The Dodgers beat the Rockies 4-2 tonight at Dodger Stadium in a tight, well played 13 innings. For a full recap and boxscore click here
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On and on they played, deep into the night, until finally, thankfully, Andre Ethier ended things with a two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning to win it for the Dodgers.
Tip of the cap to the Dodgers’ bullpen, which delivered seven innings of shutout ball by seven different relievers. A special shout out to Jeff Weaver, who struck out the side in the top of the 10th after the Rockies put runners on third and first with none out.
Dodger starter Randy Wolf pitched decently, but he made a mistake pitch to Ryan Spilborghs in the fifth inning that Spilborghs smacked into the left field pavilion for a two-run home run.
The Dodgers answered right back in the bottom of the fifth, getting a two-run single from Wolf to tie the game.
The Dodgers notched their ninth walk-off win and their 14th win in their final at bat.
Ethier now has four walk-off hits this year – including the last three – and has seven total since the start of the 2008 season. It was his second walk-off home run of the season.
Ethier leads the Dodgers with 15 home runs, 14 of which have come at Dodger Stadium He is tied with Albert Pujols for the Major League lead for the most home runs at home.
The Dodgers are 7-2 in extra inning games this year, including 6-1 at Dodger Stadium.
In an oddity, Juan Pierre got on base four times on three hits and a walk…and didn’t score a run. Pierre stole three bases in a game for the first time since the 2007 season.
The Dodgers have yet to lose three straight games this season.
The Dodgers bullpen has allowed only two runs in 23.1 innings in its last five games, an 0.77 ERA in that span.
Goes to Ethier and the Dodgers’ bullpen.
The Dodgers send RHP Chad Billingsley (9-3, 3.10) to the mound against RHP Jason Marquis (9-5, 4.22) in Game 2 of the three-game series at 7:10 p.m.