Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Luis Cruz's go-ahead, RBI groundout in the
Dodgers' two-run 10th lifted Los Angeles to a 7-5 win over the Colorado
Rockies in the opener of a three-game set.
The Dodgers held a 5-2 lead after seven, but Colorado pushed across a run in
the eighth on a Wilin Rosario groundout and tied the game in the ninth when
Todd Helton smacked a two-run homer.
Ramon Hernandez singled against Rafael Betancourt to begin the 10th before
Scott Van Slyke struck out. Skip Schumaker's base hit put runners on the
corners and pinch-runner Carl Crawford, who replaced Hernandez, scored when
Cruz smoked a comebacker off the foot of Betancourt. Betancourt was able to
retrieve the ball and throw out Cruz at first, but Juan Uribe singled to
center to bring home Schumaker.
Ronald Belisario tossed a scoreless bottom half for his fourth career save.
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