DENVER (AP) – Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies overcame a tying, three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on a rain-soaked Monday night.
Wilin Rosario had two hits and scored the winning run for the Rockies.
Neil Walker had three hits and Andrew McCutchen added two for the Pirates, who have lost three of four.
Rosario led off the ninth with a single against reliever Jason Grilli (1-3) and moved to third on a one-out single by pinch-hitter Jason Giambi. Fowler hit a deep fly to McCutchen in center field and Rosario slid home ahead of the throw.
Rockies’ Nelson in hospital for heart tests
DENVER (AP) – Rockies infielder Chris Nelson is in the hospital to have tests for an irregular heartbeat.
The team said Nelson was admitted before Colorado’s 5-4 win over Pittsburgh on Monday night and will remain overnight.
Nelson is hitting .256 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 58 games this season.
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rapids have placed midfielder Pablo Mastroeni on the disabled list and have waived Colombian midfielder Harrison Henao.
The team said Monday that Mastroeni will miss at least six matches before being eligible to return from the disabled list.
Mastroeni was hit in the back of the head during the Rapids’ season opener against Columbus on March 10, and he has missed several matches since then with headaches. He is the club’s all-time leader in games played, games started and minutes.
Henao played in one MLS match for the Rapids. Waiving him gives the Rapids an additional international roster spot.
Road rage leads to Bronco player’s arrest in Fla.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Police say a road rage incident in Miami Beach led to the arrest of Denver Broncos defensive tight end Elvis Dumervil.
A police report released Monday says the 28-year-old Dumervil and another man, Andy Aguste, were stuck in traffic Saturday evening. It said they got into an argument with another driver, Kristine Ramirez, and the two men displayed weapons.
When police arrived Dumervil told them he didn’t have a gun. Officers say they found a gun in the car’s glove compartment.
Dumervil was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He bonded out of jail. Attorney Harvey Steinberg says he expects authorities to clear his client after they conclude their investigation.
UNDATED (AP) – Two Pro Bowl running backs are set for the new season with big paychecks on the way. Ray Rice of Baltimore and Matt Forte (FOHR’-tay) of Chicago both agreed to deals yesterday. Rice gets a five-year, $40 million contract from the Ravens, while Forte accepted a package worth a reported $32 million with more than $18 million guaranteed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball racked up a pre-Olympics win last night. Playing in front of the President and First Lady, Team USA beat Brazil 80-69 after trailing by 10 points late in the first quarter. LeBron James led the way with 30 points.
PAU, France (AP) – Today is a day of rest in the Tour de France. When the competition resumes tomorrow, Bradley Wiggins will wear the yellow jersey, symbolic of being the race leader. The winner of yesterday’s 15th state was Pierrick Fedrigo of France.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Roush (rowsh) Fenway Racing Team says that Carl Edwards has a new crew chief. Bob Osborne is out and Chad Norris is in. Osborne will become a senior member of the organization’s management team and steering committee.
ZURICH (AP) – FIFA (FEE’-fuh), the world wide governing body of soccer, has appointed former U.S. attorney Michael J. Garcia as lead prosecutor to investigate allegations of corruption in the sport. Garcia will review a Swiss court document on a World Cup kickbacks scandal and evaluate the behavior of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.