Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

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LOS ANGELES — Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the pb precocious and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 triumph implicit the Colorado Rockies connected Saturday night.

Jansen had blown saves against the San Francisco connected Wednesday and Thursday, but pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd prevention successful 26 opportunities. The right-hander, who allowed a combined 7 runs successful 1 inning his past 2 outings, issued a two-out locomotion to Ryan McMahon but got C.J. Cron to pursuit an 0-2 slider to extremity the game.

Barnes connected connected a slider from Kyle Freeland (1-5) and drove it into the near tract stands successful the 2nd inning for his 4th homer of the season. Barnes came into the crippled with a .213 batting mean but is 5 for 8 successful his past 4 games.

It is the 12th clip the Rockies person been unopen retired this season, which is the astir successful the majors. It is the Dodgers’ ninth shutout, which is tied for fifth.

Tony Gonsolin (2-1) allowed lone 2 hits, struck retired 7 and matched a season-high by going 5 1/3 innings. The bullpen, which had fixed up 9 runs successful 9 1/3 innings during the archetypal 5 games of the homestand, allowed nary hits and 2 walk.

Barnes’ homer was the lone blemish connected what was a beardown outing for Freeland. The right-hander went a season-high 7 innings with six strikeouts and gave up 5 hits.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: INF Brendan Rodgers (calf) was held retired for the 2nd consecutive game. Bench manager Mike Redmond, who is filling successful portion manager Bud Black is connected the COVID-19 list, said helium hoped Rodgers could instrumentality to the lineup connected Sunday.

Dodgers: Cody Bellinger was not successful the lineup aft aggravating his near hamstring connected Friday. He took groundballs astatine archetypal base, which could beryllium an enactment connected Sunday since it requires little moving compared to the outfield. … LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen league and volition transportation a simulated crippled connected Tuesday successful San Francisco. …. RHP Jimmie Sherfy (right elbow inflammation) was placed connected the injured database and RHP Mitch White was recalled.

UP NEXT

Dodgers rookie RHP Josiah Gray (0-0, 9.00 ERA) volition marque his archetypal large league start. He pitched 4 innings connected Tuesday against San Francisco and allowed 4 runs successful 4 innings. Rockies RHP Jon Gray (6-6, 3.68 ERA) is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA successful his past 5 starts since coming disconnected the injured list.

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