Kershaw solid over 7, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-2

DENVER (AP) Clayton Kershaw became a 20-game winner against Colorado - the most victories any pitcher has ever recorded versus the franchise.

Know what that says?

''I pitched against them a lot,'' he said.

Kershaw worked his way out of trouble time after time over seven solid innings, Chase Utley had a two-run triple as part of a five-run second and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Rockies 6-2 on Friday night.

''The box score probably doesn't tell the whole story. There was a lot of bad pitching,'' Kershaw said while holding his young son. ''I'll take it tonight, though.''

Cody Bellinger added a solo homer in the eighth to help the Dodgers pull within 1 1/2 games of Colorado.

Kershaw (6-2) ran his record to 89-0 in the regular season when the Dodgers give him at least four runs of support. He also improved to 20-6 against the Rockies, surpassing fellow lefty Randy Johnson for most all-time wins against the team.

On a tranquil evening, Kershaw allowed two runs and seven hits, but worked his way out of trouble with the assistance of three double plays.

''It wasn't pretty and nothing was great about it by any means,'' Kershaw said of his outing. ''Guys got some runs early for me. Yeah, it wasn't pretty, but I'll take the win any day of the week.''

The Dodgers took advantage of an erratic Tyler Chatwood (3-5), who walked four and allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings.

''You've got to throw the ball over the plate and if they beat you getting hits, you can live with that,'' Chatwood said.

In the pivotal second, Los Angeles sent nine batters to the plate and drew three walks, all of which scored. Utley hustled for his second triple of the season and Corey Seager added a two-run double.

''Walks,'' Chatwood lamented. ''Walks are the thing that killed us.''

Those five early runs were more than enough for Kershaw, who doesn't need much.

''It's just a credit to him to get through that start with not having his best stuff,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

The Rockies might argue that point.

''We just don't have too many opportunities against him and when we do he's one of the toughest to come through on,'' Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts sees INF Adrian Gonzalez (right elbow soreness) going on a rehab assignment next week to play two or three games. ... The last time Roberts heard from OF Andre Ethier, his back was giving him some problems when he runs or bends over. ''Physically, he's just limited,'' Roberts said. ''If someone told me late June (for a return), I'd be very excited.''

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (stress fracture in his left foot) has been cleared to step out of his boot for an hour a day. Soon, he will start running/walking in the pool to strengthen the foot. ''Slowly transitioning out of it,'' he said. ''Hopefully, it doesn't take three or four weeks.'' ... C Tony Wolters (concussion) went 0 for 3 and caught six innings in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque.

ROSTER MOVE

RHP Jeff Hoffman was optioned to Albuquerque after picking up his first major league win Thursday. The team recalled OF Raimel Tapia, who entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth and walked.

BELTING BELLINGER

Bellinger hit his seventh homer and leads the team despite only playing 16 games.

''I keep trying to find days to give him a blow, but it's hard to omit him from the lineup,'' Roberts said.

