Parra homers, doubles for D-Backs vs Rockies



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gerardo Parra led off the game with a double and later hit a solo home run in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a sloppy, early-spring game Monday.

Parra, a Gold Glove winner in 2011, is now the fourth outfielder for Arizona behind newcomer Jason Kubel. Parra homered off Jhoulys Chacin.

The Rockies won in the bottom of the ninth when Ben Paulsen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Albaladejo.

The game included six errors, four by Arizona. Colorado first baseman Chad Tracy, son of Rockies manager Jim Tracy, had a misplay in the first inning that allowed two runs to score.

Ryan Roberts and Chris Owings homered for Arizona.

Nolan Arenado and Jonathan Herrera, a late lineup addition in place of the ill Troy Tulowitzki, each hit RBI doubles off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson.