De La Rosa dominates A's in pitchers' duel

De La Rosa dominates A's in pitchers' duel

OAKLAND -- Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa tossed seven scoreless innings against the A's, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night and evening the three-game series.

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Hawkins earns save as temporary closer

Rockies veteran happy to fill in while his friend takes care of family

Hawkins earns save as temporary closer

OAKLAND -- LaTroy Hawkins did the assigned job -- closing the Rockies' 2-1 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night -- and handled the requisite interviews like a good-natured statesmen. Then he got down to what's real.

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Axford on inactive list to tend to family matter

Rockies closer says son is doing well in recovery from rattlesnake bite

Axford on inactive list to tend to family matter

OAKLAND -- The Rockies placed closer John Axford on the temporary inactive list because he needed to take care of a family matter. But manager Walt Weiss said Axford's 3-year-old son -- who has been recovering from a rattlesnake bite he suffered during Spring Training -- is doing well.

"He has some things to take care of at home, some personal things to address," Weiss said. "His son is doing fine. I know that's what people are thinking. But he's getting better and better every day.

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Shortstop prospect Story promoted to Triple-A

Prized prospect's advancement raises speculation about Tulowitzki

Shortstop prospect Story promoted to Triple-A

OAKLAND -- The Rockies promoted shortstop prospect Trevor Story from Double-A New Britain, where he hit .281 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs, to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

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Bettis looking for third straight win in finale vs. A's

Bettis looking for third straight win in finale vs. A's

The Rockies and A's meet at the Coliseum on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game set.

Chad Bettis (4-2, 3.56) starts for the Rockies, looking for his third consecutive victory. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in four road starts and has never started against the A's.

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Rockies' Hale frustrated by end result vs. A's

Rockies' Hale frustrated by end result vs. A's

OAKLAND -- Rockies right-hander David Hale felt the frustration that comes with feeling so good but having an outing turn bad.

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Homers haunt Hale as Rockies fall to A's

Homers haunt Hale as Rockies fall to A's

OAKLAND -- The A's got home runs from Josh Reddick, Ike Davis and Billy Butler, powering their way to a 7-1 win against the Rockies in Monday's series opener at the Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak.

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Arenado needs late All-Star ballot push

Arenado needs late All-Star ballot push

OAKLAND -- After receiving one honor Monday, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado found himself far away from one that his year says he deserves strong consideration for -- a starting spot for the National League squad in the 2015 All-Star Game.

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Rockies send Matzek home to take break

Rockies send Matzek home to take break

OAKLAND -- The Rockies have sent left-handed pitcher Tyler Matzek home for a break as his effort to shake dramatic control issues continues.

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#ASGWorthy Arenado earns NL POW honors

#ASGWorthy Arenado earns NL POW honors

Nolan Arenado is coming off his Babe Ruth week. Arenado, who hit seven home runs in his last six games, was recognized as the National League Player of the Week on Monday. The Rockies' third baseman had three multihomer games and led the Major Leagues in homers, RBIs (14) and slugging (1.348) last week.

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Kendrick, Rockies sunk by Giants' bats

Kendrick, Rockies sunk by Giants' bats

SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Duffy finished a single away from hitting for the cycle to support Madison Bumgarner's 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

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Wall on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of Week

Wall on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April, no one in the Twins organization was overly concerned. They knew the rust from having missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery would be considerable, and fully expected him to return to the power-hitting corner infielder he was before the injury.

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Arenado keeps up torrid stretch with 2 homers

Rockies third baseman has streak of run, hit, RBI in seven games

Arenado keeps up torrid stretch with 2 homers

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Rockies' Nolan Arenado has strong statistics that can be used to debate his standing among third basemen in the Majors - he added two homers and three RBIs to the case during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Giants. But Arenado seeks meaning over numbers.

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Rockies managing Hawkins' workload

Veteran reliever doing well with more rest between appearances

Rockies managing Hawkins' workload

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins' right arm needed just a little more rest after heavy usage during the Rockies' last homestand and wasn't used Friday and Saturday against the Giants in situations that could have been his.

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Rockies felled by Giants' bases-loaded hit

Rockies felled by Giants' bases-loaded hit

SAN FRANCISCO -- Andrew Susac's three-run double in the seventh inning helped the Giants win for the seventh time in their last 11 games, 7-5, over the Rockies on Saturday at AT&T Park.

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Small slips cost Rusin in solid outing vs. Giants

Small slips cost Rusin in solid outing vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies lefty Chris Rusin treats pitching as an inclusive act, which is beautiful unless he or someone along the assembly line doesn't nail an assignment.

