Ethier and Uribe reached base in the fifth inning, though Bettis then got three Dodgers to fly out without allowing a run. Dustin McGowan replaced Adams in the bottom half of the fifth and allowed a single to Carlos Gonzalez.
McGowan’s next pitch got away from Ellis, who recovered and threw Gonzalez out on his attempt to go first to third base on the wild pitch. The Dodgers went down quietly in the sixth as Bettis retired Ellis, Dickson, and Rollins without allowing a baserunner.
McGowan remained the Dodger pitcher and got out of the inning without any harm as Hundley hit into a double play to end the sixth.
With two outs in the seventh, Ethier was hit by a pitch. Lars Anderson came in to pinch-run, though it was to no avail as the Dodgers came away empty and the game remained tied at 4-4. The Rockies mounted a two-out rally against Barry Enright in the bottom of the eighth and took a 6-4 lead.
The Dodgers had the tying runners reach base with two outs in the ninth, but they were unable to capitalize and lost to the Rockies, 6-4.
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