DENVER (AP) — The Los Dodgers lost Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig, their two best players this season, to hip injuries and then fell 5-4 in 10 innings to the Colorado Rockies.
Brandon Barnes' two-out triple off the center-field wall enabled the Rockies to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Gordon left in the fourth inning because of discomfort in his right hip, and Puig departed in the fifth with a strained right hip flexor. Both players are listed as day to day, and manager Don Mattingly was optimistic the injuries wouldn't be long term because neither player has more tests scheduled.
Gordon said he woke up with soreness in his right hip and had it stretched out by member of the training staff before the game.
"It felt a little bit better but it wasn't to where I could be my regular self," Gordon said. "I couldn't run the way I wanted to."
Speaking through a translator, Puig said he felt something in his right leg while sliding hard on a double-play grounder in the fourth and didn't take the field in the fifth.
"At this point, I think it's going to be one or two days," Puig said. "Obviously, I'm going to get treatment. I'm going to put some ice on it. My hope is to be able to play. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. And hopefully, I'll be able to play, if not tomorrow than in Cincinnati (where the Dodgers open a four-game series Monday)."
Chris Perez (0-3) allowed a one-out single to Justin Morneau in the 10th. He fanned Michael McKenry before Barnes hit a deep drive to end it.
Franklin Morales (4-4) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings.
Matt Kemp led off the eighth with a triple, but the Dodgers couldn't get him home as Andre Ethier, Justin Turner and Tim Federowicz grounded out.