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Listless Rockies held to five hits, one run in Saturday night loss to Dodgers

Well, this wasn't the best game of the year.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers scored two runs in each the first, third, and seventh innings, and Scott Kazmir held the Colorado Rockies scoreless for six innings en route to a 6-1 win for the home team at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. The Rockies managed just five total hits on the night, not 24 hours after they were shut out by the same Dodgers team in game one of their series.

Kazmir whiffed ten Rockies in six innings, allowing just three hits and no walks. The Rockies' lone run came on a solo homer from Nolan Arenado in the top of the ninth inning when the game was well out of reach. The Dodgers put up four runs across six innings against Rockies starter Chad Bettis, who took the loss. Bettis allowed six hits and a walk in those innings, striking out four and throwing 63 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

The Dodgers scored first in the first, putting two runs across off Bettis with RBI singles from Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig. Two more runs crossed in the third thanks to Trayce Thompson's long double to center field. Then, in the seventh against Jake McGee and Justin Miller, the Dodgers put up two more runs, one on a sacrifice fly from Gonzalez, and another on a wild pitch by Miller that pushed Corey Seager across.

The Rockies struck out 14 times on the night, collecting what little offense they had from Arenado's home run, and a double by Cristhian Adames.

The two teams meet again on Sunday afternoon for the final tilt of their three-game series. Beginning Monday, the Rockies head to San Francisco for a three game series.