Anderson pitches 8 scoreless, Rockies beat Dodgers 3-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyler Anderson got in a groove from the first inning and kept on going.

Anderson tossed a career-high eight scoreless innings, Pat Valaika, Nolan Arenado and Chris Iannetta homered, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Friday night.

Anderson (5-3) struck out eight and walked one on 96 pitches. The left-hander retired his first 11 batters before giving up a two-out single to Justin Turner in the fourth. Matt Kemp singled leading off the fifth and Yasiel Puig narrowly beat out the throw on a two-out bunt in the same inning.

''It's been a while since everything has really been on,'' Anderson said. ''My last couple of starts were pretty close, I felt like my command was there I just made a couple mistakes. Tonight I didn't make those mistakes. It was a total mix of all my pitches.''

Anderson retired five straight batters before allowing a single to Cody Bellinger in the seventh. Anderson improved to 4-0 on the road with a 3.48 ERA while holding hitters to a .216 average. The Rockies have won seven of his last nine starts away from home.

''He kept us off-balance,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''He has a three, four-pitch mix that we couldn't get any swings off of.''

Iannetta homered leading off the ninth, extending Colorado's lead to 3-0.

Arenado hit his team-high 20th homer in the eighth and Valaika homered over the center-field fence for Colorado's first run in the fifth.

Valaika homered for the first time since last Sept. 24 at San Diego. It was just his second homer ever at Dodger Stadium. His first long ball in the majors came on Sept. 24, 2016, in the same stadium.

''It felt good to put the barrel on the ball in a real game, a big league game,'' Valaika said. ''It felt good to get the lead, too.''

The Rockies turned double plays behind Anderson in the fifth and eighth innings.

''Andy pitched great. He was spotting up everything, it was pretty easy to play defense,'' Valaika said. ''I was thinking it was the third inning and I hadn't really fielded anything yet.''

Wade Davis worked the ninth to earn his 23rd save in 27 chances.

Rich Hill (1-3) pitched solidly in his third start since coming off the disabled list because of a finger blister. Only one of his six hits was for extra bases, a double by Trevor Story in the sixth.

''The ball came out of my hand the way I wanted it to,'' Hill said. ''Everything was really came together.''

Hill struck out a season-high 10 and didn't walk anyone while allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings. His 110 pitches were a season high and the most he's thrown since May 13, 2016, at Tampa Bay.

But the Dodgers' bullpen struggled for the second straight game. Scott Alexander gave up Arenado's homer and Yimi Garcia allowed Iannetta's shot.

A day earlier, Walker Buehler was rocked for five runs and five hits in one-plus innings of an 11-5 loss to the Cubs.

Turner's two-out shot in the ninth gave the Dodgers a franchise-record and major league-leading 54 homers in June with one day left.

''This team has set the record for the most home runs in the month for them, so clearly they're trying to put the ball in the air,'' Anderson said. ''Tonight when they did it they were just underneath a lot of things.''

The Rockies began the month getting swept by the Dodgers in a three-game series, with Los Angeles scoring 33 runs in those games. Colorado improved to 5-2 against Los Angeles this season.

PITCHER CAN HIT

Anderson collected a career high-tying two hits with singles in the third and seventh. Hill had an 0-2 count against him in the third and appeared annoyed when Anderson made contact. ''He's a good hitting pitcher,'' Hill said.

SLUMP BUSTED

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp singled in the fifth, snapping an 0-for-15 skid. In his last 23 games against the Rockies since Sept. 20, 2015, Kemp has hit .389.

UP NEXT

RHP German Marquez (5-8, 5.53 ERA) starts for Colorado, which has won four of his seven road starts this season. He has a 3.07 ERA away from home compared to 7.93 in Denver. RHP Kenta Maeda (5-4, 3.44) goes for the Dodgers. In eight career games, including six starts, Maeda is 5-2 with a 2.11 ERA to go with 48 strikeouts and nine walks.

