Rockies beat Dodgers 4-2 to end 12-game skid in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) With no postseason hopes on the line, the Colorado Rockies will still take any win they can get, especially at Dodger Stadium.

Ryan McMahon and Josh Fuentes hit solo homers, and the Rockies defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Saturday night to snap a 12-game skid in the Dodgers' home park.

It was the Rockies' first win in eight games in Los Angeles this season, and their first here since June 30, 2018.

''Anytime you play here the crowd is always going crazy and guys get a little energized from them,'' Fuentes said. ''We got the dub and that was huge. We shut them down and that was great.''

The NL West champion Dodgers were left sitting on 99 wins while trying to join Houston and the New York Yankees as the major leagues' third 100-game winner for the third straight season.

Kyle Freeland made his first start since Aug. 20 for the Rockies after earlier being reinstated from the injured list, where he'd been with a groin strain. The left-hander gave up three hits and struck out one in two innings.

''Felt great being able to get a couple innings in and have success,'' Freeland said. ''I knew I had to get comfortable as quickly as I could. Didn't feel anything different after being down a month.''

Freeland then turned it over to originally scheduled starter Chi Chi Gonzalez.

Gonzalez (2-6) gave up two runs and two hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

''Every time I had a 3-2 count, I executed the pitch,'' Gonzalez said. ''The plan was to attack with all my pitches and I was getting ahead of these guys, so that's when you can experiment.''

Jairo Diaz retired the side in the ninth for his fifth save.

Fuentes homered on the first pitch leading off the seventh to chase Walker Buehler and extend the Rockies' lead to 4-2.

''It was a hanging slider and I crushed it,'' Fuentes said.

Buehler (13-4) gave up four runs and five hits in six-plus innings. He struck out five and walked three.

''I felt good, but I was a little off,'' Buehler said. ''I have one more start before the playoffs and that's a good thing. I'll be where I have to be.''

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said his staff is close to being ready for the playoffs with a week left in the regular season.

''Walker was just missing on both sides of the plate,'' he said. ''He was off by just a tick and wasn't able to put guys away.''

The Rockies led 3-0 after three innings.

McMahon homered leading off the second. His only other hit off Buehler was a single on June 27 in Denver. He had been 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts against the right-hander.

Raimel Tapia and Charlie Blackmon added RBI singles in the third.

The Dodgers closed to 3-2 in the fourth on a pair of two-out unearned runs.

Corey Seager's RBI triple eluded a diving Sam Hilliard in center field, with the ball rolling to the warning track. That scored Cody Bellinger after he reached on a throwing error by Gonzalez. Russell Martin followed with an RBI single that scored Seager.

Hilliard robbed A.J. Pollock of a potential home run leading off the fourth with a scrambling catch at the wall.

Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, the Dodgers' defense saved at least one run. With runners on first and third, Hilliard singled to center and Kike Hernandez charged the ball, throwing it so hard to the plate that he tumbled over. Martin tagged out Tapia to end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, the Dodgers had the potential tying run on when Hernandez singled with one out. But Pollock flied out to center and Bellinger fouled out to the catcher next to the netting near the Rockies' on-deck circle to end the threat.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: INF Nolan Arenado wasn't in the lineup because of illness.

Dodgers: INF Max Muncy was out of the lineup after experiencing his left thigh grab in the batter's box a night earlier. He's expected to start Sunday. ... RHP Joe Kelly will be limited until the postseason because of unspecified lower body issues.

TURNER'S ANKLE

Justin Turner started at third base for the Dodgers for the first time since Sept. 7 after nursing an injured ankle.

''I'm feeling better and I was comfortable in the box,'' said Turner, who went 0-for-2 before being pulled. ''The MRI showed us it was worse than we thought, but I'm feeling better.''

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (10-10, 6.83 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA in three starts against LA this season.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 2.35) is 0-1 with a 4.87 ERA in four starts against the Rockies this season.

