Rockies Win Cactus League Opener
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez threw two scoreless if slightly shaky innings and the Rockies inaugurated the fancy new spring training facility they share with Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 8-7 in 10 innings Saturday.
Ryan Spilborghs and Craig Reynolds each doubled in two runs off Arizona relievers in front of a capacity crowd of about 12,514 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the $130 million complex built by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Kelly Johnson had a solo home run for the Diamondbacks. Non-roster invitee Paul Goldschmidt, who played at Class A Visalia last season, hit a two-out, three-run homer off fellow minor leaguer Adam Jorgenson in Arizona’s five-run ninth.
Charlie Blackman homered off Daniel Stange in the 10th for what proved to be the winning run.
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