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Dodgers 10, Rockies 8

The SportsXchange

DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers fell into an early three-run hole Wednesday, which is more of a petty annoyance to them, given how well they are playing.

Sure enough, they roared back to score in five of the final six innings and beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 for their 10th win in 11 games. At 40-43, they are tied for second in the National League West with the Rockies (41-44), who have lost three straight games and six of their past eight.

While winning the first two games of this series, the Dodgers have scored 18 runs on 31 hits, including six home runs. On Wednesday, Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer and Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo shot off Tyler Chatwood, who had not yielded a home run in his first 53 2/3 innings this season.

Rex Brothers has given up three runs on three homers in his past two outings, after a string of 32 straight scoreless outings covering 30 innings.

Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig left the game on a double switch in the sixth with a bruised left hip. Precautionary X-rays were negative, and Puig was listed day-to-day. He went 1-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly and one run scored.

He was injured making a catch at the wall in the fifth. While reaching high for a ball hit by Nolan Arenado, Puig stood on his right leg, while his left leg, extended horizontally, whipped into one of the padded support columns on the wall.

Neither starting pitcher was effective. Chatwood gave up 11 hits and six runs, five earned, in five innings -- all season-highs. Los Angeles' Zack Greinke also lasted five innings and gave up five runs, six hits and a season-high seven walks.

The Dodgers handed an 8-5 lead to hard-throwing Jose Dominguez, who made his second big league appearance in the seventh and retired one of the four batters he faced. He gave up two runs, the first scoring on a broken-bat ground out by Todd Helton and the second on Arenado's opposite-field single.

Arenado singled home a run with one out in the ninth against closer Kenley Jensen. But he earned his eighth save by getting Jonathan Herrera to fly out and pinch hitter Tyler Colvin to pop out.

Notes: Puig was named the National League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for June. He is the first to win a Player of the Month Award in his first month in the big leagues since the award was instituted in 1958. ... The Dodgers' Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 14 games. ... Dodgers LF Carl Crawford (left hamstring strain) was scheduled to be the designated hitter Wednesday in his fourth rebab game at high Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Barring a setback, Crawford will join the Dodgers in San Francisco on Friday and be activated ... Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (right rib fracture) underwent a CT scan on Monday that showed he was healing well and had good calcium formation, trainer Keith Dugger said. He broke the rib June 13 and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Since he went on the disabled list, the Rockies were 6-11 entering Wednesday. ... Rockies OF Tyler Colvin has gone 9-for-55 (.164) with 15 strikeouts since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 8 and has two hits in his past 32 at-bats. ... The Rockies' Gonzalez entered Wednesday hitting .292 with 22 homers and 60 RBI but had 95 strikeouts, which ranked fourth in the National League.
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