DENVER, CO - MAY 02: Jason Giambi #23 of the Colorado Rockies watches his game winning three run pinch hit walk off home run off of Scott Elbert #57 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on May 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 8-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Wins Series On Jason Giambi Walk-off Home Run

The Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off home run by Jason Giambi.

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Jeremy Guthrie Injury Update: Rockies Starter Making Progress Towards Tuesday Return

According to Troy Renck of The Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies received an encouraging sign from injured righty SP Jeremy Guthrie on Thursday. Renck reports the recent acquisition made another step towards a healthy return to the rotation:

Guthrie has started four games in the 2012 MLB season, but has struggled thus far to find his rhythm.

The Rockies traded for Guthrie in the transaction that sent SP Jason Hammel and RP Matt Lindstrom to the Baltimore Orioles. He has pitched over 175 innings for five straight seasons, crossing beyond 200 IP in the past four, but in 2012 he has 10 walks to only 5 strikeouts with 4 home runs allowed.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Jorge De La Rosa Injury: Rockies Pitcher Makes Rehab Start For Modesto Nuts

On Wednesday night, Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa began a rehab stint with the Advanced-A level Modesto Nuts. De La Rosa is making his way back from last May's torn ulnar collateral ligament and Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

De La Rosa began the night by allowing a leadoff single, but he followed that up with a swinging strikeout for Eric Groff. The suspect Modesto defense reared its ugly head for Modesto when Cristhian Adames committed a fielding error on a ball hit by Chris Owings. However, Adames made up for that by starting a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

The second inning went smoother with Bobby Borchering called out on strikes and Raywilly Gomez swinging for the third strike. De La Rosa did walk Keon Broxton, but Carter Bell flied out to end the inning. The third inning began with Ryan LaPensee called out on strikes. Groff singled on a line drive in between a ground out and a fly out.

De La Rosa would have stayed in longer, but he was hit on the wrist by a line drive during the third inning, reports Brian VanderBeek.

Overall, De La Rosa threw 44 pitches, 28 for strikes, and reached 94 m.p.h. on the gun, according to VanderBeek.

VanderBeek also reports that De La Rosa should make his next start on Monday. The Nuts will look for a second victory with De La Rosa on the mound after winning Wednesday's game against the Visalia Rawhide, 10-1. De La Rosa received a no-decision, allowing Nick Schnaitmann to pick up his first 'W' of the season.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Final Score: Colorado Wins 8-5 On Walk-Off Homer

The Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5, thanks to a three-run walk-off homer by Jason Giambi, but that only came after the team blew a two-run lead in the top of the ninth inning. The Rockies bullpen actually blew the team's lead twice in the final two innings, but the offense came through with enough firepower in the end.

After leading 2-1 going into the eighth inning, Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers gave up one run apiece in that frame to put L.A. ahead 3-2. The Rockies responded in the bottom of the eighth inning with three runs, taking a 5-3 lead, but closer Rafael Betancourt blew the save on a two-run double by Dee Gordon.

Moving to the in the bottom of the ninth, Dodgers reliever Jamey Wright had some issues with command early in the inning, walking the first two guys to came up to the plate. Those mistakes put Rockies in a position to put the game away without doing much. After a sacrifice by Jonathan Herrera, the Dodgers pulled Wright in favor of lefty Scott Elbert, who promptly gave up the walk-off shot to Giambi.

Carlos Gonzalez was the star for Colorado on Wednesday, hitting two homers off reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, including a key two-run bomb in the eighth inning. Matt Kemp was 1-for-2 with a single and three walks, including two of the intentional variety.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin Gets One More Start To Buy Alternatives Time

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is expected to start on Monday night against San Diego despite his recent struggles because of a lack of alternatives, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Chacin simply hasn't looked like his usual self this season with significantly decreased velocity, but the options to replace him aren't ready to move up to the majors yet.

Alex White, Tyler Chatwood and Christian Friedrich are all potential candidates to take over for Chacin, but each needs a little more time, according to Rockies’ management.

