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Ottavino, Rockies beat Dodgers 2-0

Associated Press Modified: August 7, 2012 at 2:18 am •  Published: August 7, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was only one thing Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy could do when he realized the umpires would not change their minds.

He went Hollywood.

Tracy put on a show after he was ejected for disputing a reversed call in the seventh inning of the Rockies' 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

The Dodgers had a runner at second with two outs when Shane Victorino hit a sinking liner and Dexter Fowler attempted a sliding catch. First base umpire Mike Estabrook Called Victorino out.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly came out to question the initial ruling. The umpires huddled and they overturned the call. TV replays showed Fowler trapped the ball.

"I caught it one hundred percent. No doubt," Fowler said. "Shane was still running, and I was like, 'Aren't there three outs?' I told the first base umpire he made the right call. I walked into the dugout and skip asked me: 'Hey, did you catch it?' And I told him: 'Yeah, I caught it.' I'd never seen that before — we go in the dugout and then have to go back out."

Tracy was ejected by third base umpire and crew chief Mike Everitt when he slammed his cap to the ground. Tracy remained on the field for several minutes having an animated discussion with Everitt.

"I think I'm a pretty tolerant guy, but there's a limit to everything," Tracy said. "Quite frankly, I think he caught the ball and there's no question about that. I've seen the replay a few times, and even if he trapped it, I understand and appreciate the fact that the umpires are doing the very best they can to get the calls right. And yet, on that particular play, I find it hard to believe how three other guys can weigh in being as far away from that as they were."

The Dodgers failed to capitalize after play resumed because Adam Ottavino retired Mark Ellis on a flyball to left with runners at the corners.

Ottavino (3-1) took over in the fifth inning for a tiring Drew Pomeranz and gave up one hit in three innings of relief — the disputed single by Victorino. Carlos Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and rookie Jordan Pacheco added an RBI single in the third for the Rockies, who prevented the Dodgers from overtaking NL West-leading San Francisco following the Giants' loss at St. Louis.

Ottavino also got his first big league win at the Dodgers' expense in a relief outing on June 1 at Coors Field.

Matt Belisle, who came in having allowed 18 earned runs over 19 2-3 innings in his 17 previous appearances at Dodger Stadium, escaped his own jam in the eighth by striking out Luis Cruz with two men on. Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 22 chances.

Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano (10-8) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings and struck out seven.

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