>>Rockies Rough Up D’backs
(Denver, CO) — Ian Desmond drilled a three-run homer in the first inning and a two-run single in the second as the Rockies roughed up the Diamondbacks 19-2 at Coors Field. Carlos Gonzalez homered twice and drove in six runs for the Rockies, who snapped a two-game skid. German Marquez also went deep and tossed six innings of two-run ball for the win.
>>Rockies Activate Shaw From DL
(Denver, CO) — Rockies pitcher Bryan Shaw is back with the team after being activated from the 10-day disabled list yesterday. Shaw was out with a right calf strain. The Rox optioned pitcher Jerry Vasto in a related move. In other team news, pitcher Zac Rosscup has been claimed off waivers by the Dodgers.
>>Rockies Wrap Up Series With D’backs
(Denver, CO) — The Rockies and D’backs wrap up their three-game series today at Coors Field. Kyle Freeland will take the mound for Colorado. The Snakes will send out Robbie Ray.
>>Nuggets Lose To Raptors
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Nuggets are one and done in the Las Vegas Summer League tournament after an 85-77 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Monte Morris netted 21 points to lead Denver, which fell to 3-and-1 in Sin City. The Nuggets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow in a consolation game.
>>Nuggets Sign Second-Round Pick Vanderbilt
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Nuggets are locking up second-round draft pick Jarred Vanderbilt with a multi-year contract. The team has signed Vanderbilt, who was selected with the 41st pick in last month’s NBA Draft out of Kentucky.