Rockies 8, Dodgers 7: Yes, the Rockies actually won

Justin Edmonds

Despite the best efforts of the bullpen in the seventh inning, the Rockies snapped their five-game losing streak with a win over the Dodgers.

Things got a bit hairy in the top of the seventh, but the Rockies did manage to pull out an 8-7 win over the Dodgers Saturday,

Los Angeles got on the board first in the top of the first innings thanks to a pair of Rockies errors and a pair of hits against starter Jorge De La Rosa that gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the first. The two runs were the only two De La Rosa would give up in his six innings of work, as he allowed three hits, walked three and struck out three.

The Rockies evened the score in the bottom of the first against Dodgers starter Dan Haren. Josh Rutledge and Corey Dickerson led off the game with a single and ground-rule double, respectively, with Rutledge scoring on a Nolan Arenado ground out and Dickerson coming home on Wilin Rosario's single.

Colorado took the league in the third when Justin Morneau reached on the team's second ground-rule double of the day with two outs and scored on another Rosario RBI single. Drew Stubbs stretched the Rockies' lead to three with a two-run home run, his seventh of the season. Dickerson's solo homer in the fifth stretched the Rockies lead to 6-2.

The Rockies further extended the lead in the sixth, when Charlie Culberson's triple scored Stubbs, who had singled. Culberson then scored on Charlie Blackmon's infield single to extend the Rockies lead to 8-2.

However, the Rockies bullpen was having none of this "six-run lead" nonsense, so Nick Masset and Boone Logan allowed the first seven Dodgers that came to the plate in the seventh inning to reach base and leaving Adam Ottavino with the bases loaded, nobody out and an 8-6 lead. Ottavino then got Juan Uribe to ground into a double play, scoring a run to cut the Rockies lead to 8-7. Ottavino then ended the threat by striking out A.J. Ellis.

Ottavino got through the eighth unscathed and LaTroy Hawkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the Rockies victory.

Source: FanGraphs

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