The Colorado Rockies were unable to extend their winning streak to six games on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-2. The Rockies also lost starting pitcher Juan Nicasio (2-3, 5.28 ERA) to a strained left knee in the second inning.
The Dodgers and the Rockies exchanged runs in the first inning to tie the game at one after the first six outs. Andre Ethier singled in his first run of the game, an unearned run as a result of DJ LeMahieu's error to start the game. Michael Cuddyer doubled in Dexter Fowler, who led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple.
In the second inning, Nicasio allowed a two-run single up the middle to Elian Herrera, but that's when he moved awkwardly and strained his left knee. Josh Roenicke relieved him and ended the inning promptly, but in the fourth inning he loaded the bases and walked Ethier, scoring another run for the Dodgers.
In the sixth inning, Matt Reynolds allowed a Bobby Abreu home run (1) and an Adam Kennedy RBI single.
Aaron Harang (4-3, 3.90 ERA) kept the Rockies out of this game for the most part. Outside of the Cuddyer RBI double and the Fowler triple that led to the run scoring, Harang limited the Rockies to just four hits over six innings, striking out six in the process. Javy Guerra allowed an RBI double to Wilin Rosario in the seventh inning.
The Rockies (22-30, 14-15 home) will have Alex White on the mound for Sunday's rubber game.