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Doyle breaks 9th-inning tie with sac fly, Rockies rebound from a tough loss to beat Dodgers 7-6

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, douses Brenton Doyle after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Brenton Doyle broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly and the Colorado Rockies rebounded from a tough loss to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Wednesday night.

Doyle’s fly ball to center was deep enough for Jake Cave to score from third, giving Colorado the victory a night after the Rockies blew a five-run lead in the ninth inning in an 11-9 loss.

“I was trying to get a ball up in the zone to allow me to drive the ball somewhere in the air and deep enough to score Jake,” Doyle said.”

Cave and Elhehuris Montero led off the ninth with singles off Yohan Ramirez (0-3), and rookie Adael Amador, who had two hits, reached on a fielder’s choice.

Tuesday night’s loss came when Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-head three-run homer with two outs after first-base umpire Lance Barksdale ruled the slugger had not swung at strike three.

Cave was animated as he yelled at Barksdale from right field and said Wednesday’s win had more meaning.

“Baseball is kind of poetic and this is a little glimpse of that,” he said. “With some drama happening late (Tuesday) night to be in the ninth inning, tie ballgame, couple or runners on and no outs I get the chance to score the winning run.”

Michael Toglia homered and tripled and Jalen Beeks (3-3) pitched an inning of relief to help Colorado snap a four-game skid.

Shohei Ohtani doubled, singled and drove in three runs for Los Angeles. Freddie Freeman also had two hits for the Dodgers.

Los Angeles’ Bobby Miller made his first start since April 10 after spending more than two months on the injured list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

After Toglia hit a three-run homer off Miller in the first inning, the Dodgers took a 4-3 lead in the second on Ohtani’s three-run double and Freeman’s RBI single.

“The adrenaline was pretty high in the first inning, got a couple of quick outs and then a two-out walk,” Miller said. “(Toglia), I missed a fastball down the middle. I’d like to think if I throw it in a different spot I’d only let up two runs.”

Jason Heyward, who hit a grand slam to start Los Angeles’ seven-run ninth inning Tuesday night, doubled home two runs in the fifth off Rockies starter Ryan Feltner.

Miller went 6 1/3 innings – his longest outing this year – but was denied the victory when Colorado scored twice in the seventh.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Placed RHP Walker Buehler on the 15-day injured list because of inflammation in his right hip. Manager Dave Roberts said Buehler has been bothered by the hip for a few starts and then was hit by a comebacker Tuesday night.

Rockies: OF/DH Charlie Blackmon was out of the lineup because of a sore right hamstring. … OF Nolan Jones was a late scratch due to an illness

UP NEXT

Dodgers RHP Gavin Stone (7-2, 3.01 ERA) was set start Thursday against LHP Ty Blach (3-4, 4.65) to wrap up the four-game series.

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Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle follows the flight of his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle is congratulated after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Jake Cave scores the winning run on a sacrifice fly hit by Brenton Doyle off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle is congratulated after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Michael Toglia, left, congratulates Brenton Doyle after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Alan Trejo (13) congratulates Brenton Doyle after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Michael Toglia (4) hugs Brenton Doyle after his walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yohan Ramírez in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen works against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake Bird reacts after striking out Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani to stop a rally in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, center, takes the ball from starting pitcher Bobby Miller, right, as he is pulled from the mound while catcher Austin Barnes looks on in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani swings at a pitch from Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Nick Mears in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani sigles against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Nick Mears in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani runs up the first-base line after grounding out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ryan Feltner to end the top of the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


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