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Rockies score three in 11th, hold off Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES -- Charlie Blackmon hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies got home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Corey Dickerson to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Friday night.

Adam Ottavino took over in the eighth for Rockies starter Jordan Lyles as a steady drizzle sent many in the crowd of 44,866 for cover. Ottavino retired the side in order before Boone Logan struck out his first two batters in the ninth - including Matt Kemp, who was ejected by umpire Angel Hernandez for arguing a called third strike.

It was Kemp's seventh career ejection and the Dodgers' first this season.

The drizzle had turned into a downpour by the 10th. Brandon Barnes pinch-hit for reliever Rex Brothers (2-2) with one out in the 11th and doubled to right field against Jamey Wright (1-1).

Left-hander J.P. Howell entered to face the lefty-swinging Blackmon, who came in leading the majors with a .410 average. The leadoff hitter grounded a 2-2 pitch up the middle to drive in the go-ahead run after going hitless in his four previous at-bats against Josh Beckett.

Nolan Arenado followed with a single that extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games. The Rockies added another run when first baseman Adrian Gonzalez threw home on a grounder in front of the bag by Carlos Gonzalez and was too late to get Blackmon. Justin Morneau capped the rally with an RBI single against Brandon League.

Brothers pitched a hitless inning and LaTroy Hawkins got three outs for his seventh save after giving up a two-run homer to Adrian Gonzalez. Yasiel Puig also went deep for the defending NL West champions, who are 1-5 in extra-inning games.

Beckett allowed two runs and four hits through eight innings with six strikeouts and no walks, after pitching five scoreless innings in each of his previous two starts. The right-hander, whose first four outings have resulted in no-decisions, hasn't won since beating the Rockies on Sept. 30, 2012, at Los Angeles.

Beckett was 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA in eight starts last season before sitting out the final five months because of a groin strain and a subsequent bout with thoracic outlet syndrome, a nerve condition that required surgery in July.

Lyles allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking one. His only other start against the Dodgers was on Aug. 14, 2011, as a rookie with Houston, when he gave up seven runs and three homers over 5 1-3 innings in a 7-0 loss.

The Dodgers tied it 2-all in the third on Puig's RBI single.

Puig, the second batter Lyles faced, hit the first pitch to center field for his third home run. The Dodgers' lead didn't last long, however, as Tulowitzki drove Beckett's second pitch of the second inning deep into the left-field pavilion for his fifth of the season.

Two batters later, Dickerson hit a first-pitch homer to left-center. Beckett retired 17 of his next 18 batters.

NOTES: Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (back) threw 56 pitches over five innings in a simulated game for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga against visiting Lancaster, allowing a run and two hits with six strikeouts and a walk. The run came on a leadoff homer in the fifth. Every inning was chronicled batter-by-batter by team spokesman Joe Jareck on the press box loud speaker - including Kershaw's pitch count after each inning (7-20-6-6-17). ... Ten of Puig's first 22 big league homers have come on the first pitch.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

Y. Puig
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Colorado

J. Lyles
IP 7.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 1
K 4
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Charlie Blackmon, RF-LF5111011 .398
Nolan Arenado, 3B5110000 .286
Carlos Gonzalez, LF5001000 .247
   LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4111110 .380
Justin Morneau, 1B5021020 .349
Wilin Rosario, C5000002 .241
Corey Dickerson, CF4111010 .304
   Drew Stubbs, CF0000000 .263
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4010000 .296
Jordan Lyles, P2000010 .250
   a-Josh Rutledge, PH1000010 .333
   Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
   Boone Logan, P0000000 .000
   Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
   b-Brandon Barnes, PH-RF1110000 .333
Totals4158517  
a-struck out for Lyles in the 8th
b-doubled for Brothers in the 11th
Batting
2B - Brandon Barnes (1, Wright)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (5, Beckett), Corey Dickerson (2, Beckett)
RBI - Charlie Blackmon (17), Carlos Gonzalez (15), Troy Tulowitzki (17), Justin Morneau (18), Corey Dickerson (3)
2-OUT RBI - Corey Dickerson (1)
SB - Charlie Blackmon (7, 2nd base off Howell/Federowicz), DJ LeMahieu (2, 2nd base off Beckett/Federowicz)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Rosario-Tulowitzki-Morneau
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jordan Lyles 7622141 2.93
Adam Ottavino 1000010 0.00
Boone Logan 1000120 2.45
Rex Brothers (W,2-2) 1000100 3.38
LaTroy Hawkins (S,7) 1222001 2.89
Pitches-Strikes - Jordan Lyles 98-69, Adam Ottavino 15-10, Boone Logan 18-10, Rex Brothers 18-10, LaTroy Hawkins 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jordan Lyles 11-5, Boone Logan 1-0, Rex Brothers 2-1
Batters Faced - Jordan Lyles 27, Adam Ottavino 3, Boone Logan 4, Rex Brothers 4, LaTroy Hawkins 5
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, 2B5110020 .347
Yasiel Puig, RF5122001 .263
   Brandon League, P0000000 .000
Hanley Ramirez, SS5120011 .267
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B5112021 .297
Matt Kemp, CF3000111 .200
   Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
   J.P. Howell, P0000000 .000
   Scott Van Slyke, RF1000000 .286
Carl Crawford, LF4000102 .209
Juan Uribe, 3B5020001 .333
Tim Federowicz, C4000003 .091
Josh Beckett, P3000010 .000
   Chris Perez, P0000000 .000
   Andre Ethier, CF0000100 .194
Totals4048437  
Batting
2B - Dee Gordon (4, Lyles), Hanley Ramirez 2 (10, Lyles)
HR - Yasiel Puig (3, Lyles), Adrian Gonzalez (7, Hawkins)
RBI - Yasiel Puig 2 (12), Adrian Gonzalez 2 (20)
2-OUT RBI - Yasiel Puig (7)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - League-Gordon-Gonzalez
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Beckett 8422062 2.45
Chris Perez 1000000 1.54
Jamey Wright (L,1-1) 1.1111010 3.55
J.P. Howell 0222000 2.70
Brandon League 0.2100100 3.38
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Beckett 99-70, Chris Perez 7-5, Jamey Wright 10-10, J.P. Howell 13-9, Brandon League 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Beckett 9-9, Chris Perez 1-2, Jamey Wright 1-2, J.P. Howell 1-0, Brandon League 1-0
Batters Faced - Josh Beckett 28, Chris Perez 3, Jamey Wright 5, J.P. Howell 3, Brandon League 3
Game Information
Attendance - 44866
Game Time - 3:40
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Third Base - Larry Vanover