(Colo)-Rockies Head Into Postseason On 2 Straight Losses
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies ended the regular season with a 6-3 loss at home Sunday to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it didn't mean much as both teams went deep into the bench in preparation for the playoffs later this week.
The Dodgers took command right away with a run in the top of the 1st and were up 5-0 before the Rockies got on the board with a Tony Wolters RBI single in the 6th. LA scored again in the top of the 7th while Colorado ended the scoring with 2 in the bottom of the inning on a Mike Tauchman RBI triple and Raimel Tapia RBI double.
The Rockies finish 87-75, their best mark since 2009, the last time they made the postseason They travel to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks in a one-game playoff on Wed with the winner playing the Dodgers in the NL Division Series on Friday at Dodger Stadium.
Charlie Blackmon won the NL batting title with a .331 average, 9 points better than the Dodgers’ Justin Turner. The Rockies have won 4 of the past 5 batting crowns, including DJ LeMahieu last year, and 11 in their 25-year history by 9 different players.
Nolan Arenado came up 2 RBIs short of winning his 3rd straight title...finishing with 130...and the Rockies drew 2,953,650 fans to Coors Field this season, the most since 2001.
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