The Dodgers lost again on Tuesday night, falling to the last-place Rockies by a score of 8-4. With the Giants coming back to win in the ninth inning in their game, L.A. now sits 3.5 games back in the National League West.
Chris Capuano made the start for the Dodgers and was not sharp. He ended up tossing six innings of six-run ball, surrendering 10 hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Colorado's Tyler Chatwood worked around a bit of trouble in his five innings on the mound, although he pitched well enough to earn the win. Chatwood surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks, striking out four.
The Rockies scored four runs in the first. Jordan Pacheco doubled home a run to get things going at 1-0. Wilin Rosario singled to drive home another run, as did Andrew Brown. DJ LeMahieu capped off the first with an RBI double to center field to make it 4-0.
A.J. Ellis plated a run for the Dodgers with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. Colorado promptly responded in the third though, this time with a solo homer off the bat of Rosario.
The Dodgers had a couple of chances in the eighth and ninth innings, but they were unable to overcome the 8-2 deficit.
Juan Rivera drove home Mark Ellis with a sac fly in the eighth, and Hanley Ramirez hit a solo homer in the ninth to make it 8-4. Adam Kennedy drew a one-out walk following Ramirez's homer, but L.A. was unable to do anything else with the baserunner as Rafael Betancourt recorded the final two outs.
The two clubs will meet again Wednesday afternoon at 12:10 p.m.
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