Diamondbacks beat Rockies 8-7 in Mexico; Diamondbacks beat Rangers 9-3 in split-squad game

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Arizona Diamondbacks' pitchers and catchers run to get in shape during the first day of baseball spring training camp in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) By Ed Andrieski Arizona Diamondbacks' pitchers and catchers run to get in shape during the first day of baseball spring training camp in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) By Ed Andrieski

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) -- Conor Jackson and Adam LaRoche homered for the Arizona Diamondbacks in an 8-7 win over a Colorado split squad Sunday in Mexico.

LaRoche finished the afternoon 3 for 3 to raise his average this spring to .389. Tony Abreu and Cole Gillespie added two hits for the Diamondbacks.

Greg Smith pitched four innings for Colorado, giving up two runs and seven hits. Smith remains a contender for a spot in the rotation.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy accompanied the team to Mexico, while bench coach Tom Runnells remained in Tucson, Ariz., to guide the other portion of the squad.
 

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with his third homer of the spring to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Texas
Rangers 9-3 in a split-squad game Sunday.

Rusty Ryal also homered and Chris Young added an RBI double for the Diamondbacks. Josh Hamilton hit his first home run for the
Rangers.

Rangers starter Colby Lewis allowed six runs, all earned, on six hits in 3 1-3 innings with a walk and four strikeouts.

Arizona starter Billy Buckner scattered three hits over four innings, including Hamilton's two-run homer in the first.