DENVER – The Colorado Rockies have set a new inauspicious record. In losing a tough one to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, by a score of 5-3, they have now dropped nine straight games to their division rivals in their own ballpark, a franchise record.

Tyler Anderson was terrific again but the Diamondbacks grinded his pitch count and chased him from the game, taking advantage of a Rockies bullpen that is still looking for some answers.

Anderson’s 16-inning scoreless streak was broken immediately in the first when he gave up a solo home run to Nick Ahmed who went yard for the 12th time this season, pulling a center-cut fastball well over the wall in left.

That ended up being the sole blemish on Anderson’s evening.

He didn’t exactly cruise through the next five innings, issuing four walks, but he came up with his best pitches when he needed them the most. Most notably, in the fourth, after walking a pair, he struck out the side to strand both runners.

The Rockies tied the game in the bottom of the third on a single from DJ LeMahieu and a double by Charlie Blackmon who pulled a sharp ground ball just inside the first base bag. Nolan Arenado followed with a walk but both runners were left aboard after Trevor Story struck out, Ian Desmond grounded out, and Chris Iannetta flied out to center.

Colorado took the lead in the bottom of the fifth after an Arenado single and Story’s 25th double of the season put a pair aboard for Desmond who delivered a groundball to the right side that Paul Goldschmidt whiffed on, but the run would have scored anyway. Iannetta missed a chance to add another run with a productive out, popping up on the infield.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.