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Rockies knock off Dodgers a third straight time

Field Level Media
05 Oct 2022, 15:40 GMT+10

Randal Grichuk hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning as the visiting Colorado Rockies earned their third consecutive win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-2, on Tuesday.

Despite a no-decision, Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias clinched the National League ERA title with a 2.16 mark. He gave up two runs over four hits in five innings in his last regular-season start.

Brendan Rodgers and Sean Bouchard also hit home runs for the Rockies, who defeated the Dodgers for the eighth time this season. The last-place Rockies have more victories over the 110-win Dodgers than any team this season.

Colorado rookie right-hander Ryan Feltner (4-9) gave up two runs on four hits over six innings to win for just the second time in 10 starts, going back to Aug. 14.

Joey Gallo hit a home run for the Dodgers (110-51), who have scored just four runs over the last three games and remain one victory away from becoming the second NL team to win at least 111 games after the 1906 Chicago Cubs.

After defeating the Dodgers on Sunday and Monday, the Rockies (68-93) continued to give their division rival a hard time by taking an early 1-0 lead. Rodgers hit his 13th home run of the season as the third batter of the game.

Colorado built the lead to 2-0 in the third inning on a home run by Bouchard, who attended Cathedral High School just outside the gates at Dodger Stadium. Bouchard had five hits, including four doubles, in the previous two games.

The Dodgers got the run back in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Cody Bellinger before getting even at 2-2 in the fifth inning on Gallo's 19th home run.

Grichuk's go-ahead home run came with two outs in the seventh against Los Angeles left-hander Andrew Heaney (4-4).

Garrett Hampson added an RBI single in the ninth and Daniel Bard pitched the ninth for his 34th save.

--Field Level Media

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