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Sports Senzatela helps Rockies avoid sweep, beat Dodgers 6-3

03:05  21 september  2020
03:05  21 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Antonio Senzatela pitched efficiently into the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies avoided a Los Angeles sweep with a 6 - 3 win Sunday and delayed the Dodgers from clinching their eighth straight NL West title. The Dodgers could’ve wrapped up the division with a victory and a loss by San Diego later

Senzatela helps Rockies avoid sweep , beat Dodgers 6 - 3 . Antonio Senzatela pitched efficiently into the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies avoided a Los Angeles sweep with a 6 - 3 win Sunday and delayed the Dodgers from clinching their eighth straight NL West title.

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DENVER — If everything broke just right, the Los Angeles Dodgers were planning a subdued celebration on the plane ride home.

It didn't. The party's on hold.

Antonio Senzatela pitched efficiently into the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies avoided a Los Angeles sweep with a 6-3 win Sunday and delayed the Dodgers from clinching their eighth straight NL West title.

The Dodgers could’ve wrapped up the division with a victory and a loss by San Diego. They took three of four this weekend from a struggling Rockies team that played its final series at Coors Field this season.

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Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Antonio Senzatela to Albuquerque Isotopes. Colorado Rockies placed RHP Antonio Senzatela on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to August 3 , 2018. Right shoulder inflammation.

Antonio Senzatela . Position: Pitcher. Bats: Right • Throws: Right. 6 -1, 236lb (185cm, 107kg). Team: Colorado Rockies (majors). Agents: Republik Sports • Previously: Wasserman. Full Name: Antonio Senzatela .

“I don’t think anyone in the clubhouse takes that for granted," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the division-title streak. “That's our goal from the outset.”

Senzatela (5-2) carried over his command from his last start when he turned in his first career complete game. He allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings to help contain a potent Dodgers lineup, even with Mookie Betts getting the afternoon off.

“He’s pitching with a lot of confidence and a lot of conviction in his stuff,” said Rockies manager Bud Black, whose team had 10 hits — all singles. “I thought he pitched outstanding.”

Leading big in the eighth, Daniel Bard struck out Cody Bellinger with the bases loaded to end the threat. Bard returned in the ninth and gave up a two-out, two-run single to AJ Pollock that made it 6-3.

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Colorado Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela pitches in the top of the second inning against the Dodgers at Coors Field on Sept. The Denver Rockies finished their last home game of the season Sunday with a 6 - 3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field.

Rockies starter Chad Bettis was pulled after three innings because of a hot spot on his right pinkie finger. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits Rockies : LHP Kyle Freeland (7- 6 , 3 .29 ERA) makes his second straight start against the Giants on Monday in the home opener of a three-game set.

After walking Corey Seager, Bard was replaced by Mychal Givens, who got Chris Taylor to ground out for his first save of the season.

It was a rare game when the Dodgers didn't leave the yard. They've hit a homer in 43 of 54 contests this season.

Josh Fuentes powered the offence by driving in three runs. He had a two-run single in the fourth and another RBI single in the sixth as part of a three-run inning that made it 5-0.

“It’s awesome to play every day and it’s awesome to help the team win,” said Fuentes, who's hitting .348.

Tony Gonsolin (1-2) struck out a career-best 10, including the first six he faced, over five innings. He gave up three hits — all singles in the fourth.

For some advice on pitching at Coors Field, Gonsolin turned to three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw.

“Basically said, ‘Aim lower. Trust your stuff. If you still throw a good pitch, it’s going to be good here as it would be in Dodger Stadium or wherever,'" Gonsolin recounted. “That’s what the mindset was.”

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Senzatela pitched seven innings of one-run ball for his third win in four major league starts, Trevor Story homered for the second straight night and the He also beat the Giants in a one-run decision last week, and this time was buoyed early as the Rockies got three runs in the first inning, capped by

Kemp drove in the Dodgers ' first three runs with an RBI groundout in the first, a double in the third Nolan Arenado hit his team-leading 21st homer and had an RBI grounder, helping the Rockies take Rockies : LHP Kyle Freeland (7- 6 , 3 .29 ERA) makes his second straight start against the Giants on

Senzatela added a curve and a changeup to his fastball and slider, which has made him that much trickier to figure out.

The results have been hard to ignore: A 3.13 ERA this season.

“I have confidence in me and my pitches, and my team,” Senzatela said. "We got the win and that’s good for us.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts said RHP Walker Buehler threw a successful simulated game Saturday. He tossed 75 of his pitches with his blister uncovered.

DONE FOR THE SEASON?

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado wasn’t in the lineup for the final home game. He’s been dealing with a sore left shoulder.

“He was undergoing some tests,” Black said on whether Arenado could be shut down for the season. “We’re waiting for all the results to come back on that and then we’ll make a decision.”

HOME BLUES

Colorado finished 12-18 at Coors Field. It’s the ninth losing home record in franchise history.

THIS & THAT

Dodgers rookie outfielder Zach McKinstry got his first major league hit with a double in the third. He had a single in the ninth. ... Rockies reliever AJ Ramos turned 34 on Sunday. He got an early present the night before when he threw a scoreless inning in his first major league appearance in more than two years. ... Rockies C Elias Diaz drove in two runs.

GAME WATCHING

Roberts tries to keep an eye on as many games as he can this time of year and with the playoffs looming.

“It’s more just staying in the know and knowing what’s going on with potential matchups,” he explained.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: After a day off, the Dodgers open a three-game series against Oakland on Tuesday.

Rockies: Start a four-game series Monday in San Francisco. RHP Germán Márquez (2-6, 4.33 ERA) faces Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (2-1, 4.78).

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