Buehler's 16 Ks, Beaty's HR help Dodgers beat Rox 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Walker Buehler never let up. His fastball touched 97 mph in the ninth when Nolan Arenado struck out swinging for his career-high 16th and last punch out of the game.

Buehler pumped his fist into his glove - nothing too cocky for this soft-spoken Kentuckian - and walked off the mound with no expression on his face while the crowd erupted.

''Just checking another box for me,'' the 24-year-old right-hander said. ''Thanks to Doc (manager Dave Roberts) for letting me go back out there.''

Buehler pitched his first complete game and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied on rookie Matt Beaty's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2 Friday night.

With two outs, Max Muncy drew a seven-pitch walk and Beaty followed with a shot to center field off Jairo Diaz (1-2).

''Max having a really good at-bat gave me confidence,'' Beaty said.

He got soaked with the contents of the drink container and was coated in white powder on his bald head to wild cheers from the sellout crowd of 54,044.

''It just felt like I was floating around the bases,'' Beaty said. ''Hitting a walk-off homer is no better feeling.''

Beaty was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier in the day, although he never left Los Angeles.

Buehler's nine innings and 111 pitches were career highs. He gave up two homers, and the only other hit he allowed was a first-pitch single to Charlie Blackmon in the ninth. The right-hander's strikeouts were the most in the major leagues this season.

''Anytime you do something for the first time it's got a little more meaning,'' said Buehler, who singled in the eighth.

Buehler's scoreless innings streak ended at 20 on Nolan Arenado's homer with two outs in the fourth. The streak began in the sixth inning on June 3 in Arizona.

''Got some calls and some bad swings in counts,'' Buehler said. ''Arenado and Blackmon hit maybe the two worst pitches of the night.''

The NL West-leading Dodgers have won nine in a row against the second-place Rockies. At 52-25, the Dodgers are off to their second-best start in franchise history, trailing only the 1974 squad that began 53-24.

The game matched Buehler and German Marquez, who squared off in Game 163 last year to decide the NL West title, won by the Dodgers.

Neither starter gave up a walk Friday.

''That was a great matchup between two young starting pitchers that are two of the best in baseball,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''They went toe-to-toe. Well-pitched by both sides. It came down to a fastball in the middle of the plate.''

Marquez gave up two runs - one earned - and five hits in eight innings. The right-hander struck out eight.

Blackmon's 18th homer with two outs in the sixth tied it 2-all.

The Dodgers took a 2-1 lead on Cody Bellinger's 25th homer in the fourth.

Arenado's 19th homer tied it 1-all and came a night after he left the game at Arizona for precautionary reasons with a left big toe contusion.

''If I didn't bump into the wall I think I had a decent chance to catch it,'' said Beaty, who played left.

Chris Taylor's sacrifice fly scored the Dodgers' first run in the second.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Josh Sborz went on the IL with lower back tightness.

HE SAID, HE SAID

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was ejected from the dugout by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild for arguing in the fourth. The rest of the bench had been getting vocal at the same time.

''He looked in the dugout and said, `That's enough,''' Turner said. ''I waved and said hi and apparently he thought that was offensive.''

Turner had asked Fairchild about a called strike during his leadoff at-bat earlier in the inning.

''He kind of snapped back at me and said, `Obviously it's a strike or I wouldn't have called it,''' Turner said. ''I don't know if he was having a bad day.''

Turner and Fairchild have history together. The umpire ejected him in September 2017.

''I have great relationships with 99.9% of the umpires,'' Turner said. ''He'll be a third base tomorrow so I'm sure there'll be a conversation about it.''

JOC AT FIRST

Joc Pederson got his first start at first base for the Dodgers and Beaty moved to left field.

''He looked comfortable,'' Roberts said of Pederson.

Beaty found out about the switch after batting practice. Roberts was going to try Pederson out Saturday but moved it up a day.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Peter Lambert (6-6, 2.0 ERA) makes his fourth start in the majors 30 miles from his hometown of San Dimas. He beat the Cubs in his first two starts and had a no-decision in his third against San Diego.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.26) has 12 quality starts in 14 tries with 85 strikeouts and five walks.

