Sunday, August 2
LA Galaxy ends road skid with 3-1 win at Colorado
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored in the 69th minute, Robbie Keane added a goal in stoppage time and the Los Angeles Galaxy ended a 15-match winless streak on the road with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Sebastian Lletget tied it in the 56th minute to start the Galaxy (10-7-7) on their way to their first road win since a 4-3 decision at Colorado last Aug. 20.
Marcelo Sarvas scored his first goal for the Rapids (5-7-9), who had a three-game winning streak snapped, in the 12th minute against his former team. He beat goalie Donovan Ricketts to the ball, tapped it to his left and knocked it into a wide open goal.
Ricketts, acquired in a trade with Orlando City two days earlier, played in L.A. for three seasons and was named Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010.
Arenado homers as Rockies beat Cardinals 6-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen homered, sending Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Arenado connected for a two-run shot in the fourth against Lance Lynn (8-6) and Paulsen added a leadoff drive in the sixth. Paulsen finished with two hits and three RBIs in Colorado's first win at Busch Stadium since May 12, 2013, snapping a string of five straight losses at St. Louis.
De La Rosa (7-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander is 7-2 with a 3.41 ERA in nine starts against St. Louis since joining Colorado in 2008.
Rockies place Kendrick, Dickerson on disabled list
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Kyle Kendrick and outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list.
The Rockies also recalled right-hander Scott Oberg and outfielder Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque before Saturday's game at St. Louis. Right-hander Christian Bergman (shoulder fatigue) was reinstated from the disabled list, and left-hander Aaron Laffey was designated for assignment.
Kendrick left Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Cardinals after one inning with shoulder inflammation. He is scheduled for an MRI in Denver on Monday.
Dickerson broke two ribs while diving for Jason Heyward's line drive during Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Dickerson is hitting .315 with five homers and 18 RBIs.
Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his right Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday.
The oft-injured Williams missed much of the Broncos' offseason workouts with sore hamstrings.
He was reaching to scoop a football when he crumpled to the grass in pain and was carted off the field minutes later.
Williams, a fifth-year pro who has played in San Francisco and Kansas City, was in the mix for Denver's punt return job.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Williams "was doing a good job. He came back in great shape and was doing some return stuff, wasn't even touched. So, one of those things you just feel bad for him. I know he's very disappointed, so we'll support him best we can."