The hottest team in the West

Arizona may soon be known for more than absurd immigration laws as the Diamondbacks continue their climb to the top of the NL West. Last night, the D-Backs disposed of the Rockies, 6-3, as Micah Owings picked up his first win in a year and Miguel Montero slammed a three-run homer.

The Rockies have lost seven of nine to drop below .500 for the first time since opening day.

Here’s the NL West standings as the Diamondbacks surge toward the top:

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB Strk last10 last20 last30
1 SFG 27 22 .551 L 3 5-5 13-7 17-13
2 ARI 26 24 .520 1.5 W 3 9-1 12-8 18-12
3 COL 24 25 .490 3.0 L 3 3-7 6-14 11-19
4 LAD 22 29 .431 6.0 L 1 3-7 7-13 11-19
5 SDP 20 30 .400 7.5 W 1 3-7 8-12 12-18
Avg 23 26 .478 4-5 9-10 13-16
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/27/2011.