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Yu Darvish can't get through fifth inning in Dodgers' 5-4 loss to Rockies

Yu Darvish can't get through fifth inning in Dodgers' 5-4 loss to Rockies

The glee returned for about an hour on Friday evening. For a few innings, at least, the Dodgers offered a reminder about what this season once felt like.

Justin Turner bashed a home run in his first at-bat. The offense piled up four runs in the first inning. A sold-out Dodger Stadium felt like a cauldron of noise.

The happiness proved fleeting. Reality intervened, in the sort of distressing fashion that has become so common. Yu Darvish and the defense frittered away a three-run lead. The offense went back to its busy schedule of stranding runners, with eight men left aboard after the first inning. And the Dodgers lost for the eighth game in a row, this one a 5-4...

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