Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Dodgers win again with a 4-1 victory over the Rockies – NBC Los Angeles

Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Dodgers win again with a 4-1 victory over the Rockies – NBC Los Angeles

Yoshinobu Yamamoto allowed one run in six solid innings, and Jason Heyward and Will Smith each had RBI doubles in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

Kiké Hernández also drove in a run for the Dodgers, who have won four of five after losing Friday’s series opener in Colorado’s first win at Dodger Stadium since 2022. Shohei Ohtani stole his 100th base career in the Major Leagues, becoming the fourth born in Japan. player to reach 100 steals in the majors.

Ezequiel Tovar had three hits for the second straight night for the Rockies, who lost for just the second time in six games.

Yamamoto (6-2) rebounded impressively from his first loss in 10 starts since his major league debut, limiting the Rockies to seven hits and one walk. He struck out seven while throwing a season-high 101 pitches and got out of trouble in his final inning.

Three Dodgers relievers pitched one scoreless inning each. Evan Phillips pitched the ninth inning to earn his ninth save in his first appearance since he returned Friday from a nearly four-week injury absence.

Cal Quantrill (4-4) allowed four runs, nine hits and two walks and couldn’t get out of the fifth inning of his first loss since April for the Rockies.

Colorado took the lead in the second when Brendan Rodgers doubled and scored on Brenton Doyle’s sacrifice fly, but Teoscar Hernandez singled for Los Angeles in the bottom half and then came around to score when Colorado made two throwing errors in the second. try to remove it later. Gavin Lux’s ground ball to first.

Andy Pages singled moments later and scored on Heyward’s double to right-center field.

Ohtani walked and stole second in the third inning, but Quantrill intercepted him at second base, costing the Dodgers a run because Freddie Freeman singled moments later.

Ohtani and Ichiro Suzuki are the only Japanese-born major league players to have 100 home runs and 100 steals.

Pages singled in the fourth and scored on a single by Hernandez, who drove in his first run since May 20.

Freeman then tripled to left field in the fifth and scored on Smith’s full-count double, chasing Quantrill.

Yamamoto allowed two hits in the sixth, but stranded both runners in scoring position by getting Elehuris Montero to ground out with his last pitch.


Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (left elbow strain) and RHP Germán Márquez (Tommy John surgery) threw pregame bullpen sessions in Los Angeles. Freeland is still at least three weeks away from returning, while Márquez is targeting early July.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw pitched one inning of live batting practice, facing six batters. He will pitch two innings next week in his return from offseason shoulder surgery.


In the series finale, Gavin Stone (5-2, 3.16 ERA) looks for his fourth win in five starts on Sunday when he takes the mound for the Dodgers against Austin Gomber (1-2, 2.76), who allowed just two runs clean in four starts in 26 2/3 innings in May, but was scratched from his previous scheduled start due to arm soreness.