June 30, 2009

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 (13 inn.)

Andre Ethier's two-run home run in the 13th inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory Monday over the Colorado Rockies.

It was the fourth time this season Ethier won a game in the Dodgers' final at bat.

Casey Blake led off the Los Angeles 13th with a single. Ethier fell behind 1-2 in the count to Colorado reliever Joel Peralta but then delivered a hit that just cleared the wall in the right field to end the game.

Those hits were two of three hits allowed by Peralta (0-1) in just more than two innings of relief.

James McDonald (2-1) had worked a 1-2-3 top of the 13th and was credited with the win.

Los Angeles starter Randy Wolf allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. He also kept the Dodgers in the game, contributing a two-run single in the fifth inning that tied the score at 2-2.

The Rockies took the lead in the top of the fifth with a 2-run home run by Ryan Spilborghs.