National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Colorado|
(Tuesday, August 28th)
Final Score: Colorado 8, Los Angeles 4
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Wilin Rosario clubbed a solo home run, knocked
in three and scored twice as the Colorado Rockies downed the Los Angeles
Dodgers, 8-4, in the middle contest of a three-game set Tuesday at Coors
Andrew Brown registered three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Jordan
Pacheco added an RBI and scored twice for the Rockies, who won for the eighth
time in their last 10 games.
Tyler Chatwood (4-3) allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks over
five frames to earn the victory.
"Another really good game," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "A good game
because once again we pitched very effectively and I thought our offensive
approach was terrific."
Chris Capuano (11-10) was tagged for six runs on 10 hits over six frames to
take the loss. Hanley Ramirez clubbed a solo shot in the setback, the Dodgers'
third in a row.
The Dodgers received a scare in the bottom of the first inning when Matt Kemp
ran full-speed into the center-field wall while tracking a fly ball off the
bat of Josh Rutledge.
Kemp crashed violently into the padded wall and remained on the warning track,
as Rutledge cruised into third with a triple.
The training staff rushed out to check on Kemp, who eventually got back to his
feet and remained in the contest.
Kemp was then unable to make a diving catch when Pacheco lofted a fly ball
into shallow right-center field, allowing Rutledge to score before Rosario
ripped a single into center, plating Pacheco for a 2-0 edge.
Kemp then signaled for the training staff and left the contest as Juan Rivera
took over in left field and Shane Victorino slid over to center field.
"I think it's frightening," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Kemp's
injury. "Contusion on the knee they're saying, but they're still going to get
an MRI on it. He had to get stitches on his chin. No concussion
symptoms...also going to get a cat scan on his jaw."
Chris Nelson then grounded out, but Brown delivered a two-out single to score
Rosario and DJ LeMahieu followed with an RBI double to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Dodgers answered in the second as Andre Ethier smacked a one-out double
and Adam Kennedy singled to put runners on the corners.
A.J. Ellis then lifted a sacrifice fly into center field to score Ethier and
bring LA within 4-1.
Rivera made his presence felt in the third when he robbed Pacheco of a home
run with a leaping catch at the wall for the first out of the frame, but
Rosario then crushed the next pitch deep into left field that Rivera had no
chance of bringing back as the Rockies took a 5-1 lead.
LA loaded the bases in the fourth as Adrian Gonzalez walked before Ramirez and
Ethier smacked back-to-back singles.
Chatwood was able to minimize the damage however, getting Adam Kennedy to
ground into a double play, which scored Gonzalez, before striking out Capuano
after an intentional walk to Ellis.
Colorado added a run in the bottom half when Charlie Blackmon doubled, moved
to second on Chatwood's bunt and then scored on a single from Tyler Colvin
that skipped off the glove of Ramirez at shortstop.
The Rockies tacked on two more in the seventh as Rutledge ripped a one-out
double and scored two batters later on a single from Rosario. Nelson's
groundout then plated Pacheco, who had singled, for an 8-2 lead.
Rivera plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Ramirez's solo shot
in the ninth accounted for the final margin.
The Rockies have now won six of their eight home meetings with the Dodgers
this season ... The homer for Rosario ties Carlton Fisk for 6th on the MLB
all-time home run list by rookie catchers. Fisk hit 22 in 1972 ... LA went 2-
for-7 with runners in scoring position and left five on base.
08/29 01:12:12 ET