DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered among his three hits and Chris Iannetta hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 12-11 on...
Blackmon, Story rally Rockies over Braves 9-5
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Blackmon has been waiting for the Colorado Rockies to show off their power late in a game.
"Just because we're down a run or two doesn't mean we're going to lose the...
Washington Nationals (10-10, fourth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (9-13, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Rockies are 3-6 on their home turf....
Gray, Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray found a way to dispense with all the traffic on the bases.
Pitching out of trouble when he had to, Gray threw six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double...
Philadelphia Phillies (11-7, first in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (7-12, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.25...
Philadelphia Phillies (11-6, first in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (6-12, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (2-1, 3.94...
Rockies to visit Padres Tuesday
Colorado Rockies (5-12, fifth in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (11-7, first in the NL West)
San Diego; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Jon Gray (0-3, 4.19 ERA,...
Desmond, Arenado homer to help Rockies beat Padres 5-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are starting to get their offense going at the end of a short West Coast swing.
Ian Desmond homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Nolan Arenado...
Belt scores in 18th inning as Giants beat Rockies 3-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Erik Kratz wasn't tired after catching 18 innings. The 38-year-old San Francisco Giants backup had done it once before in his career, in 2016 with the Pittsburgh...
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...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — When the regular season begins, Ian Desmond will be the oldest center fielders in the majors at 33. He's OK with that and so are his teammates on the Colorado...
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.
Mark Reynolds agrees to minor league deal with Rockies
DENVER (AP) — First baseman Mark Reynolds says he has agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.
His deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. If he is added to the 40-man roster, Reynolds would receive a $1 million, one-year contract and a chance to earn $1 million in performance bonuses.
Rockies bring in Daniel Murphy to play 1st base
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base.
As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, at least the whole family was wearing Rockies purple for the photo.
"Stood in line for an hour and a half," Murphy cracked Friday in a teleconference call from Jacksonville, Florida. "I'm just excited it all went through."
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.
A capsule look at the Rockies-Brewers playoff series
A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Milwaukee, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at Milwaukee, 4:15 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Sunday, at Denver, 4:37 p.m. (MLB); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 8, at Denver, TBA; x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Milwaukee, TBA.
A capsule look at the Rockies-Cubs playoff game
A look at the National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs:
Schedule: Tuesday, at Chicago, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Season Series: Tied 3-3.
Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon (.291, 29 HRs, 70 RBIs), 2B DJ LeMahieu (.276, 15, 62), LF David Dahl (.273, 16, 48), 3B Nolan Arenado (.297, 38, 110), SS Trevor Story (.291, 37, 108), RF Carlos Gonzalez (.276, 16, 64), 1B Ian Desmond (.236, 22, 88), C Chris Iannetta (.224, 11, 36).
NL West-leading Rockies beat Nats to lock up playoff berth
DENVER (AP) — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies locked up a playoff berth for the second straight season, beating the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday night for their eighth win in a row behind a resilient start from Kyle Freeland.
NL West-leading Rox win 8th straight to clinch playoff spot
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon's bushy beard dripped with bubbly, while Carlos Gonzalez cheerfully soaked up all the spray coming at him from every direction. Nolan Arenado posed for picture after picture as teammates got selfies with him.
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.
Desmond hits 2-run homer in 9th, Rockies beat Padres 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Matt Holliday wore cleats from 2007. The Coors Field mojo almost felt straight from that decade, too.
When Colorado made a charge to its only World Series appearance, it was behind late-season wins just like the dramatic one the Rockies pulled out on this throwback Thursday.
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.
Desmond, Freeland pace Rockies’ easy win over Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well.
It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June.
"I've been trying to hold that feeling and keep on going with that," Freeland said. "See how long I can ride it out."
Ian Desmond tripled and drove in five runs, Freeland pitched six strong innings and the Colorado Rockies coasted to an 11-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Freeland, Arenado help Rockies cool down A’s 3-1
DENVER (AP) — The Rockies are riding their starting pitching — in the thin air of Coors Field of all places.