All three are currently in the minor leagues working out some things out after having less-than-ideal springs. White pitched on Tuesday for Triple-A Sacramento and struggled with command, while the less-experienced Friedrich has looked better but he's still needs reps. Chatwood is still building arm strength after starting the season in the bullpen.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Lineups: Dexter Fowler Returns, Wilin Rosario Gets Start

The Colorado Rockies are mixing up their lineup a bit from Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading off their batting order with Jonathan Herrera while returning Eric Young Jr. to the bench. Dexter Fowler is taking his spot in center field once again, giving Colorado its complete starting outfield.

Here is the starting lineup for the Rockies:

2B Jonathan Herrera
CF Dexter Fowler
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Wilin Rosario
3B Chris Nelson
P Drew Pomeranz

The Rockies are also giving Wilin Rosario a start in favor of Ramon Hernandez, who is getting a day of rest.

Here is the Dodgers' lineup:

LF Tony Gwynn Jr.
2B Mark Ellis
CF Matt Kemp
1B Juan Rivera
RF Andre Ethier
3B Jerry Hairston Jr.
SS Justin Sellers
C A.J. Ellis
P Clayton Kershaw

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Turns To Drew Pomeranz To Avoid Series Loss

The Colorado Rockies play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon, looking to avoid losing its third series in a row. The Rockies could have taken the series on Tuesday night had they completed a comeback against the Dodgers, but they ultimately lost the game, 7-6.

Wednesday's contest will be a battle between young lefties: one established, one looking to make a name for himself. The former, Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 5.40 ERA), takes the mound for the Rockies. Pomeranz pitched just four innings in his April 27 start after suffering left forearm tightness. He allowed just two runs before the flood gates opened in what concluded as a Rockies' 18-9 victory over the New York Mets.

Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 1.78 ERA) enters this contest on a two-game winning streak, allowing just two runs over the 15 innings thrown in those two starts. He has struck out 15 batters during this stretch as well. Kershaw is 3-3 with a 5.88 ERA in nine career starts at Coors Field

Game time/date: 1:10 p.m. MT, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: MLB.tv/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Final Score: Los Angeles Survives To Earn 7-6 Victory

The Colorado Rockies scored six unanswered runs from the sixth inning on against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough. Colorado came up one run short. The Dodgers improved to 17-7 on the season by defeating the Rockies 7-6 at Coors Field.

L.A. used first inning home runs from Dee Gordon and Andre Ethier to build a quick 4-0 lead. Catcher A.J. Ellis would homer in the third and fifth innings to make it 7-0 Dodgers until Colorado started its scoring run.

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed 11 hits and seven runs (all earned) in 4.2 innings while striking out three and walking four.

Carlos Gonzalez and Tyler Colvin each homered for Colorado in the loss.

The defeat drops Colorado to 11-12.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Lineups: Eric Young Jr., Chris Nelson Appear In Colorado's Lineup

The Colorado Rockies' lineup for Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers has a couple of new faces in it as a result of manager Jim Tracy's decisions. Eric Young Jr. will leadoff and start in center field while Chris Nelson will start at third base after missing a few games due to a sore wrist.

Here is the starting lineup for the Rockies:

CF Eric Young Jr.
2B Marco Scutaro
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Ramon Hernandez
3B Chris Nelson
P Jhoulys Chacin

Michael Cuddyer is also back in the lineup following a routine off day on Monday.

Here is the Dodgers' lineup:

SS Dee Gordon
2B Mark Ellis
CF Matt Kemp
RF Andre Ethier
1B James Loney
LF Tony Gwynn Jr.
3B Adam Kennedy
C A.J. Ellis
P Ted Lilly

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Consider Adding IF Jorge Cantu, According To Report

On Monday, veteran MLB infielder Jorge Cantu opted out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and now that the 28-year-old is free to sign with any team, the Colorado Rockies are having internal discussions about whether to pursue Cantu for Triple-A depth, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Cantu has posted a respectable .271/.316/.439 triple-slash line over the course of his eight-year MLB career, but his past few seasons have been far below those averages.

In 2010, Cantu suffered through a .235/.279/.327 season in 30 games with the Texas Rangers, and in 2011 the San Diego Padres released him after a miserable .194/.232/.285 performance at the plate. Cantu played for the Rockies' Triple-A squad at Colorado Springs in 2011 after being let go by the Padres, so he is familiar with the organization.

