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Rockies in decent position heading into all-star break

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado scores under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis on a single by DJ LeMahieu during the fifth inning of their baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado scores under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis on a single by DJ LeMahieu during the fifth inning of their baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — Viewed through a big-picture window, the Rockies have reached the all-star break in decent shape.

An encouraging four-game split with the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers, capped off with a 3-1 victory Sunday, leaves the Rockies with a 46-50 record, 4½ games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

Considering where they were at the break last year — 33-52, 13 games out — it’s a quantum leap.

“I’m encouraged by the way we’ve played, how hard we’ve played and how we’ve competed,” ever-optimistic first-year manager Walt Weiss said.

Read more: Rockies in decent position heading into all-star break – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_23660741/rockies-decent-position-heading-into-all-star-break#ixzz2Z9hrCjqe