Chatwood goes 8 innings, Rockies 1-hit Dodgers in 6-1 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood is proving unbeatable on the road.
Chatwood pitched eight strong innings, Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra homered and the Rockies held the Los Angeles Dodgers to one hit in a 6-1 victory on Monday night.
''It wasn't my best outing, I didn't have good command early but after the second inning, I settled in,'' Chatwood said. ''My arm feels great and that's the most important thing to me. I'm not mentally worried about getting hurt. I can just go out there and throw.''
Chatwood (7-4) kept up his road dominance this season by limiting Los Angeles to only Howie Kendrick's second-inning single. He struck out five and walked four.
Chatwood missed most of the 2014 season and all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery.
''It's amazing what he's been able to be after missing so much time,'' Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. ''He had good control of his cutter and curveball. He wasn't pinpoint at first but was in complete control.''
Chatwood leads the majors this season with 5-0 road record and a 0.43 ERA, but at Coors Field he is just 2-4 with a 5.30 ERA.
''He's a bulldog out there on the mound and competes really hard out there,'' catcher A.J. Ellis said. ''He was outstanding tonight. He used both sides of the plate very well.''
Gonzalez Germen pitched a perfect ninth for the Rockies.
Story hit a three-run shot in the sixth off starter Mike Bolsinger on the first pitch after Carlos Gonzalez was given an intentional walk.
The 23-year-old Story has 16 homers this season, the most ever by a rookie before the All-Star break.
''You get more of an extra attitude when they walk the guy in front of you. It's definitely motivating,'' Story said. ''I hit a curveball and it felt like one of the best bullets I hit this season. Tyler was dominant and guys love playing behind guys like that.''
Charlie Blackmon extended his on-base streak to 32 games with a single in the third.
Colorado had lost seven of nine entering the game and 13 of 16 against Los Angeles. It snapped the Dodgers' four-game winning streak and their seven-game home winning streak.
Bolsinger (1-3) allowed seven hits, six runs and two homers over 5 1/3 innings.
Rockies: LHP Boone Logan (left shoulder inflammation) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and RHP Miguel Castro was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. ''We need Boone back for matchups late in games,'' Weiss said. ... Catcher Tony Wolters, who went on the seven-day concussion list on June 3, hit off a tee before the game.
Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy, on the DL recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw a three-inning, 50-pitch simulated game. ''His fastball, curveball and slider looked crisp,'' Roberts said. ''Within a week, we'll be sending him on a rehab assignment, and he'll make about four or five starts, but we're not sure where we're sending him yet.'' ... OF Scott Van Slyke made his first start (in right field) since coming off the DL on June 3.
NEW KIDS IN TOWN
New Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, who was the first player selected in this year's NFL draft, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ''It's exciting to be here and it's an exciting time for the city with the Rams coming back to LA; I can't wait to get rolling,'' Goff said. Teammates and fellow draftees WR Pharoh Cooper, WR Michael Thomas, LB Josh Forrest, TE Temarrick Hemingway and TE Tyler Higbee joined Goff on the field.
Rockies: RHP Eddie Butler (2-3, 5.65) is scheduled to start the middle game of this three-game set on Tuesday.
Dodgers: Teenage prospect Julio Urias (0-1, 9.39) gets his third shot at big league hitters. The 19-year-old left-hander struggled in his first two starts, allowing three homers and six runs over five innings in a loss to the Cubs last time out.