: Arenado powers Rockies to win over Diamondbacks

  • null null Baseball null The Rockies and Diamondbacks opened a three-game series in Arizona (38-36) on Tuesday night tied for second place in the NL West, both a game or so out of the second wild-card spot.Certainly not a must-win situation, because this is only the middle of June, but an important game to be sure. Enter Nolan Arenado. The Rockies' perennial All-Star third baseman delivered the way he always seems to deliver in clutch situations. The Rockies star opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the first and added an RBI double in the sixth to power the Rockies (38-34) to an 8-1 victory. Just another 🥩for Nolan Arenado #Rockies #NolanBeingNolan pic.twitter.com/cG8aAAXqF6— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM (@ATTSportsNetRM) June 19, 2019Right-hander Antonio Senzatela allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win. A good win for the Rockies, and yet more proof why Arenado is leading the All-Star balloting among NL third basemen.Studs of the NightIn his second start, Marlins right-hander Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven scoreless innings against the Cardinals, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. It was a carbon copy of his debut o[......]

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    Giants cutting ties with struggling Gerardo Parra

  • null Baseball The last-place Giants are cutting loose veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra. The team announced Friday it has designated the 32-year-old outfielder for assignment, effectively ending his time with the club. That move cleared the way to summon hot-hitting outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Sacramento.   MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNThe Giants also put catcher Erik Kratz on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain and called up right-hander Tyler Beede to replace him on the roster. Beede was scheduled to start Friday against the Reds.  ROSTER MOVES:RHP Tyler Beede recalled from AAA Sacramento.OF Mike Gerber (#34) selected from AAA Sacramento.C Erik Kratz placed on 10-day IL (retro to May 1) with a left hamstring strain.OF Gerardo Parra designated for assignment.#SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 3, 2019Parra signed a minor league deal with San Francisco just before the start of spring training. He had a slash line of .198/.278/.267 through 30 games. With attendance down dramatically and the team last in the NL West at 13-18 entering Friday's games, the Giants decided to give Gerber a shot in the majors at Parra's expense. San Francisco's left fielders had a .485 OPS with one home run this season through 31 games. Gerber, 26, is slashing .357/.402/.655 with s[......]

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