Clayton Kershaw was outpitched by Kyle Freeland, and Brendan Rodgers had 3 hits as the Colorado Rockies ended a six-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Colorado Rockies won 5-3 Saturday night.
Freeland (6-7), who had seven shutout innings against Milwaukee on Monday, put together another solid start that allowed three runs and six hits over six innings. He struck out six batters without walking one.
Two outings after the All-Star break have seen the lefty go 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.
Daniel Bard, who earlier that day agreed to a contract for two years with the Rockies, earned his 22nd save.
Trea Turner hit a home run for the Dodgers in order to extend his hitting streak by 17 games. He is the only major league player to have two hitting streaks exceeding 15 games.
Kershaw (7-3), was tagged in Denver for the second time this year. He has allowed nine earned runs in 9 1/3 innings of his two previous outings. In 26 career starts at Coors Field, he is 11-8 and has a 4.82 ERA.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner gave up five runs — three earned — in 5 1/3 innings.
Colorado took its first lead of the series in the first inning when third baseman Max Muncy’s error let in one run and led to another that put the Rockies ahead 2-1.
Turner homered solo in a three-run third. This was Turner’s 16th. Colorado won the sixth. Randal Grichuk followed singles from Rodgers and José Iglesias with a two-run triple and scored on a single by Elías Díaz that ended Kershaw’s night.
Grichuk had two hits, and Iglesias had one.
Colorado recalled Jordan Sheffield from Triple-A Albuquerque as a reliever and optioned Ryan Feltner from the Isotopes. To fill the roster spot for Zach McKinstry (traded to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday), the Dodgers recalled James Outman, Triple-A Oklahoma City’s reliever.
Martin is expected to join Sunday’s team.
Dodgers: Justin Turner, 3B (abdominal injuries), missed his third consecutive game and will not be playing Sunday. Manager Dave Roberts stated that RHP Blake Treinen (right-shoulder inflammation) will be facing hitters during the team’s visit to San Francisco beginning Monday. Roberts indicated that RHP Tommy Kahnle still has some way to go before he can return from his right elbow bruise. Roberts stated that LHP Danny Duffy had thrown a simulation game which went well.
Dodgers All-Star RHP Tony Gonsolin (11-1, 2.26 ERA) will face RHP Germán Márquez (6-8, 5.25) to wrap up the four-game series Sunday.