Dodgers Highlights: Will Smith, James Outman & Amed Rosario Home Runs Against Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers winning streak reached a season-high seven games as they hit three home runs to defeat the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, clinching another series victory with the chance for a sweep on Sunday.

The day didn’t start out ideally for the Dodgers as Yency Almonte was placed on the 15-day injured list and Mookie Betts was a late scratch from the lineup, which manager Dave Roberts revealed was due to a stomach bug.

Then the game began on the wrong foot as the first pitch Tony Gonsolin threw was blasted to center field by Ezequiel Tovar to put the Rockies up 1-0. However, that proved to be the Rockies’ only run of the game and things started to pick up for L.A. after that disappointing start.

Colorado’s lead was short-lived as Will Smith tied the game in the bottom of the first inning with his 15th homer of the season. Smith took another start as the designated hitter while J.D. Martinez remains out of the lineup.

In the second inning, Kiké Hernández doubled to put a runner in scoring position for James Outman, who continued his hot stretch by hitting his 14th homer of the season to put the Dodgers up 3-1. Outman is now batting .333/.491/.524 over his last 15 games.

That 3-1 score remained until the seventh when Amed Rosario hit a solo home run for some insurance.

Gonsolin ended up pitching six innings, giving up the lone run on three hits while striking out six and walking no one. He lowered his season ERA to 4.24 and it was a positive outing for the right-hander who has been struggling for much of the season.

Following Gonsolin, Ryan Brasier and Brusdar Graterol each recorded a hold with a perfect inning while striking out one batter. Evan Phillips struck out the side in the ninth to finish off the 4-1 victory and earn his 17th save of the season.

Dodgers to remain without J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez had been scratched from the Dodgers lineup on three occasions in the past two weeks, and has since undergone treatment on his left groin/adductor.

The 35-year-old last appeared in a game on August 6, and has just 10 plate appearances since July 30. Martinez was most recently penciled into the lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday but got scratched due to left/groin/hamstring tightness.

Roberts subsequently revealed that Martinez underwent an MRI and received an epidural injection, which the team hopes can alleviate the discomfort that has sidelined their All-Star designated hitter.

The Dodgers initially believed Martinez could return as early as Saturday, but it’s now more likely he won’t return to the lineup until Tuesday at the earliest.

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