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MLB: Arizona 5, Colorado 0

July 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

PHOENIX, July 6 (UPI) -- Tyler Skaggs gave up three hits over eight innings Friday, sending Arizona to a 5-0 decision over Colorado in the opener of a key three-game series.

The five teams in the National League West were separated by only 4 1/2 games beginning Friday's action and Colorado was closest to the division-leading Diamondbacks.

Arizona got off to a good start in the mid-season showdown with Skaggs (2-1) shutting down the Rockies in his 10th major league start.

Skaggs gave up a first-inning single and did not allow another hit until the seventh. He walked only one and struck out five. J.J. Putz finished off the shutout with a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

A.J. Pollock scored Arizona's first run in the opening inning on a wild pitch. Paul Goldschmidt singled in a run in the third, doubled home another in the fifth and Aaron Hill delivered a two-RBI in the seventh.

Jorge De La Rosa (8-5) took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3.

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