The Dodgers hit three home runs off Jhoulys Chacin, including the first major league home run by shortstop Dee Gordon, and held on for a 7-6 win in a tale of two games Tuesday night at Coors Field in Colorado. The Dodgers built a 7-0 lead after five innings, but the Rockies' late rally fell just short, as Carlos Gonzalez struck out with the tying run 90 feet away to end the game.
Ted Lilly continued his great start to 2012 by allowing just two runs in six innings, a two-run home run by Gonzalez which ended a streak of 68 consecutive innings without a home run off Lilly. The Rockies rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and one more in the eighth, but embattled closer Javy Guerra struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning for his eighth save.
Andre Ethier followed Gordon's first inning home run with a three-run shot of his own, as the Dodgers led 4-0 after four batters. A.J. Ellis had an RBI double and a two-run home run to help the Dodgers build their 7-0 advantage.
The Dodgers go for a series win on Wednesday afternoon, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound facing rookie Drew Pomeranz for Colorado.
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