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2009-10-02 12:32:28

The Colorado Rockies have advanced to baseball's post-season playoffs for the third time in club history and look to better their 2007 effort next week. Their unlikely wild-card berth occurred with a 9-2 rout of Milwaukee Thursday and followed an 18-28 start start to the season that led to the May 29 firing of Manager Clint Hurdle. The win over Milwaukee gave the Rockies a single-season franchise record 91 victories, making Hurdle's replacement, Jim Tracy, a likely Manager of the Year...

2009-10-01 19:36:24

Aaron Cook and Franklin Morales combined on a six-hitter Thursday, leading Colorado to a 9-2 decision over Milwaukee and a three-game sweep. The critical sweep helped the Rockies secure a postseason berth for the second time in three seasons, giving them a National League wild-card berth with three games left before the post-season. The key is getting in, starting pitcher Jason Marquis told the Denver Post.after he advanced to the playoffs a 10th straight season with three other teams. Nobody...

2009-09-30 23:52:17

Brad Penny threw a complete game Wednesday and Eli Whiteside drove in three runs to carry the San Francisco Giants to a 4-1 decision over Arizona. Despite the win, the Giants were eliminated from playoff contention when the Colorado Rockies defeated Milwaukee earlier in the evening. San Francisco won its third straight and will finish the season with a winning record for the first time in five years. Penny (11-9) went the distance for just the fourth time in 275 career starts over 10 seasons....

2009-09-30 23:11:44

Todd Helton hit a two-run homer to give Colorado the lead Wednesday and the Rockies moved to the brink of a playoff berth with a 10-6 win over Milwaukee. Colorado eliminated San Francisco from playoff contention and took a four-game lead over Atlanta in the National League wild-card race with four games remaining. A win by the Rockies or a loss by the Braves during the final four days of the season will give Colorado its second post-season berth in three years. Colorado is also still in the...

2009-09-29 23:56:52

Chris Iannetta's 11th-inning two-run homer Tuesday gave Colorado a 7-5 win over Milwaukee and extended the Rockies' lead over Atlanta in the NL wild-card chase. Iannetta hit the game-winner off David Weathers (4-6) with one out while pinch-hitting for reliever Matt Belisle (3-1). Todd Helton had two hits and two RBI for Colorado, which leads the Braves by three games in the wild-card standings. The Rockies are on the brink of elimination in the NL West race, with the Los Angeles Dodgers...

2009-09-27 18:49:45

Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez had two hits and one RBI apiece Sunday, helping the Colorado Rockies to a critical 4-3 win over St. Louis. The win helped Colorado stay 2 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta in the NL wild-card chase. Helton's RBI single snapped a 3-3 tie with one out in the bottom of the fifth. Winner Jorge De La Rosa (16-9) gave up three runs and four hits in five innings with three walks and eight strikeouts. Closer Huston Street earned his 34th save, despite giving...

2009-09-27 00:26:32

Adam Wainwright yielded three runs and 10 hits in eight innings Saturday, helping St. Louis to a 6-3 win over Colorado. It gave St. Louis the National League Central Division title. Wainwright (19-8) was baseball's second pitcher Saturday to win 19 games this season, joining the Yankees' CC Sabathia. In eight innings, Wainwright surrendered three runs and 10 hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts. Closer Ryan Franklin earned his 38th save. Ryan Ludwick slammed a two-run pinch-hit homer. Four...

2009-09-25 22:06:46

Yorvit Torrealba lifted a sacrifice fly to right in the ninth inning Friday that gave Colorado a 2-1 victory over St. Louis. In a battle of teams that could meet in the playoffs, the Rockies scored in the first and ninth innings to halt a two-game losing streak. St. Louis entered the night needing either a win over Colorado or a loss by the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco to clinch the National League Central title. Colorado increased its playoff chances, staying four games in front of Atlanta...

2009-09-23 00:17:36

Brad Hawpe's three-run homer Tuesday keyed a 14-hit attack for the Colorado Rockies who outlasted San Diego 11-10. Clint Barmes had a two-run inside-the-park homer to help Colorado move five games ahead of San Francisco in the National League wild-card race. Todd Helton and Dexter Fowler each added three hits for the Rockies. Matt Belisle (2-1) got the win after three innings in relief of starter Jorge De La Rosa, who was rattled for six runs in 2 1/3 innings. Cesar Ramos (0-1) took the loss...

2009-09-20 20:35:11

Ubaldo Jimenez limited Arizona to a run and five hits in seven innings Sunday, keying a 5-1 Colorado Rockies' victory. Jimenez (14-11) struck out eight in 122 pitches and the Diamondbacks stranded seven base runners. Jason Giambi's two-run homer gave Colorado a 5-1 lead with two outs in the top of the eighth. Giambi had two hits, while Yorvit Torrealba and Clint Barmes had two hits and one RBI apiece for the Rockies, who lead San Francisco by 4 1/2 games, Florida by five and Atlanta by 5 1/2...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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