National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Colorado|
(Monday, August 27th)
Final Score: Colorado 10, Los Angeles 0
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Josh Beckett got a rude welcome back to the
National League Monday night from the team with the worst record in the NL
Tyler Colvin hit Beckett's second pitch of the game over the wall in right
field and the Colorado Rockies posted a 10-0 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers
at Coors Field.
Beckett (0-1), who was traded from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster deal on
Saturday, gave up seven hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings. The right-
hander, who is just 5-12 in 22 starts this season, came over to the Dodgers
along with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford and
infielder Nick Punto.
Colvin knocked in three runs for the Rockies, who blew the game open by
scoring seven times in the eighth inning.
Jeff Francis (5-4) surrendered three hits and fanned six over five innings, as
Colorado won for the seventh time in nine games.
"It's a great game. You have to play good baseball against this team, dealing
with this lineup," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "You cannot afford to give
them unnecessary opportunities. Jeff Francis did a great job of not allowing
any of this to happen."
The Dodgers, who had four hits, have lost two in a row and five of their last
seven games. They fell 2 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco
Beckett, a three-time All-Star and World Series MVP with the Florida Marlins
in 2003, was behind right away when Colvin smashed an 0-1, 91 mph fastball
over the fence.
"I was the second-best pitcher out there," Beckett said. "Jeff kept us off
balance and he made some pitches when he needed to."
DJ LeMahieu's single to center scored Chris Nelson in the fourth inning.
The Dodgers failed to capitalize with two men on base in the fifth as Beckett
and Shane Victorino struck out.
Pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge singled in Nelson in the sixth inning.
Victorino tripled to left-center field in the eighth, but with men on first
and third, Matt Belisle induced Matt Kemp to hit into an inning-ending double
Nelson scored on LeMahieu's base hit in the eighth inning, a frame in which
the Dodgers completely collapsed. Colvin laced a two-run triple and Jordan
Pacheco cracked an RBI double. Carlos Gonzalez fanned, but catcher A.J. Ellis
dropped the third strike, and Pacheco scored before Wilin Rosario capped the
rally with a two-run homer off Josh Wall.
The Rockies lead the season series, 7-6. The Dodgers have not lost a season
series to the Rockies since going 6-12 versus Colorado in 2007. This was the
Rockies' first shutout at Coors Field since July 15, 2011 against Milwaukee.
08/28 01:27:06 ET