The Dodgers got an RBI single from Edwin Rios in the seventh inning. They had a prime chance to tack on some runs in the eighth after loading the bases with two outs. A little two-out rally quickly loaded the bases for Cody Bellinger. He saw five fastballs, and couldn’t connect on any of them, swinging through strike three to end the inning.
AJ Pollock brought in two in the ninth to bring LA within three runs, but it was too late. LA brought the tying run to the plate in Chris Taylor, but he grounded out to end the game.
Tony Gonsolin started for the Dodgers and had the best start to his career. He struck out the first six hitters he faced, and retired the first nine Rockie hitters. He struggled in the fourth, as three singles and a walk allowed Colorado to score two runs, giving them the lead. Gonsolin finished the inning with two strikeouts. On the day, Gonsolin had a career-high 10 strikeouts.
Blake Trienen came in to pitch the sixth once Gonsolin was removed, only recording one out before being removed. It was a shaky outing, as he allowed three runs on three hits.
WP: Antonio Senzatela (5-2) 6 1⁄3 IP, 1 ER, 3 SO
LP: Tony Gonsolin (1-2) 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 SO
The Dodgers will have an opportunity to win the NL West on Tuesday night against the Athletics, as they have an off-day tomorrow. Dustin May (1-1, 2.68 ERA) will take the mound for LA. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. PT.