Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Rallies Late, Beats Billingsley, Dodgers

The Dodgers are 7-8 against the Rockies this season.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Seth Smith Homers To Beat Chad Billingsley, 5-3

Seth Smith hit a mammoth two-run home run into the second deck in right field in the seventh inning, giving the Colorado Rockies a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The Dodgers only allowed three hits, but Colorado made them count. Chad Billingsley gave the Dodgers what they needed, a long outing to save the bullpen, but he faltered in his final two innings.

The Dodgers held a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but after a walk to Jason Giambi, Billingsley allowed the home run to Smith to give the Rockies the lead. Billingsley got through the seventh inning at 105 pitches, but because the Dodgers were working with a short bullpen Billingsley started the eighth as well. Colorado picked up an unearned insurance run to pad their lead.

The win snapped a major league record 17-game Sunday losing streak for the Rockies.

James Loney might want to warm up in the bullpen before every game. Just in case he would have been needed in an emergency, Loney warmed up in the bullpen before the game, as he was a pitcher in high school. Loney didn't get to pitch, but he did have a day at the plate, with four hits, including a home run. Loney has hit three of his six home runs this season at Coors Field.

Matt Kemp had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. Kevin Millwood pitched seven innings to pick up his first win of the season for Colorado. The Dodgers conclude their road trip with a trip to St. Louis beginning Monday night. Nathan Eovaldi faces Chris Carpenter in the series opener.

For more Dodgers news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Has Lost 17 Straight Sundays

As the Los Angeles Dodgers head into their series finale at Coors Field on Sunday, they have a bit of recent history on their side. The Colorado Rockies have lost an amazing 17 consecutive Sunday games this season.

Rockies Sunday Struggles
Date Result
Apr 24 Florida 6, Colorado 3
May 1 Pittsburgh 8, Colorado 4
May 8 San Francisco 3, Colorado 0
May 15 San Diego 8, Colorado 2
May 22 Milwaukee 3, Colorado 1
May 29 St. Louis 4, Colorado 3
Jun 5 San Francisco 2, Colorado 1
Jun 12 Dodgers 10, Colorado 8
Jun 19 Detroit 9, Colorado 1
Jun 26 Yankees 6, Colorado 4
Jul 3 Kansas City 16, Colorado 8
Jul 10 Washington 2, Colorado 0
Jul 17 Milwaukee 4, Colorado 3
Jul 24 Arizona 7, Colorado 0
Jul 31 San Diego 8, Colorado 3
Aug 7 Washington 3, Colorado 2
Aug 14 St. Louis 6, Colorado 2

The Rockies' last win on Sunday was a 9-5 win over the Cubs on April 17. Colorado is 2-17 on Sundays this season, and 57-51 on all other days. This is likely a fluke more than anything, but still an interesting and quirky run.

For more Dodgers news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Rockies: Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a series win on Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Here are the starting lineups in the series finale:

Rockies (59-68)

Fowler CF
Ellis 2B
Gonzalez RF
Tulowitzki SS
Giambi 1B
Smith LF
Alfonzo C
Nelson 3B
Millwood P

Dodgers (57-68)

Miles 3B
Sellers SS
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Navarro C
Carroll 2B
Billingsley P

Sunday's 12:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Need Chad Billingsley To Pitch Deep Into Series Finale With Rockies

In seven career appearances at Coors Field, Chad Billingsley is 1-5 with a 7.88 ERA.

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