Rockies Beat Ryu, Dodgers 6-1 For 4th Straight Series Win
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Josh Rutledge hit a three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings, leading the Colorado Rockies over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Sunday.
The Rockies won their fourth straight series after beating San Diego, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
De La Rosa (2-3) allowed a run and four hits. The left-hander has beaten the Dodgers, who are expecting their 10,000th franchise victory in their next win, in three straight starts after going 0-8 with a 7.32 ERA in his 10 previous career starts against them.
Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu’s two-out single in the second inning was Los Angeles’ last hit until Matt Kemp doubled to right-center with two outs in the eighth against Adam Ottavino.
Ryu (3-2) gave up six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. The Korean-born lefty is 0-2 with a 9.69 ERA in his three starts at Dodger Stadium, but 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four road starts.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez didn’t start because of a bruised right thumb and Justin Turner filled in for him.
Turner’s throwing error in the second inning on De La Rosa’s two-out single in the hole put runners at second and third. Ryu hit major league batting leader Charlie Blackmon with a pitch and gave up a two-run single by Brandon Barnes on an 0-2 count that put the Rockies ahead 2-1.
Three innings later, Ryu committed his first error in 37 major league starts when he bobbled a sacrifice bunt to the right of the mound by Barnes and threw too late to first base, as Blackmon took third after his leadoff double. Blackmon scored the Rockies’ third run, beating the throw by Turner after he tagged out Barnes in a rundown on an attempted steal.
Rutledge broke it open in the sixth, driving Ryu’s 89th and final pitch into the left-field pavilion for a 6-1 lead after Justin Morneau doubled and Nolan Arenado singled. Arenado had two hits and extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 games — the longest active string in the majors.
Yasiel Puig was credited with a sacrifice bunt up the third base line in the first after Dee Gordon led off with a bunt single. Gordon stole third and scored on a two-out single by Adrian Gonzalez.
Ramirez pinch-hit in the ninth and got a two-out infield single against Chris Martin. Gordon followed with a single that loaded the bases for Puig, who grounded out to end the game.
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