Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 for 8th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Much like the Los Angeles Dodgers, left-hander Alex Wood is on some kind of roll.

Wood kept his record perfect and the streaking Dodgers defeated the NL West rival Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

Los Angeles has won 14 of its last 15 games.

''We're really rolling right now,'' Wood said. ''It's going to be tough for anyone to come in here right now.''

The Dodgers have scored at least six runs in each of their last seven games.

''They're on a nice roll,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''They're swinging the bats and Wood's been throwing the ball very well. So you know you're in for a tough task.

''We're aware of what's going on. They're also aware of what's going on with us. They just outpitched us tonight.''

The Rockies have lost three consecutive games and surrendered their lead in the NL West to the Dodgers. They trail Los Angeles by 2 1/2 games.

Wood (8-0) went six innings for the Dodgers and could have gone without allowing a run if left-fielder Franklin Gutierrez had not been so slow to try and cut off a Tom Murphy hit. The ball rolled by him for a double to score Raimel Tapia from first in the second inning.

Wood did not allow another hit after the second. He gave up three hits on the night, walked two, retired his last 10 batters and lowered his ERA to 1.86.

''He's just been really aggressive,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''He just fills up the strike zone, a three-pitch mix, and these guys just weren't really getting good swings.''

Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeman (8-4) allowed five runs and a career-high 10 hits and three walks in six innings.

''He hung in there, put a couple zeros on the board, which was good to see,'' Black said. ''I'm sure he'd like to have a couple pitches back.''

Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run of Freeland in the fourth. The Dodgers have homered in 15 consecutive games, tied for fourth-longest streak in club history. The last time was in 1977; their record is 24 consecutive.

SEAGER DOWN

Shortstop Corey Seager left the game after scoring in the second inning with what the Dodgers hope is a right hamstring cramp. He is scheduled to undergo more tests and Roberts said he was unlikely to play Saturday.

Seager said he's had hamstring issues twice to each leg and did not believe this one was serious.

''Getting him out of there was the prudent decision,'' Roberts said.

FREELAND BATTLES

Despite the Dodgers hitting Freeland around some, Black was happy with the way his rookie hung tough in just his 15th career start.

''He's a great competitor,'' Black said. ''That's what we love about Kyle. He battles. He's a fierce competitor. Great for a young guy. Each start he makes he's learning, getting better.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez missed the series opener against the Dodgers. Said Black: ''A little bit of a sore shoulder. It's day-to-day.'' . RHP Chad Qualls (lower back spasms) threw 17 pitches in a bullpen session. Said Black: ''He's feeling great. He threw a bullpen and felt good.'' Qualls can come off the DL on Wednesday.

Dodgers: Placed RHP Chris Hatcher on the 10-day DL with mid-back inflammation. Hatcher, 32, has appeared in 26 games, going 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA. The Dodgers recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his roster spot.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (6-7, 4.08 ERA) has a 2.41 ERA on the road, fourth-best in the NL. Has gone 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA in his last five road starts. In one start against the Dodgers this year on May 12, allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Dodgers: Despite picking up the victory, LHP Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 2.61) had one of his roughest starts of the season in his last outing against the Mets. He allowed six runs and six hits, four of them home runs. He has already allowed a career-high 17 home runs.

