Jul 26, 2014 11:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight.
Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth.
It was a bounce-back performance for Arenado, removed from Friday's game when he didn't hustle down the line on a grounder to the pitcher in the fourth inning.
Arenado met with manager Walt Weiss before Saturday's game and said he agreed with the decision.
Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs left Saturday night's game after injuring his left ankle.
Stubbs led off the fourth inning with his 11th home run, giving the Rockies a 2-0 lead over Pittsburgh.
Corey Dickerson pinch-hit for Stubbs in the fifth.
Stubbs is hitting .302 in his first season with Colorado.