Recap: Nolan Arenado’s 5 RBIs Leads Rockies To Sweep Of Dodgers

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With Carlos Gonzalez playing shallow, Wood doubled over his head to lead off the fourth. However, Ruggiano, Rollins and Kendrick all grounded out to shortstop to end the inning. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out on a pair of base hits and Charlie Blackmon’s bunt single.

LeMahieu grounded to Guerrero, who mistakingly threw to second base, which only resulted in a force out as Kendrick’s throw to first was high. A run scored on the play and Arenado added three more with a home run that gave the Rockies a 6-4 lead.

Outside of a Guerrero two-out infield single in the fifth, the Dodgers didn’t get much of anything going. Rosario led off the bottom of the inning with a base hit, but was erased right after on a double play. Wood then retired Ynoa to end the inning.

Wood hit for himself in the sixth and singled with one out. Gonzalez Germen replaced Rusin, which the Dodgers countered by pinch-hitting Andre Ethier for Ruggiano. Ethier’s base hit allowed Wood to go first to third, and the Dodgers later loaded the bases on a Kendrick chopper that hit second-base umpire Kerwin Danley.

Nothing came of it however, as Chase Utley pinch-hit for Van Slyke and flied out to deep center. Murphy and Ben Paulsen connected on back-to-back singles to put two on with no outs in the bottom of the sixth. After Blackmon advanced both runners on a sacrifice bunt, Wood gave way to Pedro Baez.

The Rockies executed a squeeze play with LeMahieu at the plate, which was followed by Arenado’s sacrifice fly to extend Colorado’s lead 8-4. J.P. Howell replaced Baez and appeared to have LeMahieu picked off, but was called for a balk. Gonzalez’s RBI single scored another run for the Rockies before Howell managed to get out of the inning.

The Dodgers wasted two-out singles from Carl Crawford and Pederson, keeping their deficit at 9-4 headed to the bottom of the seventh. Arenado hit an RBI single and Kyle Parker added a two-run base hit in the eighth, pushing Colorado’s lead to 12-4.

Utley’s leadoff double in the ninth and Crawford’s RBI ground-rule double put a small dent in the final score as the Rockies completed the three-game sweep with a 12-5 win.


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