Chatwood leads Rockies past Giants 10-2
DENVER (AP) - Tyler Chatwood threw into the sixth inning and Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer off Tim Lincecum in the Colorado Rockies' 10-2 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Promoted from AAA Colorado Springs before the game for his second stint with the Rockies this season, Chatwood (2-0) had a shaky second inning but settled in after that and handcuffed the Giants, who managed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Rosario made a nifty defensive play to thwart a big second inning and drove in three runs for the Rockies, who beat the Giants for the second straight time after snapping a 10-game losing streak to them with a 10-9 win one night earlier. That ended their longest streak over a division opponent since divisional play began in 1969, according to STATS.
Rockies recall RHP Tyler Chatwood
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood from AAA Colorado Springs and he'll start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
To make room, the Rockies optioned right-hander Rob Scahill to AAA.
This is Chatwood's second stint with the Rockies this season. He went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts earlier this season for Colorado. Chatwood was 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA, five walks and 29 strikeouts in five starts for Colorado Springs.
Chatwood is 12-17 with a 4.86 career ERA in 48 appearances in the majors for the Angels (2011) and Rockies (2012-13).
Scahill has two scoreless appearances for the Rockies this season, allowing two hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Yankees acquire INF Reid Brignac from Rockies
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a left-handed bat to the group of backups filling in for the team's injured stars.
Brignac was designated for assignment by Colorado on Thursday. He was acquired by the Rockies from Tampa Bay on Feb. 14 and hit .250 in limited action.
New York designated shortstop Alberto Gonzalez for assignment to make room for Brignac on the 40-man roster.
The Yankees made the deal with Colorado late Friday night and could not immediately get in touch with Brignac, so he did not make it to New York for the start of Saturday's game against Toronto.
The Yankees have been without shortstops Derek Jeter and Eduardo Nunez, first baseman Mark Teixeira and third basemen Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Youkilis.
Cuddyer feels good about recovery from stiff neck
DENVER (AP) - Michael Cuddyer says he doubts his neck will bother him again this season after getting an epidural that relieved pain and stiffness and allowed him to return to throwing and taking batting practice Saturday.
The Colorado Rockies outfielder is on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed cervical disk.
He got an injection Tuesday and said he was pain-free 48 hours later, just as he was two years ago when he had a shot for the same ailment.
The 34-year-old Cuddyer was among the league leaders with a .319 batting average to go along with seven home runs and 23 RBIs when he went on the DL Sunday.
Manager Walt Weiss said it hasn't been determined if Cuddyer will go on a rehab assignment when he's eligible to return May 24.
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