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Updated Apr 5, 2014 - 11:32 pm

D-backs set franchise record for worst start to a season with loss to Rockies

Colorado Rockies DJ LeMahieu, left, slides safely past the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, right, to score in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Eight games into the 2014 season, little has gone right for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Not in Sydney. Not in Phoenix. Not even in the crisp mile-high air of Denver.

From poor starting pitching to sporadic offensive production to inconsistent support from the bullpen, the D-backs have been plagued by issue after issue after issue.

And sadly, it all culminated with the club hitting a new low Saturday night at Coors Field.

Despite scoring the first run of the ballgame for the first time during the week-old campaign, it ultimately wasn't enough for Arizona to get over the hump.

The Rockies, behind a trio of home runs off the bats of Nolan Arenado (2) and Michael Cuddyer (1), stormed back from a four-run deficit with nine unanswered runs over the last five innings to take their second straight from the D-backs by a final of 9-4.

With the loss, Arizona dropped to 1-7 on the season -- setting a new franchise-low for the worst record through eight games.

The previous low mark (2-6) was set by both the 1998 and 2004 incarnations of the team.

The 1998 squad finished with a 65-97 record, while the 2004 squad suffered an even uglier fate at 51-111 (franchise-worst record).

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