Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 with four RBI and
Chris Capuano spun 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed
the Colorado Rockies, 6-1, in the opener of a four-game set.
Capuano (3-6) scattered six hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk
to pick up the win.
Jerry Hairston added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored and Andre Ethier
drove in a run for the Dodgers, winners in five straight.
Yasiel Puig, who finished second in the National League All-Star Game Final
Vote, went 2-for-4, but left the game in the eighth inning with hip
Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer for the Rockies, losers in five of their last
Drew Pomeranz (0-3) gave up three runs on seven hits and five walks over four
innings to absorb the loss.
Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler, who were activated from the disabled list
prior to the game, each went 0-for-4.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Juan Uribe singled
then scored on Hairston's double to left field. Gonzalez's throw beat Uribe to
the plate, but catcher Wilin Rosario was unable to hold on to the ball through
Drew Pomeranz issued three straight walks to open the fourth inning. After
Capuano struck out, Ellis ripped a two-run single to left field to score Uribe
Los Angeles broke the game open with three runs in the eighth inning. With the
bases loaded and no outs, Ellis smacked a two-run single to left field. Andre
Ethier followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 6-0.
Gonzalez opened the ninth inning with a homer, but Brandon League retired the
next three hitters in order to nail down the win.
The Dodgers started the season just 9-23 against the NL West, but have gone
13-2 over their last 15 games against divisional foes ... The Dodgers are 16-3
since June 22 ... Carlos Gonzalez announced on Thursday that he would not
participate in the 2013 Home Run Derby. He will be replaced by Pittsburgh
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez ... Rockies outfielders Tyler Colvin and
Corey Dickerson were optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
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