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  • W: A. Wood (8-0)L: K. Freeland (8-5)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Puig (14)
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C. Blackmon CF40100001.327.378.607.9861.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000110.300.361.380.7410.5
N. Arenado 3B40000002.294.345.561.9050.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000122.298.382.552.9340.0
I. Desmond LF40000033.271.300.391.691-1.5
T. Story SS30100020.228.315.422.7370.0
R. Tapia RF31000001.313.365.396.7611.0
T. Murphy C30110010.077.143.154.2972.5
K. Freeland P20000011.269.296.423.719-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Dunn in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Forsythe 2B40010001.205.327.280.6071.0
C. Seager SS22210000.298.403.506.9085.0
Y. Puig RF21111101.246.324.459.7837.0
J. Turner 3B51310002.392.467.5541.0216.0
C. Bellinger 1B30120011.272.342.6651.0073.5
E. Hernandez SS30100112.230.308.493.8021.5
C. Taylor LF40100011.284.368.490.8580.5
F. Gutierrez LF30100013.236.323.345.6680.5
J. Pederson CF10000001.225.353.399.7520.0
A. Barnes C22100200.286.406.500.9067.0
A. Wood P30000013.087.125.087.212-0.5
K. Maeda P0000-000.143.143.190.000-
B. Morrow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-walked for Morrow in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Murphy
  • RBI - T. Murphy
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (15), C. Bellinger (13)
  • 3B - A. Barnes (2)
  • HR - Y. Puig (14)
  • SF - L. Forsythe (2), C. Bellinger (2)
  • RBI - L. Forsythe (11), C. Seager (39), Y. Puig (41), J. Turner (28), C. Bellinger 2 (51)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (17), J. Turner (14), C. Bellinger (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Murphy, D. LeMahieu
  • E - K. Freeland (2)
  • PB - T. Murphy
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (L, 8-5)6.010553313.591.45-3.5
M. Dunn1.00001206.081.773.0
J. Lyles1.01111007.221.460.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (L, 8-5)6.0
M. Dunn1.0
J. Lyles1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (W, 8-0)6.03112701.860.9225.5
K. Maeda1.00000104.621.193.5
B. Morrow1.00000200.000.504.0
S. Romo1.00000105.821.253.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (W, 8-0)6.0
K. Maeda1.0
B. Morrow1.0
S. Romo1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 110-68, M. Dunn 21-11, J. Lyles 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 10-4, M. Dunn 1-0, J. Lyles 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 30, M. Dunn 4, J. Lyles 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 98-65, K. Maeda 17-13, B. Morrow 13-9, S. Romo 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 8-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 23, K. Maeda 3, B. Morrow 3, S. Romo 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100001.327.378.607.9861.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000110.300.361.380.7410.5
N. Arenado 3B40000002.294.345.561.9050.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000122.298.382.552.9340.0
I. Desmond LF40000033.271.300.391.691-1.5
T. Story SS30100020.228.315.422.7370.0
R. Tapia RF31000001.313.365.396.7611.0
T. Murphy C30110010.077.143.154.2972.5
K. Freeland P20000011.269.296.423.719-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Dunn in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Forsythe 2B40010001.205.327.280.6071.0
C. Seager SS22210000.298.403.506.9085.0
Y. Puig RF21111101.246.324.459.7837.0
J. Turner 3B51310002.392.467.5541.0216.0
C. Bellinger 1B30120011.272.342.6651.0073.5
E. Hernandez SS30100112.230.308.493.8021.5
C. Taylor LF40100011.284.368.490.8580.5
F. Gutierrez LF30100013.236.323.345.6680.5
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A. Barnes C22100200.286.406.500.9067.0
A. Wood P30000013.087.125.087.212-0.5
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  • a-walked for Morrow in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Murphy
  • RBI - T. Murphy
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (15), C. Bellinger (13)
  • 3B - A. Barnes (2)
  • HR - Y. Puig (14)
  • SF - L. Forsythe (2), C. Bellinger (2)
  • RBI - L. Forsythe (11), C. Seager (39), Y. Puig (41), J. Turner (28), C. Bellinger 2 (51)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Seager (17), J. Turner (14), C. Bellinger (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Murphy, D. LeMahieu
  • E - K. Freeland (2)
  • PB - T. Murphy
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland (L, 8-5)6.010553313.591.45-3.5
M. Dunn1.00001206.081.773.0
J. Lyles1.01111007.221.460.0
Total8.01166551---
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland (L, 8-5)6.0
M. Dunn1.0
J. Lyles1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (W, 8-0)6.03112701.860.9225.5
K. Maeda1.00000104.621.193.5
B. Morrow1.00000200.000.504.0
S. Romo1.00000105.821.253.5
Total9.03112110---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (W, 8-0)6.0
K. Maeda1.0
B. Morrow1.0
S. Romo1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 110-68, M. Dunn 21-11, J. Lyles 22-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 10-4, M. Dunn 1-0, J. Lyles 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 30, M. Dunn 4, J. Lyles 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 98-65, K. Maeda 17-13, B. Morrow 13-9, S. Romo 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 8-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 23, K. Maeda 3, B. Morrow 3, S. Romo 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to left, Barnes scored, Utley to second16
  • 4TH INNING
    Puig homered to center15
  • 2ND INNING
    Bellinger doubled to left center, Turner scored14
    Turner singled to right center, Seager scored13
    Seager singled to right center, Barnes scored, Seager to second12
    Murphy doubled to deep left, Tapia scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Bellinger hit sacrifice fly to center, Seager scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sergio Romo pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado lined out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Reynolds lined out to center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brandon Morrow relieved Kenta Maeda
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Mike Dunn
    • A. Amarista: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jordan Lyles pitching
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Barnes tripled to deep right center
    • Chase Utley hit for Brandon Morrow
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Utley walked
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to left, Barnes scored, Utley to second
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig grounded out to shortstop, Utley to third
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kenta Maeda relieved Alex Wood
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Tapia popped out to third
    • T. Murphy: Murphy flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn relieved Kyle Freeland
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez to second on passed ball
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pederson grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Joc Pederson in center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. Wood: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wood grounded out to second
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Forsythe lined out to third
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Gutierrez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gutierrez struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tapia lined out to shortstop
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Forsythe grounded out to third
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig homered to center
    • J. Turner: Turner doubled to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to first, Turner to third
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Yasiel Puig in right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado lined out to pitcher
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to first
    • F. Gutierrez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gutierrez singled to left center
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnes walked, Gutierrez to second
    • A. Wood: Foul, Strike swinging, Wood hit into double play catcher to third to second, Gutierrez out at third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Story reached on an infield single to second
    • R. Tapia: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia reached on fielder's choice to first, Story out at second
    • T. Murphy: Pickoff attempt, Murphy doubled to deep left, Tapia scored
    • K. Freeland: Freeland grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Blackmon lined out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnes walked
    • A. Wood: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Wood struck out bunting foul
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to third, Barnes to second
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to right center, Barnes scored, Seager to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner singled to right center, Seager scored
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger doubled to left center, Turner scored
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado grounded out to first, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Forsythe flied out to deep center
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to shallow right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner singled to left, Seager to third
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger hit sacrifice fly to center, Seager scored
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to right center, Turner to second
    • C. Taylor: Taylor reached on an infield single to pitcher, Turner to third, Hernandez to second
    • F. Gutierrez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gutierrez grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 1 Error)