SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jorge De La Rosa and Tyler Chatwood were so wild that the Oakland Athletics barely had to swing to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday.
Oakland scored its first four runs without putting the ball in play. De La Rosa and Chatwood combined to issue five walks and hit three batters with pitches in the first three innings. All three A's were plunked with the bases loaded — Michael Choice in the first, and Daric Barton and Scott Sizemore in the third. Adam Rosales also drew a bases-loaded walk in the third.
Todd Helton went 0 for 2 in his first game since hip surgery on Aug. 9. The 39-year-old Rockies first baseman, entering the final year of his contract, was arrested and charged with drunken driving last month.