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Freeman homers as Dodgers take second game of doubleheader with Rockies 11-2

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to back the strong seven-inning start by rookie Bobby Miller, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado 11-2 on Tuesday night to gain a doubleheader split and send the Rockies to their first 100-loss season.

David Peralta and Chris Taylor each hit two-run singles in a five-run second inning, James Outman added four hits and Max Muncy and Kiki Hernandez had three hits apiece in the nightcap. Elehuris Montero homered for Colorado.

It was the postseason-bound Dodgers' ninth win in 11 games against the Rockies this season and they improved to 31-16 overall against fellow NL West teams. The Rockies lost for the eighth time in nine games in dropping to 57-100 on the season, extending their franchise record for losses. The previous high was a 98-loss campaign in 2012.

Miller (11-4) allowed two runs on seven hits. He struck out nine, including fanning the side after giving up a leadoff homer to Montero in the bottom of the fifth inning. He got all the run support he needed when the Dodgers batted around in the second inning against Ryan Feltner (2-4). He was making his first start at Coors Field since suffering a skull fracture May 13 when he was struck by a second-inning comebacker off the bat of the Phillies' Nick Castellanos.

Feltner allowed five runs on six hits in three innings after returning from the injured list last week and getting a no-decision in a five-inning outing at San Diego.

The Dodgers did most of their damage in the top of the second inning, when Feltner gave up four straight singles to start the inning, capped by Peralta's two-run base hit. Taylor added another two-run single three batters later. Freeman connected for his 27th homer in the sixth inning after Gavin Hollowell issued a leadoff walk to Taylor.


Freeman also added to his doubles total in his ninth inning at bat, just beating left fielder Nolan Jones' throw to second with a nifty slide for his 58th double on the year. He's two doubles shy of becoming the first player in 87 years with at least 60 doubles in a season. Joe Medwick (64 doubles) and Charlie Gehringer (60 doubles) in 1936 were the last players to achieve the feat.


Prior to the start of the second game, a moment of silence was observed in honor of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, who died at the age of 86.


RHP Emmet Sheehan (3-1, 5.13 ERA) is slated to start Wednesday night for the Dodgers against Rockies' RHP Noah Davis (0-3, 8.77).

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