Diamondbacks save Davis for playoffs, set rotation

DENVER -- The Arizona Diamondbacks skipped left-hander Doug Davis' scheduled start Sunday to save him for the playoffs.

Instead, right-hander Yusmeiro Petit (3-4) started against the
Colorado Rockies.

Petit did his job, throwing five scoreless innings, but the Rockies won 4-3. Couple with San Diego's loss in Milwaukee, Colorado forced a tiebreaker for the NL wild card -- to be played on Monday.

Davis (13-12) was slated for what manager Bob Melvin termed "an
aggressive side session" Sunday to stay sharp.

Ace Brandon Webb (18-10) will pitch the opener of Arizona's
first-round series, followed by Davis in Game 2 and Livan Hernandez
(11-11) in Game 3. Micah Owings (8-8) would pitch a fourth game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.