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Kyle Freeland roughed up by D-backs as Rockies lose back-to-back games


Rockies southpaw Kyle Freeland mimicked southpaw Tyler Anderson on Saturday night. That was not a good thing.

The result was a Coors Field walk in the park for the streaking Arizona Diamondbacks, who routed the Rockies 9-2 for the ninth win in their last 11 games.

Anderson, 0-3 and the owner of an 11.76 ERA, was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque after Arizona hammered him for six runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over four-plus innings in Colorado’s 9-8 loss on Friday night.

The Rockies were hopeful that Freeland, their opening-day starter and most-accomplished pitcher last season, could cool off the Diamondbacks.