Tyler Anderson and two relievers — including infielder Hanser Alberto — combined on a seven-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers used another quick start to rout the sloppy Colorado Rockies 13-0 on Thursday night.
Trea Turner scored three runs for Los Angeles with her hits, including a triple. Gavin Lux had three hits as well, while Will Smith had two hits and three RBIs.
A day after racing to a 6-0 first-inning lead against Washington while snapping a two-game skid, the MLB-leading Dodgers scored two runs in the first and four in the second against José Ureña (1-3). LA’s 10th win, in 12 consecutive games, extended its lead in NL West to a record 12 games over San Diego.
Anderson (11-0) allowed four hits and struckout four against his old team, which is the only club that he has lost to so far this season. The only problem Anderson had in lowering his ERA down to 2.61 was when Andy Fletcher, the plate umpire, forced him to clean a light-colored substance from his cap before he threw a pitch.
Jake Reed pitched the eighth, and Alberto made his third appearance in the season’s lineup. He worked around two hits in the ninth to open a four-game series. It was Los Angeles’ seventh shutout of this season.
Turner’s hitting streak grew to 15 games when he hit a first-inning double. He advanced on Freddie Freeman’s walk, stole third and scored on catcher Elias Díaz’s throwing error.
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First baseman Connor Joe threw an error on a potential double play grounder in the first. Turner then sent a Base-clearing liner down the left-field line to give him 72 RBIs.
Ureña’s wild pitch scored another run and he made a throwing error in LA’s five-run fourth. Turner singled in the big innings and did a clever slide at home to avoid Smith’s tag. two-run single for his 59th run.
Smith had an RBI double, and Cody Bellinger was a two-run catcher for the Dodgers. Freeman and Cody Bellinger also had RBI doubles for the Dodgers. They have now beaten last place Colorado five times in a row after a 1-4 start.
Ureña got nine outs and was charged with 10 runs — seven earned — and eight hits in the Rockies’ sixth loss in eight games.
Colorado’s catcher Brian Serven pitched a scoreless ninth.
Dodgers: Justin Turner, the 3B of the Dodgers, did not play on Day 1, after his abdominal injury. “I wanted to slow-play him back into the lineup, so we don’t give him consecutive days,” manager Dave Roberts said. … Edwin Ríos (hamstring) was hit by a pitch, walked and struck out while playing five innings at third for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City RHP Dustin May (elbow), allowing two hits and striking out six in three scoreless innings, with no walks. Live batting practice will be held Friday in LA by Blake Treinen (shoulder), for several hitters, including OF Chris Taylor. RHP Walker Buehler has begun playing catch.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela had his left shin swelling subsided one day after he was hit by a comebacker. Senzatela was able to play catch and stated that he should start his next game. After a three-game absence, Joe was back. He said it was because of stiffness in his neck and back. … LF Kris Bryant, plantar fasciitis, doubled his catch and made a sliding catch in his field debut since Sunday. “This is something he has to manage,” manager Bud Black. “But he feels very capable of playing defense.”… OF Charlie Blackmon was not in the lineup to rest.
Daniel Bard, who is close to the matter, confirmed that Colorado has been in informal talks about an extension of their contract.
“I just know there’s been some interest,”Bard stated.
Prior to Tuesday’s deadline, the trade candidate for the impending free agency was mentioned.
Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (6-5, 4.48 ERA) faces LHP Julio Urías (9-6, 2.72 ERA) on Friday night.