Streaks were never intended to last forever, so the
Officially the streak ends at 39 consecutive games -- the longest in baseball history since 1900 by three games -- after
But since Beckett threw five scoreless innings in the Dodgers’ 8-2 victory over the Rockies, safe to say nobody was too upset. The victory kept the Dodgers half a game ahead of the
Beckett threw only 82 pitches in his five innings, but there was no word whether he was injured. Manager
In his five sharp innings, Beckett (6-5) gave up three hits and three walks, struck out two and dropped his earned-run average to 2.26 -- third lowest in the NL.
Sunday's game was scoreless when the Dodgers pushed five runs across against Colorado's Yohan Flande, a 28-year-old rookie left-hander from the Dominican Republic.
Beckett, who had two unlikely doubles in his last start, doubled with one out to begin Flande’s trouble Sunday. Those are the only doubles Beckett has pulled off this season in 37 at-bats.
Gonzalez promptly sent a two-run single to center field to break the scoreless deadlock. Gonzalez leads the Dodgers with 55 RBIs.
That still left the bases loaded, so when Miguel Rojas was hit by a pitch another run scored and the Dodgers were up, 5-0.
Rojas ended up leaving the game with a bruised forearm. The Dodgers already have three middle infielders on the disabled list. He had X-rays on the arm but they were negative.
The Dodgers put the game away with three more runs in the eighth inning.
A groundout by Gonzalez scored Robinson and a single by Kemp scored Puig. Kemp went four for five with two RBIs to put the Dodgers ahead, 8-1.