Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his three-run home run to that gave the Dodgers the lead in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
For the second straight night, the Los Angeles Dodgers got the big hit.
The really big hit.
Yasiel Puig's three-run home run off Scott Oberg broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning and was the big blow in the Dodgers 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers sweep the three-game series and now lead the Rockies by two-and-a-half games in the N.L. West.
Rockies start Tyler Anderson was terrific. He went six innings and gave up two runs on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
But the Rockies offense was off again. They had only four hits and missed out on opportunities to grab a big lead early in the game.
Ian Desmond put the Rockies up 2-0 with a two-out, two-run single in the first inning. But that came after the Rockies had loaded the bases with nobody out.
In the second, the first two batters reached against Walker Buehler but the Rockies could not score.
The Rockies will get Thursday off and start a three-game series at Arizona on Friday, Sept. 21. Coverage will start at 7 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Updated N.L. West standings through games on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Updated N.L. Wild Card standings through games on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.
Postgame comments from Rockies manger Bud Black.