Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers brought a four-game winning streak back home and couldn't get out of their own way.

Three hits, three errors and Matt Kemp getting thrown out diving back into first base to end the game added up to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

''It was a kind of cool ending to the game,'' Rockies catcher Tony Wolters said.

The Dodgers returned home after sweeping three games against Washington. But they fell to 8-14 in Los Angeles after having the best home record in the majors last season.

''We didn't get any offense,'' manager Dave Roberts said.

Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning, German Marquez pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Gerardo Parra homered for the Rockies, who moved into first place in the NL West ahead of slumping Arizona. Colorado has won five in a row at Dodger Stadium.

''Marquez threw a great game and his adjustments out there were pitch to pitch,'' Wolters said. ''He was making really good adjustments and he had his game plan. He executed and threw his curveball, threw his slider, threw a bunch of changeups. He mixed. That's Marquez.''

Los Angeles committed two errors in the eighth and another in the ninth in the first of 19 meetings with the Rockies this season.

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler was impressive despite not figuring in the decision. He gave up one run and two hits in a career-high seven innings, striking out six and walking none.

With one out in the eighth, Wolters walked against Pedro Baez (1-3), stole second and went to third on a throwing error by catcher Yasmani Grandal. After Pat Valaika struck out, Gonzalez reached on the infield single to second base, scoring Wolters to put Colorado ahead.

''I got on base. That's the number one goal, I'm trying to get on base,'' Wolters said. ''I got a good walk and Carlos came up clutch. He's the best out there. He's getting hot.''

Chase Utley backhanded the ball and threw to first. It bounced once and went over Cody Bellinger, leading to the Dodgers' second error of the inning. Gonzalez took second before Charlie Blackmon popped out to end the inning.

Utley's second error of the game came in the ninth.

The Dodgers had just one runner reach base in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings - all on walks.

Marquez (3-5) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two. Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save in 19 chances.

''The key for me was my tempo and my aggressiveness,'' Marquez said. ''I was able to stay in the moment. I was trying to be one pitch at a time and I accomplished that pretty well.''

Kemp was thrown out to end the game when he tried to scamper back to first base after taking a step toward second on an infield single. Wolters backed up the play and retrieved a throw that got away. He tossed the ball to first baseman Ian Desmond in time to get Kemp as he made a headfirst dive back to the bag.

''Fortunately for us, Matt made what looked like a quick attempt to second,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''Tony realized it and flipped to Desi and Desi was on it with a nice tag.''

Roberts acknowledged Kemp did take a step toward second base and said the play was not reviewable.

Parra homered into the left-field pavilion leading off the fifth, tying the score at 1.

Los Angeles led 1-0 on Max Muncy's leadoff homer in the fourth.

Justin Turner went 0 for 4 in his first home game of the season since coming off the disabled list during the Dodgers' road trip. He hit into an inning-ending double play in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (left biceps tendinitis) will throw 30-40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and a three- or four-inning simulated game on Saturday. If that goes well, Roberts said the team will figure out when Kershaw can return. Roberts said Kershaw is no longer bothered by the tendinitis that sent him to the DL after his start on May 1.

GETTING CLOCKED

Buehler was hit in the ribs by a 108 mph line drive off Trevor Story's bat in the fifth, but grabbed the ball and tossed underhand to first to get the out after Parra's tying homer. He bent over to catch his breath before being checked by a trainer. Buehler tossed some practice pitches before staying in the game. ''That didn't feel good,'' Buehler said. Roberts said X-rays were negative. ''Staying in there and giving us two more innings was huge,'' Roberts said. ''That just shows the fight. We're learning a lot about him pretty quickly.''

UP NEXT

RHP Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.27 ERA) will start Tuesday's game for Colorado. The Dodgers will call up RHP Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game in anticipation of him either starting or coming out of the bullpen. He has a 2.08 ERA over 21 2/3 innings in the minors.

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This story has been corrected to show game-ending play wasn't reviewable.

