11 Фев 2019 в 05:55am
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies will try to complete a four-game sweep Thursday of the Philadelphia Phillies after trampling them a third straight time as they steam toward the postseason.Rockies starter German Marquez tied a modern major league record Wednesday by striking out the first eight batters of the game www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-jonathan-schoop-jersey , and the Rockies pounded the Phillies 14-0, scoring at least 10 runs for the third successive contest and giving them a 34-4 margin in the series that will end with Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (6-6, 4.52 ERA) opposing Jake Arrieta (10-10, 3.94).The win boosted the Rockies’ lead to 1 1/2 games over the stumbling St. Louis Cardinals for the second National League wild-card spot. More importantly, the Rockies took over the lead in the NL West, moving a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies, who are in their 26th season, are the only team in the NL West to have never won the division.Article continues below ...The loss was the season-high seventh straight for the Phillies (78-80), who have allowed double-digit runs in three straight games for the first time since June 1-4, 1958. The Phillies are 6-18 this month and have gone 15-32 since Aug. 5, when their 63-48 record was the second-best in the NL.“We’re playing really bad baseball right now, really bad baseball,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. “There’s no excuse for it, none at all, and we all have to look ourselves in the mirror, individually and collectively Zach Britton Jersey , and figure out how to be better. We need to do it right now. I think we can fight harder. I think we can grind harder. I think we can push each other harder.”The Rockies have won six straight games. Wednesday’s win was the Rockies’ second-largest victory margin in a shutout in franchise history, trailing only a 16-0 romp against San Diego on Sept. 16, 2017.Outfielder David Dahl, who went 2-for-4, hit his 13th homer — a three-run shot in the fifth that gave the Rockies a 5-0 lead. Dahl, 24, has homered in a career-high three consecutive games and is batting .309 with six homers and 21 RBI this month. The 10th player taken overall in the 2012 draft, Dahl has endured a slew of injuries, including a broken right foot that sidelined him for two months until early August.“I think David has that inner confidence that he can handle it on this stage,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “He understands where we are, and I think there’s a confidence that he believes where he is now, where we are as a team, that he’s going to be a contributor. He’s got a good heartbeat. Obviously, there’s a skill set there that plays in a big league game, and he’s shone it.”Senzatela is 2-0, 1.50 in his past two starts www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-darren-o_day-jersey , including Saturday at Arizona when he worked a season-high tying seven innings and allowed three hits and one run in Colorado’s 5-1 victory.This will be Senzatela’s first start against the Phillies. He has made one relief appearance against them Aug. 4, 2017 at Coors Field, when he gave up three hits and two runs in two innings.The Phillies are 14-16 in starts by Arrieta, who has given up four runs in five of his past six starts and is 1-2, 7.31 in those outings, a stretch of 28 1/3 innings in which he has yielded seven homers.In his last start Saturday at Atlanta, Arrieta pitched a season-low two innings and gave up four hits, four runs and three walks with two strikeouts, throwing 51 pitches and just 28 strikes.He’s 2-2, 6.11 in five starts against the Rockies and 0-2, 14.54 in two starts at Coors Field, where he has allowed 22 hits in 8 2/3 innings. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis would enjoy nothing more than leading the big leagues in home runs and carrying the Oakland Athletics on a deep postseason run.“It would be a nice achievement but first and foremost I want to get deep in the playoffs and get there,” he said. “That means a lot more.”For now, he is slugging the A’s one step closer to a playoff berth.Davis hit his second homer of the night leading off the bottom of the 10th inning for his career-high and majors-leading 45th, sending the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 7-6 on Friday night.Davis hit a 1-1 pitch from Matt Magill (3-3) over the fence in right-center for his fourth career walkoff homer. It was his 22nd multihomer game and seventh this season.“Can’t explain it. There’s not a better feeling in the world Frank Robinson Jersey ,” Davis said. “I’m happy that we got the job done.”He hit a two-run homer in the first, then connected again to end it, lowering the A’s magic number of three to clinch a wild card.“It’s pretty dramatic how he started the game and ended the game,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s as good a power hitter as anyone in the game. . He has one-of-a-kind power.”Pinch-hitter Mark Canha hit a tying two-run homer in the sixth after Minnesota went ahead in the top of the inning.The Twins lost in walkoff fashion for the 14th time in 2018, 10th via the home run. Minnesota had its four-game winning streak snapped.Oakland remained 3 1/2 games back of the first-place Astros in the AL West, 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top wild card and 6 1/2 ahead of the Rays for the second wild card.Blake Treinen (8-3) pitched the ninth for the A’s, coming off a 21-3 win against the Angels and 31 runs the past two games as they rebounded from a rare three-game losing streak.“Davis, a guy you kind of want to avoid beating you, hits a couple of homers,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said.Canha connected for his second career pinch homer, also done July 14 at San Francisco, and that chased Gabriel Moya.Jorge Polanco hit a go-ahead, three-run double in Minnesota’s six-run sixth and Robbie Grossman had a two-run homer in the inning.Jonathan Lucroy added a sacrifice fly as the A’s won a third straight game following a rare three-game skid.Minnesota starter Jose Berrios struck out eight with three walks over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on four hits.Right-hander Liam Hendriks began as the A’s “opener” to throw an inning before Chris Bassitt followed with four innings.SWINGING A’SThe A’s have scored seven or more runs in each of their last eight home games and 76 runs total — the longest in Oakland history and matching the longest in franchise history along with May 30-June 7, 1913, and July 14-20 www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-ubaldo-jimenez-jersey , 1932.TOUGH VENUEThe Twins are 4-17 in Oakland since the start of the 2012 season — Minnesota’s most in a city outside the AL Central stops and topping 16 defeats at Yankee Stadium during that stretch. The Twins haven’t won a series at the Coliseum since May 18-19, 2011.STATE OF THE A’SPresident Dave Kaval told a “State of the A’s” gathering that the club will announce a site for a new ballpark, as well as a design for the privately funded venue. General manager David Forst also said it would be a priority to re-sign the club’s top players.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: 3B Miguel Sano went from Detroit home to Minneapolis for further tests as he continues to deal with discomfort behind his left knee from a hard slide Sept. 4. … 2B Logan Forsythe woke up with inflammation in his left knee and it’s “not functioning,” according to Molitor. “The hills of San Francisco is our best guess,” Molitor said. … An MRI on LF Eddie Rosario’s right quadriceps muscle showed inflammation. He might return this season, though the Twins will see him Tuesday to determine if there has been progress. … RHP Addison Reed is away from the team as he and his wife prepare to welcome a baby.Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill, scratched from his scheduled start last Saturday at Tampa Bay with a strain in his upper back before getting trigger-point injections, is slated to start Sunday as long as he has no further issues.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Chase De Jong (0-1, 3.68 ERA) makes his third start of the season and second of his career vs. the A’s seeking his first decision against Oakland.Athletics: RHP Mike Fiers (12-7, 3.38) will match his career high with his 30th start of the year, also done in 2015 and ’16. He is 5-1 with a 3.09 ERA since being traded to the A’s by the Tigers on Aug. 6 and won at Minnesota on Aug. 25.