Rockies Outlast Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 5-3 – NBC Los Angeles

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Kyle Freeland outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and Brendan Rodgers had three hits as the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game skid against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 victory Saturday night.

Freeland (6-7) followed up his seven shutout innings at Milwaukee on Monday with another solid start, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

In two outings since the All-Star break, the lefty is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.

Daniel Bard, who agreed to a two-year contract with the Rockies earlier in the day, gave up a two-out double in the ninth but earned his 22nd save.

Trea Turner homered for the Dodgers to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. He is the only player in the majors this season with two hitting streaks of 15 or more games.

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner (6) hits a third inning solo home run during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 30, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kershaw (7-3) was tagged for the second time this season in Denver. In two outings here he has allowed nine earned runs over 9 1/3 innings. He is 11-8 with a 4.82 ERA in 26 career starts at Coors Field.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner gave up five runs — three earned — in 5 1/3 innings.

Colorado took its first lead of the series in the first inning when third baseman Max Muncy’s error let in one run and led to another that put the Rockies ahead 2-1.

Turner hit a solo homer in a two-run third, his 16th, but Colorado rallied in the sixth. Randal Grichuk followed singles from Rodgers and José Iglesias with a two-run triple and scored on a single by Elías Díaz that ended Kershaw’s night.

Grichuk and Iglesias had two hits each.


Colorado recalled reliever Jordan Sheffield from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned righty Ryan Feltner to the Isotopes. The Dodgers recalled James Outman from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take the roster spot of Zach McKinstry, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs for reliever Chris Martin on Saturday.

Martin is expected to join the team Sunday.


Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (abdominal injury) missed his third straight game and will not play Sunday. … RHP Blake Treinen (right shoulder inflammation) is expected to face hitters when the team is in San Francisco starting Monday, manager Dave Roberts said. … Roberts said RHP Tommy Kahnle is still not close to returning from a bruised right elbow. … LHP Danny Duffy threw a simulated game that went well, Roberts said.


Dodgers All-Star RHP Tony Gonsolin (11-1, 2.26 ERA) will face RHP Germán Márquez (6-8, 5.25) to wrap up the four-game series Sunday.

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