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Recap: Andrew Toles Records 1st Career Triple in Dodgers 8-1 Loss vs. Rockies

Jul 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson (31) and center fielder Andrew Toles (60) celebrate scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off their three game series against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors field. It was a very rainy night in Colorado, literally and figuratively, as the Boys in Blue lost by a final score of 8-1 in the series opener.

Kenta Maeda started on the mound for the Dodgers and went 5 innings. Maeda gave up 2 runs on 6 hits with 6 strikeouts on the night.

Maeda has had nothing but good outings when pitching against the Rockies and throughout the season.

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Although Chase Utley started the game off with a base hit through the right side to try and get the offense going, the Dodgers failed to push any runs across until the top of the ninth.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, after Nick Hundley hit a 2-run bomb off Maeda to left field.

Later in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers had a minor scare after Corey Seager was hit by a pitch in his left hand. He looked to be in a lot of pain after being hit by a Chris Rusin 90 MPH fastball.

Heading into the seventh inning stretch, Seager looked to be all smiles and he continued to play for the rest of the game, but no official word yet on the well-being of the rookie phenom’s hand.

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The Rockies had a big seventh inning, scoring a total of 5 runs off of Adam Liberatore and Pedro Baez.

Although the Dodgers’ pitching staff struggled during the series opener, the Rockies pitching staff had a great night as they managed to keep the Dodgers’ explosive offense quiet during the series opener as they held the Dodgers to only 5 hits and 1 run.

Utley and Josh Reddick each had one hit a piece, Rob Segedin had two and Andrew Toles came in the top of the ninth as a pinch hitter and hit his first career triple!

Way to stay hot, Toles!

After Toles’ triple, Charlie Culberson grounded out to short to score Toles from third and break up the shut out.

The Dodgers still remain on top of the NL West and will play the Rockies for two more games on the road, before returning home for a six-game home stand.

Hopefully, the Dodgers’ offense will heat up these next two games in Colorado and they can still pull off a series win against the Rockies.

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Written by Sammy Glantz

Aspiring Sports Reporter// Current Student at UC San Diego
LA Born and Raised. Sports and Frozen Yogurt Fanatic!

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