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Under the direction of acting manager Juan Uribe in their final regular season game, the Los Angeles Dodgers got off to another quick start against the Colorado Rockies.
Zack Greinke retired the side in order in the first inning, and both Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp continued to swing hot bats. Gonzalez’s two-out double was followed by a two-run home run from Kemp and the Dodgers jumped out to an early lead.
Drew Stubbs singled in the second inning and was sacrificed over to second base on Brandon Barnes’ bunt. Stubbs then stole third and scored on Josh Rutledge’s RBI base hit. After throwing a scoreless second inning, Christian Bergman ran into more trouble in the third.
Darwin Barney led off the inning with a single and Yasiel Puig reached on an error that was a likely double play ground ball. Gonzalez cashed in on the Rockies’ mistake with a three-run home run that extended the Dodgers’ lead to 5-1. Greinke issued a leadoff walk in the fourth and allowed a one-out single, but kept the Rockies from cutting into the Dodgers’ lead.
Greinke hit a one-out double in the fourth and took third on a Barney groundout before being stranded.
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