DENVER – Here’s a taste of today’s pre-game banter with manager Bud Black before the Rockies look to finish of a three-game sweep of the Giants: On the aggressiveness of base runners coming from the players or coaching staff: “Kind of a combination. We’ve been in the type of games now that enable us to do that, whether close or...

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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…