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MLB: Colorado 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:57 AM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Colorado starter Drew Pomeranz and cadre of three Rockies relievers led by Adam Ottavino combined to shut out the Dodgers 2-0 Monday.

Pomeranz worked the first four innings, scattering three hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Ottavino (3-1) then took over, earning the victory with three more scoreless frames during which he allowed only one hit.

Matt Belisle pitched the eighth and Rafael Betancourt nailed down his 18th save with a 1-2-3 ninth as Colorado took the opener of a three-game series.

Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco drove in runs as the Rockies snapped a three-game skid.

The Dodgers' Chris Capuano (10-8) was saddled with the loss despite yielding only two runs on nine hits over seven frames, striking out six.

With the loss, the Los Angeles blew a chance to wrest first place in the National League West from the San Francisco Giants, who fell to St. Louis earlier Monday.

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