The Colorado Rockies will have their fifth annual Brew Fest on Sept. 16 at Coors Field when they host the San Diego Padres. Fans will have the opportunity to drink beer from regional breweries and cast their vote for their favorite beer. The winning brewery will receive a tap on the Rooftop for all games in April in 2018. The Rockies home schedule came out today for the 2018 Major League Baseball season and the Rockies will begin next year hosting the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 6.
The Rockies meanwhile are red hot. They have now won five straight games following their 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. DJ LeMahieu led the Rockies with three hits and Nolan Arenado led the Rockies with four runs batted in. Three of Arenado's runs batted in came from an eighth inning home run that broke a 2-2 tie and put the Rockies up 5-2 at the time. Colorado is now three and a half games up on the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild-card spot in the National League.
Around MLB, the Cleveland Indians winning streak continues. It is now at a remarkable 19 games following their 11-0 hammering over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. The Chicago Cubs have the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history. They had a winning streak of 21 games in 1935. However, it should be remembered the Cubs did not win the 1935 World Series despite their 21 game winning streak. They reached the World Series but lost in six games to the Tigers.
Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees set a strange Major League Baseball record on Monday in the Yankees 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. In the fourth inning, Ellsbury reached base on catcher's interference for an MLB record 30th time in his career. He broke Pete Rose's record of 29.
Finally, the Philadelphia Phillies have claimed relief pitcher Zac Curtis off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Curtis had pitched in three innings for the Mariners this season and had a perfect earned run average of 0.00 despite giving up a home run to Carlos Gomez in a 10-4 Mariners loss to the Texas Rangers on June 16.