DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in two runs, Jorge De La Rosa pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Arizona 4-1 yesterday to take 2 of 3 from the Diamondbacks. Dexter Fowler had two hits in his first start in the cleanup spot and Nolan Arenado added an RBI double as the Rockies caught Arizona in the standings. The Diamondbacks entered the day tied with San Francisco for first in the NL West.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have ended Adam Eaton's rehabilitation stint in the minors after the outfielder felt soreness in his injured left elbow. Eaton had been a designated hitter in the minors for the past few weeks but began playing the outfield last weekend. Manager Kirk Gibson says Eaton felt discomfort in the elbow during an appearance with AAA Reno on Monday and was returning to Phoenix to be examined by team doctor Michael Lee.
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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have optioned infielder Josh Rutledge to AAA Colorado Springs, with outfielder Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) perhaps coming off the DL tomorrow. Rutledge opened the season on the Rockies' roster and batted .242 with three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs in 43 games. Cuddyer has been sidelined by an inflamed cervical disk.
DENVER (AP) - All four Denver Broncos who are in the Hall of Fame gathered last night at a gala in honor of team owner Pat Bowlen's contributions to the community. With John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman on hand, the 69-year-old Bowlen received the Mizel Institute's 2013 Community Enrichment Award for his philanthropic leadership in Colorado and his nearly three-decade long stewardship of the Broncos. Bowlen is chairman of the board of Denver Broncos Charities.
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