Seven Rockies relievers combined to allow just one run in 6 2/3 innings, but it was one too many as they dropped a 6-5 decision to the Dodgers in 12 innings.
The one run allowed by the Colorado bullpen came in the bottom of the 12th thanks to a two-out single by Scott Van Slyke that was followed by a hit by pitch, a steal of third and a wild pitch that plated the winning run for the Dodgers.
One of six Rockies relievers that shut out the Dodgers was closer LaTroy Hawkins, who got Darwin Barney to fly out to right to end the eighth inning, making the 1,000th appearance of his MLB career.
Down 5-3 after seven innings, the Rockies got a pair of solo home runs, one from Michael McKenry in the eighth against Yimi Garcia and another in the ninth by Ben Paulsen off of Paco Rodriguez, to tie the game at five and force extra innings.
Los Angeles built its lead on the strength of a four-run fifth that saw them go from down 2-1 to up 5-2 with five hits, two stolen bases, an intentional walk and an error mostly against Rockies starter Eddie Butler, who allowed five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings with three walks and no strikeouts in his final start of the season.
The Rockies will close out the season and look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers at 2:10 p.m. MT tomorrow as Christian Bergman takes on Zack Grienke.
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