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Furcal the hero
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Dodgers 1, Rockies 0
Clayton Kershaw's pitch total made Wednesday's outing a little short. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Wednesday featured a rubber match of all rubber matches, but when the dust settled, Rafael Furcal had rewarded Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' staff -- which combined to toss nine shutout innings -- with his pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth to send Los Angeles past Colorado in a hotly contested finale duel.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (41-37)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 1, Colorado 0   LAD
LA Dodgers (50-29)
Won 1
July 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   1 5 0
Standings thru 7/1/09  |  Recap: COL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Dodgers stats
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fowler, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .250
Barmes, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
Hawpe, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .333
Atkins, G, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .224
Tulowitzki, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .249
Spilborghs, LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 .261
Stewart, I, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .215
Phillips, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .310
Hammel, P 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .045
Totals 28 0 3 0 6 10 10  

BATTING
2B: Hawpe (25, Kershaw), Stewart, I (10, Belisario).
TB: Stewart, I 2; Hawpe 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Atkins, G; Hawpe; Hammel.
GIDP: Tulowitzki.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Spilborghs (4, 2nd base by Kershaw/Ausmus).
PO: Spilborghs (1st base by Kershaw).

FIELDING
E: Tulowitzki (4, fielding).
DP: (Barmes-Tulowitzki-Atkins, G).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .322
Kemp, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .302
Hudson, O, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .294
Ethier, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .257
Loretta, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Loney, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Ausmus, C 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .283
  1-Martin, R, PR-C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Castro, Ju, SS-3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333
Kershaw, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
  a-Blake, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Furcal, PH-SS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .240
Totals 27 1 5 1 0 5 10  

a-Struck out for Kershaw in the 5th. b-Singled for Troncoso in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ausmus in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Loney (16, Hammel).
TB: Pierre; Ausmus 2; Furcal; Loney 2.
RBI: Furcal (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier; Blake.
SAC: Castro, Ju.
GIDP: Pierre.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (22, 2nd base off Hammel/Phillips).
CS: Pierre (7, 2nd base by Hammel/Phillips).

FIELDING
DP: (Loney-Castro, Ju-Kershaw).
Pickoffs: Kershaw (Spilborghs at 1st base).

 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hammel (L, 5-4) 8.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 3.90
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw 5.0 1 0 0 5 5 0 3.49
Belisario 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.89
Troncoso (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.94
Broxton, J (S, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.15

IBB: Phillips (by Belisario).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 103-72, Kershaw 97-52, Belisario 33-20, Troncoso 11-7, Broxton, J 9-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hammel 7-6, Kershaw 3-2, Belisario 1-0, Troncoso 2-0, Broxton, J 0-1.
Batters faced: Hammel 28, Kershaw 19, Belisario 8, Troncoso 4, Broxton, J 3.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 40,455.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
July 1, 2009
July 1, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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