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Rockies decline $12M option for infielder Daniel Murphy

Oct. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies declined infielder Daniel Murphy’s $12 million option on Wednesday, bringing a close to his two-year stint with the team. Murphy will receive a $6 million buyout. The 35-year-old never really flourished at hitter-friendly Coors Field after signing a $24 million,...

In this photo provided by Shannon Kiss, smoke from the CalWood Fire billows, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as seen from Gunbarrel, Colo. (Shannon Kiss via AP)

Many homes likely lost in north-central Colorado fires

Oct. 18, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people were forced to flee from a fast-moving fire in north-central Colorado and authorities believe a large number of homes were destroyed. The CalWood Fire started around noon Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center, which is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from...

Rocky Mountain wildfires keep growing after torching cabins

Oct. 1, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two big mountain wildfires in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming were growing again Thursday after burning dozens of cabins and other structures. A forecast calling for at least several more days of dry, breezy weather offered little help in the fight against the Cameron Peak Fire...

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, and shortstop Trtevor Story watch as relief pitcher Tyler Kinley warms up after replacing Wade Davis during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Denver. The Dodgers won 15-6. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Arenado, Rockies miss playoffs for 2nd straight season

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hampered by a sore left shoulder, Nolan Arenado couldn’t carry the Colorado Rockies to the postseason. Don't be surprised to hear his name surface in offseason trade rumors. The All-Star third baseman never found his groove in the shortened season before going on the injured list for...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Bumgarner gets 1st win in final start for D-backs, 11-3

Sep. 27, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings to win his first game for Arizona in his ninth and final start this season, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Sunday to close disappointing years for both teams. Bumgarner (1-4), a former World Series MVP for San...

Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz (35) points upward after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rockies roll past Diamondbacks 10-3 despite four errors

Sep. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Márquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Saturday night. The Rockies bounced back with a win, one day after they were swept in a...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh VanMeter (19) celebrates his three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies with David Peralta (6) during the third inning during the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

D-backs sweep doubleheader, beat Rockies in 11-5 in nightcap

Sep. 26, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer, David Peralta and Tim Locastro both had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 Friday night to sweep a doubleheader. The Diamondbacks have won four straight games on their homestand. Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 10...

San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores is tagged out at home by Colorado Rockies' Tony Wolters during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race

Sep. 24, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are determined to do anything to stay in a crowded National League playoff race. The San Francisco Giants know they can't miss any more opportunities with the powerful Padres coming to town to close out the season. Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the...

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ryan Castellani (38) is removed by manager Bud Black, left, during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race

Sep. 24, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt...

San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater, right, celebrates with third base coach Ron Wotus after hitting a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dickerson's pinch-hit homer helps keep Giants in playoff mix

Sep. 23, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race. Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson connected for a go-ahead homer in the seventh and Austin Slater also went deep, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit...