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Dodgers beat the rain and the Rockies, 2-1, in five-inning game

Adrian Gonzalez's RBI double and Yasmani Grandal's sacrifice fly in first inning to key Dodgers' 2-1 win

KEY MOMENT: While the rain poured down, the Dodgers narrowly avoided surrendering the lead in the fifth inning. With a runner on second, Corey Dickerson beat out an infield single on a ground ball up the middle. The runner, Charlie Blackmon, tried to advance home, but Adrian Gonzalez's throw beat Blackmon. After a 3-minute, 11-second review, the call stood, and the game was called after five innings. It would be the Rockies' last batter of the game.

AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez roped a ground-rule double to center field in the first inning to score Joc Pederson. The next batter, Yasmani Grandal, knocked in Justin Turner on a sacrifice fly. Pederson, who's had seven of his last eight hits go for home runs, walked and struck out along with a sharp line-drive out.

ON THE MOUND: Brett Anderson gave up one run in five innings, but it wasn't earned. He improved to 2-1 despite striking out only one batter, and dropped his earned-run average to 3.52.

IN THE FIELD: The Rockies scored their only run in the fourth inning on an Alex Guerrero error in left field. With a runner on second, Nolan Arenado singled to Guerrero. The runner, Troy Tulowitzki had to freeze, and held at third until Guerrero bobbled the ball. His throw was wide, and Tulowitzki scored.

ON THE BASEPATHS: The Dodgers ended two innings on the basepaths. Adrian Gonzalez was thrown out at home after a ball got away from catcher Nick Hundley in the first inning. In the third, Jimmy Rollins was caught stealing.

RAIN DELAY: The game was delayed one hour and four minutes by rain and lasted one hour and 39 minutes until another rain delay.

PUIG SETBACK: Yasiel Puig experienced hamstring tightness in his second rehab start for single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday and exited the game. He will be reevaluated Saturday in Los Angeles. Puig has been on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury he suffered April 25. He played in right field Friday after serving as the designated hitter in his first rehab start. The initial plan, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said, was to have Puig play six or seven innings Friday and then again Saturday. He is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, but before Puig's game Friday, Mattingly ruled out a Sunday return.

EXTRA BASES: The Dodgers named their "Strong Mind" players of the month in their minor league system Friday. Right-hander Scott Baker, at triple-A Oklahoma City, was the pitcher of the month. Jarek Cunningham, at single-A Rancho Cucamonga, won for position players and Mike Ahmed at single-A Great Lakes was the teammate of the month.

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