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2 years 8 months ago

Betancourt signs 2-year extension with Rockies

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt have agreed on a new contract that runs through 2013 with an option for 2014. The 36-year-old Betancourt was already under contract for this season and had a $4.25 million mutual option for 2013. The Denver Post reported recently...

2 years 9 months ago

Lincecum re-ups with the Giants

AN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a verbal agreement on a two-year contract worth $40.5 million. The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because...

2 years 9 months ago

Prince ends up in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers responded to a jarring injury with an audacious move. Free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder and the Tigers agreed Tuesday to a nine-year, $214 million contract that fills the AL Central champions' need for a power hitter, a person familiar with the deal said. Detroit...

2 years 9 months ago

Rockies trade Reynolds for Tracy's son

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have acquired a minor league infielder that manager Jim Tracy loves - his son. Chad Tracy was traded from the Texas Rangers to Colorado on Thursday for right-hander Greg Reynolds, the No. 2 selection in the 2006 amateur draft out of Stanford. The 26-year-old...

2 years 10 months ago

Rockies trade Street

DALLAS (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have sent closer Huston Street and cash to the San Diego Padres. The Rockies get a player to be named and cash in the trade announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. The 28-year-old Street had 29 saves in 33 chances for Colorado in 2011....

2 years 10 months ago

Rockies trade Iannetta

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for right-hander Tyler Chatwood. The Angels dealt a top pitching prospect Wednesday to acquire Iannetta, the latest candidate to solve the club's catching woes. Iannetta batted .238 last season with...

2 years 11 months ago

Cubs hire new manager

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have hired Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as their new manager. The Cubs announced the move Thursday and said he would be introduced at a news conference Friday at Wrigley Field. Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was fired after the season by Theo...

2 years 11 months ago

Giambi will remain with Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Jason Giambi and the Colorado Rockies have exercised their mutual option on his $1 million contract for 2012. The 40-year-old slugger hit .260 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs in 131 at-bats as Todd Helton's backup last season. He hit a home run once every 10 at-bats...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Tigers take game 3 of ALCS

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Fister delivered another strong start in a game Detroit needed and Miguel Cabrera homered and hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Tigers past the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the AL championship series. Detroit dropped the first two games in Texas...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Game 5 matchups will determine NLCS

Cardinals 5, Phillies 3 - Series tied 2-2 ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series. Edwin...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Tulo nominated for Hank Aaron Award

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have made shortstop Troy Tulowitzki their nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. Each team has nominated someone for the award for most outstanding offensive player. Fans can vote through Sunday for an American League winner and a National League winner. Winners will be announced...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Giants shut out Rox in meaningless matchup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Brandon Belt homered into McCovey Cove and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Tuesday night. Conor Gillaspie, making a rare start at third base in place of Pablo Sandoval, hit an inside-the-park home...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Guillen and White Sox part ways

CHICAGO (AP) - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been released from his contract to pursue other opportunities. The team announced the move following its 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Guillen met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes earlier in the day. Guillen...

3 years 1 month ago

Astros hand Rockies 8th straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Lee doubled and drove in four runs, pinch-hitter Matt Downs knocked in three more and the Houston Astros beat Colorado 9-6 Thursday night, extending the Rockies' losing streak to a season-high eight games. Houston starter Henry Sosa (3-5) yielded a season-high nine hits but allowed just...

3 years 1 month ago

Padres hand Rox sixth straight loss

DENVER (AP) - Mat Latos tossed 8 2-3 shutout innings, Orlando Hudson had two hits and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Latos (8-14) got just his third win since June 27 despite stringing together 10 straight quality starts. He struck out a season-high...

3 years 1 month ago

Cargo powers Rox past Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the punchless Brewers on Wednesday night and snap a six-game skid in Milwaukee. Kevin Millwood scattered two runs over six innings for the Rockies, who kept the Brewers from...

3 years 1 month ago

Rockies catcher suspended 100 games

NEW YORK (AP) - Colorado catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has become the first player suspended twice under the Major League Baseball drug program and will serve a 100-game suspension. Alfonzo was penalized Wednesday by the commissioner's office for a second violation. He was suspended for 50 games in April 2008 while...

3 years 1 month ago

Diamondbacks take series from Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Joe Saunders tossed six solid innings, Justin Upton and Miguel Montero homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Wednesday night. Jon McDonald and Gerardo Parra had two hits each for Arizona. The Diamondbacks have won 13 of 15 and increased their lead in...

