Dodgers beat 4 HR in the defeat of Rockies

A.J. Pollock had the first of four home runs in Los Angeles when the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 in Denver on Tuesday night.

Kristopher Negron, Russell Martin and Justin Turner were also deep, and Cody Bellinger had two hits for the Dodgers, who became the first team to reach 70 victories this season.

Julio Urias got the start of the Dodgers, with 2 2/3 tickets. Casey Sadler (1-0) won the victory with 2 1/3 relief innings, and Tony Gonsolin got his first save with four relief innings.

Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond had two hits each for the Rockies, who lost for the 18th time in 24 games in July.

The Dodgers lost little time jumping over Colorado starter Kyle Freeland (2-9). Pollock hit a home run in the second pitch of the game, his seventh of the season and the third time in his career was deep to start a game.

Los Angeles added two more runs in the first inning. Corey Seager followed Pollock with a single, and one later, Bellinger connected Seager home. Bellinger then scored on a shooting error from shortstop Trevor Story.

Negron, acquired Sunday from Seattle, hit a home run in his first turn at bat with Los Angeles to lead the second, and Martin went deep into the next pitch. The Dodgers extended the lead in the third when Turner walked, Bellinger doubled and they both came home with Tyler White's single.

Colorado got some third-run races with the help of the Los Angeles defense. David Dahl tripled to the right with one out, and after Story was revived, Arenado doubled to put the Rockies on the board. Daniel Murphy followed with a single to the left that Alex Verdugo misunderstood, which allowed Murphy to reach the third. He scored on double Desmond.

The Dodgers responded in the room. Pollock took a walk of an exit, and an exit later, Turner hit a home run with Chad Bettis to put the 9-3. It was the 16 of the season.

Garrett Hampson had a double RBI for the Rockies in the ninth.

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