Dodgers 7, Rockies 3

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 12, 2012
Chris Capuano won his fourth straight outing and the Los Angeles Dodgers got home runs from Andre Ethier, Mark Ellis and Juan Uribe to open a six-game lead in the NL West with a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Capuano (5-0) equaled the best start of his eight-year career, allowing a run and four hits through seven innings with three strikeouts and no walks. The left-hander, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract as a free agent in December, retired 17 of 18 batters during one stretch before Michael Cuddyer hit a two-out solo homer in the seventh on Capuano's 101st pitch to end his scoreless streak at 24 2-3 innings. Jamie Moyer (1-3) gave up five runs and seven hits over five innings and struck out seven. The 25-year veteran left-hander, who turns 50 in November, is winless in four starts with a 6.43 ERA since breaking former Dodger Jack Quinn's record as the oldest pitcher to win a game in the major leagues. Moyer, who has given up more home runs than any pitcher in history, served up his 517th to the second batter he faced. Ellis drove a 3-2 pitch into the left-field bullpen for his first homer with the Dodgers, who didn't get another baserunner until Ethier doubled with two outs in the fourth and scored on Bobby Abreu's single. Los Angeles increased the margin to 5-0 in the fifth with a two-out, two-run double by Ellis and a run-scoring double by Ethier that followed an intentional walk to Matt Kemp. Ethier and Uribe added solo homers in the seventh and eighth. Ethier's seventh of the season increased his NL-best RBI total to 32. The Rockies scored two runs in the ninth against Todd Coffey, who wasn't able to finish a mop-up inning and threw 23 pitches before Ronald Belisario got the final out. Moyer is 1-4 with a 6.37 ERA in eight career starts at Dodger Stadium. The first time he pitched here, in his fourth big league start, he didn't make it out of the first inning - retiring two of the eight batters he faced in the Chicago Cubs' 11-4 loss to Orel Hershiser on July 10, 1986. NOTES: Capuano has a 1.46 ERA over his last six starts after giving up four runs in a no-decision on April 7. He also started 5-0 with Milwaukee in 2007, but went 0-10 with a 5.20 ERA over his final 18 starts that season and finished 5-12. Two of the losses were in relief. ... The longest streak of consecutive scoreless innings by a Dodgers pitcher last season was 19, by NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and reliever Kenley Jansen. ... Abreu's RBI was his first with the Dodgers, who signed him last Friday after the Angels cut him loose. ... Ellis hit six home runs for the Rockies in 70 games last year after spending his first eight-plus big league seasons with Oakland. He had a career-high 19 in 2007, the most by an Athletics second baseman. ... Dodgers leadoff hitter Dee Gordon, who wasn't even born when Moyer made his big league debut, was 0 for 3 against him with two strikeouts and a foul pop. ... Todd Helton singled in the second for his 100th career hit at Dodger Stadium. ... The Dodgers placed reserve 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7, because of a left hamstring strain. INF Justin Sellers was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, a week after he was sent down to make room for Abreu on the 25-man roster.
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