For more on the Rockies, visit Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Jhoulys Chacin Looks For Consistency Vs. Los Angeles

After going 11-11 in April, the Colorado Rockies enter May with a win in hand at the start of their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team picked up a 6-2 victory on Monday after the bullpen came through unscathed during a seventh-inning bases-loaded situation.

On Tuesday, Jhoulys Chacin (0-2, 5.85 ERA) will look to rebound from his poor outing in Pittsburgh last week. He allowed five runs in the fifth inning on four straight hits, including two home runs. The team went on to lose that game, 5-1. Chacin is 6-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) against the Dodgers in his career.

Ted Lilly (2-0, 0.90 ERA) opposes Chacin. Lilly has yet to allow more than one run in any of his three starts this season and has gone at least six innings each time. In his one start on the road so far, Lilly did walk six against the Houston Astros -- for whatever that might be worth. Lilly is 8-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 12 career starts against the Rockies.

Game time/date: 6:40 p.m. MT, Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Final Score: Bullpen Shines In 6-2 Victory

The Colorado Rockies put a two-game losing streak behind them on Monday evening with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Ramon Hernandez each drove in two runs for the win while the bullpen came through with a sterling effort in the seventh inning

The game didn't start off too well for Juan Nicasio, as he allowed a Matt Kemp home run (12) in the top of the first inning, but Gonzalez drove in the first of his runs with a ground out in the bottom of the inning. Neither team scored again until the fourth inning when Tulowitzki doubled in two runs and Ramon Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly, providing the Rockies with a 4-1 lead.

Former Rockies player Juan Uribe got to Nicasio in the sixth inning when he singled in James Loney (who had reached on a double). The Rockies struck in the bottom half of the inning with a Ramon Hernandez RBI double, ending Aaron Harang's night. Harang allowed five runs in 5.2 innings

Nicasio came out to start the seventh inning and allowed back-to-back singles, at which point manager Jim Tracy brought in Esmil Rogers. He walked Mark Ellis to load the bases, but he struck out Kemp, the hottest hitter in baseball, for the first out. Rex Brothers entered the game to face the lefty-hitting Andre Ethier and promptly struck him out. Edgmer Escalona then relieved Brothers and got Juan Rivera out to end the inning and preventing any runs from scoring.

Carlos Gonzalez added an RBI single to bring the game to a 6-2 lead for the Rockies.

The Rockies finished April at 11-11 (7-6 home) and will play Game 2 on Tuesday evening with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Los Angeles Reinstates Pitcher Todd Coffey From DL

Prior to the start of their series against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers made an adjustment to their roster by reinstating Todd Coffey from the DL. Nathan Eovaldi was sent to double-A to make room for Coffey.

Related: Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Needs A Pick-Me-Up After Series Loss Over Weekend

Coffey, who had been sidelined by a knee injury, has pitched only one inning for Los Angeles this season. In 59-2/3 innings of work with the Washington Nationals in 2011, Coffey struck out 46 batters, walked 20 and had a 3.62 ERA.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies Lineups: Tyler Colvin Starts In Right Field Vs. Los Angeles

The Colorado Rockies won't have any major changes in Monday night's lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The only move of significance is that Tyler Colvin will start this game in right field, sending Michael Cuddyer to the bench for the night.

Here is the full Rockies lineup:

2B Marco Scutaro
3B Jonathan Herrera
LF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
C Ramon Hernandez
RF Tyler Colvin
CF Dexter Fowler
P Juan Nicasio

Minus Cuddyer, this has been a familiar lineup for manager Jim Tracy recently. Dexter Fowler continues to hit eighth, but if he can play like has has over the last series he should find himself moving back up in the order.

And for the Dodgers:

SS Dee Gordon
2B Mark Ellis
CF Matt Kemp
RF Andre Ethier
2B James Loney
3B Juan Uribe
LF Tony Gwynn Jr.
C A.J. Ellis
P Aaron Harang

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Dodgers blog True Blue LA. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Needs A Pick-Me-Up After Series Loss Over Weekend

The Colorado Rockies have dropped two straight series, but they will look to turn things around with a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the week.

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