Sports, August 14th


Eagle/Vail—After Monday’s 2nd place finish in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon, the Rifle Bears took 5th at Eagle-Vail in yesterday’s Battle Mountain Invitational. Ty Caron’s 82 to lead the Bears.


Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a lead and lost to the San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 7 to 5.  Jorge De La Rosa is on the mound in this afternoon’s finale with the Padres.



ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Cardinals will try to close the gap to one game on NL Central-leading Pittsburgh when the two rivals meet in again tonight in St. Louis.  Two of the National League’s ERA leaders will square off with Francisco Liriano scheduled to pitch for the Pirates and Shelby Miller set for St. Louis.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Dodgers take a seven-game winning streak into their home games against the Mets tonight and that has helped L.A. to a 39-8 record since June 22.  Pitching has been a key element to the recent winning ways, with Los Angeles starters going 13-1 with a 1.72 ERA in the last 18 games. 

ST. PETERSBURGH, Fla. (AP) – Slumping Tampa Bay turns to David Price to snap them out of a six-game losing streak when they host Seattle tonight. The left-hander has allowed just two earned runs in his last three starts but has only been able to earn one win over that span.

NEW YORK (AP) – Ivan (ee-VAHN’) Nova will try to continue his recent stingy pitching when he gets the start for the Yankees tonight at home against the Angels.  The right-hander has 0.86 ERA in his last three starts but has only managed one win.

WASHINGTON (AP) – San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum will face off with 13-game winner Jordan Zimmermann tonight when Washington hosts the Giants. Lincecum is 0-2 in his last three starts since tossing a no-hitter last month, but he’s got a 1.23 ERA over that stretch.  Zimmerman has seen his ERA go from 2.28 to 3.10 in his last seven starts.