Rockies shoot for rare success against Dodgers

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Nothing seems to bother the Los Angeles Dodgers when they play against the Colorado Rockies. Los Angeles has won 14 of its past 18 matchups with Colorado, including a 9-5 victory in Denver on Monday. The Dodgers will try to extend that trend when they face the Rockies in the second contest of a four-game series on Tuesday. The Dodgers will send right-hander Walker Buehler (1-4, 4.64 ERA) to face Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber (1-4,

Injury-riddled Dodgers turn to James Paxton vs. Rockies

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Injuries and slumps hit every major league team, but the Los Angeles Dodgers’ depth helps the club deal with those setbacks. Max Muncy has been out for more than a month with a right oblique strain, Chris Taylor is struggling and rookie sensation Yoshinobu Yamamoto is on the injured list with a strained rotator cuff after exiting his start on Saturday night. Then the news got worse for Los Angeles. Shortstop Mookie Betts suffered a

Rockies look to duplicate highlight-reel effort vs. Pirates

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The Colorado Rockies haven’t had much to celebrate this season, but Ryan McMahon’s unlikely steal of home in Saturday night’s 16-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates is one to remember. McMahon’s straight steal was one of many highlights of the night as host Colorado evened the three-game series ahead of Sunday’s finale in Denver. The Rockies, who have the second-worst record in the National League at 25-45, will send Dakota Hudson (2-8, 4.87 ERA) to

Pirates’ Paul Skenes impacting games despite not facing Rockies

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Pittsburgh rookie sensation Paul Skenes has experience pitching in altitude, so he can talk with plenty of credibility about how to be successful in Denver. Skenes isn’t scheduled to be on the mound this weekend during the Pirates’ series at the Colorado Rockies, but he had advice for Saturday night’s starter, Jared Jones. “Don’t complicate it,” Skenes said Friday. “The game doesn’t change, so don’t complicate it in your mind. You might have to adjust,

Young players in spotlight as Pirates oppose Rockies

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The Colorado Rockies haven’t spent much time at home lately, playing 10 of their past 13 games away from Denver. They will get a chance to recover from the road when they open a 10-game homestand Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Colorado will send right-hander Ryan Feltner (1-5, 5.74 ERA) to the mound for the series opener. Pittsburgh had not named a starter as of Thursday night. The Pirates are halfway through their six-game

Rockies, facing Twins, shoot for rare series win

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The Colorado Rockies finally found a spark on offense. Now, they hope that spark can develop into a series victory and the beginning of a hot streak. Colorado will try to secure its first series win since late May when it faces the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis. The Rockies are coming off a 5-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night, which evened the three-game series at one win apiece to set

Rockies look to get bats going vs. Twins

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When Royce Lewis feels healthy, baseballs tend to feel pain. The Minnesota Twins’ talented 25-year-old homered in his return to the lineup last week after missing two-plus months because of a strained quadriceps. He homered again as the team returned home Monday for the first time since he was activated. On Tuesday night, Lewis will look to do more of the same as Minnesota aims for back-to-back wins over the Colorado Rockies to start a

Home after tough trip, Twins take on lowly Rockies

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The Minnesota Twins are eager to open a 10-game homestand when they face the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series starting Monday night in Minneapolis. For the previous nine games, the Twins have been on the road. They went 3-6 against the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota, which was shut out in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday against Pittsburgh, erupted for seven runs in the 10th inning of Sunday’s 11-5 win.

Cardinals look to shore up defense in finale vs. Rockies

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While losing six of their last nine games, the St. Louis Cardinals have suffered a variety of fielding breakdowns. The visiting Colorado Rockies have capitalized while winning two of three games from St. Louis in their four-game weekend series. The Cardinals will try to clean up their play Sunday afternoon in the series finale. Throwing errors by Nolan Gorman and Ivan Herrera hurt St. Louis in its 6-5 loss to Colorado on Saturday, as did

Cardinals hope offense stays hot vs. Rockies

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The St. Louis Cardinals have been searching for more offense. Dylan Carlson has been searching for his lost swing. The Cardinals’ 8-5 victory over the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday brought a night of discovery. Carlson hit an RBI single and a two-run double to pace St. Louis’ attack. “It’s really good to see,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “He needed that, we needed that. Hopefully, that’s a step that allows him to continue