Gonzalez, Smith homers help Rockies snap Sunday streak
The Colorado Rockies made the most of just three hits en route to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, snapping a 17-game losing streak on Sundays that stretched back to April 17.
Two of the Rockies’ three hits were two-run home runs, which accounted for most of the scoring. Afterproduced the first Rockies hit with a one-out single in the first, hit the first of the two home runs to put the Rockies up 2-0. While the Dodgers were scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 3-2 lead, the Rockies were going quietly against Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley, producing just two more runners — both on walks — over the next five innings. In the seventh, walked in front of , who hit the second of the two-run home runs and put the Rockies back on top 4-3.
The Rockies added an insurance run in the eighth with an. walk, a throwing error on a bunt, an intentional walk to Gonzalez and a sacrifice fly by .
In his third start for the Rockies,pick up his first win, allowing three runs on seven hits and and walking one in seven innings. and pitched a scoreless eighth, aided by a diving play from , who robbed Matt Kemp of an extra-base hit on a hard grounder down the line. The play likely saved a run and kept the Rockies in front 4-3. picked up his second save after allowing a single in the ninth to James Loney, who was 4-for-4.
The win was the first for the Rockies on a Sunday since they beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 at Coors Field on April 17.