Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and
Michael Cuddyer each collected two hits, two RBI and a run scored, as the
Colorado Rockies downed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, on Wednesday in the
rubber match of a three-game set from Chavez Ravine.
Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 and knocked in the other run for the Rockies, while
Josh Outman (1-0) earned the victory after tossing two scoreless innings in
relief of starter Juan Nicasio, who gave up three runs on five hits while
striking out six over four frames.
LA starter Josh Beckett (0-4) was tagged for five runs -- four earned -- on
five hits and three walks over four innings to absorb the loss.
Adrian Gonzalez clubbed a two-run homer and Hanley Ramirez finished 3-for-4
with a run scored for the Dodgers, who wrapped up a six-game homestand at 3-3.
Tulowitzki, who had missed the first two games of this set with a strained
left rotator cuff, made an immediate impact, smacking a bases loaded double in
the first to score Eric Young and Dexter Fowler.
Cuddyer followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0, but Adrian Gonzalez
answered with a two-run blast to right in the bottom half to bring the Dodgers
Adrian Gonzalez nearly hit his second homer of the night in the third with two
men on and no one out, but Fowler made a leaping grab at the left-field wall
and brought the ball back into play to keep the Rockies in front.
Nicasio then struck out Matt Kemp for the second out, but after intentionally
walking Andre Ethier to load the bases, Nicasio uncorked a wild pitch,
allowing Nick Punto to race home for the game-tying run.
Colorado plated a pair in the top of the fourth to regain control, as Rutledge
smacked a leadoff double and moved to third on Nicasio's bunt before Young
worked a one-out walk.
After Fowler fanned for the second out, Carlos Gonzalez laced a double into
the right-field corner to score Rutledge and Young for a 5-3 lead.
The Rockies tacked on a pair in the seventh when Tulowitzki legged out an
infield single before scoring on Cuddyer's double to center. Rutledge then
plated Cuddyer with a two-out single to account for the final margin.
Colorado finished 3-4 on its seven-game road trip ... Beckett has allowed
three or more runs in five of his six starts this season ... Game time: 3:54
... LA used seven different pitchers, while the Rockies used five.
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