Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – The Colorado Rockies ended the Los Angeles Dodgers winning streak at six games with a 7-5 victory Wednesday night at Coors Field.
Jorge De La Rosa (16-6) pitched six strong innings, allowing only two runs and six hits to match his career high for wins in a season, while Josh Rutledge went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Michael Cuddyer had a pair of hits and two RBI as Todd Helton homered and Troy Tulowitzki drove in two.
The Rockies built an early 3-1 lead as Tulowitzki doubled to deep left, Cuddyer hit sacrifice fly to right, Helton homered to right off Edinson Volquez (9-11) in the first two innings.
Cuddyer’s RBI single to center stretched the lead to 4-1 in the third.
Volquez ended up who allowing four runs and six hits in four innings.
The Dodgers pulled to 4-2 on Scott Van Slyke’s bases-loaded double-play grounder in the sixth.
But the Rockies extended their lead to 7-2 in the seventh as Rutledge knocked home Corey Dickerson with his third hit of the game, a sacrifice fly by Tulowitzki to center plated Dexter Fowler and a balk by Carlos Marmol that allowed Rutledge to score.
The Dodgers rallied for three runs in the eighth off Matt Belisle as Michael Young singled home Ramirez and advanced when A. J. Ellis reached first on Rutledge’s error. Juan Uribe and Skip Schumaker delivered consecutive RBI hits
Then Manny Corpas relieved Belisle and struck out pinch hitters Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig to end the inning.
The Dodgers then failed to hit against Rex Brothers in the ninth.
With the victory, De La Rosa tied Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann for most wins in the National League.
De La Rosa is one win from tying teammate Jeff Francis for most wins in a season by a Rockies left-hander. He could also be the first Rockies pitcher to lead the league in wins.