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Dodgers win 2-1, Brett Anderson pitches 5-inning complete game

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Brett Anderson gets his first complete game win as a Dodger
Brett Anderson gets his first complete game win as a Dodger
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On a rainy Friday night, Brett Anderson picked up a five-inning complete game victory as the Dodgers won 2-1 over the Rockies at Coors Field in Denver.

Bad weather has been forecast for most of this weekend and rain was a constant presence on Friday night. The start of the game was pushed back for a little over one hour and then the game was called after a one hour and forty minute delay.

Anderson gave up an unearned run, six hits, one walk and struck out one. Anderson and the Dodgers were also on the fortunate side of a crucial call in the bottom of the fifth.

With two out, Anderson walked Charlie Blackmon, who then stole second. Corey Dickerson hit a ground ball up the middle and Dickerson beat Justin Turner's throw to first.

Blackmon kept running and Adrian Gonzalez made a good throw to Yasmani Grandal who tagged out Blackmon for the third out.

The Rockies protested the call but after a four-minute review, the call stood and the Dodgers held on to their one-run lead.

The Dodgers scored their two runs in the first. With one out and runners on first and second, Gonzalez hit a ground-rule double that scored Joc Pederson. Grandal's foul out to left was just far enough to score Justin Turner with what turned out to be the winning run.

Notes

Yasiel Puig continued his rehab assignment with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Friday night. Puig hit a solo home run in the first inning. Later, in the fifth inning, Puig pulled up after running out a ground ball to third.

Puig is eligible for activation on Sunday but no exact date of his activation has been given at this time.

Anderson had the second rain-shortened complete game in less than year at Coors Field.  Clayton Kershaw pitched a five-inning complete game when the Dodgers beat the Rockies 6-1 on June 8, 2014.

Up next

Clayton Kershaw is starting on Saturday night. Jorge De La Rosa starts for the Rockies, a 5:10 p.m. PT start. Weather permitting.

Friday particulars

WP - Brett Anderson (2-1): 5 IP, 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 unearned run

LP - Eddie Butler (2-3): 5⅓ IP, 5 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 2 runs