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Dodgers beat Colorado Rockies, 7-4

Dodgers beat Colorado Rockies, 7-4
Dodgers shortstop Justin Turner makes a diving stop before making the throw to first base to put out Rockies hitter Rafael Ynoa in the first inning Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

KEY MOMENT: Darwin Barney's pinch single to open the sixth inning sparked a six-run rally that included a bunt single from Dee Gordon, a run-scoring single from Scott Van Slyke, two-RBI hits from Justin Turner and Juan Uribe and a sacrifice fly from Barney, who batted twice.

AT THE PLATE: Gordon had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored twice, while Carl Crawford had two hits. Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau had two hits each for the Rockies, with Morneau, who had a two-run homer, retaking the lead in the league with a .319 average.

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ON THE MOUND: Right-hander Roberto Hernandez, hoping to make a case for a spot on the playoff roster should Hyun-Jin Ryu be unavailable, needed 101 pitches to get through 52/3 innings, in which he allowed six hits and three runs. But his numbers would have looked better if Gordon hadn't botched a double-play ball in Colorado's three-run third inning. Six relievers followed Hernandez to the mound, with Brandon League striking out two in his only inning and Pedro Baez retiring the side in order in the eighth.

EXTRA BASES: Left-hander Julio Urias, infielder Corey Seager and outfielder Joc Pederson were named the Dodgers' minor leaguers of the year. Urias, an 18-year-old from Culiacan Rosales in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, was 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA in 25 appearances at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, striking out 109 and holding opponents to a .194 average in 872/3 innings. He was selected the organization's pitcher of the year. ….Current players, including Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Kenley Jansen and former Dodgers such as Manny Mota, Nomar Garciaparra and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin are scheduled to appear at the team's final Gran Fiesta today.

UP NEXT: Dan Haren (13-11, 4.03 ERA) will make his final playoff tune-up when he faces Eddie Butler (1-1, 5.56) and the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium today at 6 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA, KDOC Radio: 570, 1020.

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