National League Game Summary - Colorado at Los Angeles|
(Tuesday, August 7th)
Final Score: Colorado 3, Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Rutledge had a career-high four hits
and knocked in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles
Dodgers, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Josh Roenicke (4-0) earned the win with three scoreless innings in relief of
starter Alex White, who allowed a hit and walked five over four innings.
Eric Young Jr. added three hits and two runs scored for Colorado, which won
consecutive games for the first time since bookending the All-Star break from
July 8-13 with victories over Washington and Philadelphia.
"I have to take advantage of my opportunities. I see my name in the lineup
and I go out and hit," said Young.
The Rockies had not won games on back-to-back days since beating the Dodgers
on June 3 and Arizona on June 4.
Aaron Harang (7-7) surrendered all three runs on six hits and four walks in
six-plus innings for the Dodgers, who have lost five of their last eight.
The Rockies threatened in the top of the first inning after loading the bases
with one out on a Young single, Rutledge's double and an intentional walk to
They would come up empty, though, as Jordan Pacheco hit a grounder to first
that James Loney threw home for the force before Ramon Hernandez grounded out
to Harang to end the threat.
After the Dodgers left a man on third in the second inning and Colorado
stranded a runner on second in the third, Los Angeles filled the bags with two
outs in the home third on a pair of walks to Shane Victorino and Matt Kemp
before an intentional walk to Andre Ethier following a couple of stolen bases
by Victorino and Kemp as well as a wild pitch.
However, LA would also walk away empty handed as Hanley Ramirez flied out to
"It was a battle. I fell into some tough situations but I was able to make a
few pitches to get out of them," said White.
The Rockies were able to break the scoreless tie in the fifth when Young hit a
one-out single before rounding the bases on Rutledge's double off the wall in
Dexter Fowler then reached first on Loney's missed catch error on a grounder
to second before Gonzalez worked a walk to load the bases, but Pacheco
grounded into an inning-ending double play to keep it a 1-0 game.
Rutledge pulled his third two-bagger of the contest into the left-field corner
in the seventh inning off Shawn Tolleson to plate Chris Nelson and Young,
giving Colorado a 3-0 advantage.
Harang gave up a single to Nelson and walked Young before getting removed in
favor of Tolleson.
The Dodgers left a man on second in the seventh inning but got on the board in
the eighth when Ramirez hit a two-out single and rounded the bases on Mark
Ellis' pinch-hit double to left.
Los Angeles would get no closer, though, as Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect
ninth to record his 19th save of the year.
"We had some opportunities, we just didn't get it done tonight," Dodgers
manager Don Mattingly said. "Our guys need to relax and get good pitches to
Kemp went 0-for-3 to snap a nine-game hit streak...Harang fell to 6-6 in 14
career starts against Colorado...The Rockies now lead the season series
between the teams, 6-5...Colorado clinched its first series win at Dodger
Stadium since winning two of three meetings from September 17-19, 2010.
08/08 02:26:57 ET