DENVER – It might be news to a few loyal Rockies fans, but Carlos Gonzalez has not always been with the Colorado Rockies. For some, it may be a hazy memory of a time before he became the player known simply as CarGo. Signed in 2002 by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a 16-year-old out of Venezuela, Gonzalez would spend several…...

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DENVER – The 41,988 at Coors Field on Sunday got swept up in the excitement from the first pitch to the last one that secured the 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The win gave the Rockies a three-game sweep at the hands of an AL West club that had entered the weekend as the best team in baseball dating back to June 19th. Entering Sunday’s ballgame, starter German Marquez had given up a first-inning run in eight of ten home starts and opponents were batting .363 (33-for-91) with six of his seventeen home runs allowed in the opening frame. From the beginning, Marquez had his best stuff. It took just nine pitches for him to get through the first inning…