Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 with three runs
scored and an RBI as the Colorado Rockies snapped the Dodgers' six-game
winning streak with a 7-5 victory over Los Angeles from Coors Field.
Jorge De La Rosa (16-6) tied the National League lead in wins after tossing
six solid innings, yielding just two runs on six hits. Rex Brothers saved it
with a hitless ninth.
Michael Cuddyer had a pair of hits and two RBI for Colorado, which put the
breaks on a two-game skid. Todd Helton homered while Troy Tulowitzki drove in
Edinson Volquez (9-11) made his first start as a Dodger after being signed as
a free agent on Aug. 30 and lasted just four innings, allowing four runs on
six hits. Michael Young had three hits and drove in a pair for LA, which still
holds a major league-best 36-9 record since the All-Star break.
Young plated Jerry Hairston Jr. with an opposite field hit to right with two
away in the opening inning, providing LA an early cushion.
Tulowitzki's double off the wall in left brought home Rutledge in the
bottom half to tie the score, and after a wild pitch advanced the Rockies'
shortstop to third, Cuddyer hit a sac fly to right to give Colorado a 2-1
Helton's 12th of the season cleared the wall in right to open the second and
give the Rockies a 3-1 lead, which they stretched to 4-1 an inning later on a
Cuddyer RBI single to center.
LA got a run back in the sixth. After consecutive singles by Nick Punto,
Hanley Ramirez and Young to load the bases, Scott Van Slyke grounded into a
double play to plate Punto. With runners on second and third with two away,
A.J. Ellis grounded back to the pitcher to end the threat.
Colorado plated three insurance runs in the seventh. Rutledge knocked home
Corey Dickerson with his third hit of the game, Tulowitzki's sac fly to center
plated Dexter Fowler and Rutledge scored when Carlos Marmol was called for a
Those runs proved to be crucial when LA responded with three of its own in the
top of the eighth off Matt Belisle. Young singled home Ramirez and advanced
when Ellis reached first on Rutledge's error. Juan Uribe and Skip Schumaker
delivered consecutive RBI hits after that, but Manny Corpas took the hill
and struck out pinch-hitters Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.
The Dodgers' magic number to clinch the National League West remains at 12 ...
LA went 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position while Colorado went 3-for-11
with RISP ... Both teams had 11 hits.
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