By Sam Bush
Not even Aaron Harang (above), the Phillies’ most reliable pitcher during the first two months of the season, could keep them from losing their sixth straight game.
Nolan Arenado homered among his two hits and drove in two, as Colorado claimed a 5-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Michael McKenry and Ben Paulsen also homered with Rafael Ynoa also driving in a run for the Rockies, who have won six of their last seven.
Eddie Butler (3-5) gave up a run on four hits with three strikeouts over his six-inning outing. John Axford recorded the final three out to snag his ninth save.
Cesar Hernandez homered and Jeff Francoeur added two hits for the Phillies, who have dropped six in a row. Ryan Howard picked up an RBI double in defeat.
Harang (4-5) fanned seven over six frames, but allowed seven hits and a pair of runs.