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Who will close now for Rockies?

Colorado's John Axford blew his last four save opportunities and won't get a fifth chance for the foreseeable future. Add this personnel project to a long Rockies to-do list. MLB Power Rankings

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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)

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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)

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Grichuk takes away a home run (0:15)
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Arenado, Paulsen carry Rockies past Cardinals (0:36)
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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

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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

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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)

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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.

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Rockies OF Dickerson to DL with 2 broken ribs

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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Szymborski: Ranking deadline performances

Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4695th
Batting Average.2722nd
On Base Percentage.3246th
Slugging Percentage.4402nd
Earned Run Average4.9330th
Quality Starts3630th
WHIP1.4930th
BAA.28130th

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