Arenado hits 2 home runs, Rockies hold off Dodgers 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nolan Arenado went home to work on his swing, and it paid off in a big way.

Arenado homered twice, Trevor Story also connected and the Colorado Rockies held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

''Honestly, I have to give credit to my dad and my high school coach,'' Arenado said. ''I went to hit with them yesterday back at my old field. I was working on some things, fixing some things. And today I was able to do it.''

Arenado attended El Toro High in Orange County. He worked with his former coach, Mike Gonzales, and his father, Fernando.

''It's April, I'm swinging the bat pretty good and today was a great day,'' Arenado said, ''but there's five months left of baseball. I have a lot of work to do.''

Greg Holland gave up two runs in the ninth inning but earned his eighth save in as many chances. With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end it.

Arenado hit a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers off Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-3) in the first. The slugger added his sixth of the season in the fifth, sending another pitch from Ryu into the stands between the left-field foul pole and the Dodgers bullpen.

The only National League player with more homers than Arenado is Milwaukee's Eric Thames, who has seven.

''He's one of the best players in the game,'' Colorado manager Bud Black said of Arenado. ''There's no doubt about it. I'll go on record saying that. He's arguably in the top five. He does it both at the plate and on the field. He makes all the plays. In the 15 games we've played, you could go back to probably each and every game and see where he's contributed.''

Arenado added a third-inning double for his second three-hit game in his last three starts. Colorado (10-5) won its third straight and improved to 7-2 on the road.

Story hit his second home run of the season deep into the left-field bleachers in the fourth, snapping slumps of 0 for 12 and 1 for 26.

Chris Rusin (2-0) tossed 1 1/3 hitless innings for the win. The first four Colorado relievers combined to hold the Dodgers scoreless on two hits over four innings.

Ryu gave up four runs and seven hits over six innings as he lost his third consecutive start. The left-hander made only one appearance over the past two years because of arm injuries.

''He's still coming back. To expect him to be locked in right now might be a little unfair,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Ryu has allowed 10 runs and 19 hits over 15 1/3 innings this season.

''He had a good changeup, a decent slider, threw a couple curveballs, painted a couple of fastballs inside,'' Black said. ''Those mistakes out over the plate to Nolan and Trevor, we didn't miss them. We didn't hit them for singles, we didn't hit them for doubles, we hit them for homers. And those are big home runs.''

Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland started for the Rockies, but came out after four-plus innings. He held Los Angeles to a run and four hits, but walked four to go with three strikeouts.

''It's his third start. He's learning,'' Black said.

The Dodgers, who have lost three in a row, scored in the fourth when Joc Pederson's infield single drove in Kike Hernandez from third base. Hernandez walked with one out and went to third on a single by Gonzalez.

The Rockies have taken three of four from the Dodgers this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers 2B Logan Forsythe sustained a bruise to his right big toe when he was hit on the foot by a pitch from Freeland leading off the first. Forsythe stayed in the game until the third but appeared to be in pain. X-rays were inconclusive, according to Roberts, and Forsythe was to be examined by team doctors Wednesday. ''It just hurts,'' Forsythe said. ... Justin Turner was hit by a pitch on his right hand in the fifth but stayed in the game. X-rays were negative, Roberts said.

OVERTURNED

With one out in the ninth and Chase Utley on second, Corey Seager hit a shallow fly to left, where Gerardo Parra appeared to make a sliding catch. The Dodgers challenged and the call was overturned to a single. That set the stage for RBI singles by Turner and pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal before the rally fell short.

ROSTER MOVES

Before the game, the Rockies reinstated Parra from the paternity list and recalled INF Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque. RHP Shane Carle and OF Raimel Tapia were optioned to Albuquerque. ... Los Angeles placed LHP Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain and recalled RHP Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (1-2, 8.59 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season. He faced the Dodgers at Coors Field on April 9 and took the loss after allowing five runs and five hits in five innings.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.53) comes off his best start of the season. He held the Diamondbacks to a run and four hits over 8 1/3 innings, striking out eight with only one walk.

