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.