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Series preview: Iowa Cubs vs. Sky Sox

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: 1 hr ago

A look at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox's upcoming series against the Iowa Cubs, which will be played from Thursday through Sunday.

Klee: Charlie Blackmon in the cockpit for Colorado Rockies

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Folding the laundry in his locker, cleaned fresh after a seven-game road trip, the center fielder for the Rockies ranks his career aspirations. ...

Lyles' pitching, reversed call key Rockies' win

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Colorado was aided by a reversed call that produced its first run in the Rockies' 3-1 win ...

Colorado Springs blanked on just two hits

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

A day after scoring 10 runs amid a number of big offensive outings, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox were blanked 3-0 on two hits by the host New Orleans Zephyrs ...

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  • Rays come up short, lose 6-4 to Twins in 12

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon liked the effort just not the result. Chris Colabello drove in four runs and two of them came on a 12th-inning single that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night. "When you play a game like that and you lose it at the end, obviously (it hurts),"...

  • Colabello' 4 RBIs power Twins past Rays 6-4 in 12

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Given an opportunity by the Twins, Chris Colabello is showing his gratitude by driving in runs at a record-setting pace. Colabello's four RBIs carried Minnesota to a 12-inning, 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night as the Twins' 30-year-old designated hitter torrid streak. After homering for the...

  • Simon, Bruce lead Reds past Pirates 5-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — It looked like Alfredo Simon's bubble was about to burst. After being one of the biggest surprises of the young season for the Cincinnati Reds by ably filling in for injured starting pitcher Mat Latos, Simon hit a rough patch in the first inning Wednesday night. He walked three batters in a row to force in a run. Then,...

  • Morton loses control in Pirates' 5-2 loss to Reds

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Poor control and the inability to hold runners might for a bad combination for Charlie Morton. The Pirates' right-hander remained winless in five starts this season as he walked five batters in six innings and allowed the Reds to steal four bases in Cincinnati's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Morton said the...

  • Brewers bats wake up at home to beat Padres 5-2

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Lohse pumped his right first waiting in the on-deck circle as Jean Segura's three-run homer cleared the left-field fence in the second inning. It sure felt good for Milwaukee's veteran right-hander to get some early run support in Miller Park from a lineup off to a middling start at the plate at home. Lohse allowed...

  • Wacha too wild in wind, Cardinals lose to Mets 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha was too wild in the wind and Matt Carpenter got tagged out at the plate. From beginning to end, it was a strange and frustrating night for the St. Louis Cardinals. Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at home in the ninth inning to hold on for a 3-2 victory...

  • Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a 360-foot relay in the ninth inning, the New York Mets prevented a hard-fought victory from vanishing in the wind. Lucas Duda hit a long home run and New York threw out the potential tying run at the plate to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday on a blustery night at Citi Field. Jonathon Niese earned his...

  • McGowan tires, Blue Jays fall 10-8 to Orioles

    TORONTO (AP) — Dustin McGowan doesn't have the stamina he needs to get through nine innings right now, which is bad news for the Blue Jays and their overworked bullpen. Nelson Cruz hit two of Baltimore's season-high four home runs, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also connected and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 10-8 Wednesday night. McGowan,...

  • Cruz hits 2 homers as Orioles beat Blue Jays 10-8

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Tillman allowed season-highs in hits, home runs and earned runs against the Blue Jays. None of that bothered Baltimore manager Buck Showalter. "In a lot of ways, it might be one of his best outings this year," Showalter said. Nelson Cruz hit two of Baltimore's season-high four home runs, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters...

  • Bullpen loses lead, Tigers fall 6-4 to White Sox

    DETROIT (AP) — Ian Krol was concerned about a possible walk with the bases loaded, so he grooved a pitch to Marcus Semien. "As it turned out, walking him would have been a much better move," Krol said. Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Wednesday night. Detroit starter Drew Smyly...

  • Semien's slam lifts White Sox over Tigers 6-4

    DETROIT (AP) — On the night he became the franchise's career leader in total bases, Paul Konerko liked what he saw from some of the younger Chicago White Sox. Marcus Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted the White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Wednesday night. It was the first career grand slam for the 23-year-old Semien, and it turned...

  • Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss. They entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. They were one out from victory. And then they collapsed. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, the Arizona Diamondbacks...

  • Trumbo to miss extended time with stress fracture

    CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot. Manager Kirk Gibson says Trumbo will get a second opinion from Dr. Michael Lee in Arizona before a timetable for his return is determined. An MRI Wednesday revealed the injury after an X-ray...

  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance. The famed marquee had a message, too. "Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field," it read. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at...

  • Marlins' bats come up short again against Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Marlins manager Mike Redmond believes his team pitched well enough to win a three-game series at Turner Field. Unfortunately, Miami's batters produced just four runs. "We had several chances," Redmond said. "We were 1 for 7 today with runners in scoring position. Really, we scored on a blooper. Other than that — 16...

  • Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

    ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games. Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his...

  • Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. "Look around, do you see many people keeping score?" he asked. No...

  • Crawford's error helps Phils beat LA 3-2 in 10

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense continues to be a problem for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who aren't getting enough offense to compensate for it. Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after Carl Crawford's costly error in left field, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the defending NL West champions 3-2 Tuesday night....

  • McHugh strikes out 12 as Astros beat Seattle 5-2

    SEATTLE (AP) — Collin McHugh didn't know he was starting Tuesday until late the night before. When he took the mound, he surprised just about everyone with his performance. McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, extending Seattle's losing...

  • Orioles allow 3 homers, fall to Blue Jays, 9-3

    TORONTO (AP) — Baltimore has been leaning on its bullpen and the bill came due Tuesday night. The game was tied to begin the eighth inning, but Evan Meek and Josh Stinson each surrendered three-run homers and the Orioles tumbled to 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Baltimore's starters entered the game having thrown the second-fewest innings in...