Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games, and his average dipped to .472.Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play. More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Nolan Arenado homered twice and doubled for the Rockies. Marte had three hits, including a go-ahead single in an eight-run seventh inning. It was 5-all going into the inning.Nick Ahmed had three hits and a pair of RBIs and Kole Calhoun added three hits with an RBI for the Diamondbacks, who took two of three to deny Colorado its sixth consecutive series win to start the season.Ryan McMahon, swinging on a 3-0 count, connected for a three-run homer to chase Arizona starter Luke Weaver with one out in the fourth inning.Garrett Hampson added a career-high four hits for the Rockies. A total of 11 players had multihit games, seven with at least three hits Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500center_img Andrew Chafin (1-0) picked up the win with an inning of scoreless relief.With the score tied at 5 in the the seventh, the Diamondbacks erupted. David Peralta struck the key blow with a three-run double off Tyler Kinley (0-1), who did not retire any of the five batters he faced. Ahmed and Calhoun each had a pair of hits in the inning.Arizona homered in a club-record 16th straight game at Coors Field and improved to 9-3 in its last 12 against the Rockies.Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela went six innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. TRAINER’S ROOM August 12, 2020 Rockies: INF Chris Owings left the game after the second inning because of tightness in his left hamstring. Hampson moved from center field to second base to replace him and Sam Hilliard entered the game to replace Hampson in center. … RHP Scott Oberg, who’s been sidelined since the start of the season by a back injury and a recurrence of blood clot issues in his pitching arm, has been undergoing a series of tests but there’s no timetable for his return. Oberg has dealt with vascular problems in his arm twice previously, missing time in August 2019 and August 2016. Manager Bud Black said he spoke with Oberg earlier Wednesday and the reliever was in good spirits and expected to return home to the Philadelphia area soon to undergo additional tests. However, he remains sidelined indefinitely. “There’s really no clear path to what is going to happen with Scott,” Black said.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: Arizona has an off day Thursday followed by a season-high 17 straight games before their next off day on Aug. 31. RHP Merrill Kelly (2-1, 2.29) is slated to start Friday night’s series opener in Arizona against the San Diego Padres, whose starter is to be determined.Rockies: Following an off day Thursday, the Rockies begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days starting Friday night in a series opener against the Texas Rangers. Colorado RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start against the Rangers’ RHP Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA). ___last_img read more

Lancashire claim first title as weather wrecks final session

first_img Lancashire were crowned English Senior Men’s County champions for the first time after a storm-hit, disrupted and shortened final day of a difficult week for weather at Hindhead in Surrey. Having gone into the final day on level terms with defending champions Kent, both counties claiming two victories, everyone was eagerly looking forward to a fitting climax. But it wasn’t to be. Although the foursomes were completed, albeit there was a ten minute suspension for thunder in mid morning, the singles were delayed, some were started, but after a further delay for lightning and several heavy downpours, play was abandoned. That meant, according to the Championship conditions, that the six singles were declared halves which meant Lancashire won 5-4 having edged the completed foursomes 2-1. “I’m delighted and proud that we have won this title at last,” said Lancashire captain Stuart Fawcett. “However, I’m disappointed that we didn’t manage to get the six singles away because I would have loved to have won it in a full match on the course. “But after five or six years of trying and never managing to pull it off it is great to be champions at last. My team has been as one. They have supported each other and all played their part. I know how Kent must feel as we were in the same position last year.” Kent captain Mark Singfield said: “It’s disappointing for us. Sometimes you are on the right end of a rules decision and sometimes you are on the wrong end. We wouldn’t have chosen to go into lunch 2-1 down but we were looking forward to a very competitive afternoon. In the end the weather won. “But I offer my congratulations to Stuart and his boys.” In a week of poor weather with frequent heavy rain and strong winds, it was a shame the climax of such an important event should be handicapped in such a way. But in the end the weather was the winner. Lancashire’s victory in the foursomes proved crucial in the end. They were indebted to Terry Brown and Glyn Rees who beat Ross Galgut and Phil Bramall 4 and 3 and to Alan Gillespie and Jeremy Morgan, winners by two holes against David Weighton and Bruce Hilsdon. Kent’s victory was secured by internationals Richard Partridge and Chris Reynolds, who beat Ian Crowther and Tony Holt by two holes. In the third place match, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire shared the foursomes 1½ – 1½ and despite starting some of the singles, they also fell foul of the weather. So it was agreed that all would be declared halves which meant their overall match was tied. 9 Oct 2014 Lancashire claim first title as weather wrecks final session Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more