Found June 03, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
DENVER (AP) -- Alex White gave the overworked Colorado bullpen some much-needed rest, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning Sunday as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2. The Rockies took two of three from the NL West leaders. White (2-3) gave up two runs in the seventh and left with two outs. After reliever Rex Brothers gave up a hit, Matt Belisle retired the four batters he faced. Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save. Colorado starters had combined for a total of five innings in the first two games of the series. Josh Outman reached a pitch limit after 3 1-3 innings in his first start this season Friday, then a knee injury forced Juan Nicasio out after 1 2-3 innings Saturday.

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