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Rockies blast three homers, gain split with Dodgers

Field Level Media
29 Sep 2023, 13:55 GMT+10

(Photo credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports)

Elehuris Montero and Charlie Blackmon homered and had three hits each, Sean Bouchard also went deep and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 14-5 in Denver on Thursday night.

Brenton Doyle, Brendan Rodgers, Alan Trejo, Ezequiel Tovar and Bouchard had two hits apiece for Colorado (58-101), which earned a split of the four-game series.

J.D. Martinez and Enrique Hernandez homered and had two hits each, Kolten Wong collected three hits and Austin Barnes had two hits for the Dodgers (98-61).

Martinez reached 100 RBIs with a two-run homer in the first inning, his 32nd long ball of the year. For the first time since RBIs became an official stat in 1920, Los Angeles has four players who knocked in 100 runs in one season.

Blackmon made it 2-1 when he led off the bottom of the first with his eighth homer.

Hernandez put Los Angeles ahead 3-1 in the second with his 10th home run of the season. Rockies starter Chris Flexen (2-8) didn't give up another run and left after allowing six hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Colorado tied it in the bottom of the second. Montero and Bouchard opened the frame with doubles off Ryan Yarbrough, putting runners at second and third. Doyle delivered a two-out, two-run double to center.

The Rockies took the lead in the third after Tovar and Rodgers began the inning with singles and Tovar scored on a forceout from Nolan Jones. Montero then hit his ninth homer of the season and Bouchard followed with his second to make it 7-3.

Colorado blew it open in the fourth. Blackmon led off with a double, then stole third as Rodgers walked. Jones doubled off the wall in right to bring home both runners and make it 9-3.

Yarbrough (8-7) left after allowing nine runs on 11 hits in four innings. He fanned two and walked one.

The Dodgers got a run back in the seventh on a bases-loaded groundout. The Rockies answered in the bottom of the frame with Austin Wynns' RBI single, Doyle's two-run triple and Blackmon's run-scoring double.

Colorado added another run on Trejo's RBI single in the eighth, and Los Angeles scored in the ninth on a bases-loaded double play.

--Field Level Media

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