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Burst pipe postpones game

DENVER — The sun was out and the sky was clear around Coors Field. So this was one unusual postponement.

Saturday night's game between the Rockies and Reds was called off because of a water main break outside the ballpark. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader today.

The Rockies originally said the game would be delayed 30 minutes, and city officials were on their way to fix the issue. There were pools of water on the street and sidewalk near Blake Street, right outside the park gate.

Restrooms inside Coors Field were not working and there were only limited concessions. Yellow tape was put up to keep fans away from the street and police officers patrolled the area.

About 40 minutes after the scheduled first pitch, the Denver Office of Emergency Management requested the postponement.

This bizarre development was almost par for the course for the Rockies this season. They're last in the National League and in danger of losing 100 games for the first time in their history.

"Whatever can happen will this year," Ryan Lewis of Billings, Mont., said. "I'd be surprised if we didn't have a hurricane."

TANAKA THROWS: Yankees rookie RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches at Tropicana Field in his first bullpen session in a month since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow.

MINOSO HOSPITALIZED: White Sox legend Minnie Minoso, 88, was hospitalized in Chicago after falling from his boat Friday. He could be released today.

CARDS HONOR FOUR: Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Mike Shannon and the late Marty Marion were inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

BREWERS: RHP Kyle Lohse will skip his next start after he aggravated a right ankle sprain in Wednesday's outing.

DODGERS: 3B Juan Uribe went on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his right hamstring.

REDS: RHP Homer Bailey went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.

RED SOX: DH David Ortiz became the third player to hit 400 home runs in a Boston uniform when he connected in the third against the Astros. Ted Williams had 521, Carl Yastrzemski 452. Ortiz has 459 total.

ROCKIES: OF Michael Cuddyer was activated from the disabled list after he missed more than two months with a fractured left shoulder.

WHITE SOX: OF Avisail Garcia, who went on the disabled list April 10 with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and was expected to miss the season, was activated.

Burst pipe postpones game 08/16/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:47pm]
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