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2009-09-05 02:15:46

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...

2009-09-02 23:10:36

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. He swung at the first pitch from Brian Stokes (1-4) and singled to center, driving in Troy...

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2009-09-01 11:47:32

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. He's 70-63 with a 4.66 ERA in 184 games (173 starts) for his career. He also pitched for the Yankees (2003-04). Hynick, 24, was 10-9 with a 3.83 ERA in 26 starts for Class AAA...

2009-08-28 00:28:45

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. San Francisco will host Colorado in a three-game series beginning Friday. Petit (3-8) ended a three-start losing streak, striking out five and walking two. Three relievers combined to give up one hit over the final...

2009-08-27 19:22:02

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...

2009-08-25 23:41:00

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. The Rockies also began the night with a four-game advantage over San Francisco in the NL wild-card race. Los Angeles rallied from a two-run deficit to tie it in the ninth but left the bases loaded when Russell Martin...

2009-08-25 00:54:06

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...

2009-08-20 21:39:11

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 ½ games over San Francisco. Colorado also began the day just three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Hammel (8-7) gave up Washington's only run in the sixth and walked just two. He had lost...

2009-08-19 21:45:08

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. The homer by Gonzalez, his eighth, gave Colorado a 5-3 advantage leading off the top of the eighth. Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run first-inning double. Dexter Fowler had one RBI, while winning pitcher Jason Marquis added one hit for the Rockies, who have split their last four games. Marquis (14-8) surrendered three runs and nine hits in six...

2009-08-18 21:34:30

Brad Hawpe homered and drove in two runs Tuesday to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals. Carlos Gonzalez and Clint Barmes also homered for the Rockies, who have won four of their last six games. Winning pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (11-9) allowed two runs on seven hits in eight innings to win for the fourth consecutive start. Huston Street gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth but got the final three outs for his 30th save. Nyjer Morgan and Cristian Guzman...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.