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Belt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.

Buster Posey singled and doubled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games as surging San Francisco won its seventh straight.

Belt's mammoth shot got a jump on the fireworks show that was planned for after the game but started during a ninth inning rain delay.

It is the sixth time in 21 home dates this season rain has delayed or postponed a game at Coors Field.

After a one-out single in the sixth by Posey, Belt sent Kyle Kendrick's 83-mph change-up an estimated 475 feet into deep right field to make it 3-0. It is the 34th home run to land in the third deck at Coors Field.


Former Colorado College coach takes reins of USHL's Stampede

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls Stampede has named former longtime Colorado College head coach Scott Owens as coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League franchise.

The 59-year-old Owens succeeds Cary Eades, who left after three seasons to become head coach and general manager of the USHL's Fargo Force.

Owens is a Wisconsin native who was a goaltender for Colorado College in the late 1970s and later spent 15 years as head coach at the school, beginning in 1999. He resigned in April 2014.

Owens led Colorado College to seven appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2005. He coached two Hobey Baker Award winners. He is the winningest coach in Colorado College history, with a 324-228-54 record.


Goldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona win

UNDATED (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Nick Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

Tuffy Gosewisch doubled off Zac Rosscup with one out in the 13th, then Ahmed — who earlier hit his second career home run — lined one sharply into the left-field corner to give the Diamondbacks their fifth straight victory.

Randall Delgado, the last of all eight relievers used by Arizona, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 13th for the victory.


Indy 500 broadcast to introduce real-time telemetry to fans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — During the broadcast of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, fans watching on television will be able to see just how much physical strain is put on a driver's body during the race.

ABC has outfitted James Jakes and Sage Karam with sensors near the base of their hearts that will report real-time telemetry, including heart rate, respiration and calorie burn rate, as their cars careen around the speedway at more than 220 mph.

The system was developed by Dr. Terry Lyles, an expert in human performance, stress management and life coaching who works with top teams in IndyCar, NASCAR and sports cars.

ESPN analyst Jerry Punch says the idea is to show how the stress on a driver changes as the race evolves, particularly during a wreck or the intense final laps.