LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 6

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 26211

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 14 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 17-7 10-2 7-5 W1
Colorado 11-12 7-7 4-5 L1

Recap


Dodgers 7, Rockies 6:
Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and took over the major league lead with 27 RBIs and Ted Lilly continued his mastery over host Colorado with six solid innings as Los Angeles hung on.

Ethier's blast came in the first inning and gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. It followed Dee Gordon's first major league homer, which led off the game.

A.J. Ellis had a two-run homer in the fifth and an RBI double in the third as Los Angeles, which has the National League's best record at 17-7, built a 7-0 lead.

Lilly (3-0), who won his fourth straight decision against the Rockies and improved to 9-2 lifetime against them, allowed two runs and four hits in six innings and left on top 7-2.

Javy Guerra pitched the ninth and struck out Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez with a runner on third to end the game and earn his eighth save in 10 chances.

Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the sixth and is 12-for-29 with five homers and 15 RBIs in his last eight games.

The Rockies added three runs in the seventh on Tyler Colvin's two-run pinch hit homer and an RBI double by Chris Nelson.

Todd Helton's sacrifice fly in the eighth drove home Troy Tulowitzki, who had tripled.

Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Los Angeles' Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 and saw his major league-leading average drop to .409.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lilly was 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA in four starts against the Rockies in 2011. ...  Gonzalez is 7-for-17 with five homers against Lilly.  ... Chacin was 5-2 in his last seven starts against Los Angeles. ... Tulowitzki went 0-for-3 against Lilly and is 3-for-24 against left-handers this season. ... The Rockies, who entered Tuesday hitting .234 against lefties, fell to 1-5 against left-handed starters at home. ... Nelson is 13-for-36 at home and 0-for-20 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Colorado
Ted Lilly Player Jhoulys Chacin
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.2
4 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 11
3.00 ERA 13.50
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Colorado
Mark Ellis Player Ramon Hernandez
4 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 14 3 25 .368 18 6 7 5 1 0
Colorado 11 2 22 .306 12 7 6 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .750 after a loss.