The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies continued their series Saturday night with Scott Kazmir and Chad Bettis starting. Bettis was rough early, but Kazmir was on his game after a rough outing in Pittsburgh during his last start. Kazmir almost duplicated Bud Norris’ start Saturday by going six innings allowing no runs off three hits, walking zero and striking out ten. Kazmir left the game leading 4-0.
Casey Fien and J.P. Howell each pitched a scoreless inning and Chris Hatcher gave up a solo homer to Nolan Arenado, but the Dodgers’ offense was ultimately too much for the Rockies. The offense got ahead early, scoring two runs in the first inning and another two in the third. Justin Turner picked up three hits, continuing his offensive surge and Trayce Thompson had two hits as well as two RBIs.
Adrian Gonzalez 2 (39)
Yasiel Puig 1 (25)
Trayce Thompson 2 (31)
The Dodgers have now won three games in a row and have taken the series from the Rockies looking for the sweep Sunday. They also were able to pick up a game on the San Francisco Giants who lost late to the Arizona Diamondbacks and now sit five games back.
Sunday, Brandon McCarthy will make his 2016 debut after recovering from Tommy John surgery most of last season and the first half of this year. He’ll be up against Rockies rookie pitcher Jon Gray.
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