BRONCOS NAME STARTING QB
Denver—Trevor Siemian has been chosen as the number one quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting signal caller when the Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. 8. Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their teammates.
Siemian has just one NFL snap on his resume, a kneel-down when he was the No. 3 QB last year behind Manning and Brock Osweiler. Manning retired and Osweiler left for Houston after the Super Bowl. General manager John Elway acquired Sanchez from the Eagles and drafted Lynch. The Broncos will save $3.5 million and a conditional seventh-round draft pick if they cut Sanchez, as expected.
ROCKIES BEAT NATS, WELCOME DODGERS TO TOWN
Washington, D.C.—(AP) – Nolan Arenado went 4 for 4, including his 35th home run and a triple, and drove in three runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Sunday. Arenado and David Dahl hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Nationals rookie Lucas Giolito, recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game. Chad Bettis (11-7) allowed two runs, both on solo homers, and five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings in his longest start since April 10. Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos went deep for Washington. Giolito (0-1) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings for the NL East leaders. Washington has dropped six of eight. Adam Ottavino recorded the final three outs for his second save after Harper homered off Boone Logan leading off the ninth. Colorado took two of three from Washington. Arenado now has 32 RBIs in August. The Rockies start a 9-game home stand beginning tonight with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jon Gray is on the hill for the Rockies going against Dodgers’ righty, Kenta Maeda.