(Colo.)- Valaika Has 2 HRs, Senzatela Gets Rockies Win For Mom
DENVER (AP) - Pat Valaika homered twice and drove in four runs, Antonio Senzatela got the win in an emotional Mother's Day start and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on Sunday.
Senzatela (6-1) was pitching on Mother's Day for the first time since his mom died of breast cancer last July. Like many around the league, Senzatela used a pink bat to raise awareness about the disease.
The rookie right-hander is tied for the majors' lead in wins. He allowed four runs in five innings, his shortest outing since his first career start at Milwaukee on April 6.
Nolan Arenado also went deep as the Rockies hit their first homers of the series to salvage a four-game split. Their lead in the NL West is back up to 1 1/2 games.
Los Angeles led 4-3 before Valaika hit a two-run homer in the fourth off starter Julio Urias (0-1).
Greg Holland struck out three in the ninth for his 16th save.
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