DENVER, April 4 (UPI) -- Micah Owings and two relievers combined on a two-hitter Friday when the Arizona Diamondbacks pounded the Colorado Rockies 8-1.
Arizona led 3-0 after Chris Snyder's RBI single and Mark Reynolds' two-run double in the top of the first inning. The winners added single runs in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
Owings (1-0) gave up an earned run and the two hits in 6 2/3 innings with two walks and nine strikeouts.
Chad Qualls and Jose Cruz finished the masterpiece by allowing one base-runner in the final 2 1/3 innings.
The Rockies, playing their home opener, scored their only run on Todd Helton's solo homer in the bottom of the seventh.
Losing pitcher Mark Redman (0-1) gave up five runs -- four earned -- and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.