Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on
Final: Mariners 8, Rockies 7
The Mariners walked away with the W, but not before an attempt by the Rockies to rally back by scoring three in the bottom of the ninth. Felix Hernandez struck out nine to help win the series opener. Box score
Looking for Jon Gray?
The Rockies top pitching prospect is expected to make his major league debut at some point tonight against the Mariners, who are currently up 6-1. Follow live
The Colorado Rockies are about to introduce a top prospect a week after trading the face of the franchise.
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Who will close now for Rockies?
Colorado's John Axford blew his last four saves and won't get a fifth opportunity for the foreseeable future. Add this personnel project to a long Rockies to-do list. MLB Power Rankings
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A look at Troy Tulowitzki's departure and how the Cole Hamels blockbuster went down.
Cargo's impressive stretch
Carlos Gonzalez became the second player in the last 12 seasons to have three multiple-home-run games in a four-game stretch. Gonzalez launched seven home runs during an impressive five-game stretch in July. July home runs
Rockies add former first-round pick
More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, former first-round pick Jeff Hoffman is now another big arm in the Colorado farm system. He could be a big league starter sooner rather than later, according to Tommy Rancel. Top deadline prospects (Insider)
Brandon Moss had his first big hit with St. Louis, a game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on
Grichuk stops Rockies starter
Yohan Flande went through the first 4 innings with only 1 hit allowed and zero runs. Randal Grichuk ended his run of excellence with a 2-run shot. Cardinals lead 2-0. Follow live
Rockies, Bridich find deadline success
It was the right time to trade Troy Tulowitzki, and Rockies GM Jeff Bridich did well with the three pitching prospects Colorado got in return. GM deadline grades (Insider)
Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen homered, sending Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Final: Rockies 6, Cardinals 2
Ben Paulsen homered and had 3 RBIs, while Nolan Arenado added a 2-run shot, as Colorado ended a 3-game losing streak. Box score
Paulsen powering Rockies in St. Louis
Ben Paulsen has a solo HR and a 2-run double as Colorado leads the Cardinals 6-2 in the 8th inning. Nolan Arenado also has a 2-run HR for the Rockies. Follow live
Arenado extends Rockies' lead
Nolan Arenado's 2-run HR off Lance Lynn in the 4th gave Colorado a 3-0 edge over the Cardinals. St. Louis got one back, but Lynn was lucky to have allowed just 2 runs in the inning as he struck out Charlie Blackmon with the bases loaded to end the inning. Follow live
Did Bridich get enough for Tulowitzki?
The return Jeff Bridich got for Troy Tulowitzki may not have been big enough for one of baseball's best players. Michael Baumann expects the deal to continue Colorado's losing tradition. Grantland: Deadline winners, losers
Colorado doesn’t really improve
The Rockies traded Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes, who can easily be flipped in the offseason. ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski ranks the team no. 25 on his list because the team is built to win 75 games a year for the foreseeable future. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)
Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night.
Carpenter, Cardinals create runs
Matt Carpenter started the game off with a solo shot but the rest of the team soon followed suit for 14 hits and 7 runs. The St. Louis pitching also dominated the Rockies to get a shutout win.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson will be placed on the DL with two broken ribs after diving for a ball in the fifth inning of Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, manager Walt Weiss confirmed.
Rockies manager: Axford out as closer
Walt Weiss said before Colorado's game against St. Louis that John Axford will not be closing. In his last five appearances he has blown four saves, giving up 8 runs, 8 hits and 8 walks in 3 innings.
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Earned Run Average4.9630th
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