While Trevor Story was going 1-for-3 in his second and final rehab appearance for Triple-A Albuquerque at Sacramento, Major League Baseball made it official: Story is among the selections of his fellow players, managers and coaches for a second appearnace on the NL All-Star team.
First, Story will rejoin the Rockies on Wednesday for the final five games before the All-Star Break, and then, along with teammates Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl, he will fly to Cleveland on Sunday night for the All-Star Game.
Sidelined by a sprained right thumb suffered in a head-first slide, Story appeared in two games for Albuquerque to make sure the thumb is healed. He went 1-for-3 in both.
In Sunday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (34-49) lost 7-2 at Sacramento (Giants). Brian Mundell (.349) and Roberto Ramos (.304) both doubled for the Isotopes only extra-base hits. Jeff Hoffman (4-4, 7.52) struck out eight, but also gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk in eight innings.
AA Hartford (5-7, 42-37) won 2-1 in 10 innings at Richmond (Braves). Manuel Melendez (.247) delivered the game-winning single in the 10th. Pinch-hitter Arvicent Perez (.262) also singled home a run in the fifth. Matt Whitehouse (5.60) started and allowed one run on three hits and three walks, striking out five in four innings. Scott Griggs (1-0, 3.04) pitched the ninth for the win, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jordan Foley (5.00) worked the 10th for his first save.
Advanced A Lancaster (7-4, 41-38) won 13-9 at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) thanks to a nine-run eighth inning. Taylor Snyder (.242) delivered a three-run home run in the eighth, and Todd Czinege (.257) hit a three-run shot in the eighth. Robert Tyler (1-0, 9.53) worked a scoreless seventh, striking out two, for the win, and Tommy Doyle struck out two of three batters he faced in the ninth for his 13th save. JetHawks starter Lucas Gilbreath (6.10) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and three walks, striking out five, in 3 2/3 innings.
A Asheville (4-7, 33-48) won 6-1 at Charleston (Yankees). Daniel Montano (.242) was 3-for-4, scored three runs and had two doubles, leaving him 9-for-15 with five extra-base hits in the leadoff spot during the three games at Charlston. Terrin Vavra (.328) was 2-for-4 with a run scored, double and three RBI. Shelby Lackey (3-7, 5.60) allowed one run on four hits and two walks, striking out four in five innings.
Short-season A Boise (8-9) lost 11-9 against Salem-Keizer (Giants). Breiling Eusebio (2.31) started and pitched four shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk, striking out six. When he departed, however, things went bad for the Hawks. Stephen Jones (8.10) gave up four runs on in the fifth, and Rayne Supple (0-1, 18.00) allowed six runs on six hits and a walk in the sixth. Vladimir Dilone (.364) was 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Isaac Collins (.254) was 2-for-6 with three RBI.
Rookie Grand Junction (8-7) won 3-2 at Rocky Mountain. Christian Koss, the Rockies 12th-round draft choice out of Cal-Irvine, made his professional debut, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Mitchell Kilkenny (0.90) started and allowed one run on three hits, striking out four in four innings. Anderson Pilar (3-0, 3.97) worked two shtuout innings for the win. Gavin Hollowell (2.25) allowed a run in the ninth but earned his second save.