Colorado at Los Angeles

W: O. Perez (4-1) L: J. Jennings (1-3)
S: Y. Brazoban (6)
HR: COL - None   LA - H. Choi (3), J. Drew (4)

Dodgers 6, Rockies 3 wire reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hee-Seop Choi hit his first major league grand slam and Odalis Perez pitched seven strong innings Friday night in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

J.D. Drew added a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who won for just the second time in eight games after starting the season 12-2.

Choi, beginning his second full season in the majors, drove Jason Jennings' first pitch to him in the fifth inning over the fence in left- center.

The hit was just the Dodgers' second of the game against Jennings (1-3).

The homer was the third of the year for Choi, a 26-year-old from South Korea, and the four RBIs were a career high.

Drew homered off reliever Jose Acevedo in the seventh to give Los Angeles a five-run pad.

Perez (4-1) allowed one run on three hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Ricky Ledee walked to lead off the Dodgers' fifth, then went to third when Paul Bako singled for Los Angeles' first hit off Jennings. Perez's sacrifice moved Bako to second, with Ledee holding at third.

Cesar Izturis walked to load the bases and Choi hit a 389-foot homer on the next pitch, the ball clearing the wall by a couple of feet.

The Rockies went up 1-0 in the third inning when rookie Clint Barmes led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice fly by Luis Gonzalez and scored on Todd Helton's groundout.

Pinch-hitter Brad Hawpe's RBI single off Steve Schmoll in the eighth provided the Rockies' second run.

Jennings drew the series-opening assignment against the Dodgers after his scheduled start Thursday in Colorado was postponed by rain. He gave up four runs on three hits and struck out five in six innings, but walked eight.

He got in and out of an unusual jam in the fourth inning, when the Dodgers loaded the bases against him without getting a hit.

Izturis reached first when he struck out swinging but the wild pitch got past catcher Todd Greene. Jennings walked Choi, got Drew on a groundout, then walked Jeff Kent to load the bases.

The Rockies' right-hander left them loaded by striking out Milton Bradley and getting Jose Valentin to ground into an inning-ending forceout.

Los Angeles also loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Jennings retired Izturis on a foul popup.

Yhency Brazoban got two outs for his sixth save after the Rockies closed to 6-3 on Todd Greene's RBI off Buddy Carlyle with one out in the ninth.

Notes: Colorado manager Clint Hurdle was back on the bench after missing Tuesday's game with flulike symptoms. He could have returned for Thursday's doubleheader against Florida in Colorado, but the games were postponed by rain. ... Izturis, the Dodgers' Gold Glove-winning SS, bobbled Preston Wilson's routine grounder in the opening inning. It ended Izturis' streak of 172 games without a fielding error that dated back to April 17 of last year. The error was his fourth this season, but the other three were on throws. ... Dodgers LHP Wilson Alvarez, on the DL with tendinitis in his left shoulder, was pain-free after pitching 4 2-3 shutout innings on Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas, Los Angeles manager Jim Tracy said.

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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

H. Choi
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 1
Los Angeles

O. Perez
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 1
K 7

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Game Information
Attendance - 40150
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Joe Brinkman