Three runs off of Alex Wood in the 7th sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their third straight loss on Monday as the Colorado Rockies earned their first win of the season, 4-2 in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles led 2-1 after the 3rd, with Cody Bellinger driving in both runs. In the 2nd, Bellinger connected on his second homer of the year and followed with a two-out single to score Mookie Betts in the third.
Wood held onto the lead for much of the game, with an RBI double by Elias Diaz the only blemish through six innings. However, back-to-back doubles by David Dahl and Yonathan Daza evened the game at 2-2 before Diaz’s two-out homer on a full count pushed the Rockies out front.
“It was a solid team effort,” said Diaz after the game.
Jeff Hoffman walked five in his 5 1/3 innings, but the Dodgers failed to cash in the free passes. Meanwhile, Wood gave up six hits and walked none in his seven innings of work while striking out six.
Neither bullpen allowed a run, though Blake Treinen walked two in his 1 2/3 innings.
While Bellinger and Betts each came up with two hits, the Dodgers’ 6 through 9 hitters combined to go 0-for-13 with two walks and six strikeouts. Justin Turner’s cold start to the season also continued in the lead-off spot, as he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout while walking twice.