Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs to
lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on
Yasiel Puig, Howie Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal each knocked in a run, while
Jimmy Rollins reached base three times and scored twice in the win.
Zack Greinke (2-0) surrendered three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings for
the Dodgers, who have won six straight.
DJ LaMahieu homered in the loss and Troy Tulowitzki had an RBI for the
Jordan Lyles (1-1) was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs on five
hits in six innings. Colorado has lost two straight following a three-game
Charlie Blackmon led off the game with a double and scored two batters later
on Tulowitzki’s single to left.
Greinke settled in from there and let his offense do the rest.
Grandal followed Kendrick’s leadoff double in the second with an RBI hit that
tied the game. Los Angeles took the lead in the third on Gonzalez’s RBI
groundout that plated Greinke, who singled with one out in the inning. Rollins
had also reached with a walk and Puig added a single.
Lyles walked three of the first four batters he faced in the fifth, and
Gonzalez ripped a deep single into the gap in left center that scored Joc
Pederson and Rollins.
LaMahieu belted a two-run homer to center in the seventh that ended Greinke’s
night and cut Colorado’s deficit to 4-3, but the Dodgers answered in the home
Rollins hit a ground-rule double to lead off the frame before Puig’s
two-bagger extended the lead to 5-3. Kendrick knocked in Puig with a double to
restore the three-run margin.
Joel Peralta pitched the ninth and picked up his third save of the season.
Gonzalez has 14 RBI on the season … The Rockies went 2-for-7 with runners in
scoring position, while LA went 5-for-14 in those instances … Time of game:
2:55 … Los Angeles’ Brandon McCarthy will face Colorado’s Eddie Butler in
the series finale on Sunday.