Dodgers finish homestand 4-2

The Dodgers lost their final game to Colorado but finished their first home stand of the young season with a 4-2 record. Nomo struggled but won 7-4 and Perez pitched well and lost the final game 4-2.

7-4 Colorado--Hideo Nomo (1-1) fought his way through six innings and managed to win his first game of the season.

Nomo had great success with his split-finger and allowed two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out seven, leaving the game after the sixth largely because of a 41-pitch second inning.

At one point he retired 11 of 12 batters. A four-run fifth inning gave the Dodgers a five-run lead as Adrian Beltré continued his brilliant start with his third home run, a solo shot in the sixth, an RBI single and a sacrifice fly.

Milton Bradley hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead, then singled home Dave Roberts from second in the big third inning to push the Dodgers' lead to 3-1.

Shawn Green followed with an RBI double, Juan Encarnacion hit a one-out, RBI single, and Beltré's fly ball to center was deep enough to score Green and give the Dodgers a five-run advantage.

The Dodgers got a scare in the ninth when the Rockies put runners on second and third against Eric Gagné, but Gagné earned his first save of the season and converted his 64th consecutive opportunity.

April 10 - 2-4 Colorado--The Dodgers were limited them to six hits, with Adrian Beltré slugging his third homer of the season and boosted his team lead to eight runs batted in.

His two-out single to shallow center scored Milton Bradley put the Dodgers ahead, 1-0.

Starter Odalis Perez gave up three runs in the sixth on a pair of homers. Perez (0-1) had a solid outing on the whole, striking out eight and retiring 13 of the first 15 batters he faced before giving up a single in the fifth.

After the Rockies, who ended a nine-game losing streak against the Dodgers dating to last season, extended their lead to 4-1 in the ninth, Beltré drew the Dodgers a run closer when he hit a leadoff double to right, took third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch.

Jode Hernandez singled up the middle with one out, David Ross popped out and pinch-hitter Robin Ventura struck out.