New York Mets (6-4) vs. Colorado Rockies (4-11)
Denver; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Marcus Stroman (2-0, .75 ERA, .75 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (1-2, 7.07 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 7 strikeouts)
NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame cramps and poor control to pitch five innings of one-run ball and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and dropped New York to an AL-worst 5-9.
DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver’s major league record.
He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win.
DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to lead the New York Mets over the Rockies 4-3 in a doubleheader opener.
DENVER (AP) — The game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of a spring snowstorm that blanketed the Denver area overnight.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game to start at 3:10 p.m. local time. Both games are set for seven innings.
New York Mets (5-3) vs. Colorado Rockies (3-10)
Denver; Friday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jacob deGrom (0-1, .64 ERA) Rockies: Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
NEW YORK (AP) — Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis.
1929 — Cleveland’s Earl Averill became the first American League player to hit a home run in his first major league plate appearance. The Indians won 5-4 in 11 innings on Carl Lind’s double.
1935 — Babe Ruth, 40, made a sensational National League debut in Boston. His single and homer off Carl Hubbell led the Braves over the Giants 4-2.
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The left-hander retired his first 25 batters before he plunked Roberto Pérez on the back foot with an 0-2 slider. An incredulous Rodón looked on almost in bewilderment as Pérez made his way to first.
Colorado Rockies (3-8) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (9-2)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Jon Gray (1-0, 1.54 ERA, .94 WHIP, 12 strikeouts) Dodgers: TBD
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Mookie Betts has already won a World Series ring and finished second in NL MVP voting while wearing Dodger Blue, he had never been serenaded with long, loud, loving chants of “Mooooookie!” echoing through Chavez Ravine.
Los Angeles' fans took care of that Tuesday night, and they also gave plenty of love to Trevor Bauer during his homecoming start in yet another dominant win for the major league-leading Dodgers.
Colorado Rockies (3-7) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (8-2)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: TBD Dodgers: Trevor Bauer (1-0, 4.15 ERA, .69 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
1913 — President Wilson threw out the first ball as the Senators edged the New York Yankees 2-1 in Washington’s home opener. Walter Johnson allowed an unearned run in the first inning, but did not yield another run for 56 consecutive innings.
1959 — Chicago’s Nellie Fox, who went 5-for-7, hit a 14th-inning opening day home run off Don Mossi to beat Detroit, 9-7. The White Sox second baseman did not homer in 623 at-bats the previous season.
DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because MLB hadn’t announced the move yet. The commissioner's office was expected to declare Tuesday that the Colorado Rockies will host the game.
DENVER (AP) — Zach McKinstry was robbed of a homer over the fence. So he settled for the inside-the-park variety instead.
Just another zany night at Coors Field, which included a delay to turn off a spraying fountain but no furry feline roaming the field like the night before.
DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger homered over the fence for an RBI single and an out.
It looked as confusing as it sounds.
On an afternoon Bellinger had a homer negated due to a baserunning mistake, the Colorado Rockies played plenty of small ball to beat the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Thursday in their season opener.
1925 — Babe Ruth collapsed in a railroad station in Asheville, N.C. He would be hospitalized in New York and operated on 10 days later for an ulcer.
1964 — Shea Stadium in New York opened for the first regular season game. The Mets lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3.
The flash and dash of Fernando Tatis Jr. came to a sudden halt Tuesday when the star San Diego Padres shortstop slowly walked off the field after making an awkward throw in an exhibition game.
The Padres said Tatis had discomfort in his non-throwing left shoulder and would be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Tatis went into the hole to backhand a grounder in the third inning hit by Cincinnati's Jonathan India in Peoria, Arizona. Tatis' throwing motion seemed off, even though he got the out.
DENVER (AP) — The deaths of two Colorado men caught in avalanches and a third in Montana over the frigid Presidents Day weekend show how backcountry skiers and others in the Rocky Mountain wilderness risk triggering weak layers of snow that have created the most hazardous conditions in a decade, forecasters say.
DENVER (AP) — Minor league baseball will be given new life in Colorado next season with the addition of three teams in the state.
An eight-team Pioneer League unveiled by Major League Baseball Monday will include the Grand Junction Rockies, Rocky Mountain Vibes in Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado Owlz in Windsor, The Denver Post reports.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — People in Colorado's most populated region were being asked Tuesday to limit driving to avoid making air pollution caused by smoke wildfires even worse.
The state health department issued the warning for the Denver and Boulder metro areas because of three fires burning in the area, including the Cameron Peak Fire. The 319 square-mile (826 square kilometer) fire has been burning for over two months and is the largest in the state's history.
DENVER (AP) — Eric Hosmer started San Diego’s power surge with his three-run homer in the first, Chris Paddack threw six efficient innings and the Padres routed the Colorado Rockies 13-2 on Sunday.
Hosmer's homer was one of five for the Padres, who rank second in the majors with 66 this season. Jake Cronenworth added a two-run drive in the seventh before Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham lined solo shots in the eighth. Josh Naylor finished it off with a towering two-run homer in the ninth.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings in his first appearance against Cleveland since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to match their best start in 50 years.
Hendricks (3-1) didn’t have much trouble with the slumping Indians. He allowed one run and seven hits and handled everyone in Cleveland’s lineup but Franmil Reyes, who got three hits.
DENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.
Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games, and his average dipped to .472.
Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play.
MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols.
Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said. The person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Colorado Rockies (0-1, third in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (1-0, fourth in the NL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Jon Gray (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Rangers: Mike Minor (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)
On deck: Baby Dahl!
Colorado Rockies outfield David Dahl announced on social media Thursday that he and his wife are expecting a baby in January. That news, coupled with being considered high risk with his health, caused him to give serious consideration to whether he would to play this season in light of COVID-19 concerns.
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus.
MLB and the players' union released statistics Friday saying six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to five players, one staff member tested positive.
PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they plan to sit out this season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches.
As the sport lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crisis, roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.
Clint Hurdle began sending his daily notes of inspiration more than 10 years ago, during his days managing the Colorado Rockies. They were a simple, small way of checking in with his staff to discuss leadership ideas, to offer support.
The dozen colleagues would share something good from the week. Something tough, too.
1918 — Babe Ruth pitched a four-hitter for Boston in the season opener and drove in two runs in a 7-1 win over Philadelphia.
1937 — The Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 to take the Stanley Cup in the fifth and final game.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria, who played seven seasons with three different teams, has died. He was 48.
Rutgers, where he set a career home run record that has since been broken, announced his death Saturday but didn't provide further details.
The Connecticut Post reported Saturday that Echevarria died on Friday at Bridgeport Hospital. The story said his girlfriend, Jazmine Cox, told them he took at fall in his Bridgeport home earlier in the day.
New York Mets (78-73, fourth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (66-86, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (10-8, 4.15 ERA) Rockies: Jeff Hoffman (2-6, 7.03 ERA)
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Wolters waited and waited as the NL wild-card game went deep into Tuesday night. He stretched a couple of times and tried to figure out when he might get a chance to play.
When that opportunity arrived, he was ready.
Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Chicago Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field in the longest win-or-go-home postseason game in major league history.
Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday.
Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history. Both to divvy up divisions, too.