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  • W: W. Buehler (8-1)L: J. Diaz (1-2)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (19), C. Blackmon (18), LAD - C. Bellinger (25), M. Beaty (2)
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J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Marquez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson 1B40000011.232.328.570.898-0.5
A. Verdugo CF40100001.293.346.456.8022.0
J. Turner 3B20000001.307.389.447.8350.0
E. Hernandez 2B20000010.208.280.379.659-0.5
C. Bellinger RF41111011.356.451.7121.1635.5
M. Muncy 2B-3B32100110.284.383.540.9233.5
M. Beaty LF41221001.300.323.450.7738.0
C. Taylor SS20010011.239.311.433.7440.5
A. Barnes C30000020.218.318.374.692-1.0
W. Buehler P30100020.065.121.161.2830.0
    BATTING
    • HR - C. Blackmon (18), N. Arenado (19)
    • RBI - C. Blackmon (49), N. Arenado (61)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (21), N. Arenado (21)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Verdugo (16)
    • HR - C. Bellinger (25), M. Beaty (2)
    • SF - C. Taylor (2)
    • RBI - C. Bellinger (61), M. Beaty 2 (11), C. Taylor (31)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Beaty 2 (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Verdugo, C. Bellinger, C. Taylor
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Rodgers (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez8.05210814.321.1925.0
    J. Diaz (L, 1-2)0.21221115.511.04-8.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez8.0
    J. Diaz (L, 1-2)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Buehler (W, 8-1)9.032201622.960.8640.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Buehler (W, 8-1)9.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-63, J. Diaz 15-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-11, J. Diaz 1-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 29, J. Diaz 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 111-83
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-6
    • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 30
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. Dahl LF40000011.327.376.527.903-0.5
    N. Arenado 3B41111021.326.387.595.9815.0
    D. Murphy 1B30000000.270.317.460.7770.0
    R. McMahon 2B30000030.268.347.421.768-1.5
    I. Desmond CF30000010.268.331.504.835-0.5
    B. Rodgers SS30000030.246.297.275.573-1.5
    T. Wolters C30000020.305.376.396.772-1.0
    G. Marquez P20000020.235.235.353.588-1.0
    a- R. Tapia PH10000010.260.303.437.740-0.5
    J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-struck out for Marquez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Pederson 1B40000011.232.328.570.898-0.5
    A. Verdugo CF40100001.293.346.456.8022.0
    J. Turner 3B20000001.307.389.447.8350.0
    E. Hernandez 2B20000010.208.280.379.659-0.5
    C. Bellinger RF41111011.356.451.7121.1635.5
    M. Muncy 2B-3B32100110.284.383.540.9233.5
    M. Beaty LF41221001.300.323.450.7738.0
    C. Taylor SS20010011.239.311.433.7440.5
    A. Barnes C30000020.218.318.374.692-1.0
    W. Buehler P30100020.065.121.161.2830.0
    Total314642196-----
      BATTING
      • HR - C. Blackmon (18), N. Arenado (19)
      • RBI - C. Blackmon (49), N. Arenado (61)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon (21), N. Arenado (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Verdugo (16)
      • HR - C. Bellinger (25), M. Beaty (2)
      • SF - C. Taylor (2)
      • RBI - C. Bellinger (61), M. Beaty 2 (11), C. Taylor (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Beaty 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Verdugo, C. Bellinger, C. Taylor
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Rodgers (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez8.05210814.321.1925.0
      J. Diaz (L, 1-2)0.21221115.511.04-8.5
      Total8.2643192---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez8.0
      J. Diaz (L, 1-2)0.2
      Total8.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Buehler (W, 8-1)9.032201622.960.8640.0
      Total9.03220162---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Buehler (W, 8-1)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 93-63, J. Diaz 15-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-11, J. Diaz 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 29, J. Diaz 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 111-83
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-6
      • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 30
      • 9TH INNING
        Beaty homered to center, Muncy scored24
      • 6TH INNING
        Blackmon homered to right22
      • 4TH INNING
        Bellinger homered to center12
        Arenado homered to left11
      • 2ND INNING
        Taylor hit sacrifice fly to right, Muncy scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Raimel Tapia hit for German Marquez
        • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to right
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jairo Diaz pitching
        • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to second
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
        • M. Beaty: Ball, Beaty homered to center, Muncy scored
      • 8TH INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
        • B. Rodgers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Buehler singled to center
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Pederson flied out to right
        • A. Verdugo: Verdugo grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy flied out to right
        • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • M. Beaty: Ball, Beaty flied out to center
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon homered to right
        • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Dahl flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Verdugo lined out to second
        • E. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez flied out to right
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Enrique Hernandez at second base
        • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond grounded out to second
        • B. Rodgers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
        • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson popped out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Blackmon fouled out to first
        • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado homered to left
        • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to second
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger homered to center
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Muncy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Beaty singled to right center
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • B. Rodgers: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Buehler struck out swinging
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
        • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Murphy fouled out to shortstop
        • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy singled to right
        • M. Beaty: Beaty lined out to shortstop, Muncy to third on shortstop Rodgers throwing error
        • C. Taylor: Taylor hit sacrifice fly to right, Muncy scored
        • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Dahl grounded out to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Pederson popped out to third
        • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo doubled to deep left
        • J. Turner: Foul, Turner flied out to right
        • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)