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.
Tyler Chatwood shook off a comebacker and gave Colorado the long outing it needed against the skidding Padres.
The Colorado Rockies will be well represented on the National League All-Star team.
Colorado left-hander Drew Pomeranz worked himself back to the majors, believing he had straightened himself and his mechanics out.
Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night.
Clayton Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season and rookie sensation Yasiel Puig had three more hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Michael Cuddyer’s scruffy beard keeps sprouting more and more gray. It’s becoming quite scratchy, too.
Madison Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Rockies.