The Colorado Rockies could have had this game all wrapped up had Rafael Betancourt not allowed a home run to James Loney in the top of the ninth. It was his first blown save since he assumed closer's duties. The Rockies took the game into the bottom of the 11th inning, but with one out in the bottom of the inning Jason Hammel served up the game-ending home run to Matt Kemp.
Troy Tulowitzki smacked two home runs, Nos. 27 and 28, both two-run shots. The latter one put the Rockies up, 6-5, in the seventh inning. Tulowitzki is now four home runs shy of tying his career high of 32 in 2009. He still has one month-plus left to break that record. He is also six RBI away from his career high of 99 in 2007, his rookie season.
Carlos Gonzalez also helped the offense with two RBI singles over the third and fourth innings. Kevin Kouzmanoff collected two hits, his first as a Rockies. But in the sixth inning he and Chris Iannetta each committed an error, allowing the first two Dodgers runs to score. Three more runs scored that inning.
Kevin Millwood was charged with the first two runs, though Matt Belisle was already pitching in relief when those runs scored. Belisle was charged with three runs but only one earned due to the errors. Rex Brothers finished the inning by striking out Trent Oeltjen, who began the inning as a pinch-hitter for Chad Billingsley. The Dodgers starter allowed four runs on 10 hits in six innings.
The Rockies (63-70, 28-37 away) end this series on Sunday afternoon at 2:10 p.m. MT. Nathan Eovaldi and Jhoulys Chacin are the scheduled starters.
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