THIS & THAT

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez finished with two hits and an RBI. ... OF Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth triple. All of them have been at Coors Field. ... With his double in the eighth, Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal has an extra-base hit in five straight games.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (3-0, 2.73 ERA) has struck out 38 and walked 10 in 29 2/3 innings this season.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (2-3, 6.69 ERA) had his start pushed back to Saturday because of inflammation in his left knee. He will wear a protective brace.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (6-2)L: T. Chatwood (3-5)
  • HR: LAD - C. Bellinger (7)
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C. Bellinger LF-1B32111121.323.391.7261.1177.0
Y. Grandal C40100012.275.348.471.8181.5
C. Taylor 2B31000121.315.439.537.9761.0
C. Utley 1B10120100.197.290.311.6016.0
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E. Hernandez LF10000000.233.299.517.8150.0
  • a-flied out for Utley in the 6th
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N. Arenado 3B40000013.300.348.571.920-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B31000100.331.407.6541.0602.0
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  • a-walked for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (5), C. Seager (10), Y. Grandal (8), Y. Puig (4)
  • 3B - C. Utley (2)
  • HR - C. Bellinger (7)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (10), C. Seager 2 (19), C. Bellinger (18), C. Utley 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (7), C. Seager 2 (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (7)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (11), C. Gonzalez (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • E - C. Seager (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - I. Desmond
  • PB - D. Garneau (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 6-2)7.07221402.431.1423.0
L. Avilan0.10001101.743.00-0.5
P. Baez0.20000201.320.001.0
K. Jansen1.00000001.320.003.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 6-2)7.0
L. Avilan0.1
P. Baez0.2
K. Jansen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 3-5)4.16554605.252.31-5.0
C. Rusin2.21000202.610.386.0
J. McGee1.02110112.702.000.5
C. Qualls1.00000002.840.003.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 3-5)4.1
C. Rusin2.2
J. McGee1.0
C. Qualls1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 85-58, L. Avilan 11-6, P. Baez 13-8, K. Jansen 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 10-4, K. Jansen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, L. Avilan 2, P. Baez 2, K. Jansen 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 85-45, C. Rusin 32-21, J. McGee 17-12, C. Qualls 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-1, C. Rusin 1-4, J. McGee 1-1, C. Qualls 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 21, C. Rusin 8, J. McGee 5, C. Qualls 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Seager SS40220001.292.384.485.8695.0
J. Turner 3B40000023.352.433.467.900-1.0
C. Bellinger LF-1B32111121.323.391.7261.1177.0
Y. Grandal C40100012.275.348.471.8181.5
C. Taylor 2B31000121.315.439.537.9761.0
C. Utley 1B10120100.197.290.311.6016.0
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E. Hernandez LF10000000.233.299.517.8150.0
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  • a-flied out for Utley in the 6th
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C. Blackmon CF41200011.296.337.592.9304.5
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M. Reynolds 1B31000100.331.407.6541.0602.0
I. Desmond LF40100001.313.333.479.8131.0
C. Gonzalez RF40210010.208.276.317.5933.5
P. Valaika SS30000020.273.314.485.799-1.0
D. Garneau C30000013.215.261.369.630-0.5
T. Chatwood P10000000.071.071.071.1430.0
C. Rusin P10000000.250.250.250.5000.0
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  • a-walked for McGee in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (5), C. Seager (10), Y. Grandal (8), Y. Puig (4)
  • 3B - C. Utley (2)
  • HR - C. Bellinger (7)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (10), C. Seager 2 (19), C. Bellinger (18), C. Utley 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (7), C. Seager 2 (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (7)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (11), C. Gonzalez (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • E - C. Seager (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - I. Desmond
  • PB - D. Garneau (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 6-2)7.07221402.431.1423.0
L. Avilan0.10001101.743.00-0.5
P. Baez0.20000201.320.001.0
K. Jansen1.00000001.320.003.0
Total9.0722270---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 6-2)7.0
L. Avilan0.1
P. Baez0.2
K. Jansen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 3-5)4.16554605.252.31-5.0
C. Rusin2.21000202.610.386.0
J. McGee1.02110112.702.000.5
C. Qualls1.00000002.840.003.0
Total9.0966491---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 3-5)4.1
C. Rusin2.2
J. McGee1.0
C. Qualls1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 85-58, L. Avilan 11-6, P. Baez 13-8, K. Jansen 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 10-4, K. Jansen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, L. Avilan 2, P. Baez 2, K. Jansen 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 85-45, C. Rusin 32-21, J. McGee 17-12, C. Qualls 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-1, C. Rusin 1-4, J. McGee 1-1, C. Qualls 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 21, C. Rusin 8, J. McGee 5, C. Qualls 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Bellinger homered to right62
  • 4TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to center, Reynolds scored52
  • 3RD INNING
    LeMahieu singled to shallow center, Blackmon scored51
  • 2ND INNING
    Seager doubled to left, Kershaw and Pederson scored50
    Pederson doubled to deep right, Puig scored, Kershaw to third30
    Utley tripled to center, Bellinger and Taylor scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Qualls Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pederson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds lined out to center
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Desmond grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger homered to right
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Grandal doubled to left center
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Taylor struck out on foul tip
    • S. Van Slyke: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Van Slyke flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Avilan Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tapia walked
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Seager lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Ball, Garneau grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Taylor flied out to right
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Van Slyke flied out to left
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Puig doubled to left, Puig out at third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to right
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds flied out to center
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Foul, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager singled to shallow center
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Seager to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grandal lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Rusin: Ball, Strike swinging, Rusin grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon singled to shallow left
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Pickoff attempt, LeMahieu lined into double play second to first, Blackmon out at first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Utley walked
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
    • C. Kershaw: Foul, Kershaw singled to shallow right, Utley to third
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Pederson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kershaw out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to pitcher, Reynolds to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to center, Reynolds scored
    • P. Valaika: Valaika safe at first on shortstop Seager fielding error, Gonzalez to third
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika out at second, Foul, Garneau flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal grounded out to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to third
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Blackmon tripled to deep right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to shallow center, Blackmon scored
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Arenado grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked, Bellinger to second
    • C. Utley: Strike swinging, Utley tripled to center, Bellinger and Taylor scored
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Puig walked
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Kershaw reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Utley out at home, Puig to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Pederson doubled to deep right, Puig scored, Kershaw to third
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager doubled to left, Kershaw and Pederson scored
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to center, Desmond to third
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pederson singled to shallow center
    • C. Seager: Seager lined out to center
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded into double play second to third to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)