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Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2010 4:56 pm | Updated: 3:23 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

TUCSON — Ian Kennedy pitched two scoreless innings in his first start for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a 9-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies in a game between split squads that was called after 5½ innings Sunday because of rain.

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Kennedy walked one and gave up two hits. He was sent to the Diamondback by the Yankees in a three-team trade this winter. He is expected to be Arizona's No. 4 starter.

Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales allowed eight runs in 1 2-3 innings. Morales, who is expected to start the season in the Colorado bullpen, gave up three-run home runs to Stephen Drew and Rusty Ryal. He also balked and walked two.

Arizona closer Chad Qualls threw a 1-2-3 inning in his first appearance since dislocating his knee in August.

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