Los Angeles at Colorado

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L.A. Dodgers «4010103009112
Colorado0102000115131

Dodgers 9, Rockies 5

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DENVER -- Antonio Perez replaced an All-Star and played like one himself.

Inserted at second base for an ailing Jeff Kent, Perez homered and drove in a career-high five runs to send the injury-riddled Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-5 victory Wednesday night over the Colorado Rockies.

"Perez had a great night tonight both offensively and defensively," Los Angeles manager Jim Tracy said. "He executed back-to-back hit-and-runs, put us in position to score us a run and his three-run home run opened the game up."

Jason Phillips added a three-run shot for the Dodgers, who won for only the seventh time in 22 games.

Perez, who had three hits, including his third homer, didn't know Kent would sit out with a sore hamstring until he saw his name on the lineup card when he arrived at the ballpark.

"It was more important for the team," Perez said. "I have to do what I can to help them, whenever I play."

Perez also ranged far to his right to make sparkling plays that kept the Rockies from extending innings. He robbed Preston Wilson twice to begin double plays in the third and fifth.

Brad Penny (5-5) worked 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and nine hits in his second consecutive strong outing. He threw eight scoreless innings in his previous start at Arizona.

Colorado's Shawn Chacon (1-5), who came off the disabled list before the game, gave up six runs and seven hits in six innings. He is 0-6 in his last seven starts.

"Shawn showed some rust," manager Clint Hurdle said. "One inning, the first, got in his way."

Cory Sullivan had three hits and two RBI for the Rockies.

Los Angeles took a 4-0 lead in the first inning. A walk to Oscar Robles, a single by Jayson Werth and a walk to Hee-Seop Choi loaded the bases with one out. Perez got an RBI groundout when shortstop Eddie Garabito's high throw to first failed to complete a double play.

"I should have been out of it on that play," Chacon said. "I still have to come back and make pitches."

Instead, he hung a slider to Phillips, who homered to left, his sixth.

Colorado scored an unearned run in the second when Mike Edwards booted Garabito's two-out grounder to third, allowing Wilson to score. He led off with a double.

Werth doubled in the third and scored on a throwing error by catcher Danny Ardoin, making it 5-1.

Sullivan drove in two runs with a bases-loaded, two-out single in the fourth to make it 5-3.

Los Angeles added a run in the fifth on Perez's groundout. Perez hit a three-run homer in the seventh off David Cortes, making it 9-3.

Jorge Piedra drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth for Colorado.

Notes

  • Dodgers OF Milton Bradley took swings for the first time since tearing a ligament in his right ring finger. He went on the disabled list May 30. All-Star shortstop Cesar Izturis (hamstring) is also on the DL, outfielder J.D. Drew (broken wrist) will miss eight weeks and closer Eric Gagne (elbow) is out for the year.
  • The Rockies sent RHP Matt Anderson outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room for Chacon.
  • The Rockies were 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
  • Hurdle hinted the experiment with Garabito, who had trouble making plays at SS, had come to an end. "My questions were pretty much answered," Hurdle said.
 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

A. Perez
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 5
Colorado

C. Sullivan
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Oscar Robles, SS4110103 .333
Mike Edwards, 3B4210113 .306
Jayson Werth, LF4220011 .267
Hee Seop Choi, 1B4110102 .233
Antonio Perez, 2B5235000 .316
Jason Phillips, C5113013 .250
Jason Grabowski, RF4000000 .170
    Cody Ross, RF0000000 .150
Jason Repko, CF3020010 .206
Brad Penny, P2000022 .115
    Duaner Sanchez, P1000000 .000
    Franquelis Osoria, P0000000 .000
Totals3691183614 
Batting
2B - Jayson Werth (11, Chacon), Jason Repko 2 (7, Chacon, Chacon)
HR - Antonio Perez (3, Cortes), Jason Phillips (6, Chacon)
SH - Brad Penny (4)
RBI - Antonio Perez 5 (16), Jason Phillips 3 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Phillips 3 (12)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Robles-Perez-Choi, Perez-Robles-Choi
E - Mike Edwards (5, ), Jason Repko (4, WEild throw)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad Penny (W,5-5) 6.2932350 3.43
Duaner Sanchez 1.1211100 4.24
Franquelis Osoria 1211000 4.35
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Penny 109-69, Duaner Sanchez 19-14, Franquelis Osoria 11-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Penny 7-7, Duaner Sanchez 2-2, Franquelis Osoria 2-1
Batters Faced - Brad Penny 31, Duaner Sanchez 7, Franquelis Osoria 5
Colorado Rockies
Cory Sullivan, LF5032010 .295
Aaron Miles, 2B5010004 .290
Todd Helton, 1B5020012 .278
Preston Wilson, CF4120102 .258
Garrett Atkins, 3B5220004 .312
Bradley Hawpe, RF4221112 .288
Eddy Garabito, SS4010101 .316
Danny Ardoin, C3000104 .230
Shawn Chacon, P2000015 .176
   a- Dustan Mohr, PH1000010 .188
    David Cortes, P0000000 .000
   b- Jorge Piedra, PH0001000 .281
    Dan Miceli, P0000000 .000
Totals3851344524 
a-struck out for Chacon in the 6th
b-hit a sacrifice fly for Cortes in the 8th
Batting
2B - Todd Helton (22, Penny), Preston Wilson (15, Penny)
SF - Jorge Piedra (1)
RBI - Cory Sullivan 2 (12), Bradley Hawpe (38), Jorge Piedra (2)
2-OUT RBI - Cory Sullivan 2 (9), Bradley Hawpe (21)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Atkins-Miles-Helton
E - Danny Ardoin (2, Wild throw)
Colorado Rockies
Shawn Chacon (L,1-5) 6766221 4.37
David Cortes 2333121 5.31
Dan Miceli 1100020 0.00
HBP - Repko (by Shawn Chacon), Werth (by Shawn Chacon)
Pitches-Strikes - Shawn Chacon 92-54, David Cortes 35-22, Dan Miceli 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shawn Chacon 9-6, David Cortes 1-3, Dan Miceli 1-0
Batters Faced - Shawn Chacon 28, David Cortes 10, Dan Miceli 4
Game Information
Attendance - 21603
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Mike Fichter, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman