Dodgers Lose To Rockies In Extra Innings

Tim Federowicz has a career day, but the Dodgers' bullpen blows another lead

Coors Field, where ERA goes to die and no lead is ever safe.

The Dodgers went into extra innings for the second consecutive night against Colorado but could not repeat victory on Saturday in a 7-6 loss.

It was the kind of back and forth game to expect at Coors field, with five lead changes and three home runs.

Zach Greinke lasted 5.1 innings and 108 pitches, allowing four runs, nine hits, one home run and three walks.

Greinke got out of a jam in the second allowing singles to Michael Cuddyer and Todd Helton, and an RBI double to Nolan Arenado. Yorvit Torrealba walked to load the bases, but Greinke got pitcher, Jhoulys Chacin, to ground into an inning-ending double play.

In the fifth, he allowed an RBI single to Dexter Fowler and a two-run homer to Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez poked the ball off the end of the bat and it seemed like a sure pop out but it just continued to fly out of the stadium.

In any stadium other than Coors it would have been an inning-ending pop out.

For the Dodgers, Tim Federowicz had a productive day with his first big league home run in the third and a two-run double in the sixth. He went 2-5 on the day with three RBIs.

Mark Ellis and Andre Ethier combined to go 0-9, but every other starter got at least one hit for a total of 11. Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston, and Skip Schumaker all contributed with an RBI.

The Dodger bullpen threw 4.1 innings of relief and allowed three runs. For the second day in a row the relief core blew a two-run lead, but this time they could not hold on for the win in extra innings.

Ronald Belisario gave up a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh to Michael Cuddyer. And Matt Guerrier gave up the walk-off single to Dexter Fowler in the bottom of the tenth.

Paco Rodriguez threw one scoreless inning and J.P. Howell threw 2.1 scoreless innings. Howell has thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts.

As if the Dodgers have not had enough injury woes lately, left fielder Carl Crawford was removed in the third inning after a pulling up after hitting a double.

The Dodgers have not announced an official diagnosis on the injury, but Coletti said during the game it appears to be just a cramp and not a strain.

Don Mattingly was ejected in the bottom of the sixth for arguing with an umpire. It was his first ejection of the season, and 12th of his career.

On Sunday, the Dodgers send Hyun-Jin Ryu to face Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa in the series rubber match and finale.

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