LOS ANGELES -- Colorado's starting pitching handled the gone-cold Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the third straight day and the Rockies went on to salvage a series tie with a 3-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
With Dodgers rookie wunderkind Yasiel Puig out of the starting lineup for the second straight game -- though he would come in to pinch hit -- the Los Angeles lineup reverted to what it was before his call-up in early June.
Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run and six hits in six innings and struck out six for his fifth quality start in six outings. Chacin is 6-1 since June 1 with just 20 runs allowed during that span, and Colorado is 6-2 in his nine starts since June.
Rex Brothers and Matt Belisle each threw scoreless innings to set up Rafael Betancourt, who pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 15th save in 16 opportunities.
The Dodgers had been rolling entering Friday's game, with 55 hits during the week from Monday through Thursday.
But Juan Nicasio outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Friday and Tyler Chatwood pitched a complete game on Saturday with no run support in a 1-0 loss to Zack Greinke.
Chacin did not get much on Sunday, either, as Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings in his first home start for the Dodgers.
After winning his first start for Los Angeles on Tuesday at Arizona, Nolasco was done in by the Colorado's Michael Cuddyer and Co.
Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, inclduing a first-inning RBI single and a fifth-inning two-run homer, his 16th home run of the season. Dexter Fowler and Todd Helton each added two hits and Chacin helped his cause with two hits and a walk.
The Dodgers, who won 17 of 21 entering the game with production up and down the lineup, looked lost all day. Los Angeles grounded into two double plays, stranded 15 base runners and only Skip Schumaker and Scott Van Slyke had multiple hits, each with two.
Adrian Gonzalez singled in the fifth inning to score Puig, who reached base with a pinch-single after batting for Nolasco, to cut the lead to 3-1.
NOTES: Puig missed his second straight start as he battles lingering soreness in his hip after crashing into the outfield wall on July 3. He was pulled for replacements on Thursday and Friday, as well. ... Dodgers LF Carl Crawford (back) missed his third straight game. ... Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki rejoined the starting lineup after a planned day off on Saturday. ... Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, who leads the National League in home runs with 25, stole his 16th base of the season.