Will Smith, Chris Taylor Power Short-Handed Dodgers Past Rockies, 3-2

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Will Smith deed a go-ahead location tally successful the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers bushed the Colorado Rockies 3-2 connected Sunday.

Chris Taylor added a brace of location runs and the short-handed Dodgers won consecutive games against the Rockies with conscionable 4 full runs.

Smith broke a necktie with the location tally to near halfway with 1 retired successful the eighth against right-hander Carlos Estevez (2-2). It was his 14th location tally of the play and his 3rd successful the seven-game homestand.

Taylor deed location runs successful the archetypal and 5th innings to springiness him 16 connected the season. Phil Bickford (1-1) worked a scoreless inning for the victory, and Joe Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his archetypal save.

Rockies right-hander Jon Gray dueled with Dodgers rookie right-hander Josiah Gray, with neither progressive successful the decision.

Elias Diaz deed a location tally for the Rockies and Trevor Story had an RBI single. The Rockies did triumph the bid opener Friday but person an MLB-low 10 roadworthy victories this season.

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Taylor led disconnected the crippled for the Dodgers with a location run, but a makeshift lineup was held successful cheque from there. Josiah Gray gave up 2 runs connected 3 hits implicit 4 innings successful his archetypal vocation commencement with 4 walks and six strikeouts.

The Dodgers did not person either Mookie Betts (hip) oregon Cody Bellinger (hamstring) successful the starting lineup. Corey Seager (hand) has been retired since May.

The Rockies got things started aboriginal against Josiah Gray with a leadoff locomotion from Raimel Tapia, who stole 2nd base. Tapia scored connected Story’s two-out azygous to halfway field.

Taylor deed his archetypal location tally to near tract connected Jon Gray’s 4th transportation of the game.

The Rockies took the pb successful the 2nd inning erstwhile Diaz deed his ninth location tally of the season. It was his 2nd location tally of the series, with 5 of his 9 homers coming successful July. The Dodgers tied it again successful the 5th connected Taylor's location run.

The Dodgers fielded a starting lineup that included Billy McKinnney successful close field, Matt Beaty astatine archetypal base, Zach McKinstry astatine 2nd and Luke Raley successful left. The foursome went 0 for 13 with 2 walks from McKinney.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Robert Stephenson, connected the injured database with precocious backmost tightness, threw successful the outfield and could beryllium successful enactment for a bullpen league erstwhile the squad moves connected to Anaheim to look the Los Angeles Angels this week.

Dodgers: After a agelong hold for him to retrieve from close him inflammation, Betts yet was placed connected the 10-day injured database retroactive to Thursday, portion RHP Jimmy Nelson (left lumbar strain) was activated from the IL. Betts past started a crippled July 17 and past appeared successful a crippled Monday. … OF Cody Bellinger has not started successful either of the past 2 games due to the fact that of a near hamstring wounded but made a pinch-hit quality successful the seventh inning and grounded out.

UP NEXT

The Rockies volition and nonstop right-hander German Marquez (8-7, 3.50 ERA) to the mound Monday against the Angels successful the opener of a three-game roadworthy series. After an disconnected time Monday, the Dodgers volition person left-hander Julio Urias (12-3, 3.63) connected the mound Tuesday astatine San Francisco to look a Giants squad that won 3 of 4 astatine Dodger Stadium past week.

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