On a day where Clayton Kershaw uncharacteristically faltered (he left the game in the eighth, down 5-3 thanks in large part to serving up two Carlos Gonzalez HRs), Dee Gordon came up with a clutch two-out, two-on, bases-clearing double to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. But Jerry Hairston struck out to end the threat. Reliever Jamey Wright entered and walked the first two batters on ten pitches, followed by an advancing sacrifice. Scott Elbert then entered to restore order, but two scant pitches later, Jason Giambi had won the game with a three-run HR.
Dodgers drop the series and get the wind knocked out of them by the Rockies in the rubber match. They are 17-8 (tied with Texas for the best record in the majors) and now sit 3.5 games ahead of the Diamondbacks, who just got underway in the District. Sigh.