3 years 1 month ago

Rockies make several moves as rosters expand

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have promoted infielder Jordan Pacheco and right-hander Jim Miller from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and brought up catcher Wilin Rosario from Double-A Tulsa. Pacheco and Rosario are slated to make their major league debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Rockies also announced...

3 years 1 month ago

Diamondbacks complete sweep of Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) - Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer for the second straight game and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their ninth in a row by beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night. Josh Collmenter (9-8) limited the Rockies to two runs in six innings as the Diamondbacks set a...

3 years 1 month ago

Diamondbacks pound Rox for 8th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) - Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th straight home win. The NL West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight straight overall, their longest streak since...

3 years 1 month ago

Rox can't slow down red-hot Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) - Daniel Hudson threw seven shutout innings and Ryan Roberts homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight win. Hudson added an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who have won 10 straight home games and nine of 13...

3 years 2 months ago

Rockies win fourth in a row

DENVER (AP) - Seth Smith and Jonathan Herrera each hit a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 8-6 on Tuesday night. Rex Brothers pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his first major league save for Colorado, which has won four straight. It is Colorado's first...

3 years 2 months ago

White will make Rockies debut Tuesday

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have activated right-hander Alex White from the 60-day disabled list to start against the Houston Astros. White was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the five-player deal that sent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Indians on July 31. White was 1-3 with a 3.60...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox win third straight

DENVER (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin threw seven solid innings and had a two-run double while Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 9-5 on Monday night. All nine starters reached base for Colorado, which won its third straight. It's just...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox finally win on Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Kevin Millwood pitched seven strong innings for his first big league win in nearly a year and Seth Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to snap a string of 17 straight Sunday losses. The...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox win in 13 over the Dodgers

DENVER (AP) - Dexter Fowler atoned for a crucial mistake by hitting an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning Saturday that gave the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fowler misplayed a line drive by Trent Oletjen into an inside-the-park homer in the...

3 years 2 months ago

Dodgers put Rockies away early

DENVER (AP) - Hiroki Kuroda pitched six strong innings for his first career win against the Rockies, Rod Barajas and Tony Gwynn each hit home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado 8-2 on Friday night. The last three innings of the game were played in a light rain...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox rally falls short against Marlins

DENVER (AP) - Anibal Sanchez tossed eight strong innings to win his first game in more than two months and the Florida Marlins held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 Tuesday night. Mike Stanton homered, Bryan Petersen had two triples and Leo Nunez earned his 33rd save for the...

3 years 2 months ago

Nicasio says he feels lucky

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio says he feels lucky to be alive after being struck by a line drive and fracturing his neck, and he wants to get back on the mound. Nicasio spoke publicly on Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 5 when a drive...

3 years 2 months ago

Giambi's homer gives Rox a walk-off win

DENVER (AP) - Jason Giambi hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday night. The Rockies, who had been 0-55 this season when trailing after eight innings, were down to their last out...

3 years 2 months ago

Thome joins 600 club

DETROIT (AP) - Minnesota slugger Jim Thome has become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. The 40-year-old Thome hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for No. 599, then came to bat again in the seventh. He hit...

3 years 2 months ago

Uggla's hitting streak ends at 33

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves second baseman Dan Uggla's 33-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors in five years, ended when he was 0-for-3 in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs. Uggla's best chance to extend the streak came in the fifth when second baseman Darwin Barney made a diving...

3 years 2 months ago

CarGo powers Rox to win in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Saturday night. Gonzalez also doubled in a run in the ninth to help the Rockies snap a three-game slide. Colorado also had...

3 years 2 months ago

Redbirds beat Rox 6-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kyle Lohse worked into the seventh inning after a week between starts and Albert Pujols followed up a 4-for-4 game with two hits and the go-ahead RBI to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. David Freese...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox put Street on DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Huston Street on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain before a weekend series at St. Louis. Jason Giambi was activated before Friday night's game from a stint on the DL because of a strained left quadriceps. Giambi...

3 years 2 months ago

Nicasio getting better each day

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said pitcher Juan Nicasio was much improved and could be at Coors Field on Monday when the team returns from a seven-game trip. Nicasio underwent neck surgery on Saturday to stabilize a fractured vertebra after being struck in the head by...

3 years 2 months ago

NL West has become a two-team race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Not so long ago, Kevin Towers and Bruce Bochy were working together to build a winner in San Diego. Now, Towers is the first-year general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and trying mightily to dethrone Bochy and the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The...

3 years 2 months ago

Reds salvage series split with Rockies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto and two relievers made a pair of first-inning runs stand up and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged a split of their four-game series against the Colorado Rockies with a 2-1 win on Thursday. Cueto, hampered by an upset stomach while pitching a season-low 3 2-3 innings...

