Ian Desmond crushes his 17th home run on the season, taking the Kenta Maeda offering to left field in the 5th inning.

A fist pump and a late fastball on the cusp of 100 mph was all the indication needed to know just how good German Marquez felt Saturday.

He pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and Ian Desmond homered as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.

Marquez struck out nine and walked none after entering with a 5.53 ERA, third-worst among qualified National League starters.

The Rockies closed out June with three consecutive victories and two consecutive over the Dodgers after getting swept by Los Angeles in a three-game series at Coors Field to begin the month. Colorado finished June with an 11-16 record.

I think with every rookie that comes into the NBA it’s really a race to maturity, and some people are further ahead like a Jayson Tatum, Larranaga said after Tatum practiced with the summer leaguers on Sunday. Tatum will not participate in summer league, but Stevens asked him to join the Celtics’ youngest players for practices before they head west.

It’s all about how you embrace these opportunities, and he can’t have better examples than the guys down in that locker room to follow. So it’s on him to follow. And we’re going to invest a lot of time and energy into him.

Jordan declined the option on the final season of his contract with the Clippers, clearing the way for him to likely sign with the Mavs, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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