Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood coughed up five runs in the second inning, which proved to be more than enough for Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, who beat the Rockies, 6-2, at Coors Field on Friday.
Chatwood allowed three walks and three extra-base hits in the second inning, including a two-run triple from Chase Utley and a two-run double by Corey Seager, giving the Dodgers a 5-0 lead.
That was all Kershaw would need. The Dodgers’ ace allowed two runs on seven hits in two innings of work, walking one and striking out four.
The Rockies got on the board when Charlie Blackmon tripled and came home on a DJ LeMahieu single. They got their second run in the fourth, when Carlos Gonzalez’s single brought home Mark Reynolds, who had walked.
Cody Bellinger gave the Dodgers an insurance run in the eighth with a solo home run against Jake McGee, his seventh of the season, to make the score 6-2. Kenley Jansen closed the game for the Dodgers, who evened the series at a game each.
The Rockies will look to get back on track tomorrow with Tyler Anderson on the mound against Alex Wood. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Mountain time.