Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it – the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the San Francisco left-hander. Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts, and the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. ”I was going to try to bounce a curveball,” Bumgarner said.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum was demoted to the bullpen Monday. The question is: For how long?

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On a strange night at AT&T Park, Colorado Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek recorded his first road win of the season. Consider this: Matzek’s most memorable moment of the evening technically never existed. Matzek snapped a five-game losing streak with the benefit of three double plays, pitching the Rockies to a 3-2 victory over the mistake-riddled San Francisco Giants in the opener of a four-game series. First baseman Justin Morneau and left fielder Corey Dickerson drove in runs with sacrifice flies and the eventual difference-making run scored on a balk by Giants starter Jake Peavy, as the Rockies won for the fourth consecutive time this season at AT&T Park.

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Marlins stand ground despite loss

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The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. Down seven runs to powerful South Korea in the final inning of the championship game on Sunday, the Great Lakes Region champion scored three runs and electrified their fans before falling short, 8-4. There might be plans in Chicago for a parade in the team’s honor. ”We appreciate it, all the support,” manager Darold Butler said.

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The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and they have activated right-hander Christian Bergman. The team also transferred Carlos Gonzalez (knee) to the 60-day DL. This has been a frustrating season for Cuddyer, who’s making his third trip to the DL this season. The 35-year-old Cuddyer has played in 34 games and is hitting .331.

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The Kansas City Royals are on a remarkable roll and they aren’t slowing down for anybody. With their 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night , the Royals have now won 24 of their last 30 games, and have opened up a season-high three-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. Oh, and don’t look now, but they also moved to within 1 1/2 games of the Baltimore Orioles for the No. 2 seed in the American League. Kansas City hosting a playoff series at Kauffman Stadium? It could happen. As for Saturday, the Royals rode the right arm of Jeremy Guthrie, who allowed just one run over eight innings. That run actually came on his very first pitch as Shin-Soo Choo greeted him with a home run. After that, Guthrie allowed just four more hits (all singles) and one walk, en route to evening his record at 10-10. ”The first pitch was actually a pretty good pitch,” manager Ned Yost said. ”It was a fastball that was down. You’re trying to get ahead with the first pitch of the game.” Who are we to argue based on the end result?  The first three batters in Kansas City’s order — Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Alex Gordon — combined to drive in all six runs, including Gordon’s solo homer in the first. Dyson put the Royals ahead for good with a bases loaded walk in the fourth. YANKEES HONOR JOE TORRE WITH CEREMONY AND VICTORY:

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Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night. ”He looks relaxed up there,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. Ozuna, whose 19th homer and second career slam came off reliever Juan Nicasio during the Marlins’ six-run ninth, said that he’s focusing on getting good pitches to hit and refraining from overswinging. I’m helping the team right now.” Henderson Alvarez (10-5) withstood a pair of homers over six innings to win his fourth consecutive decision.

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The Miami Marlins began an important nine-game road trip Friday night by trouncing the Colorado Rockies 13-5. The victory nudged the Marlins back above .500 (64-63) and kept them four games behind in the wild-card scramble. “We needed this game, because we’re fighting for maybe a wild-card (spot),” said Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna, who hit a grand slam in the six-run ninth and tied his career-high with five RBIs. The one-sided win was uncharacteristic for the Marlins, whose 32 one-run victories are by far the most in the majors.

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Royals path to playoffs lacks significant roadblocks

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