Rapid Reaction: Rockies 7, Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Descalso and Nolan Arenado homered in support of left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, who recorded 19 straight outs Saturday night, and the visiting Colorado Rockies took down the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 at Dodger Stadium.

How it happened: A night after the Dodgers tied a franchise record with 18 strikeouts against the Rockies, Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke struck out the side in the first inning but also surrendered a solo home run to Gonzalez, who smacked to a 2-0 fastball into the stands in center field. It was Gonzalez's second long ball of the series after his three-run homer in the top of the ninth won Thursday’s game. Gonzalez came in hitting .316 in his career off Greinke.

Greinke (5-1) settled down over the next five innings, but the all right-handed hitting starting lineup for the Dodgers couldn’t figure out De La Rosa (1-2), who allowed two hits and no walks over 7 1/3 scoreless innings. Greinke came out for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth and Dodgers reliever Sergio Santos surrendered a two-run homer to Descalso in the seventh and a two-run shot to Arenado in the eighth, giving De La Rosa some wiggle room.

What it means: The Dodgers hadn’t lost or tied a home series since dropping two of thee to the Washington Nationals last September, but that streak will end at 10, one short of the franchise record set in 1930 and tied in 1955. Los Angeles also saw its lead over the San Francisco Giants trimmed to 4 1/2 games in the NL West standings.

Sabermetrics silenced: Greinke had won his last four starts against the Rockies, his previous 10 decisions against all opponents and was 16-0 in his last 20 outings against the NL West. He was outdueled by De La Rosa, who came in 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 11 career starts at Dodger Stadium and was pelted by Los Angeles last weekend in Denver.

Greinke needed 41 pitches to get through the first two innings. He ended the top of the sixth with his 100th pitch and Joc Pederson pinch hit for him in the bottom half of the inning, striking struck out.

The first two batters reached base off De La Rosa in the first but he then recorded 19 straight outs. Howie Kendrick ended the streak with an infield single in the seventh, but he was promptly erased on a double play by Justin Turner. De La Rosa left with one out in the eighth after suffering an apparent injury while fielding a ball in front of the mound.

Up next: Mike Bolsinger (1-0, 1.59 ERA) will try to help the Dodgers earn a split of the series in his third start for the club this season. He’ll be up against Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 7.65 ERA), who gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings last weekend in a loss to the visiting Dodgers.