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Dodgers Drop Game 1 To Rockies As Ian Thomas Falters In Debut

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D.J. LeMahieu singled off Thomas to start the bottom of the fifth. After he stole second Arenado singled him home. With two outs McKenry doubled home Arenado, and the Rockies regained the lead, 5-3 through five.

After the Dodgers went down in order in the top of the sixth J.P. Howell took over on the mound. The lefty gave up two infield singles that went off his body, but was able to get out of the inning without allowing a run. Left-hander Boone Logan pitched the top of the seventh for the Rockies, throwing a perfect inning, striking out two.

Chris Hatcher became the next Dodger reliever out of the bullpen in the bottom of the seventh. He gave up a solo homer to Ben Paulsen, extending the Rockies lead to 6-3 through seven.

Logan retired the first two batters in the top of the eighth before being replaced by Rafael Betancourt. He got Kendrick to ground out to end the inning. David Huff then came in for the Dodgers and threw a perfect inning to keep the score at 6-3.

Justin Turner was able to single to lead things off in the ninth inning for the Dodgers, but they were unable to do any more damage and dropped the first game, 6-3.

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