Kyle Freeland threw six shutout innings, Nolan Arenado homered and Colorado cooled off the Oakland Athletics with a 3-1 victory on Friday night.
Freeland (9-6) allowed five hits while striking out five, walking three and hitting a batter. Colorado's starting pitching is 6-0 with a 1.65 ERA at Coors Field in July.
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray went back to his power-pitching roots in a strong return to the majors.
Gray returned from a two-week minor league demotion to pitch into the eighth inning, Carlos Gonzalez homered and the Colorado Rockies extended their strong finish to the season's first half by beating the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Saturday night.
Marquez homers as Rockies pound Diamondbacks 19-2
DENVER (AP) — Colorado right-hander German Marquez homered against Arizona infielder Daniel Descalso, helping the Rockies pound the Diamondbacks 19-2 on Wednesday night.
Marquez (8-8) pitched six innings of two-run ball. He connected for his first career homer in the fifth.
Marquez's drive to center was the first homer by a pitcher off a position player since Mike LaCoss went deep for the Giants against San Diego's Dane Iorg on June 23, 1986, according to STATS.
Marquez pitches Rockies to 3-1 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fist pump and a late fastball on the cusp of 100 mph was all the indication needed to know just how good German Marquez felt Saturday.
He pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and Ian Desmond homered as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.
DENVER (AP) — A show of power helped take the edge off the Colorado Rockies' recent pitching problems.
Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and Colorado snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the New York Mets 10-8 on Tuesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Desmond, Trevor Story and Colorado starter Chad Bettis each had quite a return to Texas in a record comeback for the Rockies.
Playing his first game in Texas since being an All-Star center fielder in his only season for the Rangers, Desmond homered twice. Story had a pair of RBI hits in his first big league game at home and fellow Texas native Bettis overcame a tough first inning as the Rockies won 9-5 in the opener of an interleague series Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez came to the plate in the fourth inning with a runner on first and nobody out and saw the shift-happy Philadelphia Phillies move three infielders to the right of second base.
The lefty slugger promptly laid down a bunt where nobody was on the left side, sparking a big inning as another of manager Gabe Kapler's defensive moves backfired.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola never gets flustered, even when he's riding a stationary bike while the closer fights to protect the lead.
Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Seranthony Dominguez escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth for his third save.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the top of the Rockies' lineup struggling to do much of anything, the guys who bat at the bottom did all the damage in their latest win.
DENVER (AP) — For one game at least, Carlos Gonzalez was his old self again.
The slumping slugger had a season-high four hits, including a third-deck homer off Matt Harvey, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday.
It was Gonzalez's first four-hit game since Sept. 12, 2016, at Arizona. The 32-year-old outfielder raised his batting average from .214 to .241.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado's hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts.
The Japanese right-hander is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles Dodgers are down three starters: ace Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Maeda tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to help the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Rockies 3-0 on Wednesday night and win consecutive series for just the second time this season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Ian Desmond scuffled through an early season slump, he got a reminder from a friend this week that he has overcome bad starts like the one he's on this year to put up a big year in the past.
He's hoping the game he had against the San Francisco Giants will be the catalyst for that kind of turnaround.
Desmond homered and drove in four runs to back another strong start by Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies beat the Giants 6-1 on Friday night.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — After hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer, Gerardo Parra was just as happy that rookie Noel Cuevas went deep for the first time.
"It's good having new talent like that and for him to hit his first homer in the big leagues," Parra said after the Colorado Rockies hit three home runs to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 Monday night. "Every player wants to do something that helps us win."
Daniel Castro also homered for the Rockies, who won for the second time in six games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ian Desmond's home runs helped more than the Colorado Rockies. They also benefited a cause that means a lot to him.
Desmond hit a pair of solo homers, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that sent the Rockies over the sagging New York Mets 3-2 Sunday for their season-high fifth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right hamstring strain and activated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the DL.
LeMahieu got hurt when he doubled in the third inning of Friday night's 1-0 victory at Miami.
"I don't see it being more than (three or four days)," he said before Colorado's series opener against the Chicago Cubs. "It is getting better, it's just not good enough to be a productive player."