Colorado Rockies (57-68, fifth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (63-63, third in the NL West)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (3-10,...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career.
DETROIT (AP) — Mike Montgomery finally got Kansas City a win, 11 years after being drafted by the Royals.
The 30-year-old Montgomery struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings as the...
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy's first homer at Coors Field as a member of the Colorado Rockies was a long time coming.
Quite timely, too.
Murphy hit a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth to...
DENVER (AP) — The baseballs were flying in a — surprise, surprise — slugfest at Coors Field and the results were all too familiar.
NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Colorado Rockies got two All-Stars back from the injured list Friday.
Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and closer Wade Davis were activated before the opener of a...
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy's home debut at Coors Field was nearly cut short when he got in the path of a mascot. The Rockies are happy he survived that — and he's back in the lineup.
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...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains sturdy.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Boxberger made it to Royals, 13 years later than Kansas City first envisioned.
Kansas City selected the right-hander in the 20th round of the 2006 amateur draft from Foothill High School in North Tustin, California. He opted to go to Southern Cal, and Cincinnati took him three years later with the 43rd overall pick.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs left struggling reliever Carl Edwards Jr. off their roster for Tuesday night's NL wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies.
Edwards had a 5.14 ERA in 11 September appearances. He walked 12 in seven innings.
Manager Joe Maddon said Edwards also is dealing with a forearm strain.
"We wanted to be very careful right now, and we thought if we did not push him right now, he would be available for the next series," Maddon said.
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.
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland was a 14-year-old Rockies fan when Colorado made its improbable run to the 2007 World Series.
Eleven years later, he has gone from fanatical follower to a reason the franchise is in the hunt for its first division title.
Freeland pitched six strong innings, Wade Davis worked out of a ninth-inning jam and the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday night to remain atop the NL West.
DENVER (AP) — A well-pitched, crisp game by the starters suddenly turned into a late-inning slugfest.
It became a race to see which bullpen would hold a lead first. Los Angeles prevailed on a night when its best reliever was not at the park.
Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered off closer Wade Davis in the ninth inning and the Dodgers exploited Colorado's shaky bullpen to beat the Rockies 8-5 on Thursday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home.
Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review.
Arenado's 29th homer of the season came off Brewers closer Corey Knebel (2-2) and helped the Rockies avoid a sweep, giving them a sigh of relief after finishing an otherwise tough Midwest trip losers of five of seven.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish — a looping curveball that bounced at the plate.
"I was like, 'OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,'" Thames said.
Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off embattled Rockies closer Wade Davis, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Colorado 5-3 on Friday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Martinez is making the most of his limited opportunities.
Martinez sliced an opposite-field pinch-hit single to the right-center field gap off Wade Davis with one out in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and go-ahead runs and lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday.
"Trying to put the ball in play, trying just to get one run, that's the most important thing," Martinez said.
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) — The Colorado Rockies added another reliever by acquiring right-hander Seunghwan Oh from Toronto for minor league prospects.
Oh was 4-3 with a 2.68 ERA in 48 appearances for the Blue Jays this season. The 36-year-old South Korean signed a $2 million, one-year contract in the offseason after two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.
It's unclear where Oh will fit into Colorado's bullpen. The Rockies have Wade Davis as their closer and Adam Ottavino as an eighth-inning specialist.
DENVER (AP) — The Houston Astros debated whether to have Tony Kemp bunt or swing away in a pressure-packed situation.
Swing away won out. It ignited quite a rally.
Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and the Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drop into just about any bank or supermarket or sports bar in the Kansas City metro area these days and there's a good chance you'll see one of several photographs from just a few years ago hanging on a wall.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Father's Day was the crowning touch on rookie catcher Jose Trevino's wild week.
Trevino blooped a two-run single to left-center field, capping a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the Texas Rangers over the Colorado Rockies 13-12 on Sunday.
He has been a father for only a week, and a major leaguer for three days.
DENVER (AP) — Manny Pina got everything he wanted out of his last-ditch swing.
Pina hit a tying two-run homer with two outs in the ninth and Travis Shaw delivered a two-out RBI single in the 10th, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to an 11-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wade Davis and the Colorado Rockies kept the New York Mets from putting a positive spin on a rocky day at Citi Field.
Davis struck out Michael Conforto with runners on second and third to blunt a ninth-inning rally, and the Rockies held on for an 8-7 win Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez has watched a lot Colorado Rockies relievers work over the years. He definitely likes what he's seeing now.
Gonzalez homered and had a sacrifice fly to drive in both of Colorado's runs, and the bullpen threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in the Rockies' third straight victory, a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
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The Cubs finally broke through for a win against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series, but now they have to contend with ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Kershaw limited Chicago to two runs over five innings in Game 1, a 5-2 win for Los Angeles. It's a tough matchup for the Cubs, who are averaging 2.7 runs over nine postseason games — including a 9-8 win over Washington in NLDS Game 5.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned out to be right. Even the umpire said so, later.
Maddon's prize? He got ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series.
At least he'll get one more day in the dugout. Chicago reliever Wade Davis struck out Curtis Granderson on the next pitch after the disputed call and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 to avoid a sweep.