Rockies cool off DodgersSep 5, 2013 - 6:26 AM Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI as the Colorado Rockies snapped the Dodgers' six-game winning streak with a 7-5 victory over Los Angeles from Coors Field.
Jorge De La Rosa (16-6) tied the National League lead in wins after tossing six solid innings, yielding just two runs on six hits. Rex Brothers saved it with a hitless ninth.
Michael Cuddyer had a pair of hits and two RBI for Colorado, which put the breaks on a two-game skid. Todd Helton homered while Troy Tulowitzki drove in two.
Edinson Volquez (9-11) made his first start as a Dodger after being signed as a free agent on Aug. 30 and lasted just four innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Michael Young had three hits and drove in a pair for LA, which still holds a major league-best 36-9 record since the All-Star break.
"We're playing fine," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "I like where we're at."
Young plated Jerry Hairston Jr. with an opposite field hit to right with two away in the opening inning, providing LA an early cushion.
Tulowitzki's double off the wall in left brought home Rutledge in the bottom half to tie the score, and after a wild pitch advanced the Rockies' shortstop to third, Cuddyer hit a sac fly to right to give Colorado a 2-1 edge.
Helton's 12th of the season cleared the wall in right to open the second and give the Rockies a 3-1 lead, which they stretched to 4-1 an inning later on a Cuddyer RBI single to center.
LA got a run back in the sixth. After consecutive singles by Nick Punto, Hanley Ramirez and Young to load the bases, Scott Van Slyke grounded into a double play to plate Punto. With runners on second and third with two away, A.J. Ellis grounded back to the pitcher to end the threat.
Colorado plated three insurance runs in the seventh. Rutledge knocked home Corey Dickerson with his third hit of the game, Tulowitzki's sac fly to center plated Dexter Fowler and Rutledge scored when Carlos Marmol was called for a balk.
Those runs proved to be crucial when LA responded with three of its own in the top of the eighth off Matt Belisle. Young singled home Ramirez and advanced when Ellis reached first on Rutledge's error. Juan Uribe and Skip Schumaker delivered consecutive RBI hits after that, but Manny Corpas took the hill and struck out pinch-hitters Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.
"It's a gutsy pitch. One of his greatest strengths is he has a slow heartbeat. He's pitched in some big games," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said of Corpas fanning Puig. "The book says you have to throw him a slider right there and he took a chance and threw it in."
The Dodgers' magic number to clinch the National League West remains at 12 ... LA went 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position while Colorado went 3-for-11 with RISP ... Both teams had 11 hits ... Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado departed with a right thumb contusion.
- LOS ANGELES: 5
Sep 5 12:17 AM
- Skip Schumaker single to center scored A.J. Ellis with one out. On the play, Juan Uribe advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Carlos Marmol due up.
Dodgers 5, Rockies 7 Top 8, 1 OutSep 4 11:44 PM
- Juan Uribe double to right center scored Michael Young with one out. On the play, A.J. Ellis advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Skip Schumaker due up.
Dodgers 4, Rockies 7 Top 8, 1 OutSep 4 11:42 PM
- Michael Young single to center scored Hanley Ramirez with none out. Runner on first with none out and Scott Van Slyke due up.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 7 Top 8, 0 OutsSep 4 11:39 PM
- Carlos Marmol balk scored Josh Rutledge with one out. Michael Cuddyer advances to second on a balk. Runner on second with one out and Wilin Rosario at the plate.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 7 Bot 7, 1 OutSep 4 11:30 PM
- Troy Tulowitzki sacrifice fly to center scored Dexter Fowler with one out. On the play, Josh Rutledge advances to third on Skip Schumaker's throwing error. Runner on third with one out and Michael Cuddyer due up.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 6 Bot 7, 1 OutSep 4 11:26 PM
- Josh Rutledge single to right scored Corey Dickerson with none out. On the play, Dexter Fowler advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Troy Tulowitzki due up.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 5 Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 4 11:21 PM
- Scott Van Slyke double play groundout to short scored Nick Punto. Michael Young out at second, Hanley Ramirez advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and A.J. Ellis due up.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 4 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 4 10:39 PM
- Michael Cuddyer single to center scored Josh Rutledge with none out. On the play, Troy Tulowitzki advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Wilin Rosario due up.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 4 Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 4 9:47 PM
- Todd Helton lead-off Home Run (12) to right. Nolan Arenado due up.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 3 Bot 2, 0 OutsSep 4 9:19 PM
- Michael Cuddyer sacrifice fly to right scored Troy Tulowitzki with two out. None on with two outs and Wilin Rosario due up.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsSep 4 9:08 PM
- Troy Tulowitzki double to left scored Josh Rutledge with one out. Runner on second with one out and Michael Cuddyer due up.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 1 Bot 1, 1 OutSep 4 9:04 PM
- Michael Young single to right scored Jerry Hairston with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Scott Van Slyke due up.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 4 8:50 PM
- LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 4 8:42 PM
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