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  • W: C. Rusin (2-0)L: H. Ryu (0-3)S: G. Holland (8)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado 2 (6), T. Story (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF41100000.233.281.450.7313.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000111.264.350.377.7270.5
N. Arenado 3B42332011.357.419.7861.20514.5
C. Gonzalez RF40000011.179.203.304.507-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B30100100.308.368.596.9652.0
T. Story SS41111022.125.263.313.5765.0
S. Cardullo PH40100020.130.231.130.3610.0
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Garneau C30000022.160.250.360.6100.0
K. Freeland P20000011.200.200.200.400-0.5
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C. Rusin P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- A. Amarista PH10000010.125.125.250.375-0.5
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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b- G. Parra LF10000010.333.368.444.813-0.5
  • a-struck out for Rusin in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Dunn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Forsythe 2B00000000.295.407.341.7481.0
a- S. Van Slyke PH10000103.118.318.176.4951.0
b- A. Toles LF20100001.243.282.486.7691.0
C. Seager SS41100124.281.354.474.8282.0
J. Turner 3B40110014.360.448.520.9682.5
Y. Puig RF50100014.294.397.588.9850.5
E. Hernandez 2B31000114.200.304.500.8041.5
c- Y. Grandal PH10110000.263.378.447.8252.0
A. Gonzalez 1B50200004.265.357.306.6632.0
A. Barnes C40000013.167.250.444.694-0.5
J. Pederson CF30110100.216.333.324.6583.0
H. Ryu P10100000.250.400.250.6501.0
d- R. Segedin PH10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
e- C. Utley PH01000100.050.136.050.1862.0
  • a-walked for Forsythe in the 3rd
  • b-singled for Van Slyke in the 7th
  • c-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
  • d-struck out for Ryu in the 6th
  • e-walked for Fields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (2), N. Arenado (6)
  • HR - N. Arenado 2 (6), T. Story (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 3 (11), T. Story (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (3)
BATTING
  • SH - H. Ryu
  • RBI - J. Turner (6), Y. Grandal (4), J. Pederson (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Grandal (4), J. Pederson (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Hernandez, C. Seager
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland4.04114304.912.004.5
S. Oberg0.20000101.170.000.5
C. Rusin (W, 2-0)1.10000101.350.0010.5
A. Ottavino (H, 7)1.02000201.232.002.0
M. Dunn (H, 5)1.00000000.000.003.0
G. Holland (S, 8)1.03221002.254.004.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland4.0
S. Oberg0.2
C. Rusin (W, 2-0)1.1
A. Ottavino (H, 7)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 5)1.0
G. Holland (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (L, 0-3)6.07441735.871.334.5
P. Baez2.00001300.000.506.5
J. Fields1.00000200.000.004.0
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (L, 0-3)6.0
P. Baez2.0
J. Fields1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 87-45, S. Oberg 11-6, C. Rusin 16-11, A. Ottavino 22-16, M. Dunn 10-7, G. Holland 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 6-2, C. Rusin 2-1, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 21, S. Oberg 2, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 5, M. Dunn 3, G. Holland 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - H. Ryu (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 97-64, P. Baez 28-20, J. Fields 16-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 8-2, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 26, P. Baez 7, J. Fields 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF41100000.233.281.450.7313.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000111.264.350.377.7270.5
N. Arenado 3B42332011.357.419.7861.20514.5
C. Gonzalez RF40000011.179.203.304.507-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B30100100.308.368.596.9652.0
T. Story SS41111022.125.263.313.5765.0
S. Cardullo PH40100020.130.231.130.3610.0
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K. Freeland P20000011.200.200.200.400-0.5
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A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn RP0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Parra LF10000010.333.368.444.813-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Rusin in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Dunn in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Forsythe 2B00000000.295.407.341.7481.0
a- S. Van Slyke PH10000103.118.318.176.4951.0
b- A. Toles LF20100001.243.282.486.7691.0
C. Seager SS41100124.281.354.474.8282.0
J. Turner 3B40110014.360.448.520.9682.5
Y. Puig RF50100014.294.397.588.9850.5
E. Hernandez 2B31000114.200.304.500.8041.5
c- Y. Grandal PH10110000.263.378.447.8252.0
A. Gonzalez 1B50200004.265.357.306.6632.0
A. Barnes C40000013.167.250.444.694-0.5
J. Pederson CF30110100.216.333.324.6583.0
H. Ryu P10100000.250.400.250.6501.0
d- R. Segedin PH10000010.250.250.250.500-0.5
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J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Forsythe in the 3rd
  • b-singled for Van Slyke in the 7th
  • c-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
  • d-struck out for Ryu in the 6th
  • e-walked for Fields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (2), N. Arenado (6)
  • HR - N. Arenado 2 (6), T. Story (2)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 3 (11), T. Story (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (3)
BATTING
  • SH - H. Ryu
  • RBI - J. Turner (6), Y. Grandal (4), J. Pederson (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Grandal (4), J. Pederson (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Hernandez, C. Seager
