LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers found a new way to extend their winning streak to 10 games, scoring five runs on four wild pitches to go along with two more homers from rookie sensation Cody Bellinger in rallying past the Colorado Rockies 12-6 Sunday.
Bellinger now has 24 home runs, helping the Dodgers stretch their longest string since they won 10 straight in August 2013. Colorado lost its season-worst fifth in a row.
Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino (1-2) threw four wild pitches in the late innings, all of them scoring at least one run.
Kenley Jansen got five outs for his 17th save, and hit an RBI double for the Dodgers’ final run.
Jansen also walked his first batter of the season after striking out 51 in a dominant year.
The Dodgers have hit at least one home run in 17 consecutive games, tying their record in Los Angeles. Their franchise record is 24 consecutive games set by Brooklyn in 1956.
Colorado led 6-4 when Ottavino took over with two on and two out in the seventh. He walked a batter and threw a wild pitch that allowed one run to score. Ottavino then threw another wild pitch for the tying run, and when catcher Tony Wolters couldn’t find the ball, Austin Barnes raced home from second.
The Dodgers added five more runs in the eighth, the first two scoring on another pair of wild pitches by Ottavino. He had thrown three wild pitches this season before the problems at Dodger Stadium.
Colorado and Los Angeles combined for eight wild pitches. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy threw three, one of them scoring a run.
The Rockies took a 5-0 lead off McCarthy, but couldn’t hold on. The Dodgers came back for their 16th win in 17 games.
Enrique Hernandez and Bellinger hit two-run homers in the third. Bellinger connected in the eighth for a two-run drive off Ottavino.
Bellinger has six multihomer games this season, a Dodgers’ rookie record and second all-time to Mark McGwire’s seven in 1987.
Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez missed his third consecutive start with a sore shoulder. Manager Bud Black said Gonzalez did take some early batting practice and was showing improvement.
Dodgers: Put OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day disabled list with another bout of Ankylosing Spondylitis, an immune arthritic condition he has battled since 2011. The team is uncertain if he will be ready to return after the 10 days off. The team called up infielder Mike Freeman from Triple-A Oklahoma City to his roster spot.
Rockies: RHP German Marquez (5-3, 3.92 ERA) is scheduled to start the Monday opener of a three-game series against the Giants in San Francisco. The rookie has allowed only three earned runs in his last three starts (1.93 ERA) and is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in six road starts.
Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (4-3, 4.73) will attempt to pitch into the sixth inning for the first time this season when he starts Monday against the Angels. It will mark his 10th start. In his last start Wednesday against the Mets, he allowed one run on four hits in five innings.
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