PHOENIX -- Solid pitching -- beginning with right-hander Chase Anderson -- and just enough fundamental offense lifted the D-backs to a 3-1 victory over the Rockies at Chase Field on Wednesday night. Anderson (7-6), coming off a career-best 10 strikeouts in his previous start, held the Rockies to one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, before giving way to the bullpen. Relievers Keith Hessler, Randall Delgado, David Hernandez, Matt Reynolds and Daniel Hudson (third save) combined to hold the Rockies scoreless.
PHOENIX -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss is making sure Justin Morneau spends what could be his final days in purple pinstripes as a player, rather than a mentor. While sitting out from May to September with a neck strain and concussion symptoms, Morneau graciously prepared Ben Paulsen to be his successor at first base by offering support, advice, even the occasional quip. But since Sept. 4, when he returned from the disabled list, Morneau has hit .350 in 60 at-bats, and he notched his third triple in that time during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the D-backs. He has also started 16 of 19 games in a clear show of respect from the manager.
DENVER -- Much of the Rockies' season has been driven by the standout play of third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Now fans can help both standouts become recognized. Arenado is a finalist for The Best Everyday Player, Best Breakout Player and Best Defensive Player, and Gonzalez is a finalist for Best Bounceback Player in the Esurance MLB Awards, which annually honor Major League Baseball's greatest achievements, as part of an industry-wide balloting process that includes five components, each of which accounts for 20 percent of the overall vote: media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, fans at MLB.com and Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) voters.
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Charlie Blackmon would rather be playing baseball in mid-October. Instead, the Rockies' center fielder will indulge in hunting, fishing and flying.
A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being