Troy Tulowitzki crushed the first Hiroki Kuroda pitch he saw into left field for a 2-0 Rockies lead in the first inning. The white-hot shortstop has now hit 12 homeruns in his last 15 games and is a major reason the Rockies are in the thick of the wild card chase.
Ubaldo Jimenez has struggled all night with his fastball command but is in line for his franchise record 19th win of the season. A Matt Kemp triple in the second inning scored one run, and AJ Ellis brought him home with an RBI single to tie the game at two runs apiece.
A series of singles by Mora, Smith and Olivo increased the Colorado lead to 5-2, but the Dodgers have struck back in the 4th and 5th innings to close the gap to a single run.