DENVER (AP) — The Los Dodgers lost Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig, their two best players this season, to hip injuries and then fell 5-4 in 10 innings to the Colorado Rockies.
Brandon Barnes’ two-out triple off the center-field wall enabled the Rockies to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Gordon left in the fourth inning because of discomfort in his right hip, and Puig departed in the fifth with a strained right hip flexor. Both players are listed as day to day, and manager Don Mattingly was optimistic the injuries wouldn’t be long term because neither player has more tests scheduled.
Gordon said he woke up with soreness in his right hip and had it stretched out by member of the training staff before the game.
“It felt a little bit better but it wasn’t to where I could be my regular self,” Gordon said. “I couldn’t run the way I wanted to.”
Speaking through a translator, Puig said he felt something in his right leg while sliding hard on a double-play grounder in the fourth and didn’t take the field in the fifth.
“At this point, I think it’s going to be one or two days,” Puig said. “Obviously, I’m going to get treatment. I’m going to put some ice on it. My hope is to be able to play. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow. And hopefully, I’ll be able to play, if not tomorrow than in Cincinnati (where the Dodgers open a four-game series Monday).”
Chris Perez (0-3) allowed a one-out single to Justin Morneau in the 10th. He fanned Michael McKenry before Barnes hit a deep drive to end it.
Franklin Morales (4-4) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings.
Matt Kemp led off the eighth with a triple, but the Dodgers couldn’t get him home as Andre Ethier, Justin Turner and Tim Federowicz grounded out.
“Probably the big inning was there in the eighth,” Mattingly said. “We get our chance when Matt leads off with that triple. That’s where you’d like to put a run on the board and basically get to Willy (Brian Wilson) and hopefully Kenley (Jansen) the last two innings.”
The Dodgers fell to 3-8 in extra innings this season while the Rockies improved to 3-3.
Trailing 3-0, the Dodgers scored four times in the seventh and chased Jhoulys Chacin.
Matt Kemp drew a leadoff walk, Ethier singled and Turner hit an RBI single. Nick Masset relieved and Federowicz drove his first offering over the left-field wall for his first homer since Sept. 18 at Arizona.
Colorado made it 4-all in its half on a two-out, RBI single by Corey Dickerson off Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
The Rockies went up 3-0 in the fifth. McKenry, Ryan Wheeler and Josh Rutledge singled in succession off Greinke for a run.
Wheeler was tagged out in a rundown between third and home on Chacin’s grounder, but Rutledge reached third on the play and scored on Charlie Blackmon’s two-out single to right.
McKenry, a late addition to the lineup after catcher Wilin Rosario was scratched because of illness, singled in the second to drive in Troy Tulowitzki.
NOTES: Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley, coming back from Tommy John surgery in April 2013, is slated to resume a rehab assignment at Rancho Cucamonga this weekend. … Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-2) will face LHP Jorge De La Rosa (6-4) in the series finale Sunday.