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Matzek, bullpen get lift in extras

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: 10 hr ago

It was too bad the evening chill kept most Sky Sox fans home. They missed a well-pitched baseball game between Colorado Springs and Oklahoma City. And they would have left Security Service Field happy.

Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: 12 hr ago

The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen. Franklin Morales followed a good start by Jorge De La Rosa with one of his own, helping the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday. ...

Sky Sox pitcher gets off to good start but it's not enough in 8-6 loss to Oklahoma City

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Colorado Springs enjoyed stronger than usual opening innings from their starting pitching but it was not enough against Oklahoma City ...

Cashner solid in Padres' win over Rockies

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Yesterday

Andrew Cashner pitched into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia drove in two runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over ...

Sky Sox's bats get hot, but not in time in 11-9 loss

Sports: Rockies/Sky Sox Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

First baseman Ben Paulsen summed it up well. When one Sky Sox batter gets going, the others soon follow. ...

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen had been nearly unhittable in the early part of the season. That sure changed Thursday night. Milwaukee relievers gave up nine runs over the seventh and eighth innings, including pinch-hitter Josh Harrison's go-ahead two-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Brewers their first road...

  • Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox 3-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross said a 5-year-old could have caught Jon Lester on Thursday night. That big hit in the ninth? Well, that was a nice swing by the veteran catcher. Lester pitched eight sharp innings and Ross had a tiebreaking RBI double, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2)...

  • Sale, White Sox outdueled in 3-1 loss to Red Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale refused to hang his head after being outdueled by Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester. Lester (2-2) pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tie-breaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night. "He was spot-on...

  • Blue Jays collapse in 8th for doubleheader sweep

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — What started as a bad day for the Toronto Blue Jays turned into a record-breaking disaster by night's end. Minnesota scored three straight runs on wild pitches by the Toronto's Sergio Santos in the eighth inning, when the Twins walked eight times off three relievers in rallying for a 9-5 victory and a sweep of Thursday's...

  • Wainwright throws 2-hitter, Cards beat Nats 8-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright was as close to unhittable as he's ever been. "I had pretty much everything working. My sinker was sinking, my four-seamer was four-seaming, my curveball was curving," Wainwright said. "My cutter was back. That was a big pitch for me tonight, something that when I'm throwing that quality, good, hard cutter...

  • Twins use wild rally past Blue Jays for sweep

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins well into a truly wild rally, Jason Kubel and Chris Colabello shared a joke as they waited for their turn to bat. "Man, we've been doing it all wrong for a while. We've been trying to hit the ball to score runs. We don't need to do that," Colabello said. Not on Thursday night they didn't. The...

  • Dodgers get to Bumgarner early for win over Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's no arguing the San Francisco Giants are giving themselves ample opportunities to win: They have played seven straight one-run games. With a chance to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers at home, they couldn't come through again. The Dodgers got to Madison Bumgarner early on the way to a 2-1 victory Thursday. San...

  • Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians

    DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler's first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for. Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Kinsler has settled into Detroit's leadoff spot nicely after the Tigers traded Prince Fielder for him in the...

  • Dickey, Blue Jays get beat up by Gibson, Twins 7-0

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Control of his knuckleball was elusive for the Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey. Toronto wasn't much better in trying to hit against Kyle Gibson. Unfazed by the subfreezing temperature at first pitch, Gibson threw a career-high eight scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday that...

  • Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September. After winning the series opener in the ninth inning on a pinch-two-run homer by John Jaso and the next one on Josh Donaldson's RBI double in the 11th, the...

  • Phillies waste Lee's effort, lose 1-0 to Braves

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cliff Lee's one mistake was enough to waste his stellar performance. Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night. Lee (2-2) struck out 13 and pitched around 11 hits, throwing a career-high 128 pitches in...

  • Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change. The grandson of South Africa's first black president, Zondwa Mandela, and Robinson's widow, Rachel, helped unveil a plaque commemorating Mandela's 1990 speech at...

  • Kelly hurt as Cardinals lose to Brewers 5-1

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday may prove more costly than one defeat in the NL Central standings. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly left in the middle of the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness after trying to beat out a bunt attempt in the top half. "I felt like I tried to step a...

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke realizes one victory doesn't necessarily end the St. Louis Cardinals' recent dominance over the Brewers. But it's a start. Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Brewers beat the Cardinals 5-1 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep. Milwaukee, which entered the series with a...

  • Punchless Rays go quietly in 3-0 loss to Orioles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — In spite of their inability to pull out of a horrific hitting slump, the Tampa Bay Rays are still hovering around .500 and remain in the thick of the AL East race. That's why manager Joe Maddon isn't losing sleep over his team's inability to generate any offense during the first month of the season. Tampa Bay got only six...

  • Orioles beat Rays 3-0 for 2-game sweep

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting the pitching they so desperately need to be contenders in the AL East. Or maybe they just caught the Tampa Bay Rays at exactly the right time. Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0...

  • Pirates shut out by Reds' Cueto 4-0

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing that the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season....

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    CINCINNATI (AP) — That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn't any more special. Not to him, anyway. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that...

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lance Lynn brought the Brewers' fast start to a halt. Mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with his effective slider, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander struck out 11 and allowed three hits over seven innings in a 4-0 victory Monday night to snap Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak. Lynn (3-0) frustrated the Brewers all...