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  • W: C. Gonzalez (2-6)L: W. Buehler (13-4)S: J. Diaz (5)
  • HR: COL - R. McMahon (23), J. Fuentes (3)
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T. Story SS30000123.296.362.550.9120.0
C. Blackmon RF40110003.317.364.578.9412.0
R. McMahon 3B31111001.253.335.458.7937.0
S. Hilliard CF40100010.240.321.600.9210.5
J. Fuentes 1B41111010.200.200.486.6865.5
T. Wolters C40000010.266.337.335.672-0.5
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J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Freeland in the 3rd
  • b-announced for Estevez in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Alonso in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Freese 1B10100000.314.406.6091.0152.0
a- J. Pederson PH-RF20000120.246.335.520.8540.0
J. Turner 3B20000001.290.370.512.8810.0
E. Hernandez CF20100011.244.312.426.7380.5
A. Pollock LF40100002.267.329.476.8051.0
C. Bellinger CF-1B41000002.302.405.6251.0311.0
C. Taylor RF-3B40000031.259.328.458.786-1.5
C. Seager SS41210010.271.335.471.8065.5
R. Martin C40110021.217.335.325.6601.0
G. Lux 2B30000022.269.333.442.776-1.0
W. Buehler P20000010.088.148.140.288-0.5
J. Urias P0000-000.250.308.250.000-
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  • a-struck out for Freese in the 3rd
  • b-grounded out for Urias in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - R. McMahon (23), J. Fuentes (3)
  • RBI - R. Tapia (40), C. Blackmon (82), R. McMahon (81), J. Fuentes (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, R. McMahon, S. Hilliard 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Freese (13)
  • 3B - C. Seager
  • RBI - C. Seager (81), R. Martin (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (34), R. Martin (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, C. Bellinger 2 (2), G. Lux 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Hampson (13), R. Tapia (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hampson)
  • E - C. Gonzalez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Hernandez
  • DP - (Seager-Freese)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland2.03000106.841.593.5
C. Gonzalez (W, 2-6)5.02201805.681.5323.0
C. Estevez (H, 11)1.01000103.681.302.5
J. Diaz (S, 5)1.00000204.421.3011.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland2.0
C. Gonzalez (W, 2-6)5.0
C. Estevez (H, 11)1.0
J. Diaz (S, 5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (L, 13-4)6.05443523.251.023.5
J. Urias1.00000102.571.083.5
P. Baez1.02000103.190.961.5
K. Maeda0.20000104.131.080.5
A. Kolarek0.10000003.311.160.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (L, 13-4)6.0
J. Urias1.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Maeda0.2
A. Kolarek0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 29-21, C. Gonzalez 79-50, C. Estevez 21-13, J. Diaz 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 2-2, C. Gonzalez 5-3
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 8, C. Gonzalez 19, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Baez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-55, J. Urias 10-7, P. Baez 16-12, K. Maeda 10-7, A. Kolarek 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 7-5, P. Baez 1-0, A. Kolarek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 25, J. Urias 3, P. Baez 5, K. Maeda 2, A. Kolarek
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Hampson 2B31100100.247.303.369.6725.0
R. Tapia LF31210101.279.315.417.7327.0
T. Story SS30000123.296.362.550.9120.0
C. Blackmon RF40110003.317.364.578.9412.0
R. McMahon 3B31111001.253.335.458.7937.0
S. Hilliard CF40100010.240.321.600.9210.5
J. Fuentes 1B41111010.200.200.486.6865.5
T. Wolters C40000010.266.337.335.672-0.5
K. Freeland P0000-000.087.192.087.000-
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C. Gonzalez P20000020.045.045.045.091-1.0
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Alonso PH0000-000.199.295.348.000-
c- I. Desmond PH10000000.251.307.462.7690.0
J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Freeland in the 3rd
  • b-announced for Estevez in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Alonso in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Freese 1B10100000.314.406.6091.0152.0
a- J. Pederson PH-RF20000120.246.335.520.8540.0
J. Turner 3B20000001.290.370.512.8810.0
E. Hernandez CF20100011.244.312.426.7380.5
A. Pollock LF40100002.267.329.476.8051.0
C. Bellinger CF-1B41000002.302.405.6251.0311.0
C. Taylor RF-3B40000031.259.328.458.786-1.5
C. Seager SS41210010.271.335.471.8065.5
R. Martin C40110021.217.335.325.6601.0
G. Lux 2B30000022.269.333.442.776-1.0
W. Buehler P20000010.088.148.140.288-0.5
J. Urias P0000-000.250.308.250.000-
b- M. Beaty PH10000000.275.324.479.8030.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Kolarek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Freese in the 3rd
  • b-grounded out for Urias in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - R. McMahon (23), J. Fuentes (3)
  • RBI - R. Tapia (40), C. Blackmon (82), R. McMahon (81), J. Fuentes (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, R. McMahon, S. Hilliard 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Freese (13)
  • 3B - C. Seager
  • RBI - C. Seager (81), R. Martin (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (34), R. Martin (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, C. Bellinger 2 (2), G. Lux 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Hampson (13), R. Tapia (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hampson)
  • E - C. Gonzalez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Hernandez
  • DP - (Seager-Freese)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland2.03000106.841.593.5
C. Gonzalez (W, 2-6)5.02201805.681.5323.0
