DENVER (AP) Kenta Maeda has listened copiousness about Coors Field: How a balls keep drifting and pitchers don’t final too long.
He only doesn’t let it worry him.
Maeda authorised dual runs over 5 2/3 innings, rookie Corey Seager tied a Dodgers record for shortstops with his 19th home run and Los Angeles kick a Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Thursday night to equivocate a three-game sweep.
Maeda (10-7) gave adult 4 hits and struck out 5 for a Dodgers, who lead a NL wild-card race. Maeda, who walked nothing and strike dual batters, has authorised 3 runs in 18 2/3 innings opposite a Rockies, with 22 strikeouts and dual walks.
In Colorado, he’s authorised dual runs in 12 innings with 13 Ks.
”I’m wakeful of a repute that a balls fly further,” Maeda pronounced by a translator. ”But I’m not meditative too most about that.”
Pedro Baez and Joe Blanton total for 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and Kenley Jansen threw a hitless ninth for his 32nd save.
Colorado scored 19 runs and had 28 hits in a initial dual games of a series. The Rockies mislaid for only a second time in 9 games.
”We knew what to design (with Maeda),” Weiss said. ”He’s been tough on us. … He pitches retrograde and we never know what we are going to get.”
Tyler Chatwood (10-7) authorised 4 runs and 9 hits in 6 innings for Colorado, that trails by 3 games for a NL’s second furious card.
David Dahl strike a two-run homer in a fourth and has strike safely in his initial 10 games in a majors.
”I only wish to get a good at-bat,” Dahl pronounced of his purpose on a surging Rockies. ”I wish to contribute.”
With a Dodgers trailing 2-1, Seager strike a solo homer in a fifth that tied a Dodgers shortstop symbol set by Hanley Ramirez in 2013. Yasmani Grandal had a two-run triple after in a inning.
Howie Kendrick singled in a run in a fourth.
”For us to deliver a array was huge,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ”This is a tough place to win.”
In a second inning, Joc Pederson’s pointy groundball down a right-field line had a possibility to measure Grandal from initial in a second inning, though a fan leaned over a wall and scooped adult a ball. Pederson was given a double, and Maeda strike an inning-ending flyout. The fan was private from a game.
ICHIRO 3,000 WATCH
Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki comes to Coors Field dual hits from apropos a 30th actor to strech 3,000 in a vital leagues. He is 0 for 10 given his final hit, on Jul 28. With left-hander Jorge De La Rosa starting for a Rockies, it is not transparent either Suzuki will start.
DAYTON ADDED TO BULLPEN
The Dodgers removed LHP Grant Dayton from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Triple-A. Stewart authorised 9 runs in four-plus innings in a 12-2 detriment to a Rockies on Wednesday.
Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (blister on hand) played locate Thursday and hopes to start for a Dodgers on Sunday opposite Boston. ”We haven’t sealed it in,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, ”but we consider a idea is for Rich to make a start on Sunday.”
Rockies: OF Daniel Descalso done a diving, head-first locate into a left margin wall off a bat of Seager in a third. He left a diversion after a inning with a painful left shoulder. … OF Carlos Gonzalez was out of a lineup after spraining his left ankle in a seventh inning Wednesday. . SS Trevor Story (thumb) underwent medicine to correct a ripped ulnar material ligament. ”Everything went well,” manager Walt Weiss said. ”No surprises.”
Dodgers: LHP Scott Kazmir (9-4, 4.41 ERA) is to start Friday opposite Boston and knuckleballer Steven Wright. Kazmir authorised 4 runs in 6 2/3 innings opposite Arizona on Saturday, his initial detriment in scarcely 3 months.
Rockies: De La Rosa (7-7) has thrown a peculiarity start in 7 of his final 8 outings.