Colorado 6, Dodgers 3 Dodgers 9, Colorado 8

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: With the Dodgers down to their fi­nal out in the sec­ond game and trail­ing by three runs, Alex Guer­rero vaulted them to a 9-8 victory by hit­ting a ninth-in­ning grand slam off Rafael Be­tan­court. “I was look­ing for hard con­tact,” Guer­rero said in Span­ish. “I wasn’t look­ing for any par­tic­u­lar pitch.” The ball was nearly caught at the wall by a leap­ing Char­lie Black­mon, who said it brushed his glove. Guer­rero said he ini­tially thought Black­mon had caught the ball. The home run made Guer­rero the first player in Dodgers his­tory to hit a grand slam in the ninth in­ning or later with his team down by three runs.

ON THE MOUND: Josh Ravin, a grad­u­ate of Chatsworth High who was in his 10th mi­nor league sea­son, made his ma­jor league de­but in the sec­ond game. En­ter­ing the game with two on and two outs in the eighth in­ning, the hard-throw­ing Ravin struck out DJ LeMahieu to keep the score at 8-5. Guer­rero’s grand slam made Ravin the win­ning pitcher. The game was started by Zack Greinke, who was charged with five runs and 10 hits in six innings. In the first game, the Dodgers elected to use a se­ries of re­liev­ers rather than call up a start­ing pitcher from the mi­nors. The des­ig­nated starter, Juan Ni­ca­sio, pitched two innings and gave up a run. His re­place­ment, left-han­der Ian Thomas, was charged with four runs and five hits in three innings.

AT THE PLATE: Rookie Joc Ped­er­son hit a home run in each game, in­creas­ing his sea­son to­tal to 16. In ad­di­tion to Ped­er­son and Guer­rero, Adrian Gon­za­lez and Enrique Her­nan­dez also home­red in the evening con­test. Gon­za­lez has 11 home runs on the sea­son. In the lat­est round of All-Star bal­lot­ing that was re­leased ear­lier in the day, Gon­za­lez con­tin­ued to lead Na­tional League first base­men in votes. Short­stop Jimmy Rollins, who didn’t start the first game, was two for three with two runs in the sec­ond.

THE DIS­ABLED LIST: Scott Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day dis­abled list with mid-back in­flam­ma­tion and re­placed on the ac­tive ros­ter by Chris Heisey, who was re­called from triple-A Ok­la­homa City. The pro­mo­tion was sig­nif­i­cant for Heisey. He now has five full years of ma­jor league ser­vice time, which al­lows him to refuse any mi­nor league as­sign­ment.

ROS­TER MOVES: Teams are per­mit­ted to add a 26th player to their ros­ter for dou­ble­head­ers and the Dodgers used theirs on Thomas, whom they re­called from Ok­la­homa City. Thomas was ac­quired as part of the re­cent trade that sent Juan Uribe to the At­lanta Braves. Be­tween the first and sec­ond games, the Dodgers for­ti­fied their taxed bullpen by pro­mot­ing left-han­der Daniel Coulombe and Ravin from triple A. The Dodgers cleared ros­ter spots for Coulombe and Ravin by op­tion­ing catcher Austin Barnes to triple A and des­ig­nat­ing left-han­der David Huff for as­sign­ment.

MED­I­CAL RE­PORT: Side­lined left-han­der Paco Ro­driguez un­der­went an MRI ex­am­i­na­tion that re­vealed he has ten­dini­tis in his throw­ing el­bow, Manager Don Mat­tingly said. Ro­driguez is ex­pected to re­sume throw­ing in a few days. Mat­tingly said there were no struc­tural changes in Ro­driguez’s el­bow from the time the re­liever was signed with the Dodgers. Mat­tingly said some­thing sim­i­lar about Hyun-Jin Ryu’s shoul­der ear­lier this year and Ryu is now re­cov­er­ing from a sea­son-end­ing shoul­der op­er­a­tion.

UP NEXT: Mike Bolsinger (3-1, 1.15 ERA) will face the Rock­ies and Chad Bet­tis (2-0, 2.96) at Coors Field on Wed­nes­day at 5 p.m. PDT. TV: Sport­sNet LA, ESPN2; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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