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Jose Contreras struck out five and gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings in his Rockies debut Saturday as Colorado beat Arizona 4-1. Seth Smith went 3-for-4 and scored three times -- one of them when he blasted a shot over the right field fence to lead off the eighth inning.
Jason Giambi singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth Friday, finishing off a late Colorado comeback that brought the Rockies a 5-4 win over Arizona. Giambi was called up from the minors by Colorado earlier this week and has produced clutch hits in his only two at-bats. He had a two-run single Wednesday as a pinch-hitter in a 5-2 win over the New York Mets and came through again Friday in a key situation. Seth Smith doubled home two runs in the seventh inning, allowing Colorado to tie it...
Jason Giambi, in his first Colorado appearance, singled in the go-ahead runs in the eighth Wednesday to give the Rockies a 5-2 win over the New York Mets. Colorado signed Giambi to a minor league contract after he was released by Oakland and the Rockies called him up this week. With the score tied at 2-2 and the bases loaded with one out in the eighth, Giambi was called on to hit for Clint Barmes.
The Colorado Rockies picked up veteran right-hander Jose Contreras off the waiver wire from the Chicago White Sox. The Rockies also got cash considerations from the White Sox, who got right-handed prospect Brandon Hynick in return. Contreras, 37, was 5-13 with a 5.42 ERA in 21 games for the White Sox this season.
Yusmeiro Petit allowed four hits over six innings Thursday and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a 14-hit attack to easily subdue San Francisco 11-0. The Giants missed a chance to close ground on Colorado in the National League wild-card race, remaining three games behind the Rockies.
Rafael Furcal's RBI single Thursday broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to edge Colorado 3-2. Matt Kemp had three hits, including a two-run homer with no outs in the first and Orlando Hudson had two hits for the Dodgers, who won twice in the three-game series, opening a four-game lead over the Rockies in the National League West. Winner Vicente Padilla (1-0) surrendered two runs and six hits in five innings. Closer Jonathan Broxton earned his...
Troy Tulowitzki singled home Ian Stewart from third in the 10th inning Tuesday, giving Colorado a dramatic and crucial 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, who once were running away with the National League West race, saw their lead over Colorado cut to two games.
Ryan Spilborghs ended a bizarre 14th inning with a grand slam homer Monday, giving the Colorado Rockies a 6-4 victory over San Francisco. Neither side could score after the fifth inning until they combined to tally eight times in the 14th. Colorado won its third straight over the Giants and expanded its lead over San Francisco to four games in the National League wild-card chase. San Francisco appeared to have wrapped up the win in the top of the 14th with a three-run inning, keyed by triples...
Jason Hammel allowed three hits over seven innings Thursday and the Colorado Rockies improved their wild-card position by fighting off Washington 4-1. The Rockies won their fourth in a row and boosted their lead in the National League wild-card race to 2 Â½ games over San Francisco.
Solo homers by Clint Barmes and Carlos Gonzalez Wednesday led the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over Washington. Barmes and Gonzalez each had two hits.
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