Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout
Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday’s deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday.
Padres hit by COVID-19 concerns, 5 players out, beat Rockies
Padres Rockies Baseball San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his three-run triple off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Denver. “We had a short bench and everybody stepped up and filled in.”Tatis tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list earlier in the day. Senzatela made his first start since coming off the injured list earlier in the day because of a groin strain. Cron has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to last Friday, with a lower back strain. UP NEXTThe Padres and Rockies are slated to play a doubleheader Wednesday, with the second game a makeup for Monday’s rainout.wftv.com
Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER 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. Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play. 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).