Adrian Beltré slugged his team-leading fifth homer that slipped into the right field seats just inside the foul pole in the seventh inning to record the only Los Angeles run. He also boosted his average to .373. Nine men were left on base as the club lost 7-1 and their record dropped to 9-4.
Ishii was saved by a pair of sparkling plays in the first inning as Cesar Ishii went behind second to throw out one runner and Beltré came in on a bunt and nipped the runner at first to keep Colorado off the scoreboard.
In the second, however, former Dodgers Charles Johnson and Jeremy Burnitz slugged homers, Burnitz's blast landed in the third deck in right field, only the 21st home run hit in that area in the Rockies' 10 years in Coors Field
Vinny Castilla added a three run show n the third and Colorado added two more in the fourth to lead by seven.
Out went Ishii, with eight hits and seven earned runs on his record in four inning, and in came Duaner Sanchez, Darren Dreifort and Guillermo Mota who didn't allow a hit or a run over the final four innings.
Paul Lo Duca was 0-for-4, lining out twice, and his 11-game hitting streak ended. He was leading the National League with a .5223 average but "slid" to .469.
Olmedo Saenz collected a pinch-hit double -- his first hit as a Dodger -- in the seventh and a single by Beltré, a double by Juan Hernandez and a Robin Ventura walk in the ninth loaded the bases but were were left there. Hernandez had a pair of hits but his consecutive hit streak reached five before it ended.
Dodger Blue NotesMilton Bradley came into the game hitting .255 but had 13 runs batted in, tying for fifth place overall and tying for first among center fielder. ... The Dodger pitching staff has not allowed an unearned run through 13 games. ... The club was tied for fifth in the National League with a .348 on-base percentage. ... Dodger starters have a 6+ earned run average (Odalis Perez 3.20, Jose Lima 3.86, Ishii 7.30, Jeff Weaver 6.89, Hideo Nomo 6.75).
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