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  • W: T. Anderson (5-3)L: R. Hill (1-3)S: W. Davis (23)
  • HR: COL - C. Iannetta (6), N. Arenado (20), P. Valaika (1), LAD - J. Turner (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40000003.276.327.436.7630.0
C. Blackmon CF30000010.271.349.461.8100.5
N. Arenado 3B41211021.310.394.593.9876.0
T. Story SS40200002.273.337.517.8552.0
I. Desmond LF-1B40100011.216.295.435.7300.5
C. Iannetta C31111012.242.356.410.7666.5
N. Cuevas RF40000031.257.289.339.629-1.5
P. Valaika 1B31111011.128.190.218.4085.5
G. Parra LF10000010.305.341.424.765-0.5
T. Anderson P30200010.148.233.148.3811.5
a- C. Gonzalez PH10000010.273.325.445.770-0.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS40000030.251.333.454.787-1.5
E. Hernandez CF40000020.236.316.472.788-1.0
J. Turner 3B41211020.264.359.432.7916.0
C. Bellinger 1B40100011.242.326.488.8140.5
M. Kemp LF30100001.306.346.528.8741.0
L. Forsythe 2B30000002.204.254.306.5600.0
Y. Puig RF20100100.260.327.441.7672.0
A. Barnes C30000012.214.340.270.610-0.5
R. Hill P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Muncy PH10000000.265.408.6121.0200.0
Y. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Alexander in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (21)
  • HR - N. Arenado (20), C. Iannetta (6), P. Valaika
  • RBI - N. Arenado (57), C. Iannetta (19), P. Valaika (2)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Turner (5)
  • RBI - J. Turner (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Story (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-LeMahieu-Valaika; Arenado-LeMahieu-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Forsythe-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 5-3)8.04001804.231.2833.0
W. Davis (S, 23)1.01110214.411.229.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 5-3)8.0
W. Davis (S, 23)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (L, 1-3)6.261101014.681.4214.0
S. Alexander1.12110014.041.400.0
Y. Garcia1.01110215.001.502.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (L, 1-3)6.2
S. Alexander1.1
Y. Garcia1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 96-65, W. Davis 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 3-11
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, W. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Hill 2 (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 110-86, S. Alexander 17-11, Y. Garcia 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 6-3, S. Alexander 3-0, Y. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 27, S. Alexander 5, Y. Garcia 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B40000003.276.327.436.7630.0
C. Blackmon CF30000010.271.349.461.8100.5
N. Arenado 3B41211021.310.394.593.9876.0
T. Story SS40200002.273.337.517.8552.0
I. Desmond LF-1B40100011.216.295.435.7300.5
C. Iannetta C31111012.242.356.410.7666.5
N. Cuevas RF40000031.257.289.339.629-1.5
P. Valaika 1B31111011.128.190.218.4085.5
G. Parra LF10000010.305.341.424.765-0.5
T. Anderson P30200010.148.233.148.3811.5
a- C. Gonzalez PH10000010.273.325.445.770-0.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Anderson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS40000030.251.333.454.787-1.5
E. Hernandez CF40000020.236.316.472.788-1.0
J. Turner 3B41211020.264.359.432.7916.0
C. Bellinger 1B40100011.242.326.488.8140.5
M. Kemp LF30100001.306.346.528.8741.0
L. Forsythe 2B30000002.204.254.306.5600.0
Y. Puig RF20100100.260.327.441.7672.0
A. Barnes C30000012.214.340.270.610-0.5
R. Hill P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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Y. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Alexander in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (21)
  • HR - N. Arenado (20), C. Iannetta (6), P. Valaika
  • RBI - N. Arenado (57), C. Iannetta (19), P. Valaika (2)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Turner (5)
  • RBI - J. Turner (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Story (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-LeMahieu-Valaika; Arenado-LeMahieu-Desmond)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Forsythe-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (W, 5-3)8.04001804.231.2833.0
W. Davis (S, 23)1.01110214.411.229.0
Total9.05111101---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (W, 5-3)8.0
W. Davis (S, 23)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (L, 1-3)6.261101014.681.4214.0
S. Alexander1.12110014.041.400.0
Y. Garcia1.01110215.001.502.0
Total9.09330123---
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (L, 1-3)6.2
S. Alexander1.1
Y. Garcia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 96-65, W. Davis 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 3-11
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 27, W. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Hill 2 (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 110-86, S. Alexander 17-11, Y. Garcia 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 6-3, S. Alexander 3-0, Y. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 27, S. Alexander 5, Y. Garcia 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Turner homered to left center31
    Iannetta homered to left center30
  • 8TH INNING
    Arenado homered to left center20
  • 5TH INNING
    Valaika homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yimi Garcia pitching
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Ball, Iannetta homered to left center
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cuevas grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Tyler Anderson
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner homered to left center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado homered to left center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story singled to right center
    • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig walked
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded into double play third to second to first, Puig out at second
    • Max Muncy hit for Scott Alexander
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Muncy flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iannetta hit by pitch
    • N. Cuevas: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cuevas struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right, Iannetta to second
    • Scott Alexander relieved Rich Hill
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, LeMahieu grounded into fielder's choice to third, Iannetta out at third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Gerardo Parra in left field
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger singled to right
    • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to left
    • L. Forsythe: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Blackmon flied out to left
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Story doubled to left center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Hill: Ball, Strike swinging, Hill fouled out to catcher
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • N. Cuevas: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cuevas struck out looking
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Valaika homered to left center
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp singled to left center
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Forsythe grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kemp out at second
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Puig reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • A. Barnes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Barnes grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon hit by pitch
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Story reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Desmond singled to right center, Story to second
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez popped out to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger fouled out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Valaika flied out to left
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson singled to right center
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, LeMahieu grounded into double play third to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig fouled out to right
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • R. Hill: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hill struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cuevas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger popped out to third
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp popped out to shortstop
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to deep right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to left center
    • T. Story: Story grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Taylor flied out to deep right
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)