LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith, James Outman and Amed Rosario homered, and Tony Gonsolin worked six solid innings after allowing a home run in his first pitch as the NL West’s top Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-. 1 on Saturday night .
The Dodgers extended their winning streak to seven games and their 11th win in 12 games.
Colorado’s Ezequiel Tovar hit Gonsolin’s first pitch of the game 427 feet and crossed the center wall to take the early lead. The Rockies managed just two hits left. Tovar finished with two of the Rockies’ three hits.
“If I learned anything this year If you get slapped in the face You just keep going,” said Gonsolin.
Gonsolin (8-4) calmed down after giving up a first-yard homer and allowing three hits with six strikeouts and a walk ban. up and down
“I think he’s settled in well,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “I think it was his best outing in quite some time. He threw every pitch with confidence. He threw when he needed to and hit the zone… It was great to see Tony go up there and pitch the way we used to see him throw.”
Evan Phillips, the fourth pitcher in the Dodgers’ game, hit out the side in the ninth for his 17th save.
The Rockies are agitated. Colorado’s third-to-ninth hitter took a 0-for-22 aggregate as the team lost five of its last six and saw its record drop to 45-72.
Smith was tied in Game 1 with a solo homer at the bottom of the first 417-foot shot, his 15th of the season. Outman hit a two-run homer ahead of his 14th ball to right in the second inning. and Rosario hit a single on the seventh ball, his sixth of the season.
Peter Lambert (2-4) allowed three runs — all long balls — and hit seven hits in six innings.
“I think he’s good at throwing the ball inside. especially with left-handed hitters,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “His breaking the ball affects most of the game. Get one to Smith for the first homer, but get Smith and another wrecking ball for two strikeouts. I think he threw a good, low fastball into the bottom of the zone. Mix it up with substitutions and curveballs. The fastball is mainly good, stays, swings hard.”
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Freddie Freeman hit a pitch on the outside of his right kneecap in the seventh inning.
“It felt like I hit a ball. It hurt. My leg trembled a little for a second,” Freeman said. “I ate ice and it felt fine.”
When asked if he had an X-Ray, Freeman said he denied it.
Rockies: Charlie Blackmon’s (fractured right hand) double hit and hit in his first rehab at-bat for Triple-A Albuquerque in Round Rock… RHP Ryan Feltner (concussion, fractured skull) threw a 30-level ball on the day. SATURDAY He third bullpen session since being hit by a Nick Castellanos line drive May 13… RHP Chase Anderson (arthritis of the right shoulder) threw the first ball on Saturday.
Dodgers: Mookie Betts’ (not feeling well) off the list with an illness… JD Martinez (groin) got a full workout on Saturday. And the Dodgers are hoping to have him back in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (4-12, 4.84) is 0-4 with a 5.59 ERA in his last seven starts. The Rockies won last in Freeland’s last start on Tuesday. He allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings in Milwaukee.
Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (9-6, 4.39), who turns 27 on Saturday, is coming to the gem Tuesday in Arizona. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up only four in six innings.
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