DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Jon Gray and Miami's Sandy Alcantara matched up in a rare pitchers' duel at Coors Field.
Alcantara was good in his first outing there. Gray was better.
Rockies beat Padres 8-3 to end skid behind Márquez, Alonso
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It has been a while since the Colorado Rockies played a game like this one.
Yonder Alonso hit his 100th career homer during Colorado's four-run sixth inning and German...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl was upset about his latest injury, but also grateful it wasn't more severe.
"Glad it's just a high ankle sprain," the All-Star said...
DENVER (AP) — A mixture of relief and concern coursed through the Colorado Rockies' clubhoue after the loss of center fielder David Dahl to injury.
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray escaped an early jam and went on to pitch a gem — just what Colorado needed to snap a long string of subpar play.
Gray allowed three hits over eight innings to win for...
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star outfielder David Dahl was a late scratch by the Colorado Rockies for a series opener Friday night against the New York Yankees due to a bruised left foot.
Gurriel hits 2 HRs, Astros beat Rockies, 9-8
DENVER (AP) — Yuli Gurriel made himself at home at Coors Field and delivered another big hit for Houston.
Gurriel homered twice, including a go-ahead blast in the seventh inning, and also...
Iannetta drives in 2 in 10th, Rockies sweep D-backs
PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies look nothing like the struggling squad that was 3-12 on April 14 and on its way to a long season.
They're 37-22 since that rough start, including another...
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb.
The Rockies called up infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A...
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon and the Rockies found a way to stack hits against Arizona ace Zack Greinke, and those hits led to another Colorado victory.
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon and Ian Desmond continued to scorch Padres pitchers, and the Rockies needed every bit of it to avoid another big meltdown.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has left Wednesday's game with a left forearm contusion after getting hit by a pitch.
Rockies beat Blue Jays 5-1 for 8th straight win
DENVER (AP) — On the mound, at the plate and in the field, everything is working for the Colorado Rockies right now.
Antonio Senzatela pitched six effective innings, Nolan Arenado homered...
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story boiled down his power surge to one concise reason.
DENVER (AP) — Jeff Hoffman worked his way out of an early jam, with an assist from manager Bud Black in the form of a stern mound visit.
Hoffman weathered a tough second to pitch five solid...
DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia twirled his head to shake the water from his hair.
Turns out, it was Tapia's turn to get soaked in celebration.
Marquez’s arm, bat lead Rockies past Padres 12-2
DENVER (AP) — German Marquez got outs when he needed to and helped himself at the plate, too.
Marquez pitched effectively into the sixth inning and had a three-run double in Colorado's...
DENVER (AP) — On the eve of his next start, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was looking to regain his past form.
Freeland (2-5) was slated to start for Colorado on Thursday against the San...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Colorado slugged their way to a runaway win.
When Milwaukee had to adjust its pitching plans, Arenado and company pounced.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — German Marquez almost did more than merely end Colorado's losing streak. He came close to putting himself in the record book.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy probably will be sidelined for at least a month, Colorado manager Bud Black said Tuesday.
Blackmon has 3 hits, Rockies 2-hit Marlins 6-1
MIAMI (AP) — Charlie Blackmon barely got his line drive into fair territory to give Colorado the lead. Ian Desmond barely got high enough to rob Lewis Brinson of a homer and preserve that...
Rockies’ Freeland making big pitch for opening day role
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black isn't ready to name his opening day starter. Kyle Freeland is pitching as if he's got the job.
Rockies’ Story opens up bid to repeat All-Star season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Story saw the Colorado Rockies' lineup and thought ahead to the regular season.
"It gives you a little excitement, maybe a little preview," the All-Star...
Rockies’ prospect Rodgers waits for opportunity
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brendon Rodgers has had to wait for an opening in the Colorado Rockies' infield, just like Trevor Story did a few years ago.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray surprised his wife by getting his hair cut in a Mohawk style.
After Friday's efficient outing, the right-hander will likely keep it...
Rockies, manager Bud Black agree to 3-year extension
The Colorado Rockies are big believers in the Buddy system.
Manager Bud Black's easygoing demeanor strikes just the right chord with an up-and-coming Rockies team that's made back-to-back...
Rockies moving All-Star Charlie Blackmon to right field
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It may not seem right, but Charlie Blackmon will be in right field for Colorado this season.
Blackmon, a four-time All-Star who has anchored center field for the Rockies since 2014 and has played more games there than anyone else in franchise history, said Monday he spoke to manager Bud Black about the switch and is fine with it.
"He assured me this was going to help the Rockies win more games, and I'm all about that," Blackmon said.
Rockies hire hitting coach Magadan after bad year at plate
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach after finishing with the lowest batting average in team history.
The Rockies made the move Wednesday at the winter meetings. They also said Ron Gideon, who had been on manager Bud Black's staff, will become the first base coach.
Bench coach Mike Redmond, pitching coach Steve Foster, third base coach Stu Cole, bullpen coach Darren Holmes and assistant hitting coach Jeff Salazar will remain in their roles.
Rockies struggle again at plate, face elimination in NLDS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Iannetta made contact, all right.
He slammed his bat over his right knee, splitting it in half after a strikeout with the potential tying run at third base in the seventh inning.
Connecting with the ball? Not so much.
It was the same old story for the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the NL Division Series: Their power-laden lineup couldn't score runs.
Rockies’ Marquez in Game 3 of NLDS; Miley likely for Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — German Marquez will start Game 3 for the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said he will likely turn to Wade Miley in the third game on Sunday unless the left-hander is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2.
