Colorado called up pitcher
Nicasio threw seven shutout innings and kept Dodgers hitters off balance the entire night, limiting them to four hits. The Dodgers came into Friday with double-digit hits in their last four games, while the Rockies had lost five of their last seven.
The loss drops the Dodgers to 46-46 and 2 1/2 games behind first-place Arizona after the
Kershaw, whose record drops to 8-6, came into Friday night with a 1.60 earned-run average in his last 10 home starts. But in the first inning, Kershaw gave up two early runs, or as many as he surrendered in 17 innings of his last two starts against the Rockies and Giants.
And for the second night in a row, Dodgers outfielder
Meanwhile, Kershaw threw seven innings and struck out 10. But it was a rough start for the Dodgers ace that all but decided the outcome.
Rockies center fielder
Instead of hitting the cut-off man, Dodgers center fielder
In the fifth inning, LeMahieu delivered a two-out, RBI single off Kershaw to extend the lead to 3-0.
The best Dodgers chance came in the fourth inning, when shortstop
The Dodgers tried to start a ninth-inning rally off