Trevor Story looked up to Troy Tulowitzki as he climbed through the Colorado Rockies' minor leagues. Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night. Story had four hits including his 25th and 26th homers to pass his Tulowitzki, who had 24 for the Rockies in 2007.
Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher. Chapman reached 105.1 mph Monday night, matching the fastest pitch since Major League Baseball started tracking speeds in 2008. Chapman — whose stint with the New York Yankees could end at any moment with the trade deadline approaching — threw 13 pitches of at least 104 mph from Monday through Saturday.