Trevor Story homered and drove within the go-ahead run within the 10th inning because the Colorado Rockies took advantage of the Dodgers’ recent bullpen woes, beating l. a. 9-6 Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer within the 10th to assist the Rockies top l. a. for just the third time in 11 games this season. Colorado won for the primary time in four games at Dodger Stadium. Pinch-hitter Sam Hilliard’s solo home run within the ninth off Darien Nunez gave Colorado its first lead of the sport at 6-5.
The Dodgers tied it at 6 within the bottom of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk to Justin Turner with no outs. Daniel Bard (5-5) recovered and escaped the jam by striking out Will Smith, Sheldon Neuse, and AJ Pollock in succession. Lucas Gilbreath pitched a scoreless 10th inning for his first career saves. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has blown each of his last three save opportunities, including two consecutive on Wednesday and Thursday against the San Francisco Giants.
Brusdar Graterol and Nunez were recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Friday’s game. Graterol was charged with two runs within the eighth before Nunez gave up Hilliard’s homer. Jansen was given the night off. The Rockies’ three runs within the 10th inning came against James Sherfy (2-1)
Hilliard’s home run into the Rockies bullpen in right field was his third of the season and therefore the third pinch-hit homer of his career. It came after Blackmon had an RBI double off Graterol within the eighth to urge Colorado within a run and Ryan McMahon had a tying single off Nunez. Elias Diaz also hit a home run the Rockies, his eighth.
Turner added a home run to the Dodgers, while Cody Bellinger ended an 0-for-25 drought with an RBI double within the first. Bellinger left the sport within the eighth inning with tightness in his left hamstring. David Price went a season-high 5 2/3 innings on 74 pitches while abandoning three runs on four hits because the Dodgers lefty continued to create into a starting role after starting the season within the bullpen.
Rockies: RHP Peter Lambert pitched during a simulated game at Dodger Stadium. He had Tommy John’s surgery last year. … The Rockies are moving closer to resolution with their COVID-19 issues, as RHPs Jhoulys Chacin and Antonio Senzatela headed to Arizona to start baseball activities. RHP Yency Almonte and OF Yonathan Daza are expected to arrive in Arizona soon. Manager Bud Black was far away from the team for the last six games, while first base coach Ron Gideon is back with the team.
Dodgers: RF Mookie Betts, who has not started in any of the past six games, had additional “imaging” done on his injured right hip, with nothing out of the standard revealed. Betts is predicted to miss the weekend series with a goal of returning Monday for the beginning of a series at San Francisco. … INF Max Muncy went on paternity leave and returned home to Phoenix for the birth of his first child. He will miss the series against the Rockies. … SS Corey Seager, out since May 15 with a broken right, went through pregame agility drills but there was no update on his status.