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3 years 1 week ago

Astros will move to AL in 2013

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane. The Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season, giving each league 15 teams. As part of the agreement to switch leagues,...

3 years 4 months ago

Jeter joins Club 3,000

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter joined the exclusive 3,000 hit club in dramatic fashion. After closing in on the fabled number with a single in the first inning, Jeter slammed one of his rare home runs to left field for No. 3,000 in the third inning. Both hits came...

3 years 6 months ago

Clemens judge summons Mitchell commission lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' criminal case wants attorneys who investigated performance-enhancing drugs for Major League Baseball to come to a private hearing. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on Monday ordered the lawyers who helped write the 2007 Mitchell Report to appear in his Washington...

3 years 8 months ago

Rox win Cactus League Opener

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez threw two scoreless if slightly shaky innings and the Rockies inaugurated the fancy new spring training facility they share with Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 8-7 in 10 innings Saturday. Ryan Spilborghs and Craig Reynolds each doubled in two runs off Arizona...

3 years 9 months ago

Federal charges reduced against Barry Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors have cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five. In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors filed their third revised indictment against Bonds, who is scheduled to stand trial March 21. In the new indictment, they reduced from nine to...

3 years 10 months ago

Hochevar signs new deal with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Right-hander Luke Hochevar has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Kansas City Royals. The deal will enable the Royals to avoid arbitration on Hochevar, the former Fowler high school star, who has been generally a disappointment since getting taken with the first...

3 years 10 months ago

Padres sign former Rockies outfielder

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres have finalized a $3 million, one-year deal with Brad Hawpe. Hawpe, who will switch from outfield to first base, will make $2 million in 2011. The deal includes a $6 million mutual option for 2012 with a $1 million buyout. Hawpe will...

4 years 7 months ago

Rockies honor McGregor and then beat the Marlins

DENVER (AP) - Seth Smith homered twice and the Colorado Rockies beat the Florida Marlins 8-4 on Sunday after attending an emotional Coors Field memorial service for team president Keli McGregor. Several thousand people attended the pregame ballpark services for McGregor, 48, who passed away unexpectedly last week. He was...

4 years 7 months ago

Rox lose in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Willie Harris hit a homer and drove in four runs, Craig Stammen recovered from his shortest start in the majors with eight strong innings, and Washington moved back over .500 by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Monday night before the smallest announced crowd in Nationals Park history....

4 years 7 months ago

Rox get blown out in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward and Melky Cabrera each had two hits during a seven-run second inning, and the Atlanta Braves cruised past the Colorado Rockies 9-5 Friday night for their third straight win. Eric Hinske drove in three runs and Chipper Jones homered for the Braves, who again made...

4 years 7 months ago

Mets take finale at Coors Field

DENVER (AP) - Mike Pelfrey pitched seven solid innings and hit an RBI single, helping the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Thursday to avert a series sweep. Pelfrey (2-0) allowed five hits, struck out six and walked none as the Mets ended a four-game skid. Only...

4 years 8 months ago

Padres beat Rox in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer in San Diego's five-run sixth inning, helping the Padres to a 9-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Tony Gwynn had three hits and scored three runs for the Padres, who finished with 14 hits. Chase Headley had two...

4 years 8 months ago

Rox pound Dodgers in Cactus action

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez showed little rust Tuesday with three scoreless innings in a 12-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jimenez, the Rockies' projected opening day starter, made his first start of the spring look easy by giving up one hit with two strikeouts...

4 years 8 months ago

Francis returns but Rox lose to Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a three-run homer to spoil Jeff Francis' return to the mound for Colorado after missing the entire 2009 season, and the San Francisco Giants beat a Rockies' split squad 7-4 Friday. Francis, who had shoulder surgery in February 2009 and had not pitched...

5 years 1 week ago

Tracy receives new 3-year contract

The Colorado Rockies have rewarded manager Jim Tracy with a three-year contract. The Rockies announced the deal Wednesday, less than an hour after he won the NL Manager of the Year award. Tracy was promoted from bench coach in late May after Clint Hurdle was fired. The Rockies went 74-42...

5 years 1 month ago

Rockies game time scheduled for Monday

Major League Baseball has announced game times for the Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies, NLDS Game 4 for Monday, October 12. If two games need to be played, the Rockies and Phillies will play at Coors Field in Denver at 2:07 p.m. (MT). The New York Yankees and Minnesota...

5 years 1 month ago

Rockies win game 2

Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday to even their NL playoff series at 1. Hamels, the World Series and NLCS MVP last year, looked nothing like the guy who...

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