Dodgers close 1st half with 3-1 loss to Rockies

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm •  Published: July 14, 2013
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Nolasco said, "It was a little bit of a battle. Just had a little bit of control issues. Wish I could have that one pitch to Cuddyer back."

The right-hander struck out four and walked three while pitching in front of a large contingent of family and friends from his nearby hometown of Rialto.

"Yeah, it was exciting, but the main thing is to win," Nolasco said.

Jhoulys Chacin (9-4) allowed one run and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked three. The right-hander improved to 8-5 in his career against the Dodgers, his most wins against any one team.

Rafael Betancourt pitched the ninth to earn his 15th save in 16 chances.

"Their pitching was just a little bit better the last two days," Dodgers outfielder Skip Schumaker said.

Cuddyer's 16th home run with two outs in the fifth extended Colorado's lead to 3-0.

DJ LeMahieu grounded out to start the inning before Carlos Gonzalez got hit by a pitch from Nolasco and Troy Tulowitzki popped up. Cuddyer homered into the right-field pavilion.

Cuddyer hit an RBI single with two outs in the first gave Colorado a 1-0 lead.

NOTES: Los Angeles drew 206,930 during the four-game series — fifth-largest for such a series in stadium history. ... The Dodgers expect to have CF Matt Kemp back from the DL a few days after the break ends. ... Dodgers OF Carl Crawford came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth after missing two straight games with lower back stiffness. ... Mattingly plans to return home to Evansville, Ind., during the break to visit his mother.

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