Tuesday, September 1
Paulsen's 2-run single lifts Rockies over Diamondbacks, 5-4
DENVER (AP) — Ben Paulsen hit a two-out, two-run single and the Colorado Rockies rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game home losing streak.
The Rockies were held in check by Arizona starter Robbie Ray and two relievers before rallying in the ninth off closer Brad Ziegler (0-3).
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run double off the top of the fence in left to pull the Rockies within a run. One out later Ziegler's errant throw to first on DJ LeMahieu's comebacker put the winning run at second.
Nick Hundley walked to load the bases, finishing Ziegler. Matt Reynolds came on and Paulsen sent an 0-2 pitch up the middle to give Colorado the win.
It was his second walk-off hit of the season.
Dodgers acquire minor league Ruggiano from Seattle
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Justin Ruggiano and cash considerations from Seattle on Monday night for a player to be named later.
Ruggiano batted .296 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 49 games with the Mariners' Triple-A Tacoma affiliate this season. Ruggiano appeared in 36 games with Seattle, hitting .214 with two homers and three RBIs.
The 33-year-old outfielder has played parts of seven seasons in the big leagues with Tampa Bay, Miami, the Cubs and Mariners, playing all three outfield positions.
Ruggiano was originally selected by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2004 first-year player draft.
Broncos trade Clark, cut Walker, Stewart
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos traded offensive tackle Chris Clark to Houston on Monday, released veteran linebacker Reggie Walker and placed rookie tight end Jeff Hauerman on injured reserved.
The Clark trade for a seventh-round pick in 2016 is contingent on his passing a physical.
Hauerman tore an ACL one week after he was drafted, but the Broncos couldn't put him on IR until the 75-man roster cut. Otherwise, he would have had to go through waivers first.
The Broncos also waived fourth-year running back Jeremy Stewart, quarterback Zac Dysert, punter Spencer Lanning, safety Ross Madison, tight end Jake Murphy and linebacker Chase Vaughn.
Three rookies were cut: cornerback Tevrin Brandon, guard Andre Davis and fullback/tight end Joe Don Duncan.
Broncos trade tackle Chris Clark to Houston
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have traded sixth-year tackle Chris Clark to the Houston Texans for a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.
In joint practices with the Texans last summer, Clark took exception when J.J. Watt pushed him around in a 1-on-1 pass-rushing drill and kept right on motoring toward the imaginary QB. Clark finally broke free with a swipe at the Texans star that sent the pass rusher's helmet bouncing on the ground.
"Don't get mad when you get beat," Watt hollered at Clark.
Clark, who started at left tackle in the Broncos' Super Bowl run in 2013, was supplanted at right tackle early this camp by Ryan Harris.
He had been working as a backup to left tackle Ty Sambrailo in recent weeks.