Los Angeles Dodgers

Tyler Anderson, Dodgers Rout Rockies 13-0 to Open 12-Game Lead in NL West

Tyler Anderson and two relievers — including infielder Hanser Alberto — combined on a seven-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers used another quick start to rout the sloppy Colorado Rockies 13-0.

Tony Capobianco

Tyler Anderson and two relievers — including infielder Hanser Alberto — combined on a seven-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers used another quick start to rout the sloppy Colorado Rockies 13-0 on Thursday night.

Trea Turner had three hits for Los Angeles, including a three-run double. Gavin Lux also had three hits, and Will Smith finished with two hits and three RBIs.

Tony Capobianco
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner #6 hits a three-run double in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Thursday, July 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tony Capobianco).

A day after racing to a 6-0 first-inning lead against Washington while snapping a two-game skid, the MLB-leading Dodgers scored two runs in the first and four in the second against José Ureña (1-3). LA's 10th win in 12 games extended its NL West lead to a season-high 12 games over San Diego.

Anderson (11-1) allowed four hits and struck out four against his former team, the only club he has lost to this season. About the only trouble the All-Star had in lowering his ERA to 2.61 was when plate umpire Andy Fletcher forced him to wipe a light-colored substance off the bill of his cap before he threw a pitch.

Jake Reed pitched the eighth and Alberto, making his third pitching appearance of the season, worked around two hits in the ninth in the opener of a four-game series. It was Los Angeles' seventh shutout of the season.

Turner extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first-inning single. He advanced on Freddie Freeman's walk, stole third and scored on catcher Elias Díaz's throwing error.

Sports

Get today's sports news out of Los Angeles. Here's the latest on the Dodgers, Lakers, Angels, Kings, Galaxy, LAFC, USC, UCLA and more LA teams.

5 things to know about Anthony Davis

Katherine Legge and Takuma Sato join Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

First baseman Connor Joe's throwing error on a potential double-play grounder in the second extended the inning for Turner, who sent a bases-clearing liner down the left-field line to give him 72 RBIs.

Ureña's wild pitch scored another run and he made a throwing error in LA's five-run fourth. Turner singled in the big inning and made a nifty slide at home to avoid the tag on Smith's two-run single for his 59th run.

Smith added an RBI double and Cody Bellinger and Freeman each had two-run doubles for the Dodgers, who have beaten last-place Colorado five straight times after a 1-4 start.

Tony Capobianco
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman #5 slides into home plate in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Thursday, July 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tony Capobianco)

Ureña got nine outs and was charged with 10 runs — seven earned — and eight hits in the Rockies' sixth loss in eight games.

Catcher Brian Serven pitched a hitless ninth for Colorado.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner didn't play, a day after his return from an abdominal injury. “I wanted to slow-play him back into the lineup, so we don't give him consecutive days," manager Dave Roberts said. ... Edwin Ríos (hamstring) was hit by a pitch, walked and struck out while playing five innings at third for Triple-A Oklahoma City. ... RHP Dustin May (elbow) allowed two hits and struck out six with no walks in three scoreless innings for Oklahoma City. ... RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Friday in LA to several hitters, including OF Chris Taylor (foot). ... RHP Walker Buehler (elbow) has started playing catch.

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela's left shin swelling had subsided a day after being hit by a comebacker. Senzatela played catch and said he should make his next start. ... Joe returned after a three-game absence he said was due to back and neck stiffness. ... LF Kris Bryant (plantar fasciitis) doubled and made a sliding catch in his first game in the field since Sunday. “This is something he has to manage,” manager Bud Black. “But he feels very capable of playing defense.” ... OF Charlie Blackmon was out of the lineup to rest.

BARD'S FUTURE

Closer Daniel Bard confirmed there has been informal discussion with Colorado about a contract extension.

“I just know there's been some interest,” Bard said.

The impending free agent has been mentioned as a trade candidate ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

UP NEXT

Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (6-5, 4.48 ERA) faces LHP Julio Urías (9-6, 2.72 ERA) on Friday night.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us