3 years 2 months ago

Ubaldo wins home debut with Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez showed why Cleveland traded for him, winning his home debut and rookie Jason Kipnis went 5-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs as the Indians shaved another game off Detroit's lead in the AL Central by beating the Tigers 10-3 on Wednesday night. With its...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox Nicasio released from hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday that pitcher Juan Nicasio was released from a Denver hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home. This just five days after he broke his neck when hit by a line drive. The Rockies also made several rosters moves...

3 years 2 months ago

Reds hit 3 solo homers to beat Rox 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto hit the last of Cincinnati's three solo homers, spoiling Kevin Millwood's return to the majors, and the Reds turned a season-high four double plays Wednesday night, holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Votto's leadoff homer in the sixth inning snapped a...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox win second straight in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer, Esmil Rogers pitched just well enough for six innings and the Colorado Rockies sent the Cincinnati Reds to their fifth loss in six games with a 3-2 win on Tuesday night. Dexter Fowler had two of Colorado's five hits and drove...

3 years 2 months ago

Tulo homers as Rox snap 4-game losing streak

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki homered among his three hits, Esmil Rogers pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday night. Ty Wigginton and Chris Nelson had two hits each for the Rockies, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Ryan Zimmerman...

3 years 2 months ago

Phillies complete sweep of Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Roy Halladay fought through an erratic outing for his NL-leading 14th victory, Ryan Howard drove in four runs with a homer and a double and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a sweep of Colorado with an 8-6 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. Halladay (14-4), pitching in his...

3 years 2 months ago

CarGo set for rehab stint in Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Wednesday, as the Sky Sox take on the Nashville Sounds in a 7:05 p.m. start at Security Service Field. The young slugger is schedule to play with the...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox new pitcher to rehab in Tulsa

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies new right-hander Alex White made a brief appearance in Denver on Tuesday before heading to Double-A Tulsa for a rehab assignment Thursday. White is one of four players acquired by the Rockies from Cleveland for Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday. Colorado also received right-hander Joe...

3 years 2 months ago

Phils rally late to beat Rox

DENVER (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying two run homer in the ninth inning and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Down to their last out and trailing...

3 years 2 months ago

Santana throws no-hitter for Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched the first no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Santana allowed only two runners - there was an error on the leadoff batter in the first inning and a walk...

3 years 2 months ago

Dodgers edge Rox for fourth straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw outpitched Jhoulys Chacin with 6 2-3 gritty innings to win his fourth straight start, Matt Kemp drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Kershaw (12-4) threw a career-high 125...

3 years 3 months ago

Arizona buries Rockies early

PHOENIX (AP) - Justin Upton and Miguel Montero combined to drive in 11 runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Saturday night. Josh Collmenter threw seven strong innings, had a pair of hits and added his first career RBI for the Diamondbacks, who have won two...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox put Cargo on DL

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist. This is Gonzalez's first trip to the DL. The Rockies recalled outfielder/infielder Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his place. Gonzalez missed eight games earlier this...

3 years 3 months ago

Cargo gives Rox walk-off win over Braves

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez singled home the winning run off Eric O'Flaherty with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. O'Flaherty (1-3) retired his first two batters before third baseman Martin Prado...

3 years 3 months ago

Braves make it 5 straight over Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs and right-hander Derek Lowe handcuffed the Colorado Rockies over 6 1-3 innings in the Atlanta Braves' 7-4 win Monday night. Lowe must have felt right at home in the unusually warm night in Colorado, and the sunshine actually helped...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox end 5-game losing skid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning for his second win in 13 starts, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night to end a five-game losing streak. Hammel (5-8) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings as Colorado won...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox lose Blackmon

ATLANTA (AP) - The short-handed Colorado Rockies have lost outfielder Charlie Blackmon with a fracture in his left foot. Blackmon left the game Thursday against Atlanta after hurting his foot while running the bases. Blackmon hit a single in the third inning before advancing to third on Jonathan Herrera's hit-and-run...

3 years 3 months ago

Rockies are still without Cargo and Tulo

ATLANTA (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy says outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is close to returning to the lineup but was held out Thursday for a fourth straight day with a right wrist contusion. Tracy had no update on All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who's been out since Monday with a...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox fall five games under .500

ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer, Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win and the surging Atlanta Braves beat slumping Colorado 9-1 on Wednesday night. Dan Uggla added a two-run homer in the eighth and Jordan Schafer had four hits for the Braves, who have won eight...

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