Refresh
Page last updated on Sun Dec 21 15:07:05 EST 2014
RECAP
06/23/2013 7:26 PM EDT
Cuddyer extends hit streak to 21 in Rockies' win
COLORADO 7, WASHINGTON 6

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss called
Michael Cuddyer "one of the better kept secrets in the game."



That perception might change soon.



Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league's
longest hitting streak this season to 21 games - and the Rockies
hung on to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday.



Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with St.
Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese for the year's top
streak, and the Rockies right fielder is now just two games shy
of matching the franchise's best run. Dante Bichette, now the
team's hitting coach, had hits in 23 consecutive games in 1995.



Cuddyer also extended his Colorado record for consecutive games
reaching base to 40.



And if all that means he gets more recognition, he wouldn't
mind.



"After 12 years of being in the big leagues, you don't like to
think of yourself as a secret," Cuddyer said with a laugh.



Not that he would mind remaining under the radar, either.



"He doesn't care about that stuff," Weiss said. "He likes to
show up, compete and work on his beard. That's all that matters
to Cuddy."



With his wife and son in attendance, Cuddyer, a Virginia native,
had an RBI single in Colorado's three-run third inning and a
two-run single in a three-run fourth, an inning Nolan Arenado
led off with a homer.



That gave Jorge De La Rosa (8-4) a 7-0 cushion. He allowed seven
hits in six innings, trading both his earned runs for outs in
the bottom of the fourth.



In his shortest start this year aside from a May outing he left
early due to lower-back spasms, Ross Detwiler (2-6) allowed a
season-high seven earned runs - three more than any other game.



Washington right fielder Jayson Werth started after missing
Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms, but he left in the
fourth inning following his second hit. Werth stretched his left
leg on first base before gesturing to the dugout for a pinch
runner.



"I think I'll be all right," Werth said. "Groins are pretty
straight forward. I've had a couple of them in the past, but
never missed any time, so I'm hoping that will be the case."



Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game in the
middle of the eighth inning with a leg cramp.



Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI infield
single in the bottom of the eighth, and a second run scored on
the play when Rockies short stop Josh Rutledge booted the ball.
Jhonatan Solano pinch hit and lined a two-out, two-run double to
centerfield.



But Rex Brothers struck out Ian Desmond and threw a perfect
ninth, ensuring the Nationals' four-run eighth left them still a
run short. Brothers' fourth save was also Colorado's first
four-out save of the season.



"I try not to show much emotion in there," Weiss said. "But you
know that, deep down, you've got to put this game away. You've
got put this game away, because wins are precious in this
league, and when you get out to a lead like that, you've got to
put it away, because it's going to be tough enough to win in
this league as it is."



If the Rockies were looking for a stabilizing influence during
their up-and-down game, Cuddyer sounds as if he could have
provided it.



"That's the thing about hitting streaks," Cuddyer said. "The day
it's over, you go back to being a baseball player."