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland4.04114304.912.004.5
S. Oberg0.20000101.170.000.5
C. Rusin (W, 2-0)1.10000101.350.0010.5
A. Ottavino (H, 7)1.02000201.232.002.0
M. Dunn (H, 5)1.00000000.000.003.0
G. Holland (S, 8)1.03221002.254.004.0
Total9.0933570---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland4.0
S. Oberg0.2
C. Rusin (W, 2-0)1.1
A. Ottavino (H, 7)1.0
M. Dunn (H, 5)1.0
G. Holland (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu (L, 0-3)6.07441735.871.334.5
P. Baez2.00001300.000.506.5
J. Fields1.00000200.000.004.0
Total9.07442123---
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu (L, 0-3)6.0
P. Baez2.0
J. Fields1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Freeland 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 87-45, S. Oberg 11-6, C. Rusin 16-11, A. Ottavino 22-16, M. Dunn 10-7, G. Holland 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 6-2, C. Rusin 2-1, G. Holland 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 21, S. Oberg 2, C. Rusin 4, A. Ottavino 5, M. Dunn 3, G. Holland 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - H. Ryu (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 97-64, P. Baez 28-20, J. Fields 16-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 8-2, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 26, P. Baez 7, J. Fields 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Grandal singled to left, Seager scored, Turner to second43
    Turner singled to right, Utley scored, Seager to second42
  • 5TH INNING
    Arenado homered to left41
  • 4TH INNING
    Pederson reached on an infield single to third, Hernandez scored, Gonzalez to second31
    Story homered to left30
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to left center, Blackmon scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Fields Pitching:
    • S. Cardullo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cardullo lined out to center
    • D. Garneau: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Utley walked
    • A. Toles: Ball, Strike looking, Toles grounded out to first, Utley to second
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner singled to right, Utley scored, Seager to second
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig flied out to deep left
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal singled to left, Seager scored, Turner to second
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Grandal out at second
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez popped out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to deep left
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barnes flied out to center
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Pederson flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • A. Amarista: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Amarista struck out on foul tip
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • A. Toles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Toles singled to left
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager lined out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Puig reached on an infield single to second, Toles to second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to left
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • S. Cardullo: Ball, Cardullo reached on an infield single to second, Reynolds to second
    • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Garneau lined into double play shortstop to second, Reynolds out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson flied out to right
    • R. Segedin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Segedin struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado homered to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Turner hit by pitch, Seager to second
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Story homered to left
    • S. Cardullo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cardullo struck out looking
    • D. Garneau: Ball, Garneau hit by pitch
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Freeland struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig lined out to center
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right, Hernandez to third
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson reached on an infield single to third, Hernandez scored, Gonzalez to second
    • H. Ryu: Ryu singled to right, Gonzalez to third, Pederson to second
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Van Slyke grounded into fielder's choice to third, Ryu out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado doubled to shallow right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • H. Ryu: Foul, Ball, Ryu hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pederson to second
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Van Slyke walked
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded into fielder's choice to second, Van Slyke out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • S. Cardullo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cardullo struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Freeland grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to shallow left
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnes lined out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon doubled to shallow left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado homered to left center, Blackmon scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • T. Story: Story popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Forsythe hit by pitch
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Turner grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Forsythe out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)