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DENVER -- Nolan Arenado wanted to put his benching behind him. Saku Koivu Canadiens Jersey Authentic . He did it with one of his best games of the season. Arenado rebounded with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight. It was a bounce-back performance for Arenado, removed from Fridays game when he didnt hustle down the line on a grounder to the pitcher in the fourth inning. Arenado met with manager Walt Weiss before Saturdays game and said he agreed with the decision. "Nolan had a great game. Weve all seen him do those things before," Weiss said. "He was impressive tonight to go back out there and have the game that he did. Hes a special player." The 2013 Gold Glove winner took out any frustration he might have had on Pirates starter Jeff Locke. Arenado singled in the third and fifth and then hit a solo home run in the seventh, his eighth of the year. "Obviously, its hard to end on a day like yesterday," he said. "Today was a good day. I was able to make my plays, get a couple of knocks and help the team win, because yesterday I showed I wasnt a team player. Im happy today I was able to help them out." Dickerson added a two-out solo homer to chase Locke (2-2). That was more than enough for Matzek (2-4), who continued a recent string of strong starts for Colorado. The Rockies rotation had allowed 13 earned runs in its last 44 innings entering Saturday, and Matzek added to that with seven shutout innings to get his first win since his major league debut against Atlanta on June 11. Colorados starters have a 2.29 ERA since the All-Star break. "Weve got a little bit of a roll going here," Matzek said. "Theres a good energy going on in the locker room and it starts with the starting pitchers." Stubbs made it 2-0 with a leadoff homer in the fourth, his 11th, but rolled his right foot on the swing. He played the field in the top of the fifth but knew he couldnt continue. "I had to grit my teeth to get around the bases. Walking felt fine, but whenever I jogged onto the field to play the top half of the fifth, coming off the field I knew I needed to shut it down," Stubbs said. "I think what Ive got is a mild foot sprain, not too serious, but pretty uncomfortable." Colorado added two more in the fifth on Arenados second run-scoring single and Dickersons bases-loaded groundout. "Theyve pitched it better than us. Theyve hit it better than us. Theyve fielded it better than us the last two nights," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Matzek made it hold up with the strongest start of his brief career. He pitched around a leadoff double in the fourth, and a double play got him out of a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh. Josh Rutledge added a two-run single in the eighth -- his third hit of the night -- to make it 8-0. Ike Davis denied Colorado its first shutout at Coors Field this season with a one-out homer in the ninth. The Pirates came into Coors Field having won six of eight, but theyve struggled against the Rockies. Theyve managed just two runs in the first two games in Denver, while Colorado has scored 16. Locke allowed six runs on 10 hits and struck out six in 6 2-3 innings. "I was just not 100 per cent sharp," he said. "Its a good hitting team. It just goes to show if they could pitch like they hit here, they wouldnt be 15 1/2 back, thats for sure." NOTES: Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki (left hip flexor strain) flew to Philadelphia to be examined by a specialist. ... Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup due to a swollen right ankle. He rolled his ankle at home before arriving at Coors Field on Saturday. ... Hurdle said RHP Gerrit Cole (right lat strain), who is scheduled to throw about 80 pitches in his first rehab start Monday for Triple-A Indianapolis, will make a second rehab start to get his pitch count up to 100. ... Pittsburgh 3B Pedro Alvarez (sore left knee) was not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game. Jacques Plante Canadiens Jersey Authentic . -- After a year spent travelling the world, Brooks Koepka suddenly is in a position to play a lot more golf at home. Guy Lafleur Canadiens Jersey Authentic .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes used a strong third period to extend their winning streak to three games. . - Christophe Lalancette scored a third-period goal and added the shootout winner to lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 5-4 win over the Quebec Remparts in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Sunday.BOCA RATON, Fla. - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to the city of Las Vegas.Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into the leagues consideration of Foleys request in terms of any advancement in expansion discussions. He explained that the interest from Foley and Las Vegas raised questions about the viability of that market being able to support a team, which is why Foley wants to conduct a season ticket drive and see what kind of numbers are achieved.There are currently 30 franchises operating in the NHL and even though there has been interest shown by other cities in addition to Las Vegas, like Quebec City and Seattle, there is no guarantee that enough votes would be procured to approve any expansion. That was the main point Bettman wanted to get across after this first of two days of meetings.There is no formal expansion process, Bettman said. There is no vote that was taken today. There is no vote that was contemplated. We dont have an agreement to sell anybody an expansion process.When asked why the league would even consider expansion, Bettman reiteratedd the growing interest from other cities in adding a team, and in Foleys case he has expressed an interest for more than a year. Max Pacioretty Canadiens Jersey Authentic. But the league hasnt even studied the Las Vegas market as far as its strength and no timeline has been established for an expansion process.Pierre Dion of Quebecor attended the meeting Monday but not to discuss his pursuit of an expansion team in Quebec City. He was there strictly to address the television relationship between his TVA Sports French TV network and the league.The other two highlights on the agenda that Bettman placed a priority on were the preliminary projections of what the salary cap will be next season and an update on the transfer of ownership of the Arizona Coyotes to Andrew Barroway.Our best guess, and its gotten some variation in it, is if the Canadian dollar stays where it is now for the rest of the season, which is about .88 cents, the cap for next season would be approximately $73 million, Bettman said. Thats a guess. Its subject to variation and it also assumes that the Canadian dollar stays where it is now.As for the Coyotes and Barroway, he said that is an ongoing process that is still on track and the board is not yet ready to vote on it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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