Los Angeles Dodgers continue epic slide with loss to Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies Raimel Tapia gets congratulations from teammates in the dugout during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday Sept. 8 2017. Tapia hit a two-run double and scored in the inning. (AP Pho

Colorado Rockies Raimel Tapia gets congratulations from teammates in the dugout during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday Sept. 8 2017. Tapia hit a two-run double and scored in the inning. (AP Pho

Their pitching has been almost as bad, posting an abysmal 5.40 ERA - Clayton Kershaw, who threw six shutout innings to earn the win in his return from the disabled list, was the only bright spot. That lead has been trimmed to 10 games because Arizona has been winning almost every day. That means the National League East champion Washington Nationals - the first team to clinch a division title - won't see the Dodgers' presumptive postseason Game 1 starter when the teams play each other next weekend.

Instead, he got yanked after 86 pitches.

"We're battling, grinding and sticking together, and those are things that make you win those close games and win 13 straight", Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after the series, according to Fox Sports.

Florida Atlantic at WisconsinSaturday, 9 am PT - Big Ten NetworkCRIS Opener: Wisconsin -33 O/U 57.5CRIS Current: Wisconsin -31.5 O/U 60 Recommendation: Wisconsin It was a nightmare matchup in Week 1 for Florida Atlantic as offensive-minded first-year head coach Lane Kiffin was tasked with game planning for Navy's option. Trevor Story added a solo home run in the ninth. The fans have to wait it out and the team has to work it out.

The Rockies (78-65) swept a four-game series in Los Angeles for the first time since 1993. In fact, his RBI single in the first inning and solo home run in the third were the only offense from either side. He struck out seven, walked three and had a wild pitch. While Roberts continues to praise his hitters' preparation, he's tired of acknowledging the disparity between the effort and the results. "Our guys are upset right now, they're frustrated". Verdugo is still getting used to his new routine. Four Rockies relievers then kept the Dodgers without a run the rest of the way, with Greg Holland picking up his 38th save. Game 2 was a nail-biter the Rockies eked out thanks to back-to-back-to-back RBI doubles to beat Yu Darvish. He surrendered a pair of one-out singles to Corey Seager and Justin Turner but struck out Cody Bellinger and got Austin Barnes to ground out to avoid damage. They stranded 10 runners in the game. Parra scored from third on Jonathan Lucroy's sacrifice fly, making it 4-0. Can a team that was being called The Best Ever, at least in Dodgers history, lose it so easily? The hot start to the season has obviously worn off, and now Los Angeles is flirting with disaster. The Dodgers were held to just two runs over three games, while Arizona exploded for 19. The quartet combined for two hits and no walks after combining for three hits and one walk Saturday. The loss wasn't his fault, but Hill acknowledged afterward that he didn't have his "best stuff". Gonzalez hit a solo homer off the Japanese star in the first inning.

"We can put some runs on the board, there's no doubt about it", Gonzalez said. Roberts wouldn't say who will start Wednesday's game in San Francisco, or the three games against the Nationals.

This time, Darvish allowed five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander walked two batters and recorded one out in his second major league appearance.

Roberts blamed most of the damage to Darvish on soft contact by the Rockies.

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