The Red Sox are still No. 1 atop a pile of quality clubs in the AL, but hot hitters are powering rising challengers from the NL.
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German Marquez and DJ LeMahieu added to their impressive road success, leading Colorado to a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday for the Rockies' first four-game sweep in Atlanta.
The Colorado Rockies struck for three runs with two outs in the ninth inning, then DJ LeMahieu homered over the center field wall in the 10th Saturday night in a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Ian Desmond tripled and drove in five runs, Kyle Freeland pitched six strong innings and the Colorado Rockies coasted to an 11-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
The Rockies are bringing the drama in August, as they were able to pull another one out in walk-off fashion on Thursday.
Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna Jr.'s home run streak and Atlanta's five-game winning streak, rallying for three unearned runs in the ninth inning to beat the Braves 5-3 on Thursday night.
Evan Gattis and Tyler White hit two homers each, Yuli Gurriel added a two-run shot and the Houston Astros broke out of their offensive slump in a huge way with a 12-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night to snap a five-game skid.
Buster Olney breaks down Tuesday's action, including the star that is Ronald Acuna and two very different streaks for the Cardinals/Astros.
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each went deep, German Marquez pitched well in a clash with Justin Verlander, and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping Houston Astros 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Chris Iannetta's bases-loaded, two-out walk in the ninth inning gave the Rockies the victory over the Dodgers, their second walk-off win in as many days.
The Colorado Rockies held All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado out of the starting lineup for a second straight game because of a sore right shoulder.
Ryan McMahon hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning -- his second go-ahead homer in as many nights -- and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday night.
Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado was not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers because of a right shoulder strain, but manager Bud Black said the injury isn't expected to require a stint on the DL.
Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the seventh after replacing injured slugger Nolan Arenado, Colorado's beleaguered bullpen kept Los Angeles in check and the Rockies beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Friday night.
Manager Dave Roberts said Kenley Jansen's condition is stable.
Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered off closer Wade Davis in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers exploited Colorado's shaky bullpen to beat the Rockies 8-5 on Thursday night.
The Rockies reinstated lefty Chris Rusin from the 10-day disabled list after the reliever missed time with plantar fasciitis.
Adam Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday.
Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled cancer last year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado bullpen combined on a two-hitter to help the Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night in a game that was interrupted 32 minutes by rain.
Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review.