The Brewers won the opener 3-2 in 10 innings.
Marquez going in Game 3 likely means that Kyle Freeland will start Game 4 if necessary on Monday at Coors Field.
Gonzalez hits cleanup as Rockies try to end slump in NLDS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez will hit cleanup when the Colorado Rockies try to break out of their slump in Game 2 of the NL Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The left-handed slugger moved up after hitting sixth in the order in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings in Game 1 on Thursday at Miller Park.
Brewers turn to bullpen to open NLDS, Senzatela for Rockies
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says he will open the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies with a bullpen day on the mound.
The Rockies are turning to Antonio Senzatela to start Game 1 at Miller Park on Thursday. The right-hander is 6-6 with a 4.38 ERA in 23 games, including 13 starts.
Rockies sweep Diamondbacks, who are eliminated
PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies still have a shot at the postseason heading into the final week of the regular season after a three-game sweep of Arizona.
Kyle Freeland extended his unbeaten streak to 10 starts, and the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 2-0 Sunday to stay 1½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and 1½ games back of St. Louis for the NL's second wild card.
Marquez strikes out 11, Rockies beat Diamondbacks 6-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado's bid to gain ground in the NL West appeared to be in jeopardy when German Marquez gave up a leadoff double and a two-run homer in the opening inning.
The right-hander shook off those two first-pitch hits, shutting down the Arizona Diamondbacks the rest of the way in a game the Rockies needed to win.
Marquez struck out 11 in seven innings and Ian Desmond had three RBIs, lifting Colorado to a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Colorado’s Story getting elbow treatment in Arizona
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado slugger Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation in Arizona, and the Rockies remain encouraged that he will return soon.
Manager Bud Black says Story was feeling better Wednesday. The All-Star shortstop may participate in some baseball activities at the team's spring training facility in Phoenix on Thursday.
Black said the team would check on Story on Friday. He is listed as day-to-day and no timetable has been set for his return.
Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the Rockies are hopeful he can return to the lineup in a few days.
The All-Star shortstop tweaked his elbow on a throw in the first inning of an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night and aggravated it on a swing in the fourth.
Rockies SS Trevor Story leaves with elbow injury vs Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been removed from a critical game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an elbow injury.
Story hurt his right elbow on a throw to first base in the first inning Monday night and aggravated it when he swung and missed at a pitch in the fourth. He walked a few steps up the third base line, got into a crouch and leaned on his bat as he was met by manager Bud Black and a trainer.
Rockies chasing 1st division title in tight NL West race
DENVER (AP) — Opposing managers Dave Roberts and Bud Black are close friends. Star infielders Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt talk all the time.
Offense erupts, Marquez dazzles as Rockies beat D-backs 13-2
DENVER (AP) — In a sixth-inning jam, German Marquez received a visit from his manager and a little advice: Don't do too much. Stay in the moment. Execute.
Bud Black might as well have been talking to his entire team as Colorado chases after its first division title.
Story hits 3 HRs, 1 a 500-footer, as Rockies top Giants 5-3
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez waited patiently as Trevor Story finished his postgame interviews, a beer in hand to congratulate his Colorado teammate on his huge night.
More games like that from Story, and Gonzalez will be pouring champagne all over him at the end of September.
Iannetta, Rockies win 7-3 to salvage split with Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Consecutive losses to the last-place Padres had some people wondering what was going on with the Colorado Rockies.
Just as quickly, consecutive wins have the Rockies feeling pretty good about themselves.
LeMahieu homers, Gray stifles Padres in Rockies’ 4-2 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There were two pitches the Rockies' Jon Gray wished he had back against the Padres. But with Colorado breaking out of its offensive malaise, it didn't matter.
D.J. LeMahieu homered and Gray pitched six solid innings as the Rockies beat San Diego 4-2 to snap the Padres' season-high four-game winning streak Saturday night.
The Rockies broke a 21-inning scoreless string with a three-run fourth when they strung together four straight hits, the biggest one being LeMahieu's 13th homer.
Holliday homer, big inning lead Rockies past Cardinals 9-1
DENVER (AP) — Late in the game, the Colorado Rockies quickly turned a pitchers' duel into a one-sided slugfest.
Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday.
"It took us a while to get going," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "Then it snowballed."
Desmond, Gray lead Rockies to 6-2 win over Padres
DENVER (AP) — Viewed as a power pitcher, Jon Gray always felt he needed to rely on strikeouts.
He altered that thinking. This is Jon Gray: Version 2.0.
Gray threw effectively into the seventh inning and Ian Desmond hit a two-run triple in the sixth, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Rockies 3B Arenado held out of lineup with sore shoulder
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Nolan Arenado was held out of Saturday night's starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers because of a right shoulder strain, though the Rockies remain hopeful the injury won't result in a trip to the disabled list for their power-hitting third baseman.
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland has the stuff of an ace. He delivers in the clutch like an ace, too.
Just don't expect Colorado manager Bud Black to label the left-hander one yet. Not even a dominating performance like this could sway him.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have signed former star outfielder Matt Holliday to a minor league contract.
The 38-year-old Holliday reported to the Grand Junction Rockies, the organization's Rookie level team on Sunday. He said the plan is to find his footing with the hope of joining the Rockies at some point this season.
DENVER (AP) — A slow start behind him, Carlos Gonzalez has come on to play a central role in the Colorado Rockies' mid-season surge.
Gonzalez matched a career high with three doubles, Nolan Arenado homered for the second time in two games, and the Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Saturday night for their 10th win in 12 games.