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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles doomed by walks in Arizona

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In what is becoming an all-too-familiar story, it was the free pass that led to the Rockies' downfall last night, and the same may be said for the season when all is said and done.

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Quasi-intentional walks haunt Lyles in decisive fifth | rockies.com
Thomas Harding has the story on how a semi-intentional walk issued to Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt opened the flood gates for a five-run inning for the Diamondbacks in last night's 9-1 Rockies loss.

Jordan Pacheco's HR sparks Arizona to big win over Rockies, Jordan Lyles - The Denver Post
Nick Groke follows up with the story of the big blow in that fifth inning, a three-run home run by former Rockie Jordan Pacheco. It was Pacheco's first home run in nearly two years and the first long ball allowed by Jordan Lyles in 2015.

Rockies closer Adam Ottavino is worried about his elbow injury - The Denver Post
Groke also has a report on injured closer Adam Ottavino, who says his first elbow injury has him a bit concerned, especially with the rash of Tommy John surgeries throughout baseball.

Tulo leads experienced Rockies on All-Star Game ballot | rockies.com
In some lighter Rockies news, the 2015 All-Star ballots are out and Troy Tulowitzki will look to repeat as the National League's top vote getter. Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson will also be vying for their first All-Star appearances.

8th Round Pick turned Future All Star? | Rockies Zingers
Speaking of Dickerson's All-Star pursuit, Harrison Williams has a thorough breakdown of his candidacy at Rockies Zingers.

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Even with Camden Yards closed to the public, fans found way to support Baltimore Orioles - Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun reporters Eduardo A. Encina and Chris Kaltenbach have a story on the fans that showed up to stand outside of Camden Yards trying to catch a glimpse of yesterday's Orioles-White Sox game that was closed to the public.