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Recap: Dodgers 7, Rockies 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Coors Field
Date: September 03, 2013 8:40 PM EDT
  

DENVER (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin had a strong finish. It wasn't good enough to overcome a slow start against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

``I didn't have the movement on my fastball in the early game, I didn't have the sink,' said Chacin, who allowed seven of the first nine Dodgers to reach base in the Colorado Rockies' 7-4 loss Tuesday night. ``I left a few balls up and they took them the other way.'

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Chacin (13-8) allowed four runs in seven innings in losing to the Dodgers for the first time in four starts this season. He has won four of his last seven overall starts.

``He wasn't his usual self early on,' Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. ``He settled in and gave us seven innings.'

Ricky Nolasco pitched six strong innings, Carl Crawford had a two-run single among three hits to spark the offense in the absence of injured catalyst Yasiel Puig, as the Dodgers won their sixth straight.

The Rockies suffered through a game of mistakes including ones on the bases by Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler.

``Cuddy read and saw something, took off a little soon,' Weiss said. ``Fowler got doubled off on a line drive. ..'

The costliest mistake came with two outs in the Los Angeles eighth when Charlie Culberson dropped a fly ball hit by Mark Ellis that allowed three runs to score.

``I was expecting to be closer to the ball,' Culberson said. ``I got there quicker than expected and missed it.'

Puig, who is batting .351 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 80 games in his first season in the majors, was rested a day after he aggravated a right knee strain. He remains day to day.

Nolasco (12-9) allowed two runs and five hits in improving to 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his 11 starts since coming to the Dodgers on July 6 in a trade with Miami. He struck out five and walked one.

Crawford went 3 for 5 and Nick Punto added four singles for the Dodgers.

Down two runs, the Rockies pulled within one when pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge, batting for Carlos Gonzalez, led off the eighth with a drive off reliever Paco Rodriguez that reached the bleachers in left. Rodriguez walked Fowler and was relieved by Ronald Belisario.

After D.J. LeMahieu sacrificed, Belisario got Troy Tulowitzki to line out to short and Fowler was doubled off second when he was caught off the bag.

The Dodgers came back to load the bases with two outs in the ninth against reliever Rex Brothers. Brothers appeared out of the inning, but Culberson had the ball kick off his glove to allow three unearned runs.

Chris Withrow got the final out for his first save.

The Dodgers opened a 3-0 lead in the second, loading the bases on Andre Ethier's double, Ellis' walk and Skip Schumaker's infield single. Tim Federowicz drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly and after Nolasco moved the runners up with another sacrifice, Crawford came through with a two-run single to left.

Adrian Gonzalez put the Dodgers up 4-0 with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Nolasco had allowed only one hit before Charlie Blackmon doubled with two outs in the fifth. Chacin followed with an RBI single to right.

``Nolasco had a good slider,' Weiss said. ``He was throwing it on the outside part of the plate and our guys were having a hard time picking it up.'

The Rockies pulled within two after LeMahieu doubled to start the sixth, took third when left fielder Crawford bobbled LeMahieu's liner for an error and scored on Tulowitzki's groundout.

NOTES: The Rockies have activated Gonzalez from the DL but his availability remains limited because of lingering soreness in a joint of his right middle finger. He entered in the eighth as a defensive replacement but was lifted in the bottom of the inning for Rutledge as a precaution against hurting the finger by swinging the bat. ... With active rosters expanded, the Rockies also recalled from the minors pitchers Mitchell Boggs, Manuel Corpas and Collin McHugh and infielder/outfielder Ryan Wheeler. ... RHP Edinson Volquez (9-10) will oppose Jorge De La Rosa (15-6)of the Rockies on Wednesday.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Dodgers at Rockies
Mon, Sep 2 Final 10 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Dodgers at Rockies
Tue, Sep 3 Final 7 to 4
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GAME 3
Dodgers at Rockies
Wed, Sep 4 Final 5 to 7
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -103   +155   9 
 COL  -107   -175   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -107   +150   9 
 COL  -103   -170   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  57%   84%   49% 
 COL  43%   16%   51% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 10 Cover: +100 
 COL 8 Over: 18 
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 Jul 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 3 Cover: +125 
 LAD 1 Under: 4 
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 Jul 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 0 Under: 1 
 LAD 1 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 3 Cover: +220 
 LAD 0 Under: 3 
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 Jul 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 1 Under: 7 
 LAD 6 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 5 Over: 14 
 COL 9 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 10 Cover: +100 
 COL 8 Over: 18 
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 Jul 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 8 Cover: +100 
 COL 0 Under: 8 
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 Jun 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 2 Under: 9 
 COL 7 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 6 Over: 13 
 COL 7 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Sep 3
 
    White Sox at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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