DENVER (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their manager, another outfielder and ultimately the game.
Now they could be without one of their best pitchers for the series finale.
Outfielder Carl Crawford injured his left hamstring on a double in the third inning, adding to the pain of a 7-6 loss in 10 innings to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. With catcher A.J. Ellis dealing with an oblique injury and outfielder Matt Kemp landing on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right hamstring strain, the struggling Dodgers are running out of healthy players.
``It's kind of getting ridiculous,' said manager Don Mattingly, who was ejected in the sixth inning. ``The last couple of days, two outfielders, kind of our main guys. We're going to have to get some bodies here. We were thin outfield-wise already, so we're going to have to do something.'
Mattingly may also need to bring up a pitcher to start Sunday's game at Coors Field. Scheduled starter Hyun-Jin Ryu is dealing with a sore foot and he isn't sure he will be able to take the mound. He said he will leave the decision up to Mattingly and GM Ned Colletti.
``I think Donnie and Ned are going to make the decision,' Ryu said through a translator. ``I never want to take the mound putting my team in jeopardy, so if I'm not fully confident I can be the pitcher I am I wouldn't want to step out there unless I'm 100 percent.'
The Rockies got their fourth win this season in their last at-bat, one night after losing to the Dodgers in extra innings.
Yorvit Torrealba's two-out single off Matt Guerrier (1-2) started the rally. Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario followed with an infield single, narrowly beating the throw to first. Dexter Fowler then lined a hard grounder that shot past first base into right field, driving in Torrealba with the winning run and snapping the Rockies' three-game losing streak.
Matt Belisle (3-2) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory.
The loss was compounded for the Dodgers because of Crawford's injury. He left in the third inning after suffering a left hamstring cramp while rounding first base on his second double in two at_bats.
``We're all trying to figure it out because this is my left hamstring and it kind of came out of nowhere,' Crawford said. ``My situation, can't really put a finger on why that happened. Just one of those things.'
Crawford's absence for any extended period of time would tough for the Dodgers, whose disabled list already is swelled with some of the team's best players, from Kemp and Hanley Ramirez to Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley, among others.
``We're getting pretty thin as far as outfield so we're going to have to make some moves to get guys here,' Mattingly said.
The Rockies tied the score at 6-6 in the seventh when Michael Cuddyer connected off Ronald Belisario for his ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot that bounced off the top of the wall in right-center before dropping on the other side.
Trailing 3-1, the Rockies used a three-run fifth, highlighted by Carlos Gonzalez's 14th home run of the season, to go up 4-3.
``Probably the wrong thought on Gonzalez,' starter Zack Greinke said. ``I was trying to go off the plate and I should have been worried more about height and getting it down. After the fact, that would have been the right decision.'
The Dodgers regained the lead in the sixth. Skip Schumaker and Nick Punto hit consecutive singles and Tim Federowicz, who hit his first major league home run in the third, followed with a two-run double to center for a 5-4 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Nolan Arenado led off with a single. Torrealba hit a low line drive that Greinke appeared to snag before his glove hit the base of the mound and then threw to first to double off Arenado, who had advanced to second. Umpires ruled that the ball hit the ground before Greinke caught it and Mattingly was ejected for the first time this season by first base umpire Brian Knight after a persistent, heated argument over the call.
``They got together. I didn't like the answer,' Mattingly said. ``Seeing the replay, it was way too close for anybody to overturn it. (Home plate) Gerry (Davis) sees it as no catch and there's no way to overturn it. You really can't tell if he caught it or not.'
Greinke left with one out in the sixth after walking pinch-hitter Jordan Pacheco. Paco Rodriguez relieved and retired the next two batters, rendering the umpire's decision moot as the Rockies stranded both base runners in the inning.
Skip Schumaker's RBI single in the seventh boosted the Dodgers' lead to two runs.
In the second, the Rockies got three consecutive hits off Greinke, the last an RBI double by Arenado. Torrealba walked before Greinke induced an inning-ending double-play grounder from Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin, who allowed five runs on nine hits in six innings. Chacin is still seeking his first win since April 19.
NOTES: Ryu said he threw a light bullpen session of 20-25 pitches on Saturday.. ... A.J. Ellis, who hasn't played since suffering an oblique strain Wednesday, took swings off a tee prior to the game. ... Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell struck out the side in the eighth.
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