MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 2

DENVER, April 23 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday had three hits and one RBI Sunday as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres, 4-2, to snap a three-game losing streak.

MLB: San Diego 11, Colorado 1

DENVER, April 21 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer and knocked in four Friday night as San Diego blasted Colorado, 11-1.

MLB: Colorado 7, LA Dodgers 2

DENVER, April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs Wednesday as the Colorado Rockies downed the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers, 2, Colorado 1

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Russell Martin hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to allow the Los Angeles Dodgers to squeak by the Colorado Rockies 2-1 Tuesday.

MLB: Colorado 11, Arizona 4

DENVER, April 4 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday had four hits, four RBI and two runs Wednesday as Colorado trounced Arizona, 11-4.

MLB: San Diego 5, Colorado 4

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- San Diego defeated Colorado 5-4 Tuesday, and the Padres extended their lead in the NL wild card race to two games over Philadelphia.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 11, Colorado 3

DENVER, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A first inning grand slam home run by David Wright Wednesday night helped the New York Mets clobber Colorado, 11-3.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 7, Colorado 4

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lastings Milledge had two runs, three hits, and two RBI Saturday night as the New York Mets beat Colorado, 7-4, for their third straight win.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- David Wright had two hits and two RBI Friday night to help the New York Mets beat Colorado, 6-3.

MLB: Arizona 9, Colorado 5

DENVER, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Luis Gonzalez had three runs, three hits, and one RBI Wednesday night to help Arizona beat the Colorado Rockies, 9-5.

MLB: Colorado 4, Arizona 3

DENVER, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Monday as Colorado downed Arizona, 4-3.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 8, Colorado 7

DENVER, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Theriot hit a three-run, pinch double in the top of the eighth inning Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado, 8-7.

MLB: Los Angeles 4, Colorado 2

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday defeated the Colorado Rockies, 4-2, with Wilson Betemit going 3-for-4 with a homer.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Colorado 2

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Sweeney had three hits and two RBI Sunday afternoon as San Francisco beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-2.

MLB: Colorado 5, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Yorvit Torrealba hit a three-run home run as the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco, 5-2, Friday night.
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Yorvit Torrealba
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Oliver Perez (L) reacts after giving up grand slam homerun to Colorado Rockies Yorvit Torrealba (C) in the second inning at Coors Field in Denver June 7, 2006. Pirates third baseman Fredy Sanchez (R) stands as Torrealba runs past. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Yorvit Adolfo Torrealba (; born July 19, 1978, in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Texas Rangers. He previously played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres. He bats and throws right-handed.

Torrealba signed with the San Francisco Giants as a minor league free agent on September 14, 1994. He made his major league debut with the Giants on September 5, 2001 as a September call up. Torrealba became the Giants back up catcher for the 2002 season after a strong spring training. During Torrealba's early career, his defensive abilities were his key strength, particularly his ability to throw out baserunners. He had 136 at-bats in 2001 and 200 in 2002.

Yorvit showed some potential, but when Benito Santiago left via free agency in 2003, the Giants opted to trade for A.J. Pierzynski rather than test Torrealba as a full-time player. He continued to serve as the backup catcher when the Giants signed Mike Matheny prior to the 2005 season; in fact, he played less than when Pierzynski was the starter. Torrealba expressed frustration over his lack of playing time to the media more than once, saying he believed he was capable of playing every day. Manager Felipe Alou publicly discussed the possibility of converting Torrealba into a utility player to get him more playing time, but that never came to pass.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yorvit Torrealba."
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