Arenado helps Rockies power way past Twins


The game between the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed due to stormy weather. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) pitches for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88).

Berrios (2-0), the Twins' top pitching prospect, held Colorado hitless through four innings and walked one batter in his 16th career start.

Arenado's homer was just the beginning of the Rockies' solid day vs. Santana, who pitched seven innings, allowing five runs on six hits.

If Anderson can begin pitching like he did previous year, the Rockies' rotation would be formidable.

"I kind of anticipated it was going to happen", he said. The 22-year-old Marquez took a no-hitter into the seventh against Chicago and even had a two-run single for his first major league hit. "I'm really confident in what we can do".

Berrios hit Colorado's Nolan Arenado with a pitch with two outs in the first inning, but struck out cleanup hitter Carlos Gonzalez to end the inning.

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Anderson struck out 10, allowing one run in six innings in a win over the D-backs and then in the loss to the Dodgers he gave up three runs through 5 1/2 innings striking out eight.

Thursday's doubleheader is a good test for two teams who now lead their respective divisions.

Asked what his best pitch was - fastball, curveball or changeup - Berrios said, "Strikes", before adding, "I used all three pitches".

Brian Dozier drove in the Twins' run with a sacrifice line drive to left, scoring Eddie Rosario, who had tripled with one out in the fifth inning. With two on and two out and the tying run on the on-deck circle, Holland was brought in to face one batter in the ninth.

Reynolds' single plated Tony Wolters and Charlie Blackmon in the third inning. Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman hits a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday May 15, 2017. He is the first Twins starter to record 11 or more strikeouts since Ervin Santana did it on September 5, 2015 at Houston (11) and the first Twins starter to do it at Target Field since Francisco Liriano accomplished the feat on July 13, 2012 against Oakland (15). The key hits were a two-run single over the third-base bag by RBI machine Mark Reynolds and an RBI single by Desmond.

Rockies SS Trevor Story, placed on the 10-day DL a week ago with a strained left shoulder, took batting practice before the game and was dispatched to a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday he has an idea of who Minnesota's starting pitcher will be Saturday, but he wouldn't make a final decision just yet. In his 13.0 innings and 0-1 record this year, Bonilla has a 4.85 ERA with 11 Ks. That game will be carried by ROOT Sports-Rocky Mountain in the Denver region and Fox Sports North in the Twin Cities area. Cincinnati lost the first two 9-5 and 7-5, then on Thursday the Reds were swept 9-5.