NOTES: Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RHP Dan Haren is
headed to the disabled list. Haren, who surrendered six earned
runs in 3 1-3 innings Saturday to drop to 4-9 with a 6.15 ERA,
said his shoulder has been bothering him his last few starts.
"Nothing really major," Haren said. "Nothing I haven't pitched
through in the past. I'm not concerned about it, but they wanted
me to take some time to get 100 percent." He said he'll probably
have an MRI this week. ... Washington OF Bryce Harper took full
on-field batting practice for the first time since going on the
disabled list June 1 (left knee bursitis). With fans arriving
early to Nationals Park to receive Harper bobbleheads, he sent
multiple pitches over the outfield wall. Before the game, Harper
tweeted, "Well that felt unreal! (hash)BP (hash)Lovethefans."
Arenado has missed only one game since the Rockies called him up
from Triple-A Colorado Springs in late April, and Weiss said
it's difficult to find days off for the rookie. "He's wound too
tight," Weiss said. "He doesn't like to sit over here for nine
innings." ... Weiss said he planned days in advance to give Todd
Helton both Saturday and Sunday off. The Rockies don't play
Monday, so the first baseman will get three straight days of
rest. ... Colorado RHP Juan Nicasio (4-3, 4.78) will face Boston
Red Sox RHP Ryan Dempster (4-8, 4.23) on Tuesday. ... Nationals
LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.34) will face Arizona Diamondbacks RHP
Trevor Cahill (3-8, 3.92) on Tuesday. ... Rapper Wale, a D.C.
native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Pittsburgh Steelers
2
New England Patriots
3
Green Bay Packers
4
Detroit Lions
5
Minnesota Vikings
12/21/2014
Greece - Super LeagueLEVADIAKOS vs. P THESSALONIKI09:30 AM PST
NFLVikings vs Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLRavens vs Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLLions vs Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLBrowns vs Panthers10:00 AM PST
NFLFalcons vs Saints10:00 AM PST
NFLPackers vs Buccaneers10:00 AM PST
NFLChiefs vs Steelers10:00 AM PST
NFLPatriots vs Jets10:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaELCHE vs. MALAGA10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionVALLADOLID vs. BARCELONA B10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionU DEP LAS PALMAS vs. OSASUNA10:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueM TEL AVIV vs. M PETACH TIKVA10:15 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueSPORTING LOKEREN vs. KV KORTRIJK11:00 AM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaJ WILSTERMANN vs. NAC POTOSI11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaNAC MADEIRA vs. SPORTING11:15 AM PST
Italy - Serie AINTER vs. LAZIO11:45 AM PST
France - Ligue 1G BORDEAUX vs. O LYONNAIS12:00 PM PST
Peru - PrimeraSP CRISTAL vs. JUAN AURICH12:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaATH BILBAO vs. ATL MADRID12:00 PM PST
NBAKnicks vs Raptors12:35 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaBLOOMING vs. BOLIVAR1:00 PM PST
NFLGiants vs Rams1:05 PM PST
NFLBills vs Raiders1:25 PM PST
NFLColts vs Cowboys1:25 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraSANTIAGO WAND vs. PALESTINO1:30 PM PST
Ecuador - Serie AEMELEC vs. BARCELONA1:30 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Cavaliers1:35 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIIND SANTA FE vs. IND MEDELLIN2:30 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Magic3:05 PM PST
NBACeltics vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Nets3:05 PM PST
NBALakers vs Kings3:05 PM PST
NBASuns vs Wizards3:05 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Thunder4:05 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Timberwolves4:05 PM PST
NFLSeahawks vs Cardinals5:30 PM PST
12/22/2014
Italy - SupercoppaJUVENTUS vs. NAPOLI09:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigCAYKUR RIZESPOR vs. GAZIANTEPSPOR09:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANATHINAIKOS vs. AOK KERKYRA09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueB JERUSALEM vs. H BEER SHEVA10:55 AM PST
College FootballBYU vs Memphis11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. P FERREIRA11:00 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaRB LEIPZIG vs. TSV 1860 MÃœNCHEN11:15 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSTOKE vs. CHELSEA12:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. BELENENSES1:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBAJazz vs Grizzlies5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBATrail Blazers vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NFLBroncos vs Bengals5:30 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Spurs5:35 PM PST
NBAKings vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
12/23/2014
College FootballNorthern Illinois vs Marshall3:00 PM PST
College FootballNavy vs San Diego State6:30 PM PST
12/24/2014
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Western Kentucky09:00 AM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Rice5:00 PM PST
12/26/2014
College FootballIllinois vs Louisiana Tech10:00 AM PST
College FootballRutgers vs North Carolina1:30 PM PST
College FootballNC State vs Central Florida5:00 PM PST
12/27/2014
College FootballVirginia Tech vs Cincinnati10:00 AM PST
College FootballDuke vs Arizona State11:00 AM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs South Carolina12:30 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Boston College1:30 PM PST
College FootballNebraska vs USC5:00 PM PST
12/29/2014
College FootballWest Virginia vs Texas A&M11:00 AM PST
College FootballClemson vs Oklahoma2:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Arkansas6:00 PM PST
12/30/2014
College FootballNotre Dame vs LSU12:00 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Georgia3:30 PM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Stanford7:00 PM PST
12/31/2014
College FootballMississippi vs TCU09:30 AM PST
College FootballBoise State vs Arizona1:00 PM PST
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Mississippi State5:00 PM PST
01/01/2015
College FootballWisconsin vs Auburn09:00 AM PST
College FootballMichigan State vs Baylor09:30 AM PST
College FootballMinnesota vs Missouri10:00 AM PST
College FootballFlorida State vs Oregon2:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Alabama5:30 PM PST
01/02/2015
College FootballPittsburgh vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballIowa vs Tennessee12:20 PM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Kansas State3:45 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma State vs Washington7:15 PM PST
01/03/2015
College FootballEast Carolina vs Florida09:00 AM PST
01/04/2015
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST