Rockies 7, Dodgers 2

Jack Wtkin, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

DENVER -- Every day seems to bring something new in the way of injuries and misfortune for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were without left fielder Carl Crawford on Sunday due to a hamstring injury suffered a day earlier and brought up Matt Magill to make a spot start against the Colorado Rockies.
He replaced Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was sidelined with a left foot contusion and who had stifled the Rockies in a win April 30, limiting them to two runs and three hits in six innings with 12 strikeouts. Or as Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, "He was filthy last time."
The Rockies won the rubber game of the series 7-2, tagging Magill for four home runs, including two by Dexter Fowler, and taking advantage of his command problems. He issued nine walks, one intentional, and three of the runners Magill walked ended up scoring.
The Dodgers franchise record for walks is 12 by Stan Williams on May 17, 1961, against the Milwaukee Braves. Magill pitched six innings and just half of his 110 pitches were strikes.
Jorge De La Rosa ended his career-long drought against the Dodgers. He had never beaten them in 14 appearances, including 10 starts, and had allowed season-highs in hits (11) and runs (6) to them on April 30 in a match-up with Ryu.
That was the last loss for De La Rosa, who won his fifth straight game and improved his record to 7-3 while lowering his ERA to 3.10.
De La Rosa gave up two runs in the second when left fielder Carlos Gonzalez tried to make a diving catch on Skip Shumaker's drive in the second, and the ball got by Gonzalez for a two-run double. Shumaker tried to stretch the hit into a triple and was thrown out, the fifth outfield assist this season for Gonzalez.
Magill began his second stint with the Dodgers on Sunday. He made four starts for them from April 27-May 19 with no record and a 5.50 ERA in those games. He had 13 walks and 19 strikeouts in 18 innings in that previous stint, but just one homer allowed.
Three of the four home runs Sunday led off innings -- Fowler in the first, Todd Helton in the fourth and Michael Cuddyer in the fifth. Fowler hit his 10th homer, a two-run homer with one out in the sixth, after Magill walked De La Rosa.
Helton's homer was his fifth of the season and second in three games. With one out, Magill walked No. 8 hitter Jonathan Herrera for the second time, and after De La Rosa's sacrifice, Fowler was intentionally walked to get to DJ LeMahieu. The strategy backfired when LeMahieu singled home a run.
Fowler drove Magill's second pitch of the game over the wall in right-center. The Rockies scored an unearned run that inning when catcher Tim Federowicz's throwing error enabled LeMahieu to steal second base and take third, and he scored on Cuddyer's sacrifice fly.
Notes: To make room on the roster for Magill, C A.J. Ellis (left oblique strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 30. Ryu will test his foot by throwing a rare bullpen session Monday and could start Thursday or Friday...Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the team will add an outfielder Monday. Crawford left Saturday's game with a left hamstring strain. Mattingly said Crawford had a similar injury earlier this season that kept him out of the lineup two games but available to pinch hit by the third game...Fowler's leadoff homer was the sixth of his career and the second for him -- and the Rockies -- this season. The other was at Dodger Stadium on April 29 off Ted Lilly. The multi-homer game was the third of Fowler's career and second this season, the other being April 12 at San Diego. It was also the Rockies' fourth multi-homer game of the season. The Rockies brought up RHP Manuel Corpas from Triple-A Colorado Springs and put RHP Rafael Betancourt (right groin strain) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 1... Shumaker's two-run double in the second extended his hitting streak to 10 games...After succeeding on his first 12 stolen base attempts this season, Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez was caught stealing in the third.

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