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Axford making case for All-Star selection

Axford making case for All-Star selection

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies closer John Axford politely and efficiently wrapped up conversations by his locker Saturday morning, then opened his phone and studied the stats of his peers before casting his All-Star Game votes. Will the numbers and the ballots also work for Axford?

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Arenado, CarGo lead Rockies past Giants

Arenado, CarGo lead Rockies past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nolan Arenado homered twice, giving him six in the last five games, and Carlos Gonzalez delivered five hits as the Rockies held off the Giants in the ninth and won for the fifth time in six games, 8-6, at AT&T Park on Friday night.

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With five hits, CarGo plays big hand in win

With five hits, CarGo plays big hand in win

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nothing could cool Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on Friday night. The ice that was wrapped around Gonzalez's left hand had begun to melt and drip on the visiting clubhouse floor at AT&T Park.

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GM wants all-around production from Rockies

Bridich in no hurry to call up Gray; Gonzalez shakes off hand injury

GM wants all-around production from Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now general manager Jeff Bridich is calling for consistency from his Rockies, which beats his earlier challenge.

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Tulo, Arenado lead Rockies to win over D-backs

Tulo, Arenado lead Rockies to win over D-backs

DENVER -- Troy Tulowitzki smacked his first career pinch-hit home run to ignite a five-run eighth-inning rally that led the Rockies past the D-backs, 6-4, on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field.

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Story, Tapia represent Rockies at Futures Game

Story, Tapia represent Rockies at Futures Game

DENVER -- Rockies prospects Trevor Story (U.S. Team) and Raimel Tapia (World Team) will represent the Colorado organization in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be held on July 12 at Great American Ball Park. Class A Advanced Modesto manager Fred Ocasio will serve on the World Team coaching staff as well.

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Arenado homers after collision with McKenry

Arenado homers after collision with McKenry

DENVER -- Given the way that Thursday's sixth inning unfolded, Michael McKenry and Nolan Arenado may have a new pregame ritual.

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Rockies' Rodgers racks up 4 hits, HR in pro debut

Colorado's first-round pick -- No. 3 overall -- makes big splash for Grand Junction in first game

Rockies' Rodgers racks up 4 hits, HR in pro debut

Brendan Rodgers is already showing why the Rockies took him with the No. 3 overall pick in this month's Draft.

Thursday night, the shortstop from Lake Mary High (Fla.) made his debut a special one, going 4-for-6 with a single for his first pro hit, a double, a home run and an infield single in his final at-bat. Rodgers also crossed the plate three times for Rookie-level Grand Junction in the team's 15-11 loss to the Orem Owlz. Grand Junction set a franchise record with 20 hits in the loss.

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De La Rosa day to day with hand injury

De La Rosa day to day with hand injury

DENVER -- After walking two batters to lead off the sixth inning, left-hander Jorge De La Rosa left Thursday's 6-4 win over the D-backs with a small cut on his left middle finger. He is listed as day to day.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss, pitching coach Steve Foster and head athletic trainer Keith Dugger came out to check on De La Rosa following his free pass to Paul Goldschmidt. The meeting on the mound last a few minutes before De La Rosa headed to the dugout while messing with his left finger as he walked away.

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Axford suffers first blown save with Rockies

Axford suffers first blown save with Rockies

DENVER -- June 24 is a date John Axford probably won't mind forgetting.

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Winning streak snapped as 'pen falters

Winning streak snapped as 'pen falters

DENVER -- The D-backs rallied for three runs in the ninth to beat the Rockies, 8-7, in a wild back-and-forth game on a rainy Wednesday night at Coors Field.

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CarGo: Hand sprain 'nothing major'

Rockies OF out of lineup for second straight game

CarGo: Hand sprain 'nothing major'

DENVER -- On Wednesday, Carlos Gonzalez took his first swings since leaving Sunday's game with what's been classified as a sprained left hand. Gonzalez said he swung off the tee, hit a couple soft tosses and took live batting practice in the cage.

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Ringolsby: Arenado reinforcing his status as an elite player

Ringolsby: Arenado reinforcing his status as an elite player

DENVER -- Standing across the clubhouse from Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, veteran pitcher LaTroy Hawkins was smiling, watching the members of the media crowd around Arenado in the aftermath of Arenado's latest display of big league ability.

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LeMahieu's season has been All-Star-caliber

LeMahieu's season has been All-Star-caliber

DENVER -- Walt Weiss doesn't expect National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy to ask for help on selecting this year's roster. But on the off chance he does, the Rockies manager already has his first talking point.

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