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Rockies Fall to Dodgers 6-2

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The Colorado Rockies (22-30) saw their win streak end at five games, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-20) 6-2 yesterday afternoon in Denver. Carlos Gonzales extended his hitting streak to seven games, but it wasn’t enough for a Rockies win. The rubber game of the series is this afternoon at 1:10 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

Plagued with problems along the starting rotation all year, the Rockies saw starter Juan Nicasio (2-3) exit the game in the second inning after landing awkwardly while trying to avoid a sharp Elian Herrera grounder, one that would plate two Dodgers. The early diagnosis is a strained left knee and the Rockies don’t expect to know anything more until later today.

Official: Sunday’s Box Score.

Nicasio wasn’t effective while in the game, anyway — he gave up four hits and two earned runs (three total) in just 1 2/3 innings pitched. “I threw a couple of strikes, but the [umpire] called them balls,” Nicasio said. “I think they were close.”

Right-hander Josh Roenicke walked in a run with two outs in the fourth inning and L.A.’s Bobby Abreu sent a Matt Reynolds fastball over the right-field wall to take a 5-1 lead in the sixth. Adam Kennedy followed a few batters later with a soft single to shallow right to bring in Andre Ethier.

“The important thing for us is to put this aside and bounce back Sunday,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “That’d be wonderful.”

As the Rockies’ five-game win streak ended, so did a five-game slide by the Dodgers, who lead the National League West and are 10 1/2 games ahead of fourth-place Colorado.

Tickets are available for this afternoon’s game at Coors Field vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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