Justin Turner and Zach McKinstry hit home runs and five relievers delivered 4 2/3 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-2 victory Wednesday over the visiting Colorado Rockies.
Corey Seager extended his hitting streak against Colorado to 18 games as the Dodgers won for the 10th time in 11 games since losing their season opener at Colorado on April 1. Los Angeles has not lost at home in five games.
Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon each drove in runs in the fifth inning as the Rockies’ losing streak was extended to five games. Colorado is 1-5 against Los Angeles this season, winning the one game on Opening Day at home.
Each team had nine hits, but the Rockies had just one for extra bases.
The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead three batters into the game when Turner singled off Rockies starter Jon Gray to score Mookie Betts. The Dodgers made it 2-0 later in the inning on a sacrifice fly from Gavin Lux.
Turner increased the advantage to 3-0 in the third with a home run to left-center, his third of the season.
Dodgers starter Dustin May started strong, retiring seven of the first eight Rockies batters, but ran into trouble in the fifth. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out before Story singled for a run. Victor Gonzalez replaced May and gave up a run-scoring ground out by Blackmon.
May gave up two runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Corey Knebel (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the victory, while Kenley Jansen struck out three in the ninth for his third save.
Gray (1-1) gave up three runs on five hits over four innings with two walks and three strikeouts.
The Dodgers were held in check until McKinstry hit a home run in the eighth off Daniel Bard to give the Dodgers a 4-2 advantage. It was the rookie’s third home run in 11 games.
The Rockies were without manager Bud Black for most of the game, after he was ejected by home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes.
–Field Level Media