Colorado Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz was scratched from his scheduled start against Milwaukee and placed on the 15-day disabled list because of left bicep tendinitis.
Rob Brantly scored on a wild pitch to break up a scoreless game in the eighth inning, Donovan Solano homered in a four-run ninth, and the Miami Marlins overcame a 93-minute rain delay to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday.
Carlos Gonzalez homered and Todd Helton had three of the Colorado Rockies’ 13 hits in a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Jeff Samardzija pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Anthony Rizzo doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh, leading the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 3-1 Friday night.
The Rockies are 4 1/2 games back in the National League West. To be within striking distance of the division leader at the All-Star Break is something most people wouldn’t have expected before the season started.
Michael Cuddyer tuned up for his first Home Run Derby with a two-run shot, the kind of boost that he’s been giving Colorado in the first half of the season.
Drew Pomeranz struggled again on the road, where Colorado dropped to 18-18 even as Troy Tulowitzki returned to the Rockies’ lineup.
Jhoulys Chacin was on a five-game winning streak for the Colorado Rockies and seemed primed to add to the San Diego Padres’ 10-game losing streak.
Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies will be well represented on the National League All-Star team.