C. Estevez (H, 11)1.01000103.681.302.5
J. Diaz (S, 5)1.00000204.421.3011.0
Total9.06201120---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland2.0
C. Gonzalez (W, 2-6)5.0
C. Estevez (H, 11)1.0
J. Diaz (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (L, 13-4)6.05443523.251.023.5
J. Urias1.00000102.571.083.5
P. Baez1.02000103.190.961.5
K. Maeda0.20000104.131.080.5
A. Kolarek0.10000003.311.160.0
Total9.0744382---
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (L, 13-4)6.0
J. Urias1.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Maeda0.2
A. Kolarek0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 29-21, C. Gonzalez 79-50, C. Estevez 21-13, J. Diaz 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 2-2, C. Gonzalez 5-3
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 8, C. Gonzalez 19, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Baez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-55, J. Urias 10-7, P. Baez 16-12, K. Maeda 10-7, A. Kolarek 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 7-5, P. Baez 1-0, A. Kolarek 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 25, J. Urias 3, P. Baez 5, K. Maeda 2, A. Kolarek
  • 7TH INNING
    Fuentes homered to left center42
  • 4TH INNING
    Martin singled to right center, Seager scored32
    Seager tripled to center, Bellinger scored31
  • 3RD INNING
    Blackmon singled to center, Tapia scored30
    Tapia singled to left, Hampson scored20
  • 2ND INNING
    McMahon homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenta Maeda relieved Pedro Baez
    • J. Fuentes: Foul, Strike swinging, Fuentes flied out to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Carlos Estevez
    • Adam Kolarek relieved Kenta Maeda
    • Ian Desmond hit for Yonder Alonso
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to center
    • R. Martin: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Tapia singled to left
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher, Tapia to second
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McMahon hit by pitch
    • S. Hilliard: Strike swinging, Ball, Hilliard singled to center, Tapia out at home, McMahon to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Chi Chi Gonzalez
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pollock flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Fuentes: Fuentes homered to left center
    • Julio Urias relieved Walker Buehler
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hampson flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
    • G. Lux: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lux struck out swinging
    • Matt Beaty hit for Julio Urias
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beaty grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon lined out to right
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McMahon grounded out to third
    • S. Hilliard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hilliard grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Bellinger grounded out to second
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • G. Hampson: Hampson grounded out to third
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia walked
    • T. Story: Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Tapia out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Buehler grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pederson walked
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pollock popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Enrique Hernandez in center field
    • S. Hilliard: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hilliard struck out looking
    • J. Fuentes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fuentes struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock flied out to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger safe at first on Gonzalez throwing error
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager tripled to center, Bellinger scored
    • R. Martin: Martin singled to right center, Seager scored
    • G. Lux: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lux struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Dom Nunez hit for Kyle Freeland
    • D. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hampson walked
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Hampson stole second, Tapia singled to left, Hampson scored
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Tapia stole second, Blackmon singled to center, Tapia scored
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, McMahon lined out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chi Chi Gonzalez pitching
    • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • Joc Pederson hit for David Freese
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, McMahon homered to left center
    • S. Hilliard: Hilliard popped out to second
    • J. Fuentes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fuentes grounded out to third
    • T. Wolters: Wolters flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to left
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • G. Lux: Lux grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hampson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia flied out to deep left
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Story walked, Hampson to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Story out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freese doubled to deep left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner lined into double play second, Freese out at second
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pollock reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)