bottom of the zone.”

Bronson Arroyo (5-4) pitched effectively most of the evening before running out of steam. The 37-year-old allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.

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