Dodgers walk all over Colorado Rockies in victory

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LOS ANGELES ― Sometimes a small patience goes a agelong way.

The Dodgers person walked much than immoderate National League squad this season. In Friday’s nonaccomplishment to the Colorado Rockies, however, they failed to gully a locomotion for lone the 5th clip this season.

Saturday they drew 8 ― including 2 during an eighth-inning rally that fueled their 5-2 triumph earlier an announced assemblage of 42,479 astatine Dodger Stadium.

After back-to-back walks loaded the bases, Will Smith’s two-run azygous disconnected Daniel Bard broke a 2-2 tie. AJ Pollock tacked connected an security tally with an RBI single. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to sphere the triumph and grounds his 29th prevention of the season.

Trea Turner went 3 for 3 and Chris Taylor deed his 19th location tally this twelvemonth for the Dodgers (82-48), who stay 2 ½ games down the first-place San Francisco Giants successful the National League West.

Left-hander David Price pitched 3 ⅔ innings successful alleviation of opener Corey Knebel, allowing 2 runs. Blake Treinen (4-5) was credited with the triumph aft pitching a scoreless eighth inning.

Max Muncy returned to the starting lineup for the archetypal clip since Wednesday, erstwhile helium went 0-for-7 successful a marathon 16-inning triumph successful San Diego. Muncy, seemingly recovered from a atrocious back, reached basal 3 times successful 4 sheet appearances.

Stranded astatine the sheet erstwhile Turner was picked disconnected archetypal basal to extremity the seventh inning, Muncy began the eighth with a line-drive azygous to the other field. The adjacent batter, Mookie Betts, drew a walk. Bard past walked Justin Turner to load the bases.

Smith got up successful the number 3-and-1 earlier punching a azygous into near field, the game’s decisive hit. The catcher besides drew 2 walks successful the game.

One time aft the Dodgers and Rockies combined to people each six runs via location runs, Colorado got connected the committee the old-fashioned way.

Taylor Motter led disconnected the 3rd inning with a single, precocious to 2nd basal connected a walk, took 3rd connected a sacrifice bunt and scored connected a sacrifice fly.

Down 1-0 successful the bottommost of the third, Trea Turner singled and Muncy drew a locomotion against Rockies starter Jon Gray. With Betts astatine bat, Gray threw a transportation and winced. The pitcher was promptly visited by an diversion trainer and Manager Bud Black.

After a little conversation, Gray near the mound and was replaced with Tyler Kinney. The Rockies did not denote the crushed for Gray’s departure.

In immoderate event, the remainder of the crippled belonged to the Rockies’ bullpen, whose park-adjusted earned-run mean ranked 10th among the 15 National League teams done Friday.

Kinley walked Betts, loading the bases. Justin Turner grounded into a treble play, but Trea Turner scampered successful from 3rd basal with the Dodgers’ archetypal run.

The teams traded runs again successful the 4th inning. Ryan McMahon’s RBI groundout momentarily gave Colorado a 2-1 lead. Taylor’s sky-high location tally into the near tract bleachers evened the people astatine 2.

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