National League Game Summary - Colorado at Los Angeles|
(Tuesday, April 30th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Colorado 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Hanley Ramirez hit a home run in his first
start since returning from the disabled list and Hyun-Jin Ryu had 12
strikeouts over six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado
Rockies, 6-2, in the second of a three-game set.
Ramirez started the season with a torn ligament in his right thumb, which he
suffered during the World Baseball Classic. He was activated on Monday, but
only served as a pinch-hitter in a 12-2 loss against Colorado.
Ryu (3-1) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks and also drove in a run
for the Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Nick Punto and Jerry Hairston Jr.
had one RBI apiece in the victory, Los Angeles' fourth in the last six games.
"It's good to get him in the lineup and see him already being productive in
the lineup," Kemp said of Ramirez. "We've been having trouble scoring runs
here lately and he's definitely going to help us with that."
Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo shot and Michael Cuddyer had an RBI double for
the Rockies, who saw starter Jorge De La Rosa (2-3) struggle, allowing six
runs on 11 hits and two walks in four innings.
"I made a lot of mistakes," De La Rosa admitted. "I threw a lot of pitches
where I didn't have to and I paid for it."
Gonzalez homered with two outs in the first to put the Rockies on the board.
The Dodgers responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Hairston
singled to lead off and reached second on a bunt single by Punto. Kemp
delivered a single to center, scoring Hairston, and Gonzalez hit a sacrifice
fly, plating Punto.
The Dodgers weren't done yet, as they tacked on four more runs over the next
two innings. In the second, Hairston and Punto hit back-to-back RBI singles.
Ramirez homered and Ryu singled, scoring Ethier, in the third.
Colorado cut the deficit to 6-2 in the sixth when Cuddyer knocked a two-out
double that brought Dexter Fowler home.
Kenley Jansen pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only a single by Josh
Rutledge in the eighth, to end the game.
Fowler had a stolen base ... Entering the game, De La Rosa was 0-7 with a 6.22
ERA in 13 games -- nine starts -- against the Dodgers ... Colorado has 267
hits this season, most in the majors ... The Dodgers came into the game tied
with Milwaukee for the highest team batting average against lefties in the
majors, with .293.
05/01 02:57:41 ET