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Rockies beat Dodgers, win fourth straight series

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LOS ANGELES -- Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.

Rutledge hit a three-run homer to support Jorge De La Rosa's seven strong innings, and the Rockies beat the error-prone the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 in the rubber game of the three-game set.

Colorado was leading 3-1 in the sixth when Rutledge drove Hyun-Jin Ryu's 89th and final pitch into the left-field pavilion.

Rutledge's homer was the 16th of his career, and his first with more than one man on base since his grand slam on Sept. 16, 2012, at San Diego. He came into the game with one RBI in 18 at-bats.

''That was a big at-bat by Rut. Obviously, that changes the game there,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''He's not playing every day, but he's working hard and staying ready until he gets an opportunity.''

Nolan Arenado had two hits and extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 games - the longest active string in the majors. The Gold Glove third baseman also robbed Scott Van Slyke of extra bases, making a diving stop across the foul line behind third base and throwing him out.

''I told him that was one of the top three plays I've ever seen him make. And that's saying something, because we know there's a pretty good collection,'' Weiss said. ''He's as good as I've seen, and he's changed several games this year with his defense.''

The Rockies won their fourth straight series after beating San Diego, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

''We feel really good about it,'' right fielder Brandon Barnes said. ''We don't take anything for granted and we keep battling every day.''

De La Rosa (2-3) allowed a run and four hits. The left-hander has beaten the Dodgers in three straight starts after going 0-8 with a 7.32 ERA in his 10 previous career starts against them.

''I just tried to attack the hitters,'' De La Rosa said. ''I know those guys and they know me, too. So I was just trying to make my pitches.''

Ryu's two-out single in the second inning was Los Angeles' last hit until Matt Kemp doubled to right-center with two outs in the eighth against Adam Ottavino.

''That's De La. He's going to go out there and compete,'' Barnes said. ''You can see it on his face when he pitches. He pitches with conviction and he wants to give us a chance to win.''

Ryu (3-2) gave up six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. The Korean-born lefty is 0-2 with a 9.69 ERA in his three starts at Dodger Stadium, but 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four road starts.

''He's a good pitcher and he's tough,'' Barnes said. ''The key against him is getting a good pitch to hit and being able to drive it. He likes to stay on the corner, so you just have to try to get a ball up.''

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez didn't start because of a bruised right thumb and Justin Turner filled in for him.

Turner's throwing error in the second inning on De La Rosa's two-out single in the hole put runners at second and third. Ryu hit major league batting leader Charlie Blackmon with a pitch and gave up a two-run single by Barnes on an 0-2 count that put the Rockies ahead 2-1.

Three innings later, Ryu committed his first error in 37 major league starts when he bobbled a sacrifice bunt to the right of the mound by Barnes and threw too late to first base, as Blackmon took third after his leadoff double. Blackmon scored the Rockies' third run, beating the throw by Turner after he tagged out Barnes in a rundown on an attempted steal.

Kemp also dropped a fly ball for a third error by the Dodgers.

Adrian Gonzalez had an RBI single in the first to make it 1-0 Los Angeles.

Ramirez pinch-hit in the ninth and got a two-out infield single against Chris Martin, who was making his second big league appearance. Gordon followed with a single that loaded the bases for Yasiel Puig, who grounded out to end the game.

Notes

The Dodgers, whose next victory will be their 10,000th as a franchise, begin a 10-game road trip Tuesday night at Minnesota. ... De La Rosa came in 0-3 with a 7.98 ERA in his three other road starts this season. ... The Dodgers recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned RHP Jose Dominguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Triunfel was claimed on outright waivers from Seattle on April 2.

 
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Josh Rutledge breaks open the game in the sixth with a three-run homer to help the Rockies win their fourth straight series. (USATSI)
Josh Rutledge breaks open the game in the sixth with a three-run homer to help the Rockies win their fourth straight series. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Colorado

J. Rutledge
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Colorado

J. De La Rosa
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 2
K 3
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Charlie Blackmon, CF4120000 .402
Brandon Barnes, RF4032000 .360
Carlos Gonzalez, LF5000025 .234
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4000012 .342
Justin Morneau, 1B4120002 .356
Nolan Arenado, 3B4220001 .298
Josh Rutledge, 2B4113001 .318
Jordan Pacheco, C4000012 .286
Jorge De La Rosa, P3110010 .182
   Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
   a-Charlie Culberson, PH1000000 .087
   Chris Martin, P0000000 .000
Totals37611505  
a-flied out for Ottavino in the 9th
Batting
2B - Charlie Blackmon (6, Ryu), Brandon Barnes (2, Wright), Justin Morneau 2 (8, Ryu)
HR - Josh Rutledge (1, Ryu)
SH - Brandon Barnes (4)
RBI - Brandon Barnes 2 (3), Josh Rutledge 3 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Barnes 2 (3)
CS - Brandon Barnes (1, 2nd base by Ryu/Federowicz)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Arenado-Tulowitzki-Morneau
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (W,2-3) 7411230 5.23
Adam Ottavino 1100110 0.00
Chris Martin 1300020 0.00
HBP - Puig (by Jorge De La Rosa)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 102-60, Adam Ottavino 21-14, Chris Martin 13-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 12-5, Adam Ottavino 1-1, Chris Martin 1-0
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 27, Adam Ottavino 5, Chris Martin 6
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, 2B5120002 .353
Yasiel Puig, RF3000013 .265
Matt Kemp, CF4010012 .221
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2011201 .313
Juan Uribe, 3B4000004 .310
Scott Van Slyke, LF4010010 .281
Justin Turner, SS4000011 .182
Tim Federowicz, C2010100 .109
   a-Andre Ethier, PH1000011 .211
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P2010010 .143
   Brandon League, P0000000 .000
   b-Carl Crawford, PH1000001 .206
   Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
   Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
   c-Hanley Ramirez, PH1010000 .280
Totals3318136  
a-struck out for Federowicz in the 9th
b-grounded out for League in the 7th
c-singled for Wright in the 9th
Batting
2B - Matt Kemp (7, Ottavino)
SH - Yasiel Puig (2)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (23)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (5)
SB - Dee Gordon (13, 3rd base off De La Rosa/Pacheco)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Turner-Gordon-Gonzalez
E - Matt Kemp (3, ), Hyun-Jin Ryu (1, Misplayed grounder), Justin Turner (2, Throwing)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L,3-2) 5966031 3.23
Brandon League 2000020 2.84
Brian Wilson 1100000 14.40
Jamey Wright 1100000 3.29
HBP - Blackmon (by Hyun-Jin Ryu)
Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 89-64, Brandon League 22-15, Brian Wilson 11-7, Jamey Wright 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 6-6, Brandon League 2-2, Brian Wilson 1-2, Jamey Wright 1-2
Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 25, Brandon League 6, Brian Wilson 4, Jamey Wright 4
Game Information
Attendance - 52359
Game Time - 3:09
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Stuart Scheurwater, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Nauert