Cron, Rockies beat Dodgers 4-2


Cron, Rockies beat Dodgers: Los Angeles (AP) – C.J. Cron hit a mammoth tiebreaking home lead in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Friday night.

Cron, Rockies beat Dodgers
Cron, Rockies beat Dodgers: Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ AP

After hitting twice, Crohn sent a 482-foot shot from Andre Jackson next to the bar seat above the Dodgers Bullpen on the left for his main league-leading 30th RBI.

The Rockies improved to 16-47 on the road, with all the runs coming on homers.

The Dodgers missed out on a chance to win in NL’s West-leading San Francisco and have 2 1/2 games left over the Giants, who lost 6-5 in Atlanta. The Dodgers won 16 of 18.

Mookie Bets had a ninth leadoff single, then went hitless in his first three at-bats and went from Carlos Estevez to a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Max Munsey bounced off the swing, and Corey Caesar and AJ Pollock took the third strike to end the game. The umpiring staff was excited to leave the field. Estevez got the save.

Elias Diaz finished ninth, extending Colorado’s lead to 4-2, avoiding Pollock jumping at the left wall.

Diaz lost to his first baseman in third place. While tracking Justin Turner’s pop near the Colorado catcher plate, the crane was charged and Diaz was hit in the leg.

Diaz, who was punched in the face after he was caught, fell on four fours. He walked slowly to end the inning but remained in the game.

Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer in first-off opener Brosdar Gterrol to give Colorado a 2-0 lead. This is the first homer allowed by Gratrol this season.

The Dodgers finished 2nd in the game in solo shots by Will Smith and Treya Turner. Smith’s 21st Homer hits left-field foul pole. Turner landed in the lower left-field seats with two outs.

The Dodgers offense generated just four other hits: one infield single by Caesar, two singles by Smith and one by Bets.

Kyle Freeland (5-6) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. The left hand hit seven and no one walked. He dropped his first seven batters to improve 4-0 in his last five starts.

Jackson (1-1) gave up one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hand man struck both and no one walked.

Graterol pitched the first inning before handing it over to Jackson, who was earlier recalled from Lo-A Rancho Cucamonga. Jackson was selected to the Minors a day after making his major league debut on August 16 against Pigsburg.


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