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Rockies thump Dodgers, WC magic number 1
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Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds homered as the Rockies clobbered the Dodgers, 9-1, on Friday night to reduce their magic number to clinch the second National League Wild Card spot to one.

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Black: 'It's up to the players on the field'
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Rockies manager Bud Black knows better than to take anything for granted. His career as a player, coach and manager has seen him be a part of a team that has come up short in postseason bids, but also teams that not only have advanced to the postseason, but won the World Series.

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Inbox: Is Tapia main pinch-hitter in WC Game?
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Who will Bud Black turn to pinch-hit if Rockies are in Wild Card Game? Who starts the Wild Card Game? What is Ian Desmond’s role in postseason? Who will win NL Manager of the Year?

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Trevor revving up in time for postseason push
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To fully appreciate Rockies shortstop Trevor Story’s four-RBI performance in Wednesday’s 15-9 victory over the Marlins, which followed a three-run homer in a win the previous night, it’s instructive to go back to early September.

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Rockies no longer an offense-only squad
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The secret is becoming public. The Rockies are in position to claim a postseason berth for only the fourth time in the franchise’s 25-year history, as anyone who glances at the Wild Card standings each day can tell. What people are only starting to come to grips with is that the Rockies’ pitching staff can […]

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Rox aiming for WC clinch; Dodgers seek HFA
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Right-hander Chad Bettis hopes his step in the right direction in his last start becomes a sprint — possibly toward helping the Rockies in the postseason — when he faces the Dodgers on Friday night at Coors Field.

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McMahon gleaning wisdom from Rox vets
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Rockies No. 3 prospect Ryan McMahon, not playing much in the club’s push for the postseason, felt that his thought process in the batter’s box seems similar to that of catcher Jonathan Lucroy, even though McMahon hits left and Lucroy hits right.

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Rox rout Fish to lower magic number
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With the Rockies’ next step toward a postseason berth decided early — a six-run second inning powered a 15-9 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday at Coors Field — the afternoon became about right-hander Jon Gray making his case as the team’s big-game pitcher.

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An unlikely start leads Dunn to 500 games
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Rockies reliever Mike Dunn appeared in his 500th career game on Monday night against the Marlins, an impressive feat considering he wasn’t a highly-touted prospect growing up in Nex Mexico.

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Gray, Rockies look to strengthen WC lead
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The Rockies look to keep a leg up for the second National League Wild Card spot on Wednesday when they face the Marlins at Coors Field in the series finale. Jon Gray gets the nod for Colorado. He’ll be opposed by Adam Conley. The Rockies lead the Brewers by 1 1/2 games for the second […]

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Rockies' Story delivers power, glove in big W
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Trevor Story hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Nolan Arenado added a two-run homer in the fifth inning as the Rockies rolled past the Marlins to remain 1 1/2 games up on the Brewers in the race for the second NL Wild Card. Tyler Anderson tossed a gem for the Rockies, as […]

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Lucroy finding power stroke for stretch run
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Veteran Rockies catcher Jonathan Lucroy could be finding his production and power at the right time.

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