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  • W: G. Marquez (3-5)L: P. Baez (1-3)S: W. Davis (17)
  • HR: COL - G. Parra (3), LAD - M. Muncy (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Story SS40000002.244.328.500.8280.0
I. Desmond 1B30000000.172.227.356.5830.0
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  • a-grounded out for Dahl in the 9th
  • b-singled for Marquez in the 8th
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J. Pederson LF40000012.241.344.384.727-0.5
M. Muncy 1B21111200.254.372.535.9078.0
J. Turner 3B40000002.280.333.360.6930.0
Y. Grandal C40000021.262.361.496.858-1.0
C. Bellinger CF40000011.244.307.444.751-0.5
M. Kemp RF40200010.326.364.518.8822.5
C. Taylor SS10000101.241.319.417.7362.0
C. Utley 2B30000002.231.319.346.6650.0
W. Buehler P20000022.077.077.077.154-1.0
a- A. Barnes PH10000001.222.404.306.7100.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Buehler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - G. Parra (3)
  • RBI - G. Parra (11), C. Gonzalez (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (12)
  • HR - M. Muncy (5)
  • RBI - M. Muncy (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Wolters (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Valaika-Desmond)
  • E - T. Story (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Muncy)
  • E - Y. Grandal (2), C. Utley 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-5)7.02112514.621.5028.5
A. Ottavino (H, 11)1.00001101.040.652.5
W. Davis (S, 17)1.01000102.661.039.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-5)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 11)1.0
W. Davis (S, 17)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler7.02110612.380.9724.0
P. Baez (L, 1-3)0.20101103.631.66-5.5
S. Alexander0.11000004.411.47-1.0
D. Hudson1.00001005.651.532.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler7.0
P. Baez (L, 1-3)0.2
S. Alexander0.1
D. Hudson1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 94-62, A. Ottavino 10-5, W. Davis 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-9, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 90-61, P. Baez 18-9, S. Alexander 6-3, D. Hudson 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 12-3, D. Hudson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 23, P. Baez 3, S. Alexander 2, D. Hudson 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40000012.262.366.518.885-0.5
D. Dahl RF30000011.257.307.429.735-0.5
a- N. Cuevas PH-RF10000000.300.352.360.7120.0
N. Arenado 3B30000120.325.414.556.9700.0
G. Parra LF41111011.277.322.394.7165.5
T. Story SS40000002.244.328.500.8280.0
I. Desmond 1B30000000.172.227.356.5830.0
T. Wolters C21000100.130.247.217.4644.0
P. Valaika 2B30000021.127.195.183.378-1.0
G. Marquez P20100000.313.313.313.6251.0
b- C. Gonzalez PH10110000.226.270.387.6562.0
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  • a-grounded out for Dahl in the 9th
  • b-singled for Marquez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF40000012.241.344.384.727-0.5
M. Muncy 1B21111200.254.372.535.9078.0
J. Turner 3B40000002.280.333.360.6930.0
Y. Grandal C40000021.262.361.496.858-1.0
C. Bellinger CF40000011.244.307.444.751-0.5
M. Kemp RF40200010.326.364.518.8822.5
C. Taylor SS10000101.241.319.417.7362.0
C. Utley 2B30000002.231.319.346.6650.0
W. Buehler P20000022.077.077.077.154-1.0
a- A. Barnes PH10000001.222.404.306.7100.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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D. Hudson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Buehler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - G. Parra (3)
  • RBI - G. Parra (11), C. Gonzalez (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (12)
  • HR - M. Muncy (5)
  • RBI - M. Muncy (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Wolters (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-Valaika-Desmond)
  • E - T. Story (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Muncy)
  • E - Y. Grandal (2), C. Utley 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (W, 3-5)7.02112514.621.5028.5
A. Ottavino (H, 11)1.00001101.040.652.5
W. Davis (S, 17)1.01000102.661.039.5
Total9.0311371---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (W, 3-5)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 11)1.0
W. Davis (S, 17)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler7.02110612.380.9724.0
P. Baez (L, 1-3)0.20101103.631.66-5.5
S. Alexander0.11000004.411.47-1.0
D. Hudson1.00001005.651.532.0
Total9.0321271---
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler7.0
P. Baez (L, 1-3)0.2
S. Alexander0.1
D. Hudson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 94-62, A. Ottavino 10-5, W. Davis 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-9, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 27, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 90-61, P. Baez 18-9, S. Alexander 6-3, D. Hudson 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 12-3, D. Hudson 3-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 23, P. Baez 3, S. Alexander 2, D. Hudson 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Gonzalez reached on an infield single to second, Wolters scored, Gonzalez to second on 2nd baseman Utley fielding error21
  • 5TH INNING
    Parra homered to center11
  • 4TH INNING
    Muncy homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Noel Cuevas hit for David Dahl
    • Daniel Hudson relieved Scott Alexander
    • N. Cuevas: Cuevas grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • G. Parra: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Parra safe at first on 2nd baseman Utley fielding error, Arenado to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Story grounded into double play third to first, Arenado out at third, Parra to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Wade Davis relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep center
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kemp reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kemp out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond popped out to first
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters walked
    • P. Valaika: Strike swinging, Wolters stole second, Wolters to third on catcher Grandal fielding error, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for German Marquez
    • Scott Alexander relieved Pedro Baez
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to second, Wolters scored, Gonzalez to second on 2nd baseman Utley fielding error
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Turner grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Muncy out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kemp flied out to center
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Utley flied out to shallow left
    • Austin Barnes hit for Walker Buehler
    • A. Barnes: Barnes grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Valaika popped out to second
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Marquez singled to shallow center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to catcher, Marquez to second
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Turner flied out to left
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parra homered to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Story lined out to pitcher
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wolters lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor hit by pitch
    • C. Utley: Foul, Foul, Utley safe at first on shortstop Story fielding error, Taylor to third
    • W. Buehler: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Pederson lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Dahl grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Muncy homered to right center
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Turner grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal flied out to deep right
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters lined out to left
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marquez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Utley grounded out to second
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pederson fouled out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal lined out to left
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp doubled to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Taylor grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dahl grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Pederson fouled out to third
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Muncy flied out to deep left
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)